My name is Andrew Martin Tong. Originally from England, I now live in Germany with my family. This is my online portfolio, blog and shop. So I invite you to browse my shop with original artworks, prints and t-shirts for sale.
I have been drawing from a young age and nothing delights me more than to invent new animal species, giving them new characteristics, combining them and making them nonsensical or silly. And I enjoy the expression on kids and adults faces and their reactions to my creations. When I am drawing ever more details every piece of artwork seems to evolve around my main character. Little fantastic creatures, insects, plants, rocks sprout from my pen. And whenever I set out to draw something simple, my mind seems to laugh at my endeavour … and creates the exact opposite.
My pictures want to be discovered, one creature at a time.
Also, I am available for artwork commissions working with oils, pencil and inks. Please feel free to contact me anytime with your ideas for a quote and any questions and inquiries.
Ramona, Technical Support
My wife Ramona has provided me with tons of practical advice not only for building websites, writing newsletters and dealing with computer problems over the years. She has also nudged me along a great deal when I really needed it. If she is not helping me, she likes to blog at mehrlebenskunst about yoga, nature and life at large. As a wise white-blue touristy souvenir tile once read: Happiness is being married to a German.
Max, Creative Director
All my kids’ artwork has been Max-approved. Not only has my son been my biggest inspiration to draw more kids stuff. We also have regular doodling sessions together and some of his fantastical creatures I have re-drawn and adapted. He told me a little while ago: Dad, you might be able to better draw than me, but I have more imagination than you do. I do not doubt this for one second, while I am listening to his one-person battle conversations going on in the next room.
Red Paw, Office Dog
I have always wanted a dog. But I have lived in city flats my entire life. Since a two bedroom on the second floor right downtown is not the best place for a dog, I was more than willing to welcome “Red Paw” into our little family. My wife discovered him at a Christmas craft show and we fell in love with him at first sight. He now keeps the dust mice at bay.