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Never lose hope by Ribbedebie Never lose hope by Ribbedebie
Rare may be dead, but I'll never lose hope.

Because an ending is just a new beginning.

The true spirit of Rare will live on in Donkey Kong Country Returns onwards.

Music: Kameo: Elements of Power, End Credits
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CraftyMaelyss Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Exactly, there's always hope and that's what my group, 'The-Abandoned-Games' is all about and we're trying to help Kameo get some recognition as our first project :) Anyone is welcome to join
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BrendaMaryan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Bealtifull and nostalgic!
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:iconninterarewsegafan123:
This artwork is so realistic, and it's also telling me to never lose hope of Nintendo buying Rare and it's franchises we love back from Microsoft. Please 
My God how much I miss Banjo-Kazooie, Conker, Perfect Dark, Battletoads and Killer Instinct. Crying 
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Prof-Archaic Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
It's pictures like these, when I feel like something from my child hood has dipped beneath the waves of uncertainty, that reminds me that it is not a matter when such heroes will return, it is merely a question of when. Thank you kindly for this wonderful piece of art :)
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Ribbedebie Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, and thank you for this sweet comment!

And yeah, I never lost hope, and now a new Donkey Kong game is coming out, and it's shaping up to be the best game I've ever seen. :D Finally my 'eternal optimist' schtick paid off.
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MagcargoMan Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the art-style here.
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ChillManStudios Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student Artist
Nice job. This should be a movie poster before they show the title.
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Rotteneclair Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks awesome!
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SuperKong92 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me I hope a new Donkey Kong Country will annouced for E3 2012. I did not lose hope and I am confident.
I love your art ! very good job :D
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Ribbedebie Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Same here, but I'm not expecting anything so if nothing happens it won't be a letdown. :P

Thanks!
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ShokuOokamiyuu Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Yes,as long as we still belive in the spirit of Rare,hope will never die :3
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Ribbedebie Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed. :nod:
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ShokuOokamiyuu Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Student General Artist
I was thinking about a RareWare manga about my character,Nightfrost the Blck Vixen,I can't wait to make that story >w<
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Ribbedebie Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I fail to see how that concerns Rare, but good luck anyway. :P
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ShokuOokamiyuu Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student General Artist
TY ^w^
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Rexcalibur Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
"Rare may be dead, but I'll never lose hope."
Gah, how inspiring. Perhaps if we all keep optimistic, Microsoft will be smart enough to finally release that Conker sequel that was supposed to come out years ago? ;A; lol. Hopefully it would be as good as the original CBFD ;___; Damn Microsoft for screwing things up, aaaah.

Beautiful picture btw :heart: I really like how you vary your style from picture to picture. Again, you do lineless so amazingly <3. The whole concept behind this one is amazing as well~
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Ribbedebie Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I had a dream last night Rare went to Nintendo and made a new Donkey Kong Country. And the Kremlings returned looking like raptors. Feathers and all. It was... odd, but mind-blowingly awesome. =P

Thank you. :D I really try to make my style varied.
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SMDKFan Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
As long as Nintendo is around, and DK Fans are out there, DONKEY KONG AND FRIENDS WILL LIVE!!!!!
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Ribbedebie Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
HELL YEAH

but still DK has the teeniest tiniest fanbase of all big Nintendo franchises... for shame!
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SMDKFan Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
That's because nintendo's too dam dumb to think of DK games......I got serval ideas for ones.
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darkmask54 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Nice one :D
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Ribbedebie Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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DarkLuigi-1 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, I'm glad DK is still on Nintendo's side.
I like DKCR, but what upsets me is that it's not the same like before. But it's still fun. :D
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AgentQwilfish Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Astonishing job on this, and fantastic execution of emotion! However, some areas could do with touching up. The water and mountains in the distance don't look like they are up to standard with the rest of the picture, and Diddy looks a bit like...A duck. Not to be rude, of course. :0
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Ribbedebie Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D

Oh, no offense taken, honestly! I never get constructive critism. I appreciate it. :)
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AgentQwilfish Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hurrah! You're welcome! c:
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Qyzbud Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work! Perfect choice of colours/mood. Love it. :+fav:
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Ribbedebie Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you kindly! :D
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CaramelmanDS Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Simply stunning. In my book, this is your most impressive art thus far! The whole idea behind that and those promising sunrays. The grass looks awesome :nod:
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Ribbedebie Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Why, thank you! :D
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Noratcat Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
This does bring hope.
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kjsteroids Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Couldn't have said (or shown) it better myself!

I am immensely glad that DK was one of the former Rareware properties that wasn't cast into oblivion, but in fact 1). Was picked up by a company who appears to care, and 2). We learn that Miyamoto was on-board with Rareware's idea of DK-dom all along. :dance:
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Ribbedebie Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:la: Yeah, DK will go on, which makes me really glad.
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BryantRod Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Well, at least it made a boring series good.

Besides, Rare isn't dead, it's just neutered to death by Micro$oft so hard, it can't produce games they like, and is stuck making Kinect games.

Hell, even Chris Seavor on his Twitter account says he's not a sports simulator person.
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Ribbedebie Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wh- did you seriously just call DKC boring? D8<

Yeah, I don't like Kinect. Every time I see something like it, I say "Tsk!" regardless if I'm alone or not.
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BryantRod Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
I said the Donkey Kong series BEFORE DKC was boring.. sorta
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Ribbedebie Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes of course. I am sorry, I'm very slow today :XD: Yeah, I agree
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BryantRod Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Eh, It's ok
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z3r0332 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
i agree rare may never be the same since it got sold to microsoft but it still lives on just in another reincarnation of itself.
nice work :)
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Ribbedebie Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, and yeah
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sav8197 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
awesome work :D
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:iconribbedebie:
Ribbedebie Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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sav8197 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
welcome :)
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KingMysticDarkoopa64 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Serious,you are right!
Donkey kong country series returned!Rare work is alive(they revie DKC series),but,don't is the same like the old times...
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