I’m quite keen to add and reorganize the official art images from The Art of Panzer Dragoon to the “Pictures” section on TWOTA. However, some of the PDS images, and all of the PDO images on Lagi’s site contain watermarks. I’d rather not add the images with watermarks since they can get in the way when using the images to illustrate articles, etc, so would anyone be willing to help out by re-scanning the ones with watermarks (I don’t have a scanner)? Also, all of the images would need proper names, and some of them are poorly named on The Art of Panzer Dragoon, so I could use some assistance in naming these. Also, it would be good to say which guidebook and page number each image comes from in the image descriptions.
I can help replace at least some of the Panzer Dragoon Orta images (such as the ones from Iva’s story) by capturing them from the game itself. I don’t have the Panzer Dragoon Orta guidebook through, although I was planning on buying it anyway. I’m not sure where Lagi got the high-res PDO images on his website though, I can’t find seem to find some of those anywhere else.
I have the three Panzer Dragoon Saga guides and I’m probably going to order Die Welt and the Orta Complete guidebook as well, but if I’m going to scan them then I’d probably consider buying another copy of the guides I need to rip the individual pages out of those, making it a lot easier to scan them.
Well in that case, there’s probably not much point sending them to you. I also have the PD1 guide and Panzer Dragoon Orta: Kaze To Akatsuki No Musume. There was some art in Kaze To Akatsuki No Musume which I had previously scanned, but I seem to have misplaced it.
what is interesting about that (as well as some of the guidebook contents) is how much of it was done after the fact by separate artists, that it wan’t part of the process of making the game- it is almost “professional” fan art
I don’t know if it really matters, thinking outloud …
Interesting. Which pieces of art in the guidebooks were produced later?
Btw, Lagi, I would welcome any feedback on how I could improve TWOTA’s new gallery (or the rest of the site). It’s all stored in a database and flat files linked to those entries now, so modifying the layout is just a matter of changing the HTML and CSS.
Some of the guidebooks, and I don’t have them handy, you get the sense art was created for the guidebook by the book publisher- stuff like environment stuff where there was this consistency for the book chapters, or some scenes where only one guidebook has the particular illustrations and the style is consistent in that guidebook.
I can see if I can point out some specific examples that I don;t think came from the dev team