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agnidevi
Leonid Kozienko
Artist | Digital Art
I'm a digital artist / illustrator working in the entertainment industry since 2001. I created both sci-fi and fantasy art for various projects and media franchises including Star Wars, Final Fantasy, Warhammer 40,000 and most recently Halo.

Contact: leo@leoartz.com

Other galleries: ArtStation [pixiv] [NSFW]

Work experience: LinkedIn

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To fellow artists,

When doing commissions, please ask for upfront payments especially with new clients. Sure it wouldn't kill you financially if someone will run away with a piece or two without paying you, but it will leave you with a bad taste in your mouth. And if you think that $100 or $150 upfront is a big deal... well consider that some asking for $10k+ upfront. Yes I know it feels awkward to deal with money especially for creative people, but you're spending YOUR time and YOUR energy for that particular commission instead of doing something else. If you don't value your time, well the others wouldn't too.
With so many literally dead accounts here DA started to move. C'mon guys, that new commisson widget should be there like 7 years ago!
Hey,

dunno if you guys are still around, but I urge you to take a look at 2016 ILM Art Department Challenge results. In short - massive inspiration! Really. Go take a look. I salute all survivors, you guys rock! :salute: And congrats to the winners!

On another note Halo Mythos is out in US. It's super rewarding to see Halo fans enjoying both artwork and the book. Haven't seen it myself but here is a few snapshots with the pieces I did:

HaloMythos  EscapeFromReach by agnidevi HaloMythos  FinalBattle by agnidevi HaloMythos  DeltaHalo by agnidevi



I wonder how do you guys deal with meltdown or cooldown? How do you get back on track? After being for months in trenches working on Halo book I found myself in a blank state. There are lots of personal paintings to be finished (also comic pages and a game) but I don't want to touch my brushes. Doesn't feel like a depression/exhaustion as I keep going to work, run errands and do chores. Images and ideas are still popping up so it's not a creative block either. Maybe it's some sort of cooldown phase after you run the marathon? I dunno... just hope it's not a permanent one.
Oh what a coincidence! Just wanted to address this issue...

Gus by agnidevi

The reason I'm not posting here (and anywhere else) is this:

Halomythoscfarticle Sm by agnidevi

Since the last spring I've been in touch with the guys at 343 Industries and Egmont Publishing, working on a 'secret' project alongside with some other artists. If you unaware of Halo franchise, it's a series of videogames expanded later into other media like books, comics, toys, animation an so on.

Halo: Mythos is a comprehensive, illustrated guide to the Halo universe, charting humanity's battles against alien forces of the Covenant, Forerunners, and the Flood. Even if you aren't into games, Halo is a very well written sci-fi universe with interesting characters and story arcs.

The job was to depict some of the iconic characters and dramatic events. Each artist worked on his own chapter, illustrating events from the specific time period. All I can say is that I'm extremely happy with the results. I've adopted some new techniques and pushed myself to the limit so expect some surprises. :) The only catch is that the book is set to release in October 2016 so you won't see anything soon.

But that's not all!

If you're into numbers, here is a comparison of my 2014 and 2015 work folders:

2014 Vs 2015 by agnidevi
In 2015 I've got almost two times more data with 5k+ files and 300 folders and these are just work files (my reference and photo collections settle on another drives). And it's not just Halo...

I thought I could retire now and lay down on sunny beach with hot girls around... :D

BUT as I read your replies on my previous post I've got surprised how many people are still there. And most important, I saw how lucky I am to have such a fantastic readership... even if I'm not posting fanart/pinup/nudes on a daily basis!

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Gallardose Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Hi agnidevi, i am a fan of your art (especially some of your girls) i hope we will see more from you. Best wishes from my side!! 
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agnidevi Featured By Owner 1 day ago   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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xIronMaiden Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016
Hey dude, do you consider coming back to DV? :/
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agnidevi Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016   Digital Artist
I am still here as I don't have other places to go.
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Maelora69 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you think you'll ever go back to Astra Black? Or do commissions?
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agnidevi Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016   Digital Artist
Marcia, not sure about comms, but Astra is definitely on my list. Just don't want to spoil you guys or make empty promises here.
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Maelora69 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course, we understand. Looking forward to whatever you do :)
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GabrielRF2 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  New Deviant
Agnidevi, you has my recognition, you draw with you whole hearth and I'm impress by your work as an artisian, world will enjoy too much this art into a large-scale game production, thank you by chosing this path!
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agnidevi Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016   Digital Artist
Thanks to you! People don't talk here much often and such comments are like gemstones. :)

Sure it's great to have your work spreading into other media and seeing people enjoying it worldwide. But only time will tell how things would turn out. Currently I'm like standing on a crossroad, thinking where to go next.
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Deviljackies Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016
hey! i randomly found your arts!!! i love!!!!
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