Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Something from Project Y

That was the code name for the video game that became 'Jak and Daxter'. I was signed to a year contract to provide development art to Naughty Dog in 2000. Created 603 pages of artwork. Here's something from the early phase of development. Drawn in black line with color markers.


10 comments:

last coon said...

Nicely brutal... prehistoric beast?

Pat Caldora said...

Hey Charles! Not necessarily related to Jak but I found some sketches from Crash 2!

http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n620/NYankeesFan95/73f6e034.jpg
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n620/NYankeesFan95/32177f2e.jpg

Is there more unpublished artwork from Crash 2? I would love to see one with Crash on the Jetski!

Charles Z said...

It was more of an imaginary creature than something prehistoric. The early work on J&D centered around developing goblin like characters.

I remember those drawings from Crash 2. I'm sure I have more. Also there's Crash 3 and lots of stuff from Nitro Kart and development from the original Crash that probably hasn't been seen before.

last coon said...

And when you can show us this unseen content?

Charles Z said...

I have to find it and go through it all to see what's there. I think there's quite a lot of art that hasn't been shown before. I'll get to it soon.

Pat Caldora said...

Thanks Charles!

But wait! There's more!
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n620/NYankeesFan95/31fa4255.jpg
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n620/NYankeesFan95/c8331fa9.jpg
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n620/NYankeesFan95/6214a147.jpg

It's amazing what you can find on the internet! Can;t wait to see more of the art!

Pat Caldora said...

Also, some from Crash 1 that I found in magazines (sorry if some of them aren't clear):
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n620/NYankeesFan95/IMG_0948.jpg
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n620/NYankeesFan95/IMG_0945.jpg
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n620/NYankeesFan95/IMG_0943.png
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n620/NYankeesFan95/IMG_0962.jpg
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n620/NYankeesFan95/IMG_0964.jpg

Charles Z said...

Hey Pat, I remember these drawings. Actually some of it I forgot about. Seeing them again they come to mind. This is early stuff but there's artwork and designs even earlier than this that have never been shown.

last coon said...

Pat Caldora, thanks for the arts. That is amazing.

Pat Caldora said...

No thanks are necessary!

Plus, you can see some of the artwork I found in this video on the making of the first Crash Bandicoot:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzaaQTJYfCs