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DKC : Rainy Beats by Orioto DKC : Rainy Beats by Orioto
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Oh, the memories! The art style fits very well with the DK series, especially the jungle locales. I also love that the silhouettes still indicate which characters are featured. Some of the greens could have a little brighter, like in the game's jungles, and some of the plants at the bottom say more "forest" than jungle, but overall I would say the coloring is very well done. The piece says 'lush" and that is exactly what I think when swinging through Donkey Kong's jungles. Maybe in the next posters you could choose to feature a few of the enemies hidden away in the foliage.
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I actually like the, almost, monochromatic nature of the artwork. The use of purple and turquoise give it a surprisingly nighty feeling. Not sure about the rain though. The way it bends is kind of strange looking to my eyes. Overall great work! Not quite the feeling I got while playing Donkey Kong but, in it's own merit, quite atmospheric. As far as video game art is concerned, it's top notch. The lower portion of the painting is most appealing. The way the color blends creates an, almost, clear picture but if you isolate parts of it you get a kind of color pallet, smudgy effect that is very appealing.
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Pachunka Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This whole series is spectacular.
flumenlimia Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
This is awesome! :D
Paleona Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014   Digital Artist
I'm amazed at how detailed this is, I feel like there's so much to look at in this picture.  I really like the sense of depth here!  It's interesting, too- I get the feeling that the lush environment is more the focus than DK and Diddy, which is pretty unique for fan art.  Or at least I think so :3

My only critique is that I feel like this could use some more contrast, some deeper shadows.  The colors blend together a lot, though it does suit a dark, rainy atmosphere.
Orioto Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You understood the intention perfectly :)
StriderSyd Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Aaaaah AhAhAaaaah AahAahAah Aaaaaaaaaaaah!
ArsonDadko Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That is one awesome decor! Kinda reminds me of some of the concept arts for Donkey Kong Country Returns...
mr3urious Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
The look here reminds me of the silhouette levels in Returns. :)
Wild-N-Stuff Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Amazing, Grew up with the game, and continuing to play it to this day. Glad to see a fan out there as well! :D
Krocixs Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Absolutely amazing, the colors really pop and no less its DONKEY KONG !Really excellent work.
Paperpandas Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Looks great
NaviWavi Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014   General Artist
TheGui9876 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Acacophony Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful, I love it! It's so detailed and deep. 

Since you're asking for critique specifically, I do have one thing to mention. The highlights on the plants leave me a little bit confused as to the direction of the light source. The lightness of the sky on the right in combination with the rain and the highlights on the plants to the left give the sense of lightening in the sky. The way the whole sky feels like it is lighting up, while still being dark in the nighttime goes a long way toward making this effect and is really beautiful. However, highlights on the plants on the left detract from this a little bit. Particularly those leaves growing on/right underneath the slope of the mountain, which would be in shadow if the lightening was coming from right hand sky, deep in the background. 
Stronger contrast and deeper shadows in those areas which should be facing away from the light would give the piece a more dramatic feel.
zeffyBL Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Awesome! I've always loved the DKC universe (even more than the games themselves!). :)
8Bit-Artist Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
very nice texture and scenery on this one. great work.
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