THE ART OF HELMUTT
About Michael Gauss " Helmutt "
When Mike was boy, he loved comic books and then was introduced to Dungeons and Dragons and fell in love with fantasy role playing games. With his love for Comic books and now fantasy games, Mike eventually went to Capilano University in North Vancouver B.C. to attend animation school. Graduating from the 2 year classical animation program, Mike landed his first job as an effects artist for the Dream Works production, Joseph King of Dreams. After his first job He then spent the next 20 years working as an animator, and has had his artistic hands in many different aspects of animated productions.
During his time as an Animator, Mike started to fall back in love with his childhood memory of Dungeons and Dragons. He then started expanding his talents into fantasy art and became relentless in pursuit of learning and painting while working as a full time animator. Spending many late nights and constant persistence, Mike has spent the last 7 years working as a freelance fantasy illustrator, for books, table top games and card games.
With a passion for animation and illustration, Mike is always ready for the next adventure.
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