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Reporting for Duty by nashidesei Reporting for Duty by nashidesei
Favie with no commentie makes Nashi a very sad box of CrackerJaks.

This is one of those pictures that just bursts into your head and won't go away until you've at least sketched it. After which, you want to color it. And then you hope that someone, somewhere, will want to fic it, because you have no idea what the heck is going on.

Yes, that's an Erol. Yes, that's a Torn. Yes, they're tiny. Torn is fifteen or so, Erol's a year younger. They're freaking KG cadets.

I hate how Torn came out. With a passion. Well, except for his hair, that looks good. But he just looks wrong with a smile like that on his face, even if this is a good decade or so before his entire life goes completely to hell. Poor guy.

Erol came out really well, I think, in that he's still pretty recognizable. And short. Gotta remember the short. Erol is barely taller than Jak in Jak II, and Renegade!Jak is like 5'4"--Jak is REALLY short, although he does turn out taller than Erol in the end--so Erol can't be more than 5'6". Therefore, SHORT.

Uh...yeah. Crap salute, I know, but I didn't want to make it look like they were in the USAF or something, so I made it about as different as I could without making them look like they were on the verge of going "SEIG HEIL PRAXIS" or something.

Oh yeah, this picture was colored with much love and affection for my awesome aunt, who got me a Wacom for my birthday/Christmas. Freaking WIN.

Paper: Medium-Weight Sketch Paper (9"x12")
Pen: .7mm Mech Pencil
Color: Photoshop CS
Layers: 4
Time: maybe...20 minutes?

All Jak-related elements © Naughty Dog Incorporated
Artwork © =nashidesei
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Sparks2519 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
i think torn turned okay.
lillambdragon Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
jinx-lin Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
"[...] without making them look like they were on the verge of going "SEIG HEIL PRAXIS" or something."

I'm not sure if it's bad or not that I found that funny and laughed. However, I do have the feeling that had Praxis kept the power he had, he would have been on the verge of something to that effect in Haven.

Regardless, I really like both Erol and Torn here. Especially Erol, though I can't exactly say why. For now I'll just settle for 'they came out really good.'
FlameofAzarath Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
this is so cute =3
SurunasuGirl-24 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
(stares at Torn) RAAAAAAAAPE!!!!!! ( tackles Torn) I love the way you did him!!!! I'm collecting this one in my favs.
Nakurux Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
Oh my god....they look so dang cute and innocent!! I feel bad now...knowing what being in the guard did to the poor things. Erol doesn't even seem to have a trace of his psychopathicness in his appearence...yet anyways. I like how you drew them for sure. If you ask me, nothing is wrong. Torn's smile is fine, haha.
Honest-Beauty Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
very good, i love it. both of them r big and bad in the game, it's nice to see a fanart of them when they were just getting started ^^
Nyaphlaire Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
Wow, I pounded the arms of my chair going
"OH MY GOD!" so that everyone in the house could hear me *gets yelled at by dad* I love it!
VacantTears Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
*passes out from happy*
bjzblue Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008   Writer
jnfhjdnhdrhrhaerhoj GUESS WHAT.
MadHatterJinx Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Awww, they're so young! Looks like the buck privates are ready to take orders! :D
Ladytiger13 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
awwwz... Torn's hair looks so cute! You did a great job!
lil-ghostly Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
They both look...Adorable. Which shouldn't be a word to describe either of them...OH well :D Its amazing!

KenxKao Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
I know those plot bunnies.

I don't think anyone has thought this one up though. It would be cool of someone did fic this. Your art looks really cool and is it my imagination or dose it look like Torn and Erol friends? Well they won't be friends for long.
Rebbe-Dragon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
I love how Torn's hair is all curly. And the way that they're smiling at each other -- they must have done something bad!
SubduedMoon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I Love it. Erol's a cuttie in it. i don't know what it is but there's someting that I like about his hair.
BloodyHook Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
I think that they both look really handsome :D
NaruIta4ever Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007
I love it. Erol looks so cute. I want to give him a hug. And Torn, love his hair. I like the look Torn's giving Erol. It looks like Torn is thinking 'How did this short kid make it into the academy?' While Erol looks determined to prove himself. Can I fic this picture. I see Torn and Erol as rivals and I think I have a good idea how to have Erol go all evil and crazy. THe story would go from the time period the picture it drawn up through either Jak II or Jak 3. What do you think?
EvenFreaksNeedLove Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007
hehehehehe awww!
Muddler Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007


-Steals the young Erol so that he may be hidden in a closet-
meowjar Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Sweet. Nice salute there.
everyone-screams Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007  Student Writer
Aw... lookit the little wannabe KGs! How cute!
FinFish-89 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
OMG! Awesome idea/pic! Must :+fav:!!!
jak-woman Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice. I love it :D
Ecohorse Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
OMG! They're sooo cute! :giggle: I agree with what everyone else has said, they look petable. And hugable. Such lovely work, my dear.
TruthxLiesxMagic Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
I just had to spend a few minutes fangirl-ing before I wrote this comment so I didn't sound insane.

