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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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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!
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