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Michelle Tolo
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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:


The Gatekeepers: Look tests 2 by Manweri
The Gatekeepers: Look tests 2
Here is another try at a comic style for my story 'The Gatekeepers'. I'm trying to figure out how to work with lighting, as well as how much detail I'm willing to put into architecture etc.

You can see the first look tests I did here:…

Photoshop, November 2015.
The Gatekeepers: Look tests by Manweri
The Gatekeepers: Look tests
These are some look test panels for when I one day maybe, possibly, eventually turn this little story of mine into a graphic novel. I'm trying to find a balance between being proper and lazy... I'm still rather new to comic-land, so I'll need to do a bit of experimenting before I can get properly started :)

Photoshop, November 2015.
Auri and Kvothe by Manweri
Auri and Kvothe
I am a big fan of Patrick Rothfuss' wonderful series "The Kingkiller Chronicle", often known by the title of the first book "The Name of the Wind". Few books have captivated me as much as this series, and I can't wait to see what will happen next to Kvothe and the people around him. 

I've wanted to illustrate one of the many iconic scenes from the books for quite some time now, and I finally managed to put together this illustration over many little breaks at work and at home. I hope you enjoy it, whether or not you know the books (and if you don't know them, I highly recommend picking them up!) :)

Photoshop, November 2015.
Very - concept art by Manweri
Very - concept art

This is some of the concept work I did through MPC for Very’s commercial “The Journey”, directed by Vesa Manninen.

Agency: St Luke's

Production Company: Outsider

Director: Vesa Manninen

You can watch the ad here:…

IKEA - Fly Robot Fly background painting by Manweri
IKEA - Fly Robot Fly background painting

IKEA Advertisement

Agency: Mother 
Production Company: Strange Beast & Ghost Robot 
Director: Daren Rabinovitch of Encyclopedia Pictura

This is one of the backgrounds I made for IKEA’s ad “Fly Robot Fly”, where the VFX work 
was done by MPC. I worked on the project together with a great team directed by Daren 
Rabinovitch. I did not partake in any character work or compositing.

You can watch the ad here:…

There's also a making of video, showing how the ad was made. It's very cool to see the live 2D, 3D and live action come together :)…

Now that my time at the Animation Workshop is almost over, I thought it would be nice to give a little update on where I'm heading afterwards. I've been spending my third and final year of the education together with my team, working on a 2D animated short film called Grandma's Hero. You can check our production blog here if you want to see some little snippets from it! It's less than 2 weeks until the film will be done (which means that it's crunch time now!), although it will not be released online until January/February next year. I've had a lot of fun during the project, although it has been a bit stressful at times with many different tasks. I will definitely miss my time at TAW, it's been some of the best years of my life :)

But the future is bright as well! In July I will move to London together with my boyfriend, and we have both gotten internships at MPC! He's going to the film department as an animator, and I'm going to the advertisement department as a concept artist. I'm very excited about my new job, and I think I will learn a lot and have a great time. I hope to stay in London for several years, working as a concept artist and illustrator :)

I hope I will find time to do more personal work as well in the times ahead, although I'll be very busy for a few weeks at least. In any case, life is pretty exciting the moment :lol:
  • Mood: Euphoric
  • Listening to: Various soundtracks
  • Reading: Nothing at the moment D:
  • Watching: Game of Thrones
  • Playing: Skyrim
  • Eating: Dinner
  • Drinking: Mint tea

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terzaerian Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!
Manweri Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
Raijin-Pooch Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Student
Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great one :party: :cake:
Also, your artwork is incredible and I admire it a lot!
Manweri Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I'm glad you think so! :)
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Happy Birthday! =D
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Thank you! :)
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Happy Birthday! :3
Manweri Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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Happy Birthday!!
Manweri Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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