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About Varied / Professional Toby GrayMale/United States Recent Activity
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Blue Eagle Knight :icontobys-brain:tobys-brain 2 0 Mirawa book 2 :icontobys-brain:tobys-brain 2 0 It's Plunger Monkey Dynamo Time #28 :icontobys-brain:tobys-brain 3 0 Castle Wall Tile :icontobys-brain:tobys-brain 0 0 Witch Book Illustration 4 :icontobys-brain:tobys-brain 1 0 Witch Book 3 Illustration :icontobys-brain:tobys-brain 0 0 Witch Book 2 Illustration changes :icontobys-brain:tobys-brain 2 0 Witch Book 2 Illustration :icontobys-brain:tobys-brain 3 0 Witch Book 1 Illustration :icontobys-brain:tobys-brain 1 0 Thea: The Little Witch book 4 :icontobys-brain:tobys-brain 0 0 It's Plunger Monkey Dynamo Time #27 :icontobys-brain:tobys-brain 0 2 It's Plunger Monkey Dynamo Time #26 :icontobys-brain:tobys-brain 0 0 It's Plunger Monkey Dynamo Time #25 :icontobys-brain:tobys-brain 0 0 PMD Let There Be Star Wars :icontobys-brain:tobys-brain 1 0 It's Plunger Monkey Dynamo Time #24 :icontobys-brain:tobys-brain 1 0 PMD Selfie :icontobys-brain:tobys-brain 2 4

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Barnards' Swordswallower :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 2,161 262 Serrum :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 2,315 150 Galkgrokst Head Study :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 635 44 Yutikani :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 470 123 The Shadow of the Sun :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 7,675 744 FACES :iconmin-nguen:Min-Nguen 830 25 On an Island :icontacosauceninja:TacoSauceNinja 373 17 Hogsmeade (Harry Potter Fan art ^_^ ) :iconnieris:Nieris 2,426 79 School project_Harrs Du_Cassandra :iconspighy:Spighy 298 26 School project_Moha_Cassandra :iconspighy:Spighy 414 26 Snaliens Recap 1 - 4 :iconspighy:Spighy 222 41 Leviathan :iconnik-moskvin:Nik-Moskvin 194 15 What lies beneath :icontatiilange:tatiilange 710 70 Flight Rising size chart :iconuropygid:uropygid 644 67 Eastern Flare :iconneondragon:neondragon 5,138 347 FR - Gladekeeper :iconneondragon:neondragon 5,375 373

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Toby Gray
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
From my website (because I'm feeling too lazy to write something new): Born in 1977 (after his overdue mother went to see the circus) and raised in Raynham, MA, Toby Gray is a stay-at-home father of 3 boys, a husband, an artist, a practitioner of Shotokan Karate (since 1995), an exercise geek, a Ninja Warrior, an Eagle Scout, a lover of hiking and camping and kayaking, a snowboarder, a wood-working enthusiast, a comic book fan, an introvert, at one time a pure-bred cat breeder, and a dreamer. He has been wearing shorts year-round (in MA and NH, not some Nancy warm locale) since 1991 (with a handful of exceptions, like brief job requirements and snowboarding) all because of a bet gone awry. He also really likes monkeys and squids
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Blue Eagle Knight
This is a concept piece I doodled on my tablet late at night over the course of many months. It's about as polished as I can currently get something using the Sketchbook Pro app. I'm not super thrilled with it, but it's more or less a rough draft for a larger concept of heroes that wear armor and use weapons based on animals and elements. This particular design was largely influenced by a set of cosplay armor I saw on Pinterest. The general concept of the heroes grew out of my many trips to Renaissance faires and my admiration for and desire to craft leather armor. I see a lot of room to experiment thematically.                
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Mirawa book 2
Here's another commissioned book cover I just finished up for author Maryellen Worrell. This was a fun project, requiring me to build yet more brushes as well as that stone wall pattern I posted a few weeks back. I combined it with Photoshop's smart object function, which is a very powerful tool I plan on exploring further. On to the next project! I'll probably post something more in depth about this piece on my website in the coming weeks, so keep your eyes on www.tobys-brain.com (I try to update once a week).
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Castle Wall Tile
I've been digitally drawing/painting some castle structures for my current commissioned book cover. I was struggling to get the right designs for the stone work, and after much trial and error, I finally decided to just make my own tileable pattern. It was a tedious little swatch to paint, but I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.
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Witch Book Illustration 4
The final story illustration for L.S. Gagnon's The Witch Series. Once again, I built several brushes to complete this one. I started learning some cool tricks, too, like how to use the dual brush setting. On to the next project!
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SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
Nice gallery:)
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tobys-brain Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! It has taken a while to fill it up, awesome to know it's appreciated!
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SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
No problem, I like good art:) I invite you to my gallery:)If you like my work, watch me :)
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landobaldur Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
nice artworks
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tobys-brain Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!
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