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    Dark Souls: Design Works

    Post by Yukon on Tue May 01, 2012 9:26 pm

    Hey guys, I figured I would upload some of the images here for lore purposes from the Dark Souls Design Works art book.

    I encourage anyone who can to go pick up a copy of the book and support From soft, but I think the images could be used here as a good reference, So I will be uploading the text interviews (in japanese) as well as the images.

    I'd love to see some discussion going so, please feel free to discuss the content.

    EDIT: You can find the book at Play asia, but they are currently back ordered, if anyone knows other sites that are selling it send me a PM, or post the link here please, I'll add it to this topic

    http://www.play-asia.com/Dark_Souls_Design_Works/paOS-13-71-lz-49-en-70-4kej.html

    http://www.yesasia.com/us/dark-souls-design-works/1030441833-0-0-0-en/info.html

    Chapter 1:

    Promotional Art
    Scenery
    Boss Art


    Chapter 2:

    Area Design
    NPCs
    Boss Design
    Enemy Design
    Class Design
    Weapons & Shields
    Unreleased/DLC
    Interviews(Untranslated)
    Interviews (Translated**)

    ** From Japanese to French to English, External Source, and Special thanks to EOLAN.


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    Re: Dark Souls: Design Works

    Post by Yukon on Tue May 01, 2012 9:27 pm

    CHAPTER 1: Concept Art

    Promotional Art
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    Re: Dark Souls: Design Works

    Post by Yukon on Tue May 01, 2012 9:27 pm

    CHAPTER 1: Concept art

    Scenery
    Spoiler:


    ** Sorry poor editing.. I'll replace eventually.


    ** Sorry poor editing.. I'll replace eventually.

    I don't think she is scenery, but don't know where to place her otherwise.

    CHAPTER 2: Early Design

    Scenery part 1: Firelink, Undead Parish & Anor Londo
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    Scenery part 2: Dukes Archive, Lower Parish & forest, Sens Fortress, Kiln

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    Re: Dark Souls: Design Works

    Post by Yukon on Tue May 01, 2012 9:28 pm

    CHAPTER 2: Early Design

    NPC's part 1: Solaire, Crestfallen Knight?, Eingyi, Undead merchant(f), Shiva, Serpent, Sealer
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    NPC's Part 2: Anor Firekeeper, Random Pardoner or Oswald?, Siegmeyer, Big hat, anananabanana (Firelink Keeper), Dusk, Beatrice, Witch of Chaos
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    NPC's Part 3: Quelaan, Kirk, Lautrec, Havel, Jeremiah, Paladin Leeroy, Iron Tarkus,
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    NPC's Part 4: Andre, Vamos, Domhnall
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    Re: Dark Souls: Design Works

    Post by Yukon on Tue May 01, 2012 9:28 pm

    CHAPTER 1: Concept Art

    Bosses
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    CHAPTER 2: Early Design


    Early Boss Design Part 1: Asylum Demon, Taurus, Carpa, Gaping Dragon, Quelaag, Gargoyles, Bed of Chaos, Ceaseless Discharge, Centipede Demon
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    Early Boss Design Part 2: Iron Golem, Ornstien, Smough, Gwyndolin, Seath, Hydra, Nito, Butterfly Demon, Pinwheel, 4 kings, Dragon King, Priscilla
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    Re: Dark Souls: Design Works

    Post by Yukon on Tue May 01, 2012 9:29 pm

    CHAPTER 2: Early Design

    Early Enemy Design Part 1: Undead, Undead Thief, Undead warrior, Undead Balder Knight, Undead Spearman, Undead Balder Side Sword, Armoured Boar, Crystal Lizard, Dog, Gross Depths thing, Basilisk
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    Early Enemy Design Part 2: Blowdart Undead, Maneater, Swamp Ogre, Fire fly, Sunlight Maggot, Chaos Eater, Tunneling Centipede, Necromancer, Bonewheels
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    Early Enemy Design Part 3: Snakeman, Snake Mage, Mimic, titanite Demon, Giant, Giant Knight, Harpie, Painting Guardian, Demon
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    Early Enemy Design Part 4: New Londo Mass, Darkwraith, Darkwraith Rider, Ghost/Banshee, Channeler, Crystal Hollow, Crystal Golem, Clam, Pisaca
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    Early Enemy Design Part 5: Forest Giant, Mushroom Parent, Poison Frog, Bearcat, Trent, Dark Knight, Vagrant
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    Re: Dark Souls: Design Works

    Post by Yukon on Tue May 01, 2012 9:29 pm

    CHAPTER 2: Early Design

    Early Class Design Part 1: Wanderer, Warrior, Knight, Elite Knight, Bandit, Hunter, Sorcerer
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    Early Class Design Part 2: Pyromancer, Cleric, Shadow, Deprived, Thief, Priest, Dragonoid, Crystal Warrior
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    Re: Dark Souls: Design Works

    Post by Yukon on Tue May 01, 2012 9:30 pm

    CHAPTER 2: Early Design

    Weapon Desgin:
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    Shield Desgin:
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    Re: Dark Souls: Design Works

    Post by Yukon on Tue May 01, 2012 9:32 pm

    CHAPTER 2: Early Design

    Unreleased/DLC concept art:
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    The last two images were previously released but I didn't know where else to put them.


