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Donkey Kong by Weidel Donkey Kong by Weidel
Gallery 1988 Presents the Old School Video Game Show. Donkey Kong my next show piece with Gallery 1988 Venice.

I picked Kong because it literally was the first video game I ever played as a kid. Years before Nintendo, my dad bought me a Colecovision, you know the one with the paddles? At the time it was considered the generic Atari. Kong was the first game I ever received. So for me Donkey Kong is about as "old school" as I could ever get.

This show is going to be insane and overflowing with talent and this show will be especially fun because I'll be joined with a few of my fellow PLANET-PULP mates. Joining me will be Tom Whalen :iconstrongstuff:, Scott Derby :iconnakedderby:, Dave Perillo :iconmontygog: and Stan Chow [link]

Join us September 16th
214 Pier Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90405

You can buy this print on the Gallery1988 website [link] a day or two after the show starts providing they don't sell out, in which case I'll be selling the remaining artist proofs I have, just email me.

Donkey Kong:
16" x 20" Giclee print printed with archival inks on heavy stock watercolor paper.

$35

Signed and individually numbered to a extremely limited edition size of 25. Act fast, when they're gone they're gone!
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:iconxaviir20:
xaviir20 Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Student Artist
Its king Kong no wait its only donkey Kong he looks like him as a gorilla.
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jrjosejr19 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
i wanna learn how to draw can u give me a tip
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Weidel Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
you learn by doing - draw something every day. getting better is a long road of practice and patience. Start by doing. The more you draw the better you will become. It takes years and even then you will still want to be better. Draw everything not just what you're into. be well rounded. Grab some books on drawing - study anatomy. 
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jrjosejr19 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
thank you Weidel for the tip
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RENEWAL-ART Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There is someone angry arround!
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JakeCrusher4 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Writer
There is actually a previous game called Donkey Kong Circus where Donkey Kong is an abused circus animal!
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LazySpoi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Mario: Here we go again
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Drawloverlala Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is mavelous!! *u*
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:iconweidel:
Weidel Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks
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blue-shadow24 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Awesome!
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:iconweidel:
Weidel Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank-ya
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Eldreanis Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Wow, amazing art you've got here !
I'm doing Let's Plays, and I'm planing to do a Donkey Kong one, can I use this for my videos, please ?
Of course, I'll give you credits and I'll link your deviant page in the descriptions of my content.
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Hurriicanee Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi ! This artwork has been featured in a gathering about Mario characters here ([link]) ! Thanks for this beautiful piece, and come to see :dummy:
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Nintenartist Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, awesome! :D
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madworld-guy Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
mario don't look impressed
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shadowstarfoxDS Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Mario; oh *beep*
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RetroTelephone Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist
Wow, I'm impressed ! This is really amazing and I love the symetric look of the picture. Anyway I can see Peach in the background, I don't wanna sound... err, nosy, but it's actually Pauline, who isn't a princess.
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Beau-Skunk Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Say, that's pretty good. :) The way DK appears giant kinda reminds me of the final boss in the Gameboy Donkey Kong '94 game. I really like how you stylized the construction site girders and ladders like the original game, and I like the silhouettes of Pauline, a few barrels, and fireball. I like how you did Mario (AKA Jumpman) to. :) My only critique is the image seems kinda small, but sense you're putting it on display, & selling it, that seems understandable.

Very good artwork, and I hope things went well at the art show.
I wasn't born yet when DK originally came out in arcades, and Atari systems, but I did discover the game when I rented the NES game titled "Donkey Kong Classics" (Wich had both DK & DK Jr. on one cartridge.) from the video rental store. I remember the first time I beat all 3 levels of the original DK were a huge thrill for me. ;) So I have a bit of nostalgia for the game to.
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OhioErieCanalGirl Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
This is brillaint!
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:iconweidel:
Weidel Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Star-Gamer Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
King Kong's cousin! :D
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killerphoenix92 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Student General Artist
A real tribute to a classic!
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Weidel Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
A classic indeed, thanks man
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killerphoenix92 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Student General Artist
Your welcome
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JamesmanTheRegenold Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you know, funny thing about your concept there, it literally did happen in a later version of Donkey Kong (the Game Boy version), where Mario had to fight a Giant Donkey Kong atop a Tower after he consumed so many Mushrooms. xD
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Weidel Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
That's cool, I didn't know that. I guess this piece is in cannon now.
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JamesmanTheRegenold Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yep xD

I think the GB version of Donkey Kong is the best version of them all. If you ever get (or do have) a 3DS, get GB-DK on the eShop. It's well worth the 4 bucks! :D
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misscoffee Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh this piece is AMAZING! I love it!

Are you attending the show in person?
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:iconweidel:
Weidel Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Michelle! Nah, I wish though. Way too much for travel :( I hope to attend the next Cult show next summer THX for the fav too!
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