Video Game Superstar Challenge - Donkey Kong 64
For this challenge I decided to do the big Kong himself, Donkey Kong. Since there are a few incarnations of Donkey Kong, I wanted to take the most inspiration based off the Donkey Kong from Donkey Kong 64. I was a huge fan of that particular game in the series and the introduction of the rest of the Kong Family. I am taking a stab and going for a more hairy and stylized sculpted look for Donkey Kong. If time and hustle permits, I would love to do the other members of the Kong Family. Below is the cover for the game to show the characters and under that is the first rough WIP picture for Donkey Kongs head to feel the general direction I want to head towards. As time goes on I will refine it. Good luck everyone!
Hi, looking forward to see King Kong done - amazing character. Good luck!
I like the look of the hair, looking forward to see some more render as the project develops!
Appreciate the comment LAMO! Here is a bit more work done for DK, I decided I'll possibly have him swinging on a vine for the overall composition. I am going to start to focus on more around his buddy, Diddy Kong, for right now and when making the final product comes around, I will refine DK in areas I feel like he needs. Next Update will be Diddy Kong focused. Great job everyone so far!
New Update! Just about done with Tiny. With her specifically, I decided to do a little bit of a revamp to her look compared to her game cover version. This smaller version of Tiny was only in the N64 game so I decided to subtly change her look to be more akin to her 2007 revival incarnation. Next Update is going for Lanky Kong next! Fun fact, these clay render colors for these characters are going to be the color they are represented in the game. As always, great job everyone so far, keep the great stuff up.
Update: So just like with Tiny Kong, I decided to do a slight redesign with lanky and I think he turned out pretty alright. As with the rest of the kongs, they will all be tuned when Im gonna start on the enviorment. Next Kong will have to be the last kong, Chunky! And these together renders are showing a possibly composition I have in mind, I will have Lanky sit on a barrel behind tiny if you were curious why is he floating.
Here is another update and am proud to say that at least the gist of the modeling for the kongs are done! All of them are subject to tuning when the final product rolls around. The last kong included is Chunky! This character was only seen in Donkey Kong 64 so for a redesign I did for him is what I think suits his character more. Chunky is Donkey Kongs Cousin and he is known for being a coward with a strong body. Next on the plate will be working on the environment. I want to maybe do Jungle Japes as the environment. There's still a lot of work to go. Everyone good luck and everyone's projects are looking really cool!