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Donkey Kong box art cover
By avatar tleeart 44 on May 25th, 2009
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tleeart 44 [ 8 years ago ]

Okay, so it's been awhile since I made any boxes. Partially because of work, partially because I'm in comps that require more than my usual flair to make them look good.

So this is for the Classic Nintendo Competition that Mailtoad put on. The box required the image of DK carrying Pauline on the box. The quality of the image was horrendous, so I took it on myself to recreate it on Illustrator. So then I had the problem of not having a matching res/quality Mario, so I found an older Mario image from one of the older Mario games (I just googled for that one) and remade it also.

I tried to follow the example of the original Mario Bros. official box I found on link and give it some additional flair.

I created and rendered the first stage of Donkey Kong in 3D and then when I was finished I created the box in 3D and did the final render.

I know I just wrote a novel, but I had to in order to tell you all what went into this.

I hope you enjoy this!

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oxol 22 [ 8 years ago ]

Fantastic!

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Nthn 21 [ 8 years ago ]

#2, QFT!
Really good man !

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Reza 39 [ 8 years ago ]

*has heart attack*

Edited at 8 years ago

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tleeart 44 [ 8 years ago ]

Maybe I need to make more of these...Thanks for the comments/favs so far!

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Silent Oblivion 44 [ 8 years ago ]

Great work!

Love the whole back, especially!

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Wushu 23 [ 8 years ago ]

#6, You have got this all wrong group one (me) needs to user that pic your using the other one.. >.< Sorry men. Go back and check.

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ELCrazy 49 [ 8 years ago ]

This box just breathes awesomeness.

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coolguy753 26 [ 8 years ago ]

#5, Maybe? Dude there's no maybe about it! This is brilliant work,I'm really loving it.

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super-mega-hyper-sonic 40 [ 8 years ago ]

You need to do Fire Emblem because you are in my group =P.

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Reza 39 [ 8 years ago ]

#9 yeah, if he keeps this up, he'll be the NES boxart king!!!

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silenig 36 [ 8 years ago ]

Yeah, this box is simply fantastic :)

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oxol 22 [ 8 years ago ]

#5, some, just not too many ;)

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Drakxxx 46 [ 8 years ago ]

The creative effort that went into this is astounding. The character renders on the back look fantastic, and your model of the Donkey Kong level with the original sprite graphics looks so insanely awesome, I haven't the words for it.

I'm beyond impressed with this one sir.

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shadysaiyan 41 [ 8 years ago ]

The 3D/2D on the front is sweet, the overall, box definitely looks official!

Nice!

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tleeart 44 [ 8 years ago ]

#7 and #10, this is what happened because I DIDN'T get the Fire Emblem pic, I was so jealous! I mean, c'mon! I get this washed out crappy Donkey Kong pic to work with? So I had to make it better :)

I will definitely set out and do a few more of these classic boxes.

Thank you guys so much for the positive feedback!

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Inferno_Pyro 13 [ 8 years ago ]

Screw you! xD +fav

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GameGuy360 34 [ 8 years ago ]

Amazing box. :D

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tleeart 44 [ 8 years ago ]

Oh CRAP!!!! I just realized I was using the wrong image!!! Well, back to the drawing board...

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RunawayRed 45 [ 8 years ago ]

#19, I say just make mailtoad let you use this one. :)

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tleeart 44 [ 8 years ago ]

#20, Well, I'll ask. If not, I'll make a Fire Emblem box. I always wanted to anyway.

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Spiderpig24 47 [ 8 years ago ]

Everything on this is great, I love the 2D and 3D effects. Fav

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GameGuy360 34 [ 8 years ago ]

congrats on the hall of fame :D

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TheSlyder 40 [ 8 years ago ]

While this is impressive, I think it's by no means a HoF kind of impressive. Conceptually it's wonderful, and even your execution was well-done, but there are just a couple things here and there that really hinder its potential.

I think the grungy textures on the scenery is way overboard. A textured stage for the cover would be fine, but hyper-realistic textures doesn't fit with 8-bit sprites.

In addition, I think your description on the back is really lacking in character and overall zeal.

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Inferno_Pyro 13 [ 8 years ago ]

One of the fastest HoF's...

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tleeart 44 [ 8 years ago ]

#24, Thanks for the critiques. I can definitely see why you have gripes about the design.

This is the first experiment of it's kind for me since my Sonic CD box (trying to mix old school with high-resolution graphics) so I'm still getting a feel for it.

Thank you for your comments, it will definitely help in the future.

#25, I've had faster HoF's, actually, but yes, I definitely gotta thank everybody for their support!

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YoshiStar 46 [ 8 years ago ]

Amazing dude.

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darkwickus 41 [ 8 years ago ]

I actually think the 2D sprites give it a very Paper Mario feel, and I think it's really nicely done. I don't mind the design one bit. It's fantastically clever!

The only difficult thing for me to see is if the box dimensions are correct, but it could just be my eyes. /shrug

Long live retro gaming!

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tleeart 44 [ 8 years ago ]

#28, I based my aspect ratio on an official box. I just guessed on other dimensions, so I could be wrong there. The angle of the 3D could affect that as well.

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solardestruction 22 [ 8 years ago ]

Everything about this is great, but Mario was called 'Jump Man" back then, lol

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tleeart 44 [ 8 years ago ]

#30, I know, but I didn't want to call him Jumpman.

Actually I'm surprised nobody noticed that before now.

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Etrain 1 [ 7 years ago ]

this is GRRRRREAT!

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