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Jak - Survivor Haven City by nashidesei Jak - Survivor Haven City by nashidesei
Be warned, full-viewers, this image has been scaled down to forty percent of its original size and it is still huge. On the upside, though, I saved it as a jpeg so it should load faster than my normal png-format pictures, even if that does mean it's likely to degrade over time. I do suggest full-viewing, though, to see the details.

I have been working on this picture for far too long. At least a month and a half. It took me that long to do the lineart, background--which I cheated for, I took a screencap and airbrushed over it, then removed the screencap to leave that mess behind--base colors and details for Ashelin. Then I sat down today and finished everyone else in two hours. :ohmygod: I guess sometimes it just takes the right inspiration? Or maybe just boredom... :paranoid: (In other news, I love my new tablet like whoa.)

This was inspired by something my nineteen-tear-old sister said a while back regarding Jak's banishment at the beginning of Jak 3.

"They all got together and took a vote to see who would be banished--like on Survivor!"

"Aneki, you don't even watch Survivor."

"Maybe not, but I'll bet Veger does. He's such a dork."

And thus Survivor: Haven City was born. Because that's the real reason Jak was banished to the Wasteland.

Paper: Medium-weight sketch paper (11"x14")
Pen: 0.1 and 0.5 Zig
Color: Photoshop CS
Layers: 65
Time: Too. Frekkin'. Long.

All Jak-related characters Naughty Dog Inc.
Art Me

For anyone who might want this in wallpaper size--for some strange reason--there's a slightly altered version scaled to 1024x768 [here] for your perusal.
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mattking16 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
darkdragon770 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student General Artist
lol :iconcamoplz:
mario567 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
How come jak is voting for keira?
EllyWithAWhy Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Hahaha, I wish that was how it happened :P
theduckguy Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
????? jak likes keira in practically every game. why is he voting her to get kicked out???
Sora200 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
Sorry veger, your vote counts as one.
Jakfan15 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hehe, this is really good!
Frostpromise Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011   Writer
Haha! This is great. :) I assumed Veger would vote for Jak 11 times. Jak looks a tad guilty there!
MidnightAbyss Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YES! *dies of laughter* Totally love it. ^-^ Jak's got the right idea here, same with Torn and Ashelin. Now Dax, I'll have to disagree with because Jinx is rather amusing. >_>
ElleLopez Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Why is he voting out Keira?
Bardthebrave Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Why would Jak vote for Keira?
Gaaruto94 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
HOW COME DAX DIDN'T VOTE FOR TORN? :iconconfusedplz:
BlackScream77 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
Veger:I guess people voted you off jak, sorry.
Desteroyer Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree with Torn and Ashe.......And Dax too ...I hate Jinx.....With a burning passion....But I still hate him ever so slightly less than the Baron....and a hell of alot less the Erol....(SERIOUSLY who actually LIKES the guy?!)
Toonatic Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
Keira Lol
bumblebee1212love Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
ok some one needs to make a story about this
OriannaLove Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
I love this concept, and the picture is good too. It makes me laugh when I think why Jak wanted to vote out Keira. And Daxter wanting Jinx out if hilarious. Good job!
NadsatBabushka Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hahaha! Great Pic! :+fav:
Gaaruto94 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
... Have I watched your art before? Because I can faintly remember your icon... I think...

And I definetely remember that cutie-pie Dax from somewhere! XD He's so LOVE <3333
Nelrylia Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
Ahaha. Veger's expression is so clearly "stfu, I win".
EvenFreaksNeedLove Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
hahahahahaha!!! THAT IS THE BEST THING EVER!! I LOVE IT!!! *FAVES x 11* haha
Carasaib Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
Haha, I love Jak for voting Keira off. >:]
soryaseroth Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
i watch that show,it's good
Darken-che-chan Featured By Owner May 13, 2007
Jak x 11
Your too funny.
Paw07 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Tell your sister thanks for the inspiration because I love this pic.
NanoElite666 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, this is probably how Jak ended up getting kicked out. Although it's anyone's guess as to why he wants to kick Keira out... =P

Anyways, great idea and awesome pic! :)
TronmanZ Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006
This wins for Keira-bashing (I fucking hate that stupid and annoying bitch :rage::X)
DaiShutian Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006
Finally, something I like that is a proper size for a wallpaper! I vote for Vegar x four billion and six.
V-chan2k6 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2006
Eeee! Jak Survivor! Oh, the possibilities...

Might I just say that I am ***terribly*** fond of how you did the little logo with the Palace. Holy crap. It made me giggle with delight.