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    Re: Dark Souls: Design Works

    Post by Yukon on Tue May 01, 2012 9:32 pm

    Chapter 3: Japanese Interview

    Untranslated interview:
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    Re: Dark Souls: Design Works

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    Re: Dark Souls: Design Works

    Post by DoughGuy on Tue May 01, 2012 9:40 pm

    I am posting freely.


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    Re: Dark Souls: Design Works

    Post by cloudyeki on Tue May 01, 2012 11:21 pm

    As the kids in the movie house on Halloween night would say;

    "start the effin' thing!"

    I'm not kidding, every year Rocky Horror Picture Show.

    Also I am excited to finally see some of the early boss pics.


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    Re: Dark Souls: Design Works

    Post by Yukon on Tue May 01, 2012 11:24 pm

    Working on it cloudyeki, I am going to be uploading some poorly taken pictures with my camera first, then by tomorrow I will start scanning the book outright, and replace the bad photos with the quality scans, its just taking some time to compile them all atm.

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    Re: Dark Souls: Design Works

    Post by Chaos Spectre on Wed May 02, 2012 12:34 am

    Aw sweet, can't wait to see this


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    Re: Dark Souls: Design Works

    Post by DoughGuy on Wed May 02, 2012 12:54 am

    I love how they have the bonewheel inside the wheel like the droids in star wars.


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    Re: Dark Souls: Design Works

    Post by Yukon on Wed May 02, 2012 1:18 am

    Calling it a night for now, I uploaded some bosses and some monster concepts, but there is tons more to go. I am going to have my scanner out so they will be better quality tomorrow. Just wanted to give you guys a bit to chew on with some photos of the book. I need to find a new image hoster since this one seems unwilling to host larger images, so I'm just going to sleep on it.

    The darkwraith rider is pretty interesting. Could you imagine how horrifying that would be to fight? Ffffffffuuuu...


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    Re: Dark Souls: Design Works

    Post by skarekrow13 on Wed May 02, 2012 9:07 am

    You beat me to it.....I trembled at the mere thought of one of those guys charging at me on a horse. Awexome work!


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    Re: Dark Souls: Design Works

    Post by Yukon on Thu May 03, 2012 2:17 am

    New stuff added, I have most of chapter 1 done. The biggest chunk of work is going to come from chapter 2. since there are many tiny pictures.

    Not sure I know what the red scenery is near the artorias/forest stuff... anyone got ideas? It doesn't really look like lost izalith or demon ruins. It almost seems to have a lake.


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    Re: Dark Souls: Design Works

    Post by FrEyes on Thu May 03, 2012 5:39 am

    Good job!


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    Re: Dark Souls: Design Works

    Post by BLA1NE on Thu May 03, 2012 12:50 pm

    Yukon wrote:The darkwraith rider is pretty interesting. Could you imagine how horrifying that would be to fight? Ffffffffuuuu...
    Horrifying? More like AWESOME!! Would have to be a mini-boss, though, because yes it would be nightmarish if they were mingled with other mobs (mostly, I just think it wouldn't work in the confined environments, so it would need its own arena). Reminds me of a boss fight in Devil May Cry 3. I think it would be a really awesome fight, because it would take some sweet dodging while the boss charges at you, then sneak a hit in there while he runs by. Or you could possibly tank him with a greatshield... but that would be boring! silly Also, he should be especially weak to the pike! Then once you've killed the horse, you fight a super Darkwraith... I'm getting too excited about this wishful-thinking boss...

    But the titanite Demon art got me thinking: could you imagine fighting one of those things with both its legs and its head... standing upright? Now that is a horrifying thought!


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    Re: Dark Souls: Design Works

    Post by cloudyeki on Thu May 03, 2012 1:02 pm

    Normal darkwraith's scare me enough as it is. A super darkwraith on a horse would have me running away like a lil girl.


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    Re: Dark Souls: Design Works

    Post by Yukon on Thu May 03, 2012 1:23 pm

    BLA1NE wrote:But the titanite Demon art got me thinking: could you imagine fighting one of those things with both its legs and its head... standing upright? Now that is a horrifying thought!

    By gwyns beard, if there is any mercy in the hearts of the souls series developers it was handicaping that cursed titanite demon! I don't want to even imagine what a ***** that fight would be!

    The darkwraith rider would be an AWESOME fight, but I would have to change my pants the first time one charged at me I think. Uploaded the remainder of the scenery, I'm no sure what Gwynevern counts as.. is she an NPC? she would be the only NPC image from chapter 1 so I just chucked her in with scenery. Haha.

    Starting on Chapter 2, heres where it gets interesting folks.

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    Re: Dark Souls: Design Works

    Post by BLA1NE on Thu May 03, 2012 1:26 pm

    @cloudy

    Clearly you have not played Devil May Cry! You never run away like a little girl... instead, mock your opponent, no matter how intimidating he looks, then make him run away like a little girl. winking

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    Re: Dark Souls: Design Works

    Post by WyrmHero on Thu May 03, 2012 1:47 pm

    Holy ****!!!! Look how beautiful Priscilla looks!


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