There comes a time in the design development of a character where after many attempts to define the look you get to the point where you know you nailed it. That's what you see in this group of core drawings that became the final version of Daxter from "Jak and Daxter". Created in 2000 the consensus from Naughty Dog centered upon one of the designs I came up with in the extended process of developing Big D. The first image is from a concept sketch showing this particular design from the side and back. You can see what it was based upon by referring to my previous entry about the subject. The following drawings came about once it was decided that this was the way he would look. Daxter was the first character ND won an award for. It occurred at the Game Developers Conference in San Jose California in 2002. Daxter won Best Original Character.