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Yet Alone - JnD Haven Port Concept by DarkEcoKat Yet Alone - JnD Haven Port Concept by DarkEcoKat
I've been working on doing a rewrite of my old fic 'What If'. I tried to do so a few years ago but i've since shitcanned that version in favor of the new one(currently already six chapters in on FF.net). Its supposed to improe upon the original in every way so part of what I'm doing is reimagining the environment and characters in a manner tha befits both the fandom, while still creating something 'new'.

This is kind of a speed paint. I eblieve I started it at 4 am so almost took 2 hours I think.

Name for the Image came from the opening bars of this song from Halo 3 ODST, "Yet Alone". The link included is to the overture and the opening really sets the Mood for this image. [link]

the Jak series isnt known for being super realistic, so when I started imagining the series with graphics like Uncharted, meets Prototype 2, meets Battlefield 3, I started to paint pictures in my head.

In this one i've imagined the Port of Haven City. Its raining, and everyone's inside. the streets are quiet and all its bright lights glitter on the puddles.

I like to imagine that those large otherwise blank and lifeless walls are actually just shops and warehouses, and that the port isnt just some enclosed water section but a big bustling trade center where big cargo ships come and go, and that the bridges in the center actually open and close to allow passage.

and also in my mind, the city is significantly larger, like, four times as large. and the distances are much greater. for instance, the distance between the Underground headquarters and the entrance to the Barracks for the 'Blow up Ammo dump' Mission ion Jak 2 are actually a few miles apart, rather than a block. Its more realistic, and I think really drives the whole 'big city' feel home. it takes the already refined edges of the Jak series and sharpens it to a whole new level of lethality.

(And for those curious, part of me constantly sees Jak 3 kinda like Terminor Salvation, very gritty, kind of 'grey', ect).

oI may draw other images of my ideas for reinventing the Jak series.

Art (c) me
Jak and Daxter (c) SCEA. (sadly ND doesn't own the Copyright anymore, but they'll always be the fathers of the series in my heart)


Please ignore my typos. Its 6 am and my hands are derping.
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Ayyyron Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
I really love the lighting on this, its pretty intense.
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DarkEcoKat Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
If you've got a chance to, go to youtube and search 'Halo ODST overture'. The opening of that song really set the mood for the image when I speedpainted it :D
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Ayyyron Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Okay I think I will. Actually I should have that song on my harddrive already.
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DarkEcoKat Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Marty's work is amazing. I have most of the halo OSTs and all the destiny soundtracks. His work is fantastic. Bummed the newer destiny osts haven't been his work but shit happens I guess
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Ayyyron Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yeah, I have it all too, used to jam out too it, but its one of those things that was lost on my stolen ipod, may have to get it all again. 
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Caladium Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016
good atmosphere with the neon lights, rain, wet pavement...
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DarkEcoFreak3 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this looks amazing!
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MadHatterMCR Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This.. took two hours? Wow. It looks awesome. I'd be excited to see any other Jak art. I don't think I've ever fangirl'd over scenery before, haha.
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DarkEcoKat Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
hehe, I do have more planned. there's so much potential in the jak world, for sure.
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cloudabovethemoon Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
I've been browsing through your Jak and Daxter art, and I love it!!! It makes me want to write fanfiction xD. I hope you continue to draw! Thanks again for posting!!
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Were-foxx Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
This is very pretty. I'm jealous of your skill. I hope you keep making art of this style!
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Cutiekitty01 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am jealous from your awesome-ness~~<3
Wish I can do that lol but really, this is amazing, the lighting reflecting on the ground from the sign is magnificently done.
The rain pouring down gives it a kind of feel and emotion to it. It's really well done =3
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Jakfan289 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is so freaking wicked! I want to read your fanfic! You put so much effort into this, it makes my head spin! In a good way. This is such a cool way to look at JaD :D
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DarkEcoKat Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
the story is called "What If: Redux". I'll link it

