Friday, December 31, 2010

Godfried Teutonicus

At the time this portrait was created, Godfried Teutonicus was 343 years old. He was the patriarch of a respected dwarf clan, and the grandfather of the famous Hericus Teutonicus, the last dwarf on the Serbian soil.

From the book “Banished Demons”, Orfelin Izdavaštvo, 2010.
Text Copyright  © Petar Meseldžija, 2010.

Godfried Teutonicus and I wish you a Happy New Year!!


  1. This is AWESOME!! Happy New YEar!

  2. Fabulous !
    Thanks Petar and Happy New Year to you and Anita !

  3. Alina – Happy New Year to you, too!

    Larry – Thank you for your continued support. All the very best to you and Pat Ann in the New Year.


  4. It's amazing what you can do with a peice of carbon embedded in a stick of wood. Bravo!

  5. I wish you the best for the new year Petar.

  6. Wonderful! So full of life and expression. Thank you for all the inspiration. Happy New Year!

  7. Best Wishes and Happy New Year Everybody!
    Thank you for sharing your imagination Peter.

    Thank You!

  8. that is quite a life, 343 years of age... i love looking at this and considering the years in his face... respect indeed!

  9. Thank you all for your continued support and for your kind, helpful and stimulating comments. Much appreciated!
    Once again, Happy New Year to you, too!

  10. May you have a healthy, happy and creative new year!
    Though I'm mainly a wildlife artist, your work has been a source of inspiration, to me!
    Thank you for being there!


  11. You are very welcome, Paschalis. A happy, healthy and creative new year to you, too!

  12. He doesn't look a day over 330 to me.

    This is such a wonderful drawing - thanks for sharing.

    Petar, what did you use to prepare the surface you were drawing on?

  13. I drew Teutonicus inside a copy of the Serbian edition of Steel Bashaw. It is just a Kunstdruk paper with that yellowish-structure surface printed on it. Thanks, John!