Scans from the Another World art book. It’s really neat to see the comments by the designers and artists!
Sorry for the quality of the scans. This is the best I can do with just a little flatbed scanner on hand and no fancy gear.
I know I posted the Amon and Xande pieces here before. But I’d never seen the Scylla – and holy wow do her dogs look terrifying without the masks on! I don’t think I’ve ever seen that concept art before!! D :
Then some neat artwork looking at the areas in Syrcus Tower and what the artists were trying to achieve with it. Followed by what looks to be some concept art for designs that never were used, from the Sketches section.
I knew about some of the paintings around the balconies of the Final Curtain in Syrcus Tower, but I was informed that there’s a whole gallery sitting around the doorway between that and the throne room. I didn’t catch this before mostly because it’s really dark and everyone is usually in a rush and looking at loot between boss rooms.
I got ST as roulette today and remembered to stop and get some zoomed in screens – thank goodness for the in-game /gpose brightness setting! So we have Amon, Syrcus Tower, and some strange blank blue glass (?) on the right side. Then Xande and his throne on the left side.
Bonus: I took some zoomed out shots of the Final Curtain and the Emperor’s Throne since I was there.
Why is it I always see a bunch of stick figures playing teeter-totter arms implied by the designs on the walls of the entryway in Syrcus Tower?
Original Image Credit – Below, I modified the hall designs to add the “heads” to the stick figures for clarity.
It’s like when they went to hire an Allagan architect to do the crystal inlay, it went like this…
Allagan Architect: But I don’t have an ounce of actual artistic skill… All I can draw are stick figures!
Commissioner: Do whatever you gotta do, just get the job done.
Allagan Architect: Okey-dokey!
So, after reading that there’s an Amon picture in ST, which I somehow overlooked during the photoshoot I took of The Final Curtain months ago, I decided I needed to see it for myself! I got ST as Alliance tonight, went back after we were done fighting, and sure enough, it’s there!
It’s somewhat out of the way, but you can see it in a balcony seat as you round the stairs up from the entrance. The rest of the balconies have paintings of Syrcus Tower in them. Not sure if this is the only one of Amon, but it’s the one I saw.