June 26, 2013

The Gray Jinjo House

So here we have a quick study of the Gray Jinjo House from the Nintendo 64 game Banjo-Tooie. First off, this a scan straight from my sketchbook. I wanted to do more still lifes, but had no interesting subjects on hand. So what I chose to do instead was sketch the polygons from my TV screen in the sequel to one of my favorite 64 games.

The gray Jinjo house is just plain interesting.

The sign next to the house reads, "In loving memory of the gray Jinjo family. Passed away unexpectedly when a huge digging machine flattened their house."

Yep. That's the morbid humor of Rareware, for you. This was the first sign you encountered in the game, and were prompted to read it by Jamjars, an NPC who teaches you new moves throughout the game. The huge digging machine was of course the bulldozer that Gruntilda and her hideous witch sisters had used to burrow their way out of spiral mountain during the opening cutscene of the game. The house remnants are found in Jinjo village, surrounded by other colorful houses left quite in tact. Rare uses this sign to explain why Gray jinjos, which you must rescue throughout the levels, are nowhere to be seen in the game.

This was done entirely with pencil. Shading was done with Q-tips. Hope you enjoy!

NOTE: The small sketch of the critter in the corner was drawn by a talented friend of mine...She felt the need to doodle on it while it was still half finished, apparently.

-Krystal Dawn



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