Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
About Digital Art / Professional Premium Member Eric KozlowskyMale/United States Recent Activity
Deviant for 3 Years
19 Month Premium Membership
Statistics 82 Deviations 249 Comments 14,103 Pageviews

Newest Deviations


  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Giant Bombcast


vonkoz's Profile Picture
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


Add a Comment:
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!
Wait, YOU worked on DKC Tropical Freeze? That's AWESOME!!! :D I'm playing it right now! It's so challenging. BUT SO PRETTY! I love ALL the visual designs! Everything is so detailed and polished and everything! REALLY great work! Y'all did an awesome job! I hope there will be a third DKC game made RetroStudios so there can be a trilogy!
vonkoz Mar 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! I'm glad you're enjoying it!
Enjoying is an understatement!
The game is so good that I don't mind playing it all again in hard mode (maybe I'd even try to get all gold medals on the time trials, which is an insane challenge, imho). I'd never wanna do that in a game like New Super Mario Bros. U.
The new Mario games feel rushed and soulless compared to your DKC games. Almost like shovelware.

By the way, there's something I've been wanting to ask: I don't know if you can/are allowed to answer me this... and if you can't that's okay too but...

I've heard rumors that the reason you didn't use the Kremlings and King K. Rool as the villains in Returns and Tropical Freeze is that you don't have the rights to use them. Is that true?
Or did you simply want to spice things up with new evil characters?
Many, many fans have been upset about their absence and would like to see them return if you guys ever made a third DKC.
Personally I liked the Tikis (with their enchanting music). And even the Snowmads were pretty fun. But I'd also like to see how you guys would use the Kremlings if you could.

Thanks in advance. :)
PC2 Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your designs for DKC Tropical Freeze are fantastic! Hope to see more of them in a third game. ;)
Happy Birrrthhhdaaayyy)))
vonkoz Jul 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
PolyMune Jul 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
happy birthday Eric :D how goes work at Retro??
vonkoz Jul 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's going great! Busy, busy, busy!
SuperAbachiBros Jul 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Happy birthday!
Add a Comment: