There’s More To The Mandalorian’s Concept Art Than ‘Baby Yoda’

There’s More To The Mandalorian’s Concept Art Than ‘Baby Yoda’

By now you’ve undoubtedly seen “Baby Yoda,” the breakout star of Disney+’s Mandalorian series, and now you’ve seen some of the early concept art for the 50-year-old infant. But there’s so much more to The Mandalorian than baby space gremlins that resemble a certain legendary Jedi, and much of it was first realised as gorgeous concept art.

Now the the first two chapters of The Mandalorian have hit Disney+, the studio has dropped a batch of images from artists Christian Alzmann, Nick Gindraux, Ryan Church, Jama Jurabaev, and Doug Chiang showcasing the creative team’s early visions for some of the series’ most action-packed moments. (Sharp-eyed viewers may recognise these images from the show’s end credits.)

What’s amazing about the illustrations, aside from their straight-up beauty, is how well they capture the overall tone of the series. There’s an aged ruggedness in each image that contrasts with how new the entire show feels. Take a look for yourself.

The Mandalorian and IG-11. (Image: Christian Alzmann, Disney)
The Mandalorian and IG-11 sustaining heavy fire in the midst of battle. (Image: Nick Gindraux, Disney)
The Mandalorian and IG-11 hiding from enemy fire. (Image: Nick Gindraux, Disney)

The Mandalorian discovering you-know-who. (Image: Ryan Church, Nick Gindraux, Disney)
The Mandalorian and Kuiil. (Image: Jama Jurabaev, Disney)
The Mandalorian on his way to a kill. (Image: Nick Gindraux, Disney)

The Mandalorian fighting a strange beast off his ship. (Image: Doug Chiang, Disney)
The Mandalorian entering a building. (Image: John Park, Doug Chiang, Disney)
The Mandalorian and Kuiil atop a pair of Blurrgs. (Image: Christian Alzmann, Disney)
The Mandalorian riding his steed. (Image: Christian Alzmann, Disney)

The Mandalorian is now streaming on Disney+.