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Long passed Opportunities

September 24th, 2023

After the summer of 2023, I finally mustered up some additional energy to complete a project I began over 2 years ago. It had been quite some time since I genuinely enjoyed working on my personal 3D art. With a lot happening in my life, mainly revolving around family (which is a good thing), finding time to what I’ve always been passionate about has become increasingly challenging…

Next Untitled Study

March 23rd, 2022

After some spring cleaning up I found this lying/hiding/dying/rotting in the deep folders of my hard drive.. Thought… 3 years old stuff but still cool so decided to release it out.

Lego Study

January 22nd, 2021

Yeah, boring times during all the covid-19 days. During early 2020 (first lockdown) I spent 3 days with kids sorting out lego bricks by colors. We put together all of those beautiful transparent pieces aside and I made some pictures which inspired me to make some 3d version.

Devil’s fine-tuning cathedra

March 26th, 2020

I must admit it maybe a bit inappropriate to publish such a hellish project in these rather dark times but better sooner than later than never. I was about to write an essey about it but I wont. I just want it out so I can focus on a bit more optimistic art again. Everybody stay safe!

Chess series

September 2nd, 2019

About year ago I started to work on chess set we have at home. Just for fun to try out the Bercon maps (plugin for 3dsmax) and see what could I do and how much I can get out of it. Besides other cool things it is very nice procedural 3d wood structure generator. At first I started shading with V-ray which supports Bercon maps nicely. Later on I decided to bake the maps and switched to Redshift renderer (read more)

Wasteland Fortunes

July 30th, 2018

Phew… new piece is done! something else this time..

Marek Denko – D2 Special Coverage of Total Chaos

July 29th, 2018

Here you can watch 15 minutes of Fabio trying to interview me XD!

Total Chaos 2018

May 20th, 2018

TotalChaos2018 in Bulgaria was awesome. I met several old friends as well as amazing new people. I gave hour long talk “3d art of Marek Denko” and had a good food and few beers!. