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Michelle Tolo
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
Hello, good people of planet Earth and beyond, and welcome to my deviantART gallery.

My name is Michelle, and I'm a Norwegian artist who works hard on improving my skills. I have been studying Computer Graphic Art at the Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark for 3 years, and it was an absolutey amazing place to be. I am currently working as a concept artist for advertisement at a big VFX studio in London called MPC, and it's great.

I have a passion for fantasy art, though I like to explore as many different subjects as possible. If I'm not drawing or working, I can usually be found running around in the mountains with my dog, enjoying a good fantasy book, spending time with my wonderful friends, reading scientific articles, gaming all night, or drinking tea. I love tea. As in being perfectly capable of consuming 3 liters of it in a day, should I feel like it.

I really want to improve as much as possible, so if you have any critical criticism regarding my work, please don't hesitate telling me - I'm generally a nice and calm person to be around, so it is very unlikely that I will turn into a monstrous being and bite you.

Regarding commissions: Feel free to contact me if you're interested in commissioning me. You can either send me a note here on dA, or send me an email at Be aware that I do not work for free, and this also includes "possible profit if a project succeeds".

That being said, I hope you will enjoy my work. Thank you for visiting :)

Where to find me around the web:


White Bear King Valemon

This is an illustration based on a Norwegian fairy tale, where a king has been cursed by a witch to appear as a great white bear during daytime. He gets a princess after offering her a golden wreath, and the princess is key to undoing his curse - as long as she never sees his human form at night until three years have passed (which of course doesn't go quite as planned).

Some WIP's of this painting can be found on my ArtStation:…

Photoshop, June 2017.

Collection of studies
Here is a collection of photo studies I've done recently, playing around with textures and colours.

Photoshop, May/June 2017.
Lord Depression and Nightmare

From the biggest cities to the most desolate farms, the gloomy rider and his terrible steed travel the world. Dread and despair follow in their footsteps, and nervous people watch them in anticipation. Who will they come for this time? Who will be bereft of joy and peace? Royalty and beggars alike stand no chance when Lord Depression and Nightmare are on their tail.

This was actually based on an old painting I made a decade ago, back when I was 15. The original painting is rather awful and hilarious to look at now, but I liked the idea behind it, so I decided to redo the characters.

You can see a comparison between the original painting and this new one on my Facebook art page:…

More paintings of these two characters are on my Artstation:…

 Photoshop CS5, April 2017.


This is a study I did for an illustration I'm currently working on, trying to push the horse's expression. More to come!

Photoshop, March 2017.

The Bachelor film I worked on together with a wonderful team at the Animation Workshop is finally released! So if you're in the mood for some laughter, tears and a lot of cookies, then check out Grandma's Hero!

I did mostly backgrounds and compositing on the project, as well as handling the colour script and designing the dragon :)

  • Listening to: Power metal
  • Reading: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
  • Watching: Daredevil
  • Playing: Shadow of Mordor
  • Eating: Dinner
  • Drinking: Tea! :D



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Awlita Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As a tiny but faithful fan of your work, I ask you, please, to do tutorials... Your art is divine... I want to learn from you... Especially this wonderful armor you did in your last drawing... ^^
Manweri Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Awwh, thank you so much! I haven't got any plans for tutorials yet, but I'll probably end up doing them eventually :) I'm very happy to hear you enjoy my work!
BarbecuePumpkin Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful art!I think I've fainted. 
Manweri Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
FairiesOnToadstools Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016
Happy Birthday!!! La la la la Airborne 
Manweri Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :lol:
kupieckorzenny Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Happy birthday :)
Manweri Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
Awlita Featured By Owner Edited Jul 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday Michelle !!!

You are one of my favorite artists, and a model for me ! Hug 
Manweri Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, Awlita! I'm very happy to hear that! :hug:
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