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:
Favourite Visual Artist
Alan Lee, Ted Nasmith, MC Esher, Pauline Baynes, Rob Gonsalves, RenÃ© Magritte, Daniel Mitsui, Adolf Born, Mucha, Klimt
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,bratÅ™i EbenovÃ© and many others
anything by Tolkien
J.R.R.Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Chesterton, Neil Gaiman, H.P.Lovecraft, Douglas Adams, J.L.Borges etc.
cEvo, EUIII, HoM&M III, Witcher, Mafia, Sim City, TLJ.
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
watercolour, coloured pencils, oil pastel, markers, charcoal
drawing & painting, photography, webdesign, history...