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MatejCadil
Matěj Čadil
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Czech Republic
I am a traditional artist and illustrator. I live in the beautiful city of Prague, Czech Republic, with my wife and two children.
I work mainly as a freelance graphic and web designer (making websites, posters and print publications), but I am also a self-taught traditional artist, I take commissions and sell 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 www.matejcadil.cz and a site called Angrenost about the world of J. R. R. Tolkien (in Czech) with my illustrations.

You may also find me on:
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Osgiliath
Osgiliath was the old capital city of Gondor. The city straddled the Anduin River at a point approximately half way between the cities of Minas Anor (later Minas Tirith) to the south-west and Minas Ithil (Minas Morgul) to the north-east. In its days of glory, the city featured quays to handle sea-going vessels that came up from the sea, a great stone bridge supporting houses and towers of stone, and the Dome of Stars, which housed the Osgiliath-stone, the greatest of the seven Palantíri.
The beginning of the city's decline came during the Kin-strife, when it was sacked and burned in T.A. 1437 after a siege by the rebel Castamir's forces. The Great Plague of T.A. 1636 led to further depopulation and the capital was moved to the more secure Minas Anor in T.A. 1640. As Gondor endured many military defeats east of the Anduin during the following centuries, especially the fall of Minas Ithil in T.A. 2002, Osgiliath became vulnerable to attack and its population continued to shrink until it was finally abandoned in T.A. 2475 when it was captured temporarily by Uruk-hai. In later years Gondor maintained only a military garrison in the western half of the ruined city.
Only after the War of the Ring the city was rebuilt, although the capital of king Elessar remained in Minas Tirith.

pen, watercolour, coloured pencils

So this illustration shows Osgiliath during its days of glory (before the Kin-strife), with the great bridge and the Dome of Stars. In the background you can see mount Mindolluin and the city of Minas Anor.

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Art vs Artist 2019
Yay, it's time for another Art vs Artist! 🖼️👨‍🎨🖼️ This thing apparently never gets old, so here is a bit of bandwagon-jumping from me, with some of my art from the last year.🎨
As I rarely do character portraits, I cannot ask whether the art resembles the artist, but still, you can judge whether you see some connection.🙂

The previous versions I made:
  Art vs Artist 2016 by MatejCadil Art vs Artist 2018 by MatejCadil 
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:iconkazvachi:
Kazvachi Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018
Gosh, I just love your Tolkien art! Great work mate!
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:iconmatejcadil:
MatejCadil Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :-)
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BlueMoonroseDragon Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Student General Artist
Watch by BlueMoonroseDragon  
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:iconmatejcadil:
MatejCadil Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:-)
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:iconbluemoonrosedragon:
BlueMoonroseDragon Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Student General Artist
:D
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:iconinktopia:
inktopia Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fave:)
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:iconmatejcadil:
MatejCadil Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :thanks:
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:iconinktopia:
inktopia Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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MaxFeathers Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018  Student General Artist
Thank you for the fave. I really appreciate it! :D
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:iconmatejcadil:
MatejCadil Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :-)
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:icongaston3-italia:
Gaston3-italia Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome. 👍🏻
If You have the time visit my gallery.
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:iconmatejcadil:
MatejCadil Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll surely do! :-)
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! :wave:

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Ikarus-001 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2018
Ahoj! :) It's really nice to meet another big fan of Tolkien's world and such a great illustrator at the same time. Greetings from Poland!
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MatejCadil Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cześć! Ja się uczę po polsku (trochę) =D
Dziękuję za miły komentarz. :-)
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Ikarus-001 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018
O, to fantastycznie :) Powodzenia w nauce!
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MatejCadil Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dzięki! :-)
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D-r-e-a-m-Catcher Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the fave!
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MatejCadil Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome! :-)
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:iconmiaerrianirielynn:
MiaErrianIrielynn Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Jelikož nemám skutečnou adresu na tradiční vánoční přáníčko, popřeji zde :

Veselé Vánoce a spoustu štěstí a skvělých zážitků, a samozřejmě hodně múzy celý další rok! 
Rainbow Bunny -  F2U Icon F2U | Pink Candy Cane Icon Christmas Dance 
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:iconmatejcadil:
MatejCadil Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
díky! :thanks:
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:iconcrimson-dragon-king:
Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :)
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:iconmatejcadil:
MatejCadil Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :-)
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Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Welcome! :icondragongrin:
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