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

My name is Michelle, and I'm a Norwegian concept artist and illustrator. I studied Computer Graphic Art at the Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark for 3 years, and it was an absolutely amazing place to be. Afterwards I worked a couple of years as a concept artist at MPC Advertising in London, which was a great experience. I am currently working as a freelance concept artist and illustrator.

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.

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:

Favourite Visual Artist
Alan Lee, John Howe, Ted Nasmith, James Gurney + many more
Favourite Movies
The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Avatar, X-men + many more
Favourite TV Shows
Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, The Expanse, Sherlock (BBC) etc.
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Howard Shore, Hans Zimmer, James Horner, Two Steps From Hell
Favourite Books
LOTR, the Wheel of Time, A Song of Ice and Fire, Harry Potter, Kingkiller Chronicle, Farseer Trilogy
Favourite Writers
J. R. R. Tolkien, Robert Jordan, J. K. Rowling, George R. R. Martin, Patrick Rothfuss, Robin Hobb
Favourite Games
Assassin's Creed, Skyrim, Dragon Age, The Witcher
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
Photoshop CS5, pencils
Other Interests
Drawing, fantasy, nature, animals, science, movies, playing the piano, comics I finally got around to make myself an Instagram account, yay! I've just put some of my older work up there for now, but I intend to use it more for sketches etc. So if you're on Instagram and would like to follow my work there, you can find me at the link above :)
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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 :) Enjoy!
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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 ta
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I think this person is stealing your work:

A Breath Of Fury And Service

They did indeed! I've reported them now. Thank you for notifying me!


You got skills, I love your art! I particularly like the one with the girl coming out of the painting! it is simply breath taking! keep up the good work!

PS: I wish I had half your talent 😝

Hello, I have only just found your gallery, your work is amazing and it inspires my own imagination, very good work.

Hi there! Lovely arts you uploads 😃