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Castle Along the Wall by vonkoz
Castle Along the Wall
I started this environment by just making the gazebo based off of an image I found online. It is the Quinta da Regaleira-Sintra in Portugal. I'm mostly happy with the results, but frankly I could spend another 3 months on this adding more variety and detail. But I'm ready to move on!
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Rodent Ruckus by vonkoz
Rodent Ruckus
This was the first level I worked on for Tropical Freeze. The level was split in half between myself and artist Reed Ketchem. I took the first half. From the outset I wanted to create this culture of ancient owls that controlled the island in the past. I asked Concept artist Toph Gorham to come up with a cool Owl temple. He whipped up some great concepts and I went to work! This Owl temple became the basis for a lot of structures in the Autumn Heights island and I'm super proud of it. Reed made all of the awesome cheese that the Rats in the level are stealing. Being a Rocket Barrel level it was pretty fun to just concentrate on the background and not have to worry about the player path as much.
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Eric Kozlowsky
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
I am an Artist at Retro Studios/Nintendo. I've been working in games professionally for over 10 years and I love it! I specialize in 3d environments but I love all aspects of art and game development. I hope you enjoy my work!

Current Residence: Austin, Texas
Favourite Video Game: Guardian Heroes
Favourite style of art: concept
Operating System: PC
MP3 player of choice: iphone
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Bradandez Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I just stumbled across your profile and I'm so glad that I did! Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze is one of my favorite games and has some of the most pleasing art style I've seen! You did an amazing job on it and hope you keep up the good work!
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vonkoz Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! I'm really glad you enjoyed the game! It definitely was a highlight of my career so far!
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TheArtisticTiger Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student Artist
Happy Birthday
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vonkoz Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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SuperAbachiBros Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! BTW, I finally got Tropical Freeze, along with Mario Kart 8, on my birthday last month. Best birthday gifts ever!
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vonkoz Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man! Sounds like you had a pretty rad b-day! Lol! I hope you're enjoying the games.
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SuperAbachiBros Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I sure am! Any games made by Retro are insta-awesome. I have to admit though, I'm only halfway managed to play part of the first world ^^;. (Blame Mario Kart for this one) I wish you the same for your rad b-day! ;)
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Fyrisvellir Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Tropical Freeze was stunning! You are some kind of art god! :wow:
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vonkoz Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Lol! Hi praise! Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed the game!!!
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DrxLuigi Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Amazing and perfect game by the way! I'm having so much fun completing it 100% with my friend. Can't wait to see a sequel! DKCR needs to be a trilogy! And by the way, did Retro ever considered of including Kiddy Kong or King K. Roll in this game? Thanks!
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