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Author Topic: Donkey Kong artwork for Project Mame  (Read 1460 times)

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petitssuisses

Donkey Kong artwork for Project Mame
« on: February 03, 2018, 04:25:02 am »
Hi everybody,

I almost finalized the artwork for my - under construction - Project Mame cab (since 2014 !). But now it's time to get feedbacks before sending it to printing. Everyhing was made with Inkscape as I do not have any working version of Illustrator.
I made the choice not having decoration on the bezel. Marquee is based on the orginal DK cab (only resized to fit), and the other items are based on existing vectorized artwork (exept Pauline I vectorized and modified a bit)
So here it is !



I may have it too long under the eyes to have a judgement anymore... May you let me know what you think about it and if you have enhancement suggestions ?
Thanks in advance

« Last Edit: February 03, 2018, 06:48:15 am by petitssuisses »

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Re: Donkey Kong artwork for Project Mame
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2018, 10:41:09 am »
A couple things stand out to me :

1.) Pauline's hair is blondeand skin is flesh tone on the side but orange with white skin in other locations
2.) Having 3 different Kong models is a bit off - The 8 bit on front - light chest and hands on side and dark chest and hands on marquee and CP
3.) different Jumpman model on speakers than the others on rest of cab
4.) Blue Donkey Kong lettering on Marquee while all others are red/orange

To me at least those kind of make it less cohesive and seems it was mix/matched parts rather than a single theme.
« Last Edit: February 03, 2018, 10:45:14 am by JDFan »

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Re: Donkey Kong artwork for Project Mame
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2018, 11:11:45 am »
A couple things stand out to me :

1.) Pauline's hair is blondeand skin is flesh tone on the side but orange with white skin in other locations
2.) Having 3 different Kong models is a bit off - The 8 bit on front - light chest and hands on side and dark chest and hands on marquee and CP
3.) different Jumpman model on speakers than the others on rest of cab
4.) Blue Donkey Kong lettering on Marquee while all others are red/orange

To me at least those kind of make it less cohesive and seems it was mix/matched parts rather than a single theme.

Pauline shouldn’t be bigger than DK, even if they’re not on the same side.
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Re: Donkey Kong artwork for Project Mame
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2018, 02:27:50 pm »
The different models threw me off too. It is also entirely too red and orange for me.

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Re: Donkey Kong artwork for Project Mame
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2018, 02:56:33 pm »
I actually don’t mind the custom color and look, but I agree about maintaining consistency with the art.
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Re: Donkey Kong artwork for Project Mame
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2018, 06:33:31 pm »
At least it's not themed after an NFL team or comic book character.
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Re: Donkey Kong artwork for Project Mame
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2018, 08:01:19 pm »
Hi all, thanks for the feedbacks ! I'll turn the DK logos in blue, have a smaller Pauline (and bigger on the right side panel), and see if I can make some other changes for coherence.

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Re: Donkey Kong artwork for Project Mame
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2018, 12:16:40 am »
Hi everybody,

I almost finalized the artwork for my - under construction - Project Mame cab (since 2014 !). But now it's time to get feedbacks before sending it to printing. Everyhing was made with Inkscape as I do not have any working version of Illustrator.
I made the choice not having decoration on the bezel. Marquee is based on the orginal DK cab (only resized to fit), and the other items are based on existing vectorized artwork (exept Pauline I vectorized and modified a bit)
So here it is !



I may have it too long under the eyes to have a judgement anymore... May you let me know what you think about it and if you have enhancement suggestions ?
Thanks in advance
Looks great!

Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk


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Re: Donkey Kong artwork for Project Mame
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2018, 10:46:30 am »
Hi everybody,

I almost finalized the artwork for my - under construction - Project Mame cab (since 2014 !). But now it's time to get feedbacks before sending it to printing. Everyhing was made with Inkscape as I do not have any working version of Illustrator.
I made the choice not having decoration on the bezel. Marquee is based on the orginal DK cab (only resized to fit), and the other items are based on existing vectorized artwork (exept Pauline I vectorized and modified a bit)
So here it is !



I may have it too long under the eyes to have a judgement anymore... May you let me know what you think about it and if you have enhancement suggestions ?
Thanks in advance
Looks great!

Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
Thanks !

petitssuisses

Re: Donkey Kong artwork for Project Mame
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2018, 04:17:42 pm »
I took (almost) all your feedback into consideration, and here is the final layout. Many thanks for your advices.
Changes : Pauline is now smaller than DK; I harmonized skin colors for characters, clothes, and turned the logo main color to blue. I kept the 8-bit DK on the kickplate as I really like its retro style.



Finalized PDF files are available on my blog page in case you like or need them for your own creation. : https://www.petitssuisses.com/blog/decoration-donkey-kong-finalisee-commandee/ (in french, but you will easily find links to PDF on the page)
« Last Edit: February 08, 2018, 04:25:57 pm by petitssuisses »

  
 

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