There are always those lucky people who’ve already realized their dreams at a young age. One of those people is 17-year-old Dusan Krtolica from Serbia who started drawing at the age of two. While most artists train to hone their skills, Krtolica is a child prodigy who was born with exceptional drawing skills.
To date, he has already held six solo exhibitions and even made some TV appearances to talk about his works. At the age of 13, he was able to write and illustrate an encyclopedia of the prehistoric world. Now, he’s looking for a new publisher for the English version of his Encyclopedia of Prehistoric Animals.
Meet 17-year-old Dusan Krtolica from Serbia who started drawing at the age of two.
His parents enrolled him in art school when he was four.
The Labors of Hercules by 13-year-old Dusan Krtolica
Krotolica documents his works on his Facebook page and blog. His drawings mostly feature nature and animals. And believe it or not, he draws them completely from memory. Using pencils or black pens as a medium, he intricately and realistically draws birds, elephants, and other wild animals.
“Drawing is my greatest passion, and I find my inspiration in nature. I am mostly fascinated by animals and their great diversity, as well as their amazing ability to adapt to living in many different environments.”
His drawings mostly feature nature and wild animals.
Just like many children, Krtolica also finds dinosaurs and other mythical creatures, like dragons, fascinating.
Each year, his skills dramatically improve. Needless to say, his skill sets are still way too advanced for his age. It’s no surprise that his works have attracted many people across the world. The young artist also accepts commission works globally—the latest one being from a client in South Korea.
“There is a huge interest in my work, so I am selling my drawings across the world. What I am most happy about is that all my customers also became my friends.”
Watch him in action
You can see more of his amazing works from his Facebook and Blogspot page. Also, you can get a copy of his book here, although it’s still a Serbian version. Krtolica has yet to announce the release of its English version.