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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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JakRatchetLover 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.
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