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About Traditional Art / Hobbyist Core Member Matěj ČadilMale/Czech Republic Groups :icontolkien: tolkien
LotR,Hobbit,Silmarillion,et al.
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matejcadil
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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Little Reader by matejcadil
Little Reader
As you can see, this is quite an unusual picture for me. But when I saw the monthly contest "Little Bookworm" on Projekt Ilustrace, I couldn't resist but to draw my little son with his book.
Well you could make an objection that technically he is not reading, but then you should see how carefully he examines all labels with washing instructions (the favourite part of any toy).. =D
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Zoog by matejcadil
Zoog
"In the tunnels of that twisted wood, whose low prodigious oaks twine groping boughs and shine dim with the phosphorescence of strange fungi, dwell the furtive and secretive zoogs; who know many obscure secrets of the dream-world and a few of the waking world, since the wood at two places touches the lands of men, though it would be disastrous to say where. Certain unexplained rumours, events, and vanishments occur among men where the zoogs have access, and it is well that they cannot travel far outside the world of dream. But over the nearer parts of the dream-world they pass freely, flitting small and brown and unseen and bearing back piquant tales to beguile the hours around their hearths in the forest they love. Most of them live in burrows, but some inhabit the trunks of the great trees; and although they live mostly on fungi it is muttered that they have also a slight taste for meat, either physical or spiritual, for certainly many dreamers have entered that wood who have not come out."
H. P. Lovecraft: The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
The May monthly contest on Projekt ilustrace was "weird animal" and I almost instantly thought of this little critter from Lovecraft's Dreamlands.

While H. P. Lovecraft is surely well known for his horror fiction (everyone has heard of Cthulhu), there is also a number of loosely connected stories collectively called the Dream Cycle, which are written in a rather different, dream-like style. The novella The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath might be considered the culmination of this Dream Cycle and it is more of an epic fantasy story (with some horror elements). Some readers of Lovecraft's classical horror stories do not like it, but I have certain soft spot for this story. Maybe because of its fantastic dreamy imagery, which is often quite weird and otherworldly, but mostly not outright dreadful (as in the horror stories) and sometimes eerily beautiful – especially the descriptions of many marvellous lands and cities Carter (the protagonist) visits on his quest. I've wanted to make some fan art of it for years – I intended to draw some of the fantastical cities, but when this inspiration came, I gladly use the opportunity to portray a zoog in the Enchanted Wood. :-)

So what do you think about it? And have you read T
he Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath? If not, I encourage you to do so (but perhaps first read some short stories from the Dream Cycle).
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:iconmoniratz:
moniratz Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav! Your gallery is really great! :)
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matejcadil Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you too! :-)
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eflores410 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016   General Artist
Thank you for comment on the centaur piece. Really appreciate it.
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matejcadil Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :-)
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Sheep-Ninja Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016
Thanks for the fav!
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matejcadil Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure, it is a lovely centaur. :-)
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RektMachine Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016
You are really talented! Awesome artist you are!
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matejcadil Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! :thanks:
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Ladyoftheflower Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016
So so many thanks for watching Love 
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matejcadil Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you too! :hug:
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Clearmirror-StillH2O Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav! ^u^ really appreciate it^^
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MiaErrianIrielynn Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Myslím, že to ty jsi doporučil ten Karlův most do Czech-History, děkuji moc Tight Hug 
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AMMITart Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016
Thanks for the fave :happybounce: 
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matejcadil Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :-)
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Kitsu63 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for the fave^^
And I'm happy to see a fellow Tolkien's fan!
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matejcadil Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure! :-)
Tolkien is the best. ;-)
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Kitsu63 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That he is!!
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NimwenSiradon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Děkuji za fave. :)
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matejcadil Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Není zač. Pěkné fotky! :-)
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NimwenSiradon Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Moc děkuju. :)
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t-corner Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, Thanks for faving+ my centaur :D
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matejcadil Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure, it's a great picture! :nod:
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015
May your Muse laughingly cajole, convince, inspire, and take you on a beautiful and worthwhile drive to places and happy adventures you've never even imagined. May a justified belief that something wonderful is just around the corner brighten your life forever. May you not doubt your abilities, but labor successfully to expand them. May your dreams not prove nightmares, may you glimpse other strange worlds and let us share them with you--may those you love rejoice in you, and you in them, may joy and inspiration be faithful, friendly companions and helpers always. Happy Birthday!
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matejcadil Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for such a great birthday wish! :thanks:
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015
Thank you for creating and sharing beautiful art.
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