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It's Plunger Monkey Dynamo Time #29 by tobys-brain It's Plunger Monkey Dynamo Time #29 :icontobys-brain:tobys-brain 2 0 10 Things by tobys-brain 10 Things :icontobys-brain:tobys-brain 0 0 Blue Eagle Knight by tobys-brain Blue Eagle Knight :icontobys-brain:tobys-brain 3 0 Mirawa book 2 by tobys-brain Mirawa book 2 :icontobys-brain:tobys-brain 2 0 It's Plunger Monkey Dynamo Time #28 by tobys-brain It's Plunger Monkey Dynamo Time #28 :icontobys-brain:tobys-brain 3 0 Castle Wall Tile by tobys-brain Castle Wall Tile :icontobys-brain:tobys-brain 0 0 Witch Book Illustration 4 by tobys-brain Witch Book Illustration 4 :icontobys-brain:tobys-brain 1 0 Witch Book 3 Illustration by tobys-brain Witch Book 3 Illustration :icontobys-brain:tobys-brain 0 0 Witch Book 2 Illustration changes by tobys-brain Witch Book 2 Illustration changes :icontobys-brain:tobys-brain 2 0 Witch Book 2 Illustration by tobys-brain Witch Book 2 Illustration :icontobys-brain:tobys-brain 3 0 Witch Book 1 Illustration by tobys-brain Witch Book 1 Illustration :icontobys-brain:tobys-brain 1 0 Thea: The Little Witch book 4 by tobys-brain Thea: The Little Witch book 4 :icontobys-brain:tobys-brain 0 0 It's Plunger Monkey Dynamo Time #27 by tobys-brain It's Plunger Monkey Dynamo Time #27 :icontobys-brain:tobys-brain 0 2 It's Plunger Monkey Dynamo Time #26 by tobys-brain It's Plunger Monkey Dynamo Time #26 :icontobys-brain:tobys-brain 0 0 It's Plunger Monkey Dynamo Time #25 by tobys-brain It's Plunger Monkey Dynamo Time #25 :icontobys-brain:tobys-brain 0 0 PMD Let There Be Star Wars by tobys-brain PMD Let There Be Star Wars :icontobys-brain:tobys-brain 1 0

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Toby Gray
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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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It's Plunger Monkey Dynamo Time #29
If it's not blatantly obvious, the desert background in these strips are a bit of an homage to the Wile E. Coyote/Road Runner cartoons that influenced my youth so much. I'm not thrilled with my execution of my line work and gesture on PMD and me, but this is when I was drawing each panel on a quarter of a sketchbook page (whereas now I use a full page per panel). I couldn't get the detail and flow I wanted, but one of my reasons for doing this strip was to force myself to just plain draw more and not get so hung up on my perfectionist, OCD tendencies. I need to get in there, get it done, and move on to the next one. For the most current strips (as well as the archives), as usual, head over to www.tobys-brain.com/
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10 Things
Finally making some significant progress on this children's book. I can't even remember how many years ago I started it, little did I realize what a massive undertaking it was going to be. I have one double page spread left (that's going to be a nightmare to illustrate), the cover, and a brief "biography" of sorts detailing the origins of this "rhyme" and my connection to it. I hope to get it out in print by summer time.
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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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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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