Matěj Čadil is creating Traditional Art
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About me

Hi, my name is Matěj. 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 mostly as a freelance graphic and web designer (making websites, posters and print publications), being an artist in my spare time.
My great love and inspiration has been the world of J. R. R. Tolkien. But I am also inspired by other fantasy as well as real world landscapes and architecture. I take commissions and sell my pictures online.



Where you can find me:
  • DeviantArt – largest gallery of my work
  • Facebook – my current art and news
  • Instagram – more pictures, WIPs and short videos
  • Etsy – my art originals and prints for sale

Why Patreon

Patreon is a wonderful platform for connecting artists and their fans. It has been compared to an ongoing Kickstarter: Instead of one-off sponsoring for a product, you literally become a Patron of the Arts, supporting artists themselves and their continuous work, with any amount you want (starting as low as $1 per month) for as long as you want. The great thing about it is that the rewards you get are ongoing, too!
If you decide to become a patron, you can change or cancel your support at any time. (If you're not sure how the financial aspect works, check out the Patreon's FAQ.)

How you can help me

I love painting and creating beautiful things, but currently I work full-time as a graphic designer and I of course also must take care of my family, so I am not left with much time to freely create and develop my art skills.
If you like my art, then by supporting me here you can provide me with the resources I need to take it to the next level, enabling me to gradually devote more time and energy to my artistic work and stay focused on things that I love to create, so I can make more pictures and also get better by the practice.
But there is yet another dimension. As people who care about my work so much that you decided to become my patrons, you have a special place and I highly value your opinion, so you can surely provide me with valuable feedback and critique as well as inspiration and suggestions for future work.

What you get for it

Aside from the pleasure of helping an aspiring artist on his artistic journey you also get more concrete rewards for your support.
You, as patrons, can see my artwork sooner than anyone else. You will also see various sketches and work-in-progress shots which I won't share elsewhere. You get access to exclusive hi-res versions of art, wallpapers, avatars and other digital content. You can direct my work in suggestion boxes and polls. You get discounts for my Etsy shop. You can get physical rewards such as prints of my art. You can even have free commissions from me.
Just check the reward levels in the right sidebar and pick the one you like best!
Tiers
The Green Dragon Inn
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
You are a patron of the arts! Even with the lowest pledge you are letting me know that my art matters to you. Thank you!

Just like Shire hobbits who gathered in The Green Dragon Inn at Bywater for a mug of beer and some news from distant parts, you (for a price less than a mug of beer, even in my country) will get the following:

  • My heartfelt gratitude ❤ 
  • Patron-only posts, including various sketches and WIPs that are not published elsewhere
  • Early access: See my completed artwork at least 3 days before any non-Patrons do
  • Polls: You can vote on what you'd like me to paint (including ideas from the Suggestion box)
The Prancing Pony Inn
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
The Prancing Pony was a meeting place for the inhabitants of Breeland, as well as a resort of Rangers and travellers on the ancient roads. News from North, South, and East could be heard in the inn. 

Therefore you'll get access to many more things. And though they might be Strange as News from Bree, they'll surely come in pints:

  • all of the above, plus:
  • Exclusive content: Hi-res pictures you can use as wallpapers, line art for colouring
  • Time-lapse videos and other posts showing my creative process
  • Special patron-only giveways 
  • Suggestion box: A thread once in a while where I'd love to collect ideas from you that might get drawn/painted
     
Great chamber of Thrór
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
The Great Chamber of Thrór was the hall of feasting and council in the mountain-realm of Erebor. Dwarves were renowned craftsmen, had marvellous skill and created many beautiful treasures; those who had their friendship greatly profited from it.

And you will get tangible rewards as well:

  •  all of the above, plus:
  • A pack of bookmarks and/or postcards of my artwork and possibly other treasures, sent to you every six months (Mar/Sep)
  • 10% off any purchase from my Etsy shop
Meduseld, the Golden Hall
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
Great hall of the Kings of Rohan, built by Brego son of Eorl. It was set upon a green terrace in the midst of Edoras and its walls were richly decorated with great tapestries depicting the history and legends of the Rohirrim.

You too get access to larger pieces of art; your rewards for this tier are:

  • all of the above, plus:  
  • Artwork of your choice from my galleries, old or new. Not as a tapestry, but an A4 paper print, send to you every six months (Mar/Sep) 
  • 15% off any purchase from my Etsy shop
     
Tower Hall of Minas Tirith
$30 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Minas Tirith was vaster and more splendid than any other city in the Third Age. In the Citadel of Gondor, in its topmost level, there was the throne room of the Kings of Men, whose winged crown was held in awe by folk of many tongues. 

What do you get at this topmost level?

