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Deus, Rex, Patria
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Artist // Professional // Traditional Art
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I am a traditional artist and illustrator. I live in the beautiful city of Prague, Czech Republic, with my wife and three children.

I work mainly as a freelance graphic and web designer (making websites, posters and print publications), but also a self-taught artist, selling my pictures online in my Etsy shop.

As an artist, I focus on landscapes, architecture and fantasy illustrations. My great love and inspiration is the world of J. R. R. Tolkien (see Tolkien folder) and I've created many illustrations based on his books. But I am also inspired by other fantasy worlds as well as real-life landscapes and architecture. My speciality is decorative border designs, taking inspiration from various historical art styles. I have often used my traditional art in my graphic design projects, too.

I have a personal website and a site called Angrenost about the world of J. R. R. Tolkien (in Czech) with my illustrations.

You may also find me on:

🔸 Facebook

🔸 Instagram

🔸 LinkedIn.

Favourite Visual Artist
Alan Lee, Ted Nasmith, MC Esher, Pauline Baynes, Rob Gonsalves, René Magritte, Daniel Mitsui, Adolf Born, Mucha, Klimt
Favourite Movies
movies by Gilliam,Burton,Miyazaki,Leone,Monty Pythons
Favourite TV Shows
Monty Pythons, Game of Thrones, Futurama, IT Crowd
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
The Tolkien Ensemble,Mike Oldfield,Pink Floyd,U2,Dire Straits,EitS,Asonance,bratři Ebenové and many others
Favourite Books
anything by Tolkien
Favourite Writers
J.R.R.Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Chesterton, Neil Gaiman, H.P.Lovecraft, Douglas Adams, J.L.Borges etc.
Favourite Games
cEvo, EUIII, HoM&M III, Witcher, Mafia, Sim City, TLJ.
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
watercolour, coloured pencils, oil pastel, markers, charcoal
Other Interests
drawing & painting, photography, webdesign, history...


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If you like my art, I have some exciting news for you. I have been thinking about how to make my artistic work more sustainable, as painting takes time, while I work full-time as a graphic designer and must take care of my family too. I do take commissions and sell pictures on Etsy, but not everyone is able to buy them, so I thought about another way so that people who find value in my art could express that, showing their appreciation and getting acknowledgement for that. Therefore, I decided to launch my Patreon page! 👉 👈 You don't know what Patreon is? It is a place for connecting art
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During the last year, we and a couple of friends talked about the possibility of making a calendar with Tolkien illustrations. We made some pictures for it (I was very late as usual) but it looked lake all the work of putting it together and printing it wouldn't be possible to make in time for the year 2019. However at last this effort was successful and at last the calendar was made – a bit late but still ready to be sold at the annual Tolkiencon in Prague which took place on 11-13 January 2019. My picture of Osgiliath for June: Some other great pieces of art: To see all of it, you can look at a short video of paging through the who
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You have with your loved ones a Happy Birthday and many happy years and this year God fill you with blessings and happiness my friend. =P:#1::airborne::airborne::airborne::cake::party::party::party::hug::huggle::happybounce::happybounce::cake:

So now, looking at your art....

I am seeking an artist (and their rates :P)

The artist who created the image for two of my characters in my first book, was working on an image of how I portray God in my writing. However covid hit... and last year, they more or less vanished from DA. As of October they had, at least, read the last note I sent them.... but never responded. Hoping they got thru the mess in the UK, ok.

Which leaves me in a quandary. Sooner or later I need to have a book cover created. And also... I still want to get a good image of God, as I have imagined him.

So, if I might enquire.....? :P

Oh, here be the two she drew for me:

'Evening Hues' By Grenyol
The Black Serpent of Harad

:) Featured in Tolkien Group

(July 2020)

Happy Birthday!