I'm kinda fascinated by your blurry background...I've spent the last five minutes pondering it. What did you use? Also, I'm interested in the reasoning behind Jak's vote...either he knows he's getting banished and wants his woman to go too, or the artist is making a statement. :sherlock:

Anyway, excellent work, I love the idea.
ChasityLynHurter14 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2006
I like how yu drew Torn in here, and I thought yu also did a good job on Ashlin as well:+fav:
Salena99 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2006
Ok I got it right off the bat but it took forever for my friend to get it.......... :stupidme:

Great pic though. I love the colors!
Hikari-Starr Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2006
Jak's innocent expression is priceless. :aww:
And my god, Daxter can barely write, just like I imagined it. XD
And yes, Veger IS a dork. But not in a cool way! D<
Ash and Torn look prettyyy.. <333
I'm sorry for the really short comments, I suck. D:
theanimejump Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
kiera!? lol... wow.. your awsome :D
jakskitty Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2006   Writer
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: OMG! That is awesome! I think the part of this that intrests me most is how you changed each person handwriting :XD: I dunno why I like that.
I'm in love with this picture! It really rocks! :heart:
nashidesei Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2006
Thank you very much! That's my favorite part too, in spite of everything else. Figuring out everyone's handwriting was fun. :D
Weiila Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2006
This is three flavours of awsome and then some XD I love the expressions, and Veger's egg-shaped head suits him very well.

And YES, Dax, get rid of Jinx, we KNOW you want to!
nashidesei Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2006
Thank you very much! Veger's head bothers me, still, but it served its purpose so I'm okay with it.

The sad thing is that I actually like Jinx--if only for the character dynamic capabilities between him and Torn, and the fact that I really can't tell that those two have the same voice actor--but I figure Dax hates him. Judging by Jinx's behavior in Jak 3 the feeling's mututal. :XD:
Weiila Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2006
A big head works perfect for Veger, it's symbolic ;) There's nothing wrong with it, especially not since this is a humorous picture.

Jinx is an awesome character no matter who you send him at, romantically and no. XD He's so wonderfully shameless. I know one fanfic where he kisses Torn in front of everyone just to piss him off.

It works.
DeadDancers Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha ha ha ha...

I like how you changed the writing style for each person. Ashelin is feminine, yet purposeful. Torn is pratically printing, in order to ensure his orders are easily understood. Veger is curly and pretentious. Jak can write, but hasn't had a whole lot of reason or opportunity for it - and it shows. Dax is the same.

That set me to thinking about a Jak-themed Survivor... Would they all go off into the swamp? Or the wasteland? The 'mini rewards' could be a meal of anything that wasn't slimy or spiky.
I think the girls would vote eachother out (after Samos, Veger & Baron Praxis, of course) and Torn would vote Jak out. Sig would probably remain loyal to his 'alliance' with Jak against the Haven weaklings, and vote either for whoever Jak voted for, or for Torn. Because Sig doesn't like Torn. No.

Hmm. Dax would vote for Torn, but then be 'torn' (no pun intended, seriously, it just HAPPENED, I SWEAR!) as to whether to vote the girls off and away from Jak, or to vote for Sig/Jak and keep the girls for himself. Hmm. (Heh)

Thanks for that interesting and amusing 5-minute deviantion. (My ramblings.. not your drawing.. but thanks for your drawing too..)

I'm glad your tablet is working out. Any glitches so far?
Myew-chan Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
I love my new background... :aww: Oh, and if it really was Survivor, I bet Dax would win! :nod:
nashidesei Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2006
If only because he's tiny, and has a fair amount of animalistic instincts under his belt, yes. But I don't think he'd be able to handle winning without Jak, though...He'd insist on a tie. :XD:
Skydancer95 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2006
Fomg this HAS to be a fav. O_o :heart:
JakandInuluver Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2006
I laughed when I saw this picture, its so funny. Good idea :clap:, its a very neat pic!

why is jak voting keira out? It makes me happy though :mwahaha: ! jaks sucha :heartbreaker: heart breaker
ESProtra Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2006
[sneerrk] This is great! :heart:
Sinsia Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing job with this one
metal-head-club Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2006
i agree with ashlin and torn vulger *giggle* is the most anoying "human" in that game
Meowen Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2006
Heeeeey, DAX! Don't vote on my favouritecharacer, you little rat!
Cool idea, anyway=)
Ericanii Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2006  Student General Artist
If that was the real reason Jak was banished then how come only one card says Jak? And why is Dax voting for Jynx? Just curious.

I laughed so hard when i saw the title for this. Cause I used to watch Survivor (hate it now) and... :rofl: This is just so funny and a great way to make fun of the show!
nashidesei Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2006
It's Jak times eleven. And Veger's bribing the producers. :nod:
MonoSheep Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2006  Student Digital Artist
Get out of here Veger! he is a meanie! meanie! go Jak and Daxter... Vega sux

Veger - Its veger!


BOO for veger
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