  • all of the above, plus:
  • One free A4-sized commission per year of your continued support. Just tell me what you'd like me to paint (something I am familiar with), and I will create an illustration based off your prompt and send it to you.
  • 20% off any purchase from my Etsy shop

About me

Hi, my name is Matěj. 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 mostly as a freelance graphic and web designer (making websites, posters and print publications), being an artist in my spare time.
My great love and inspiration has been the world of J. R. R. Tolkien. But I am also inspired by other fantasy as well as real world landscapes and architecture. I take commissions and sell my pictures online.



Where you can find me:
  • DeviantArt – largest gallery of my work
  • Facebook – my current art and news
  • Instagram – more pictures, WIPs and short videos
  • Etsy – my art originals and prints for sale

Why Patreon

Patreon is a wonderful platform for connecting artists and their fans. It has been compared to an ongoing Kickstarter: Instead of one-off sponsoring for a product, you literally become a Patron of the Arts, supporting artists themselves and their continuous work, with any amount you want (starting as low as $1 per month) for as long as you want. The great thing about it is that the rewards you get are ongoing, too!
If you decide to become a patron, you can change or cancel your support at any time. (If you're not sure how the financial aspect works, check out the Patreon's FAQ.)

How you can help me

I love painting and creating beautiful things, but currently I work full-time as a graphic designer and I of course also must take care of my family, so I am not left with much time to freely create and develop my art skills.
If you like my art, then by supporting me here you can provide me with the resources I need to take it to the next level, enabling me to gradually devote more time and energy to my artistic work and stay focused on things that I love to create, so I can make more pictures and also get better by the practice.
But there is yet another dimension. As people who care about my work so much that you decided to become my patrons, you have a special place and I highly value your opinion, so you can surely provide me with valuable feedback and critique as well as inspiration and suggestions for future work.

What you get for it

Aside from the pleasure of helping an aspiring artist on his artistic journey you also get more concrete rewards for your support.
You, as patrons, can see my artwork sooner than anyone else. You will also see various sketches and work-in-progress shots which I won't share elsewhere. You get access to exclusive hi-res versions of art, wallpapers, avatars and other digital content. You can direct my work in suggestion boxes and polls. You get discounts for my Etsy shop. You can get physical rewards such as prints of my art. You can even have free commissions from me.
Just check the reward levels in the right sidebar and pick the one you like best!

Recent posts by Matěj Čadil

Tiers
The Green Dragon Inn
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
You are a patron of the arts! Even with the lowest pledge you are letting me know that my art matters to you. Thank you!

Just like Shire hobbits who gathered in The Green Dragon Inn at Bywater for a mug of beer and some news from distant parts, you (for a price less than a mug of beer, even in my country) will get the following:

  • My heartfelt gratitude ❤ 
  • Patron-only posts, including various sketches and WIPs that are not published elsewhere
  • Early access: See my completed artwork at least 3 days before any non-Patrons do
  • Polls: You can vote on what you'd like me to paint (including ideas from the Suggestion box)
The Prancing Pony Inn
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
The Prancing Pony was a meeting place for the inhabitants of Breeland, as well as a resort of Rangers and travellers on the ancient roads. News from North, South, and East could be heard in the inn. 

Therefore you'll get access to many more things. And though they might be Strange as News from Bree, they'll surely come in pints:

  • all of the above, plus:
  • Exclusive content: Hi-res pictures you can use as wallpapers, line art for colouring
  • Time-lapse videos and other posts showing my creative process
  • Special patron-only giveways 
  • Suggestion box: A thread once in a while where I'd love to collect ideas from you that might get drawn/painted
     
Great chamber of Thrór
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
The Great Chamber of Thrór was the hall of feasting and council in the mountain-realm of Erebor. Dwarves were renowned craftsmen, had marvellous skill and created many beautiful treasures; those who had their friendship greatly profited from it.

And you will get tangible rewards as well:

  •  all of the above, plus:
  • A pack of bookmarks and/or postcards of my artwork and possibly other treasures, sent to you every six months (Mar/Sep)
  • 10% off any purchase from my Etsy shop
Meduseld, the Golden Hall
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
Great hall of the Kings of Rohan, built by Brego son of Eorl. It was set upon a green terrace in the midst of Edoras and its walls were richly decorated with great tapestries depicting the history and legends of the Rohirrim.

You too get access to larger pieces of art; your rewards for this tier are:

  • all of the above, plus:  
  • Artwork of your choice from my galleries, old or new. Not as a tapestry, but an A4 paper print, send to you every six months (Mar/Sep) 
  • 15% off any purchase from my Etsy shop
     
Tower Hall of Minas Tirith
$30 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Minas Tirith was vaster and more splendid than any other city in the Third Age. In the Citadel of Gondor, in its topmost level, there was the throne room of the Kings of Men, whose winged crown was held in awe by folk of many tongues. 

What do you get at this topmost level?

  • all of the above, plus:
  • One free A4-sized commission per year of your continued support. Just tell me what you'd like me to paint (something I am familiar with), and I will create an illustration based off your prompt and send it to you.
  • 20% off any purchase from my Etsy shop