The concept art depicts a young Din Djarin being saved by the Mandalorian group, Death Watch.
Szostak spoke a bit about what he wanted to achieve when writing The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian:
Found by Johnamarie Macías on Twitter, new concept art from the first season of The Mandalorian has been revealed from New York Comic Con Metaverse 2020. The artwork comes from the upcoming book The Art of Star Wars: The Mandalorian, written by Lucasfilm’s Creative Art Manager Phil Szostak:
“I really wanted to show Jon [Favreau] and Dave [Filoni]’s journey to making The Mandalorian, which is something I don’t often have time to or I’m able to cover in the previous books.”
About the artwork itself, Szostak talked about the importance that the piece holds in speaking to the themes of the series:
“It’s a really beautiful piece, and I think it encapsulates the show because it shows that Din Djarin, when he was young, needed to be rescued in the same way that the Child does in the present day.”
Din Djarin grew up needing to be saved, but has since learned from this and grown into the protector role. Din sees himself in The Child, wanting to ensure that he is granted safety as he was during the Clone Wars.