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Michael Mantel

Michael Mantel - Character illustrator. Germany

Character design, comics, editorial, storyboarding, advertising and branding – German illustrator Michael Mantel is a versatile artist who feels at home with just about any brief. Working in a loose, languid and expressive style, the joy he experiences when drawing often shines through in his art, which has a happy sense of creativity to it. His clients find him reliable, amenable and able to meet just about any request.
You can tell from Michael’s portfolio that he’s always enjoyed drawing comics and cartoons. He studied Communication Design at HTK Hamburg but is an artist who learns by doing and before becoming an illustrator worked for the German studio behind the animated films Animals United and Tarzan. Bringing that character-based experience across into his illustration work, his influences include Albert Uderzo, Bernhard Vogel and Pixar.

Approach

Michael works on a Wacom Cintiq using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, and sometimes uses an iPad Pro if he needs to work on the road. Having mastered an array of natural media, he gives his work a real-world look and feel even though it’s created digitally.

Styles

While most of Michael’s work can be described as lively, colourful and humorous, he works in a range of styles chosen to suit the needs of his client and their brief. Each image is styled uniquely for its application.

Client list

Michael’s clients include Asklepios Kliniken International, Audi, Bahlsen, Deichmann, Continental, GEOlino, Handelsblatt, Reveal Hearst Magazine, Samsung and Warner Music.
children open the door
Michael Mantel
Children Man with scissor cutting
Michael Mantel
Children painting a meadow
Michael Mantel
Cloud jumping
Michael Mantel
Children's book illustration
Michael Mantel
boy broken love seaside harbour
Michael Mantel
Computer Generated Different women and men
Michael Mantel
DIY Community
Michael Mantel
people the smell of spring
Michael Mantel
People happy man
Michael Mantel
children three that nestle near
Michael Mantel
children self made space suite
Michael Mantel
ape music drums jungle
Michael Mantel
Funny colorful dinosaurs
Michael Mantel
ostrich, pink, south african animals
Michael Mantel
Save The Oceans.
Michael Mantel
Computer generated Fancy shawl
Michael Mantel
afro american girl joy
Michael Mantel
Girl model
Michael Mantel
Lifestyle of Young woman with umbrella
Michael Mantel
People couple at station
Michael Mantel
Lifestyle Young woman in summer dress
Michael Mantel
My View
Michael Mantel
Computer Generated Skipping stones.
Michael Mantel
children woman smelling flower
Michael Mantel
people Diver on an underwater adventure
Michael Mantel
Children boy riding a squirrel
Michael Mantel
children nose dive
Michael Mantel
Animals The fox is on the road
Michael Mantel
Computer Generated Roadtrip buddies
Michael Mantel
children flower kids
Michael Mantel
children friendship
Michael Mantel
Cartoon & Humour Police Officer Brody Brown
Michael Mantel
Computer Generated Truck driver stucked in traffic jam
Michael Mantel
People poltical speech
Michael Mantel
People Man with sports car at parking
Michael Mantel
Beauty Woman on a swing, autumn leaves
Michael Mantel
People guests at wedding
Michael Mantel
Graphic newyork marathon
Michael Mantel
Lifestyle Mother with child
Michael Mantel
Computer Generated Young man looking young woman.
Michael Mantel
People the Gardener
Michael Mantel
Loveletters
Michael Mantel
Cartoon&Humour business as usual
Michael Mantel
people girls with marriage in thoughts
Michael Mantel
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