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Lord of the Rings,Hobbit,et al.
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An interesting and original depiction of Orthanc and Saruman! I think I have never seen anything like this - Isengard as seen by Orthan...

What do you think, should Castamir the Usurper be part of my "Kings of Gondor" series of portraits? 

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23 deviants said Though not legitimate, he did rule Gondor, so he should be in the series, but somehow distinct from the others
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11 deviants said He was a king of Gondor for a time, so yes
3%
1 deviant said He was a usurper, not the legitimate king, so no

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Matěj Čadil
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Czech Republic
I am a traditional artist, focusing on landscapes, architecture and fantasy illustrations. I am especially inspired by the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and I've created many illustrations based on them, but I often paint real-life landscapes as well. 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.

I have a website about the world of J. R. R. Tolkien: Angrenost (in Czech) with my illustrations and a monarchist portal Pro monarchii (in Czech too).
You may also find me on Facebook and LinkedIn.
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Tagged by Ffey

Fri Feb 24, 2017, 5:46 AM



As I've been tagged by :iconffey: here, I'll do my best to answer her questions. :-)

1. You must post these rules (and/or edit them to your liking)
2. Answer the 9 questions the tagger gave you and then invent 9 of your own
3. You must legitimately tag 9 people 
4. Tagbacks are allowed!
5. You must make a journal entry

1. what is your favorite song right now and what was it in the past? (youtube links appreciated)
I don't know about right know, but these were among my favourites fairly recently:



2. what is the meaning of life?
42. :D (Big Grin) But besides that, I suppose it is to live. Or, more precisely, to live well. :-) (What does that mean? That's another question...)

3. what plants do you have at home? what do they think about you?
Mostly cacti and some devil's ivy (Scindapsus). Others starved to death. Which should also answer the question what they most likely think about me. (But I like plants and flowers, I just sometimes forget about them;-))

4. imagine you know nothing about earth and universe and you look up at night and see the stars, what would you think? what would you think about the moon and it's changes?
That these are the most beautiful jewels I've ever seen; perhaps I would desire to see one fallen down on earth. The moon would most likely seem very mysterious, with its phases, ever changing and returning. But maybe I would also find it useful for measuring time.

5. what is the most epic book you have ever read?
Lord of the Rings, definitely.

6. what are the three most meaningful pictures for you from your favorites?
That's so difficult to tell, there are so many of them. But if I choose just from among the most recent ones, then perhaps these:
Steward of Gondor by aegeri Turgon and Idril by Mysilvergreen The King of the Golden Hall by peet
(Apparently I like Tolkien and I like blondes =D )

7. imagine you have the skills you wish you had and you don't have to worry about money, what would you create?
A great, beautiful, richly decorated book (or more books) which would be some kind of cross between a medieval illuminated manuscript and a modern graphic novel. Either as an adaptation of Tolkien or as my own story. w00t! 

8. what is your favorite idea/thought/problem/question?
That's a difficult one. hmm Perhaps recently I think about the problem how to reconcile imagination, fantasy, artistic creativity, the desire to make beautiful art with the need to be "realistic" and "practical" about life, in other words how to create art that is at the same time beautiful, imaginative, meaningful and relevant.

9. what kind of person would you like to be?
The one I'm supposed to be. Which is quite a hard work most of the time...

Questions:

1. Which artists (outside of dA) do you think have influenced you the most?
2. And which artists here on dA?
3. What is currently your favourite piece from your own gallery, or which one you are most proud of?
4. What is your favourite colour combination when creating your own art?
5. What is your favourite architectural style? And some particular example?
6. Which fictional character you have not yet depicted, but you would like to?
7. What real-life place and what fictional place would you like to visit?
8. If you could change one thing in history, what would it be?
9. What is your favourite mythological creature?

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:iconffey: :iconaegeri: :iconsarkaskorpikova: :iconvvveverka: :iconladyoftheflower: :iconannamare: :iconnordiclynx: :iconalinnela: :iconfaqy:
(I apologize in advance to anyone affected, but if you find it interesting, I'm looking forward to see your answers, and if not, it is Ffey's fault;-))

What do you think, should Castamir the Usurper be part of my "Kings of Gondor" series of portraits?
66%
23 deviants said Though not legitimate, he did rule Gondor, so he should be in the series, but somehow distinct from the others
31%
11 deviants said He was a king of Gondor for a time, so yes
3%
1 deviant said He was a usurper, not the legitimate king, so no
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
I made this illustration for January 2017 contest on Projekt ilustrace website. The monthly theme was Sněhurka, which is "Snow White" in English (but while the English phrase "Snow White" may offer wider possibility of interpretation, the Czech name Sněhurka refers quite unmistakeably to the fairy tale character (or rather characters, as there are at least three tales with different persons of this name)).

So I decided to make a classical fairy-tale illustration and to draw the eponymous heroine with her seven friends. Instead of the well known Disney-style Snow White so often depicted, I drew my own version of the character. Also, as you can see, my dwarves are rather Tolkien-esque, which should come as no surprise for my faithful watchers (therefore I also chose the plural "dwarves" instead of the original "dwarfs"). You might even imagine this scene as taking place somewhere in Middle-earth, if you wish. ;-)

I originally intended to make a coloured illustration for the contest, but I couldn't make it in time, so I submitted this version, but I'm going to colour it later.
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LortiaMJB Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey thanks for the fave. ^^
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DoctorTM Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the fave +fav :TipOfTheHat: 
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AsliBayrak Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Professional General Artist

:)

Gandalf the Snowy-white - featured in tolkien (December)

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MatejCadil Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great, thanks! :dance:
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Menkhar Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Všechno nejlepší k narozeninám Matěji! :-)
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MatejCadil Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Díky! :thanks:
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Alinnela Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Všechno nejlepší k narozeninám! :) Party 
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MatejCadil Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Díky! :dance:
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Alinnela Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Není zač! :)
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aredhelfromtirion Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016
Všechno nejlepší!!! :-)
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MatejCadil Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Děkuju! :-)
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Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :)
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MatejCadil Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :-)
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Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Welcome! :)
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untuox Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016
Happy Birthday!!!
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MatejCadil Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :-)
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untuox Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016
You wellcome! :) (Smile) 
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SoaringAven Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Vsechno nejlepsi! :D 
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MatejCadil Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Díky! :-)
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annewipf Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016
Happy birthday! :hug:
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MatejCadil Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :-)
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You're welcome :)
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Oleg-Bardenkov Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!!!!!:) (Smile) 
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MatejCadil Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :-)
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nini-pooh Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the fav+ :3
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