Today Cron Zhang (the concept artist) update his Weibo (consider as Chinese Twitter but you know Twitter has been banned in China), said he has been sued by his client (From Software or agency for the deal)and facing enormous indemnification.
He said after From Software officially announced his artwork, he thought the project has been made public. Then he uploaded his works and set them overt.
It first happened in February 2013, after two months I found them, feel exiting, then post them here. Then a NeoGAF bro found my thread, repost it there, then it really begun to spread.
This finally lead to this……accident.
These concept arts are real, and at least some of them have been accepted by From Software……but I don't know if they still could come true in the game, for now things turn into a mess.
My suggestion is: You can keep those pictures, but please don't spread them anymore, for both the artist and From Software don't like see this happen. I have already deleted my Photobucket album.
Source is his Weibo, but you may need to register to see it, (again, one of many reasons I hate Sina):