A few years ago I got to sit and chat with Ralph McQuarrie in the Lucasfilm archives while looking at Ralph's work. I told him that he was one of the biggest inspirations in my life to make me do what I do. He said " I hear that a lot" : ) It really was the only honest response. He touched so many people with his art and considered the work its own reward. He was so humble and so greatful for everything he had. A real inspiration to me in every way.