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Jazz Jackrabbit (Merry Christmas!) by JemiDove Jazz Jackrabbit (Merry Christmas!) by JemiDove
Sketch: renovation y u no faster by JemiDove
It was this dude and his videogame series that led me to discover Sonic the Hedgehog. I read one of the developer interviews which mentioned Sonic the Hedgehog as one of the main influences of the Jazz Jackrabbit series...so off I went to research on Sonic. And bam, I became a fan. :la:

I think I discovered Jazz Jackrabbit while searching for PC platformers to play sometime in 2009-2010. I had no gaming console back then and was desperate for platformers to play :XD:

Coincidentally, I came across the "Dust: An Elysian Tail" videogame in 2013, which was designed, programmed and developed by Dean Dodrill, who was the animator for the cinematics of Jazz Jackrabbit 2 back in 1997! :squee: Till now, I still can't believe that one of my favourite animators/developers had worked on two of my favourite games~ coincidence, indeed. :heart: :)

Yeay, I made this in time for Christmas :'D Hope you like it~ I'm very pleased with how I did the pose :D


Time taken: VERY LOOONG, on and off from 15-25 December 2013. Lineart took forever. x_x
Art by *JemiDove.
Do not use and/or alter this artwork without my permission and/or claim it as your own.
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:icongamerz31w:
Gamerz31w Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
I would love to see remake of Jazz Jackrabbit(as one single standalone game just like Ratchet and Clank 1 PS4 reboot),maybe trilogy like Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon.I also would love to see remake of Jill of the Jungle(just like Nintendo remade Metroid 2 on Nintendo 3DS)At least Jazz Jackrabbit characters skins in Fortnite Battle Royale even for Jill of the Jungle.It's sad Epic Games cancelled Jaz Jackrabbit 3 and Unreal Tournament 2016 aka UT4.
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:iconionut00:
Ionut00 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017
Jazz Jackrabbit 2 - Gameplay (Episode 1: Formerly…: youtu.be/GTpAAflqUfY
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:iconshark-008:
SHARK-008 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Probably one of my first favorite game, but around 90.
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:iconalex13art:
Alex13Art Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That should be his pose in Super Smash Bros right?
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:iconv22raptor:
v22raptor Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
Amazing. Merry Christmas.
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:iconrottietomatee:
RottieTomatee Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Cooool  :siamese:
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:iconop-genetics:
op-genetics Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Dear JemiDove,

I am building an arcade machine (bartop) to relive some of my early childhood memories.
The cabinet will be named starcade and is themed accordingly. Jazz jackrabbit is my first videogame
and i would love to have him on the side of my cabinet in the form of a sticker. I guess you can tell
where i am aiming at here. My arcade machine is NOT a commercial product and will not be sold to anyone.
I will probably in time make videos of it on youtube or whatever or note it on my upcoming website.

I want to ask permission to use your design. If so, i will use it as follows:
i want to remove the blue background and logos and enlarge the picture and maybe use a couple of 
effects to keep the quality up as i enlarge (given this is not vector art). Basically, i dont want to see any copyrights
or signatures on my cabinet. If you will allow me to do so, i will give you full credit whenever i will mention the side art,
as i will mention when i will speak of the cabinet and potentially refer to a website or anything of your choice. (little advertising)

As such i will not claim anything of that design or the alterations to it as mine. I will also (of course)
not share this design with anyone else or post it anywhere other than sending it to the company
that will print the sticker for my arcade machine.

Thanks for your time. You can contact me on my email address:   op.genetics@gmail.com

dear regards,

Nick
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:iconjemidove:
JemiDove Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm sorry, but I will not allow that. Who knows, the printing company may eventually save the file and mass-produce it for their own use.