[link]

:)
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Jakfan289 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
kk :)
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will-of-one Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy, holy christ. This is fantastic!!
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DarkEcoKat Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much <33
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Jak4EVER Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Woooah...so awesome!!! :jawdrop: and it took you only 2 hours...Wow.I don't know what to say.But yeah,if ND made a new Jak game with graphics like in Uncharted,I'd definitely be crying from happiness.
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DarkEcoKat Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeeeeeees. *would do the same*
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Fireman246 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
This looks awesome, you only took two hours on it? And that sounds like something I'd like to read, I'm on FF.net, what's your What if's name?
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DarkEcoKat Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
my author name is KrimzonGuard Bites BaronP

it's easier if i just link my page here: [link]
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DarGirl Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Taht is awsome hun, love the neon glow and reflection
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Natsu-Kotone Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very beautiful concept :) i like the rain effect
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DarkEcoKat Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
the rain doesn't look as good as i had hoped. didnt make the brush i used to set it up big enough. much thanks tho :)
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Natsu-Kotone Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem ^^
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DAXRULZ Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Wow, 2 hours? Very nice! I love it!
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DarkEcoKat Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! <3
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Capt-nHookhands Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love love to see Naughty Dog make a new Haven City with the space and power of the PS3. Just imagine how big it could be!
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DarkEcoKat Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
All of my want. XDD
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Capt-nHookhands Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i want :iconwantplz:
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DarkEcoKat Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Imma definatly have to do more like this in PS. maybe even use my awesome modelling skills to whip up some kick ass environments in this game i play called Second Life. x3 or learn to render in blender..
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Capt-nHookhands Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
lol i've heard of blender it's what my high school used for their comp animation class. MAKE HAVEN CITY!!!!! or even spargus ... OR!!! have a Kras city that we could look at from street view instead of just the race tracks
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DarkEcoKat Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I definatly want to give it a go!
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Capt-nHookhands Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
DOIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[link]
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spyropablo Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
super awesome
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DarkEcoKat Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
If only it were reeeaaalllll! :C
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GamerShelke Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG that's gorgeous!!
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DarkEcoKat Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much <3
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LoorTheDarkElf Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing and beautiful. This only took you two hours? Wow... What program are you using?
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DarkEcoKat Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Photoshop. :)
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LoorTheDarkElf Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I figured... >.< Is it worth the hefty price tag? I've been working in nothing but MS paint all this time and I wonder if I spent the money on Photoshop if I'd ever be able to get used to it, or if I even need it. Granted then I see beautiful stuff like this and go 'Y'know, I could make that, but it would take me like three days instead of two hours...' blah...
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DarkEcoKat Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
it tepends, really. I'm a freelance 3D developer, so having a powerful image editing suite is important to my work. I've made my money back on the purchase.

However there are free alternatives out there for those that can't afford Photoshop. GIMP, and Paint.net to name a few.
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LoorTheDarkElf Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Currently have paint.net, and its certainly been a learning curve. I tried to get GIMP but I couldn't figure out the download. They started talking about mirrors and stuff based on location and I'm just like... da fuq...?
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DarkEcoKat Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Mirrors are just duplicate downloads. some go faster based on region.
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Cloudy-Head Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Detailed! You are approaching the game world with a similar level of realism as I do in my fan fictions. I may have to pop over to fanfiction.net and read your story soon.
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DarkEcoKat Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
If I was thinking clearly last night, id've linked it in the description. ah well. :P
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doombeeble Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful. I can almost smell the rain.
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DarkEcoKat Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
*grins* its a wierd feeling no?

I just can't help but see everything in Jak like this in my head now. @-@' imagine if ND made a tech demo of Jak for the PS4. i mean sure it'd torture the fuck out of us but.. my god. with Uncharted's graphics, and maybe a little more grit and not so much smoothing.. cannot unsee ;3;
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