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 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:
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: