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MatejCadil

Deus, Rex, Patria
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Artist // Hobbyist // Traditional Art
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My Bio
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:
🔸 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
tabletop
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! 👉 https://www.patreon.com/matejcadil 👈 You don't know what Patreon is? It is a place for connecting art
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Only some of my real-life friends who happen to be on dA as well
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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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The Black Serpent of Harad

:) Featured in Tolkien Group

(July 2020)

Happy Birthday!
You're welcome.