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In focus: Illustrator Mike Friedrich

In focus: Illustrator Mike Friedrich

Mike Friedrich is a 33 years young illustrator & artist from Berlin, Germany. He made his first steps in the commercial world of art and design in the early 90’s by selling his dark fantasy illustrations to Berlin-based tattoo studios. Always interested in street art, he merged his fantasy roots with the elements of character design and urban art. The result – a sick, slimy mix with strong dark themes. Cuteness is over!




Bio taken from Mike’s website.


For more info about Mike and his work, check out his portfolio, Twitter and Facebook page!

Illustration/Painting/Drawing inspiration

Illustration/Painting/Drawing inspiration

Illustration/Painting/Drawing inspiration

Illustration/Painting/Drawing inspiration

Illustration/Painting/Drawing inspiration

Illustration/Painting/Drawing inspiration

Illustration/Painting/Drawing inspiration

Illustration/Painting/Drawing inspiration

Illustration/Painting/Drawing inspiration

Illustration/Painting/Drawing inspiration

Illustration/Painting/Drawing inspiration

Illustration/Painting/Drawing inspiration

Illustration/Painting/Drawing inspiration

Illustration/Painting/Drawing inspiration

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  • http://billelis.prosite.com billelis

    amazing work.massive fan!

  • http://www.mike-friedrich.com Mike

    Thanks for the feature! much appreciated!

    • http://www.danielnelson.se Daniel Nelson

      No worries, Mike! Keep up the good work!

  • brian

    awesome style

  • http://Www.kevinroodhorst.com Kevin roodhorst

    Great work mike !!

    • http://www.mike-friedrich.com Mike

      Thanks Kevin!

  • http://sarahactivated.blogspot.com Sarah

    Holy ballz.

    Love every single one of the pieces.

    Wonder how he does the hair-y textures in each of them because they all look like they have slightly different techniques. Illustrator brush?

    • http://www.mike-friedrich.com Mike

      Thanks Sarah. Most of the selected illustrations here are handdrawn in ps. Only the characters set shown on the 2nd pic are made in illustrator with a standard brush.

  • KARD

    LOve the Bear T-shirt

  • http://www.juditpolo.com Judit

    Love ur style!
    Did u have t-shirts with ur designs? They’re awsome!