Different Concept Cover Art for Early Planescape Products (2600 - 2605)

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Different Concept Cover Art for Early Planescape Products (2600 - 2605)

After perusing through my AD&D 2nd Ed Player's Handbook (black cover), I noticed on the inside of the back cover were pictures of various products from the different campaign settings available at the time. Under the Planescape banner was a picture of 2604 - Well of Worlds with totally different cover art! After diving down teh Googles, I also found that there were different cover art for the following early Planescape products:

2601 - Eternal Boundary
2602 - Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix
2604 - Well of Worlds
2605 - In the Abyss

And possibly:

2600 - Planescape Campaign Setting
2603 - Planes of Chaos

Most notably, all of these products had a slightly different Planescape logo as well.

I know that Dana Knutson was the conceptual artist for the Planescape line of products at TSR, but unfortunately his website, danaknutson.com, went offline between August 2018 and December 2018. I believe there is a good chance that Robh Ruppel may have been the original artist of these works. They were definitely not done by Tony Di'Terlizzi.

Does anybody know how I can track down higher quality versions of these art pieces, or how I can get my hands on a Planescape Sketchbook?

To my knowledge, there are not any to be found on the internet. If I find any of the low-res scans again, I will post them below.

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Never heard of this but

Never heard of this but dropping a note because I'm interested to see whatcha got!

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Well of Worlds Concept Cover

Original Scan -

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Well of Worlds Concept Cover - Photoshopped

Photoshopped Scan -

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ah interesting...

ah interesting...

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I'm still trying to recall

I'm still trying to recall the website that had concept art for The Eternal Boundary and Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix. For some reason, I cannot find it in my browser history.

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Robh Ruppel Hellbound Cover Sketch

A lot more of his art can be found at --> Robh Ruppel Fantasy Art