Gary Tonge came straight out of school and into work at an old computer games company called Elite Systems. He began creating art for computer conversions of old arcade games and some original titles too.
Working now as a professional artist for almost 17 years, Gary has created pretty much every type of art for various companies: 2D pixel art, high-end 3D animation and rendering. Finally along the way though, he settled into full illustrations and concept art. “In reality, I’ve only been creating this sort of work for about five years,” says Tonge, “which feels really odd to be honest, mostly because I can’t believe its taken twelve years to find what I loved the most about art.” Gary Tonge recently won the Master Award for 2D Environment in EXPOSÉ 3 among many other industry awards. Arist Profile at CGSociety