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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:


Elven girl

This is a study I've been working on during lunch breaks, focusing on lighting.

Photoshop, February 2017.

Felidae Noir

This started as one little character sketch, which triggered my curiosity, and then I kept adding new feline characters, all seemingly part of a grand detective story. It was certainly a fun exercise in lighting, mood and character design!

Photoshop, December 2016.

Rock study

I found a photo of some lovely rocks and decided to do a quick study of it, adding a sprinkle of dragons for extra flavour.

Photoshop, December 2016.

Zbrush character sketches
Here's a few Zbrush characters I've been playing around with lately, elaborately named Skull Lady, Parrot Guy and Draco McSmuggy.

I spent around 2-4 hours on each. Loads of fun! :)

Zbrush, November 2016.
Forest Guardian project: Halarif expressions

Character development for the forest guardian Halarif.

This is a project I've been working on for a while, featuring characters from a little story I have in mind. It is about a forest guardian called Halarif, and a village girl named Edhel who has befriended him. I intend to do some illustrations of key moments from their story.

Designing these characters has been a fun challenge, and I look forward to explore their story further.

Design for Halarif:…
The girl Edhel:…

For some more images and sketches from this project, you can check out my Artstation:…

Photoshop and Zbrush, November 2016.

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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FairiesOnToadstools Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
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:
Eostet Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy shit
You are the bomb, and your art is amazing
And your ID is freaking awesome I love you
Manweri Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, wow, thank you for that! :aww:
Visjon Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Heftig galleri! :o sykt mye å lære her! :D
Manweri Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Tusen takk skal du ha! :)
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