My story I have been close to animals as well as drawing them since childhood. As time went by, drawing moved from being a desirable activity stopping a child in their mischiefs to more of a way of postponing learning or homework. For a couple of years, I turned away from it and focused more on getting my education and starting the business. A few years ago, I allowed myself to sit down again with paper and crayons. Let me tell you what the impulse was that brought me back to drawing. Some time ago, out of curiosity, I had my family tree made. To my great surprise, I found out that the Czech painter Emanuel Bakla was my relative. At that moment, my grandfather’s and father’s beautiful handwriting and drawing finally made sense. I decided to get back to drawing, because I understood I was throwing away the gift I had instead of getting it out there, among people, in form of art.
C.G. Jung once said: “If you are a gifted person, it doesn’t mean that you gained something. It means you have something to give back.”
Recently, our world has turned upside down due to a coronavirus pandemic. Being locked and stuck at home because of the quarantine, it seemed to be a perfect time for cleaning and creating. Our lives literally stopped and we, performance-focused people, got an opportunity to turn into ourselves for a change. For me, and I believe for lots of us, it was a real challenge, a step into the unknown. But thanks to that I finally fully committed to drawing. It healed my soul and saved my mental health, for which I am eternally grateful. Each of my drawings has a piece of me as well as one of the drawn animal. I hope you will enjoy my drawings asI believe that my portraits of your pets may brighten up your days.
In 2020, I was given the opportunity to co-illustrate a friend’s psychological book (About the Soul: How to Understand Yourself by Josef Křížek), so you can see my drawings there as well. In 2021, I drew a camel for Arabic textbook of Jassan Shadafnh.
In 2021, my first exhibition took place at Veterinary Institute in Brno.
What I use for creating
Art Fabriano Disegno 4 SMOOTH (220g/m2)
Caran d´Ache Luminance
Caran d´Ache Pablo
PanPastel Derwent Pastel
Faber-Castell PITT Pastel
Cretacolor Fine Art Pastel
Charcoal Pencils Cretacolor Nero