This artwork is for public viewing only.
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:iconuterlyid:
UterlyID Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
CHildhood memories ^^ this guy was my hero back in the day! This picture is super awesome!
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:iconjemidove:
JemiDove Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
He was my hero back then, too :'D
I'm glad you think so! Thanks for stopping by ^^
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SikyuSonic Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw man I remember playing this game with my cousin. We were all over it until we found out about Rayman XD

Though it's great to see you draw this guy. I love the highlighting and shading.
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:iconellycolor:
ellycolor Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I remember playing Jazz Jackrabbit 2 on my computer! Ah, so much memories...:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconjemidove:
JemiDove Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:D

Thanks for watching me, by the way! :)
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:iconellycolor:
ellycolor Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Also this drawing of Jazz is very wonderful! Great job! And Merry Christmas!
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:iconrainbowkitty777:
rainbowkitty777 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the pose and lineart, and dat gun. uwu. 
flees to investigate-
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:iconjemidove:
JemiDove Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad you love it! The lineart took too long D:
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:icondcleadboot:
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jazz looking really cool and energetic there! :D
Love the pose and colouring!
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:iconsamuraiechidna:
SamuraiEchidna Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Looks like someone's been Grumping lately. :)
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:iconjemidove:
JemiDove Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Are you referring to Game Grumps...? I don't follow their videos :P
Or are you referring to something else? :O
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:iconsamuraiechidna:
SamuraiEchidna Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Yes, Game Grumps. They recently played this game on Steam Train. :)
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:iconjemidove:
JemiDove Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oic :P I've been a fan of Jazz Jackrabbit for a few years now, and I drew this not because of watching Game Grumps :P
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:iconziblink:
Ziblink Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Well now, if it isn't the holiday hare.
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:iconcardinalcompanion:
CardinalCompanion Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why would you gum up your drawing with the dA watermark?
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:iconjemidove:
JemiDove Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I don't want people to use this as their icon.
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:iconcardinalcompanion:
CardinalCompanion Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why not?
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:iconstagasus:
Stagasus Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hark Herald, The angels sing! Jolly to the awesomeness! //SHOT
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:iconwolfiisaur:
wolfiisaur Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really done! Love his pose!
Dust is such a phenomenal gameeee. *W* :heart:
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:iconjemidove:
JemiDove Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aaah Silv I rarely get a comment from ya ;w; I'm happy that you like it! :)

Dust: AET fanart is on my to-do list~ but I'll probably have to replay the game first just to get my inspiration back XD
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TheJege12 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Jazz led you to Sonic? Wow! :D

I have played Jack quite a lot when I was younger, but it never stuck to me.
Then came PS2 and my first game for it, Sonic Heroes. XD
I was hooked!
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:iconhexidextrous:
Hexidextrous Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
Wow, I remember that game! Nice job on this artwork of Jazz!
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:iconjemidove:
JemiDove Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ooh, you've played it too? And thanks :D
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:icontuskat:
Tuskat Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice jobu u_u
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:iconjemidove:
JemiDove Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you thank you :bow:
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:iconcarinaconstellation:
Carinaconstellation Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He looks so fluffey :iconloveloveplz:
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:iconjemidove:
JemiDove Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Flaffee *w*
It's my first time attempting fur like that :3
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:iconcarinaconstellation:
Carinaconstellation Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*U*

You did really well then XD I probably would have messed up on the shading :\ 
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:iconjemidove:
JemiDove Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It took me a long time to get it right though XD
Oh snap! The art trade....aaaaah :nuu: I need to get working on it; it's unfair that you've waited so long for it while you did your part so quickly >w<;;
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Carinaconstellation Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But you did it and that's what counts ^^

I'm still very patient. You were in a difficult year and I was coming to one when I started on ours iwasalsoonholidaysoihadplentyoftime so naturally I wanted to get it done as quickly as possible andstoptheriskofmeforgettingtodoit with all my heart and soul of course and naturally you couldn't have worked on it any time soon. Seriously :stare: take you time. Waiting's not going to kill me ihope. Better late than never ^^ I almost forgot about your part of the bargain...
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