Alex Cardenas

Hi! First of all, I'm from Chile, so I'm sorry if my english is not perfect I’m originally from Valdivia, where I’m currently finishing my journalism career. I draw and paint in my spear time. My friends say I’m a perfectionist when it comes to my artwork, cause’ I’m constantly retouching my painting… but, I guess I like them to be as accurate as I imagined them. I started drawing right after I finished Lord of the Rings; Tolkien is a big source of ideas… Hence all the elves in my work :p I also love Yeats poems… I’m constantly recurring to the pages of  The Tower and the The Collected Poems.  But my inspiration comes mainly from music. I always listen to something relaxing while I paint; Loreena McKennitt, Enya or any good movie soundtrack does the trick. I also love opera, specially Puccini, Mozart, Bellini and Donizetti’s works. I find inspiration in some artists from the past as well, like Fray Angelico, Botticelli, Raffaello Sanzio, Dali and the Pre-raphaelite Brotherhood. My favorite fantasy artists are Brian Froud, Alan Lee, Boris Vallejo, Daniel Merriam, Luis Royo, Johfra Bosschart, Kinuko and Stephanie Pui-Mun Law whose watercolors have inspired me to go and color my drawings.  Hope u like my work… I’ll be uploading more drawings and paintings soon, so stay tuned.  Teddy.- I like Fantasy art, classical music, movies and lots of other things that just don't come to mind right now.... don't know why. Favourite movies Lord of the Rings, Ridley Scott's Legend, Darren Aronofsky's The Fountain, Pan's Labyrinth. Favourite books Lord of the Rings, Stardust, Yeat's Poems. Favourite music Opera, Loreena Mckennitt, Enya, Secret Garden.