Square Enix released two new pieces of concept artwork of Final Fantasy XV on Instagram, also giving an interesting explanation on the origins of the monsters portrayed.
“The art team’s Hiromitsu Kawashima shares the “Goblin”. This monster doesn’t have any specific concept art and was created in an interesting and unusual way, with the character modeler producing the model directly from Yoshitaka Amano’s pictures.
This monster is the result of trying to insert the art created by Mr. Amano for FF2 into FFXV in a realistic way. It was very difficult finding the right balance to align on in order to capture both zoological realism and the unique character of Mr. Amano’s art.”
“Art Director, Tomohiro Hasegawa shares an early stage monster design. He states that the design really captures a good balance between fantasy and realism. Upon brainstorming various ideas as a team, they felt that an idea to give it a kind of protuberance like a seahorse was intriguing, although it was hard work to try to get that idea looking like a plausible, real animal. “Mesmerize” is this creature’s name. Decide your weapon of choice when taking on their piercing attacks.”