But oh Lord, Torn's HAIR! It's just made of win. And his expression is brilliant! ANd Erol is so.... Erol! His hair... I must pet it! *Grabs Erol and pets hair*
Seriously, it looks so fluffy. And his expression makes him kinda look like the kid who stole from the cookie jar.

Demon-omen Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
I like. :3 Erol's shortness is a laugh, but the fact that he's tanner then Torn? I'm guessing he doesn't get out much later.

:D And congrats on getting another tablet!
WastelanderParadise Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe. They're both cute. This made me smile. I've had a shitty day and I came on here and saw this. Thanks Nashi. :hug: Great pic. Fav for sure.
Jallycyn Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007   Traditional Artist
Oh em gee. They're so frigging cute! Must. Resist. Urge to fangirl. Ugh, can't do it. *Squeal, grabby hands* I especially love Torn. The very thought of young!Torn is making me slightly dizzy. And his hair. *Fangirls more*

I don't mind Torn's smile actually. It's more like an In Character half-smirk. I like Erol's expression too. He looks appropriately younger and more carefree, but I can still see his potential to go completely batshit insane. (How close is he to becoming a maniac here, by the way?)

The more I look at Torn the more I like this, so obviously it needs a fave.

(P.S. O hai Nashi I gots me a DeviantArt account so I could e-stalk you lawls :D)
nashidesei Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
Glad you like 'em! I was really worried about too many people going WTF at the kidliness of it all. Not all people take well to seeing characters being kidly, you know.

And Erol is about four or five years away from being completely psycho here--in my 'verses, at least, that hits when he's about nineteen. I have reasoning for it, too, but it's pretty long-winded so I won't go into it here. ^^;
Jallycyn Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007   Traditional Artist
Come on! How could anyone resist the cuteness of young!Torn and young!Erol here? One of the reasons I probably like this so much is because I was writing a fic that centered around Torn's younger years in the Guard (which has been pretty much abandoned now. *Sadface*)

I'd actually be quite interested to hear your theories on why Erol went batshit. :)
PrecursorQueen Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Student Writer
Ooohhh... Torn looks mischievous! :-)

I envy your abilities to draw so much!

I'm gonna fav this. =D
merrypaws Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
Erol and Torn? No way, dawg.
I seriously would'a never guessed if I hadn't read the description. They look... look... Serene!

OOC, what's that?

First Erol, so far I've managed to avoid fangirling him like every other Jak-fan seems to do, but now you've gone and made him... hugable.
And Torn, he's just a stereotypic high school first crush. Total awww. And is that a touch of mischief I see in his eyes? I just know he's the one who would say "So... got enough nuts to try it again?"
Ericanii Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Student General Artist
is it a good or bad thing if you can recognize Torn and Errol in under two second here...without you saying anything.

Errol is adorable by the way :3
Luna-Kitsune-Blu Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
Oooooh, they did something /baaaaad/. Torn, you should know better!

hehe, honey, I absolutely love it. They're adorable teens--you just GOTTA love him. And you're right, Torn's hair is awesome. I think you've won me over to the 'natural curly' side -used to assume it was a bit straighter, BUT NOT ANYMORE-

And Erol looks very catty. Meow. Fttftt.
Weiila Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
They both look disturbingly petable. Dat is very disturbing indeed. XD
Haven't seen this done much, and you do it well. And the fact that you made Erol to be the shorter even as young (man, the only one that guy CAN look down on is Jak. Might explain a lot, really... pff!) makes me chortle.
Flakith Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice =)
I like how you drew them younger ^^
Wesker-Chick Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Nice!
GreyJedi Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it. That's sort of how I pictured them as teens, and I find it weird that you want to write a fic about them. Just cause that's what I'm doing currently.

Nice work.
ecokitty Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
:salute: Dang that is really good. Erol came out awesome. :wow:
nashidesei Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
Thanks! D'you think you could put this in the club gallery when you've got the time?
ecokitty Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007
sure! I'll do that soon. :nod:
xXxrisenangelxXx Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool. I like Torn like that, he looks like a kid. Erol too. They are all very short except maybe Torn.
GenesisArclite Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I like! And I always got confused about heights, because in JakII, Ashelin seemed to be Jak's height. It was weird.
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