“In my research, I unearthed artwork that show a ludicrous level of detail went into the game – detail that never made it into the final product due to the limitations of the target format. The “lost art” referenced in the thread title isn’t meant to describe this content as having been lost and found – it refers to the art details that were lost when the graphics were downconverted to a limited 32-bit console.
The following pieces are the highly-detailed environment art from a selection of Square USA staff. The intense details were eventually downscaled to the 320x240 native resolution of the PlayStation to become pre-rendered in-game backgrounds. As you can see much was lost:”
Just another reason Final Fantasy IX was, and still is, my favorite game. you could see the effort put into the detail and game by the designers that… the system lacked the ability to produce.
It reminds me of that famous Margaret Atwood quote: “Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.” It also reminds me of something written by one of the mods of Sex Worker Problems: “Misandry irritates. Misogyny kills.”
Oceanic phytoplankton blooms imaged from space by Envisat. Plankton blooms occur in regions of the ocean that have optimal temperature, sunlight, and nutrient supply for marine algae to grow exponentially. Most blooms are composed of coccolithophores, single celled organisms which grow disk-like exoskeletons of calcium carbonate. Trillions of these disks color the water white, showing the phytoplankton density and beautiful fluid dynamics of ocean currents.
A comic I wanted to get out of my system. I drew it the other day but only now had a chance to colour the first page.
Are demon girls cliché yet?
SO THERE IS A MANGA SET IN 19TH CENTURY CENTRAL ASIA AND THE HEROINE RIDES HORSES AND SHOOTS THINGS AND IS COMPLETELY CHARMING AND IT’S FULL OF REALLY WELL WRITTEN FEMALE CHARACTERS WHO ARE PORTRAYED AS CAPABLE AND STRONG AS THEY DO TRADITIONALLY FEMININE THINGS AND ALSO THERE’S GREAT GAME POLITICS AND THE ART IS INCREDIBLE AND IT’S JUST… NICE, I ENJOYED IT A LOT
this goes around every now and then so I thought I’d bring it back
LINDEN THIS IS WHAT YOU AND I AND (???) KATIE WERE TALKING ABOUT THE OTHER DAY
bride’s story is incredible
it’s written by the lady that does emma and it’s so great pls read it
Iron Man 3 summed up in one picture.
these colors are really nice ok
Get Lucky (Daft Punk cover) / Daughter
This is seriously one of the best things I’ve ever heard. I love both, Daughter and Daft Punk so bloody much.
Be A Body (侘寂) X GRIMES