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Forbidden Jungle by KeyshaKitty Forbidden Jungle by KeyshaKitty
Had WAY too much fun with this, even if there were things I could have done better with.

A lot is heavily inspired by Bob Rafei's concept art for the original game. Rather than copy the final design they used for the temple in the Jungle, I sorta mish-mashed a bunch of his concepts into something I liked.

And thanks to Tanya for the tip on Daxter's pose. He looks far more relaxed now. :3

The rough sketch: [link]

Fanart from 'Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy'. Still my fave in all the Jak and Daxter games due to pure nostalgia (and my love for bight, colourful, happy things). :heart:

Media: Mitsubishi Uni Pin Inks, Faber Castell Inks, Copic Sketch markers, Pro markers, Tria markers, PrismaColor Markers, Polychrome Colour Pencils, Faber Castell Watercolours.
Legal Stuff: Jak and Daxter © Naughty Dog.
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V-nigma-17 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this!! Truly, Beyond Beautiful.
Dscapades Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow great work
Hyo38 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
never did beat this game.
MaraDesign26 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
great job on Jack Daxter it really brings me back to the first game and really brings the scene of the game to life in this image, I love how there back are facing use as they view the world it really makes me feel like im staring at the screen of my tv as a child and playing the game in third person view.
FreddyNightmare Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OrangeLetters88 Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this game is amazing!! I miss it so now!
Lorna-RoseFoX Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Dazzling work and captured the mood just lovely :tea: 
marygriffith1743 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student Artist
what a wonderful work of art! I feel so bad for Jak and the others though...I bet his heart aches from the pain of being homesick...missing sandover village...the forbidden jungle...all of it...I know what its like to be taken from the home that you know and love...and hold so dearly...the memories...the ones I have a sad and happy...happy because it reminds me of when I was younger...but sad because it reminds me of how I was ignored and I lost my grandmother and adoptive father...and how my oldest brother rusty...used to be my closet friend....but now hes in the army and I rarely ever see other two siblings treat me like dirt...along with my poor mom...but I also see some good know the kind that make you want to go back...and do your darndest to change...or atleast try to change the past...if only we had time reversal...
CylisyAmeliaCardean Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is stunning!  I am very jealous of your mad marker skills.  I have to get to work :3

Great job!
KeyshaKitty Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart: Awww, thanks so much! :)
Runelea Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, do you realise how alike this is to the conceptual art style for Precursor Legacy? The colours were well picked, they are very much true to the games scheme.  They are very well blended too.

Gah, just looking at this makes me want to put my disk in the PS3 (what, I'm a bit lazy to wire the PS2 up right now XD) and play a bit.
KeyshaKitty Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :hug: I really enjoyed making this all those years ago.  I was also looking at a lot of Bob Rafei's concept artwork for the game and it heavily influenced the final look.  I really wish I had more time these days to sit down for hours and work on a piece this hard.
Shinigami-Ziggy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Wow, this is beautiful! The scenery looks amazing, the coloring too. This might be an odd thing to comment on, but I particularly like the way you handled the subtle color changes in Jak's hair.
KeyshaKitty Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!  It's an older image now, but I remember having fun colouring Jak's hair. :)
InuYashasGirl122 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
IDK why, when I was little (probably 7) I was TERRIFIED of this level, the Forbidden Jungle.. I think it was because of the music and the sudden atmospheric change from happy to dark looking surroundings. I was too scared to even finish the level and ended up selling the game. When I got older, I bought the game again and tried replaying it, assuming I would still be scared. I was xD. But I ended up doing it and it's not so bad! lol
ArouraBoryalis Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my fuck yes, I love this so hard.... O_O  YES!!! Xx
narwhalrus Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist
This is such a beautiful drawing!
Treekami Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love these games and you did an amazing job on this drawing. 8D
Otencia Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
oh ym lord..i LOVE this game...and i havent seen any fan art for it till now!!!
twilightlinkjh Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love Jak and Daxter so much^^
This is brilliant- you got the style and everything^^
I really like it:hug:
TheJewelOfIsis Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really, really detailed work
This is a masterpiece for sure :D
Gingco Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Aramni Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW This is so awesome! I love it, Jak and Daxter is one of my all time fav games, and this defiantly dose it justice :D
meidud Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013   General Artist
Wow, this is soooo good !
ninjjambbong Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i loved this game, i think the mood of this picture is perfect! :D
K3yblade21 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
My God YES
MischiefLily Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist

PhotosbyMarie Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Photographer

Your coloring skills are great. You have a very distinct style that works so well. This image is full of great detail. Wonderful, wonderful job!
bagasuit091 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic colors! I think the first game is also my favorite. The others were good too, but the first had a sort of tribalish and charming quality to it. Haha, sorry, I don't know how to explain it. ;P

Anyway, very nice work!
BradGomics Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow...thats amaxzing! great job
Avsola Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
(Sighs) Ah, memories. I always had a special place in my heart for TPL since it was one of my first video games, and since I didn't play the sequels until later in my life. Anyway, you did a great job with this. You captured the environment just perfectly, and with Jak and Daxter placed right in the middle of the picture and from the almost gives me the same feeling I did years ago when I first explored the strange world of J&D. Thank you for giving me the warm fuzzies while making my eyes happy!
darklittle1 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Ok I have to play Jak and Daxter now..... I HAVN'T BEAT THE GAME YET!!!!!!!
doomtm2 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Guesing by the smell your bathtub sunk into the mud along time ago.
Whats a bathtub?
nuraishahumor Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
nice work it is beautiful :D
Voxren Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student General Artist
oh the memories of this game loved it so much took a while but i got 101% which rocked!
xpanicattheps3x Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm literally in love with this. Like as a fan of this series since it was first released this makes me happy beyond words <3 stay perfect homie omg
missaquaitaine Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the scenery! Amazing!
dragonhatchling Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Dude this looks amazing!
MacabreFawn Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Ah... memories are flooding back to me now...
mary8888 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi:D I featured you: [link]
LittleScythe Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
God dammnit with you! ;_; The colours are so amazing,that my own promarkers quit and went looking for you!! D:
KeyshaKitty Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

But seriously, keep going! I've been using markers since 2003 and STILL I know there's so much more I can learn and develop with them. :)
LittleScythe Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well,my Promarkers are just bunch of sluts D: BUT I'm happily married with the Flexmarkers (aaahhhh,the colours ~<3)

Well I've been using Promarkers...ahh...2 months 8,D
Spade9 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
forbidden jungle was my favorite place :D !!!
pkmndaisuki Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
This picture is absolutely amazing. Just went back and played this game again. Awesome job capturing the vibrancy of the world of this epic game!
MaHut-MaHotTub-Light Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This picture makes me so happy Jak and DAXTER ruLE!!!
thefatmango Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
this is perfect!! :D
Spyro9 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011   Digital Artist
I have fond memories of this game...*has a moment of nostalgia*...except the Lurker Shark and the fishing and rat shooting challenges. The environments are so lush and unique, and I never get bored with the missions. And if you ask me, the graphics are WAY better in this classic adventure then the next installments of the series.

Hmmm... I wonder what this game would kook like if Naughty Dog made the Uncharted games for the PS2 and the Jak and Daxter games for the PS3?... OMIGOSH! THE GRAPHICS ARE EVEN MORE EPIC! :la::la::la:
Schuttze Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The best art from JaD!!! Eveeeeeeeer!!! *OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO* LOL

Sorry for my bad English #fail
JasonColt777 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I remember this game! The series rocks and so did the new one (could have done a little more fixing) but still great.
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