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Goodbye for now console gaming. :) After a good number of years working on console and PC orientated games products I have changed my day-to-day creative arena somewhat and am now working on projects much more aligned to social games and smaller cycle projects. I must admit it is like a breath of fresh air - reminding me very much of the early days of the industry.

What I have found in the last 10 years or so within AAA games development is the stakes have become much higher, the costs have become far greater but the creativity in many cases has been squashed by the need to meet financial criteria rather that a visionary goal.

While I am still finding it hard to find the time to paint much personal work - I am delighted that more recently I am painting and being creative all of the time - working up new ideas and visual styles with vigor and within a group of other like-minded people. Long may this feeling continue! :)

I hope all is well with you out there.

Gx


“Bold Visions”

BOLD VISIONS (USA Amazon)

BOLD VISIONS (UK Amazon)

BOLD VISIONS (German Amazon)

"Digital Painting - Tricks and Techniques"

Digital Painting – Tricks and Techniques (USA Amazon)

Digital Painting – Tricks and Techniques (UK Amazon)



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:iconm0rkel:
m0rkel 6 days ago  Student General Artist
I am speechless about your work...it is just amazing :)
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VGHopkinsJR Apr 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work you have here! Very inspirational!
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Koikii Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, your gallery is really amazing! :la:
I have to do artist research for my art course at school, would you mind if I "featured" you in it? :)
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:icontruthcol:
are you not on twitter?
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ANTIFAN-REAL Mar 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Not yet. :)
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:icontruthcol:
when you do let me know so i can follow you
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Natah1 Mar 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for your books ^^
It's really useful.
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nickStar1 Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You art is gorgeous!!
When I get my tablet I will definitely come back to your profile for inspiration :D
And not to forget I will surely buy your book(s)!
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:iconchimeraartz:
ChimeraArtz Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just purchased your book yesterday! I usually do photo manips but my real passion is to digital paint. I'm looking forward to learning from you and expanding my artistic skills!
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ANTIFAN-REAL Mar 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
thank you :) I hope you find the book useful!

Gx
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:iconjboweruk:
Had to watch you, I love anything to do with Starships and space battles.
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:iconhotchiwawa:
I'm a new watcher :D
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:iconevevilly:
I love all of your work!  Wanted to show you that I used Grand Universe for background image (fully credited and linked to your page of course)
fav.me/d721e07
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MitiMati Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, just wanted to let u know that your book "Bold Visions" is great (one of the most insightful art-books that I have) and so are your arts :D
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ANTIFAN-REAL Jan 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
That is such a kind thing to say - thank you for taking the time to write! :)

G x
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Hey, I've found your book under my christmas tree this year:) Best gift ever!
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ANTIFAN-REAL Dec 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow... That is great! :)

G x
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Hemlock-the-Cat Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello my dear Friend,
I wish you a Merry Christmas, full of joy for your and your whole family and friends  :heart:
Peace on Earth !
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:iconguardian-of-light137:
I could have sworn I was already watching you. Guess not. But I am now. That explains why I was not seeing your totaly awsome works.
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ArtOfDiscoFever Nov 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hey! I  bought  your book Digital Painting Tricks and Techniques about a year or so ago. Though I don't paint in PS, it's a very useful reference book! The pictures make for excellent inspiration as well!
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ANTIFAN-REAL Dec 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Cool! :) thank you for the message and kind words :)

g x
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Rigivar Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Battlefront Nov 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Omg, Gary Tonge, you are BY FAR my favorite artist of all time. I have your book Bold Visions and have used its many useful tips time and time again..... i'm just speechless. You are my number one inspiration. ANY critiquing, help, information, tutorials, etc...... They would all be amazing, and man, just being a friend would be even better. Im on the same path that your on and id like to go as far as you. PLEASE, this isn't a plea, but accept my friend request. Id love to chat with you, connect as an artist to artist. Thank you!!!

-Devon H.
Battlefront
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ANTIFAN-REAL Dec 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for your kind words my friend :)

G x
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MasPix Nov 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
Well your work is exceptional & whatever new ventures you undertake I wish you continued creative excellence.
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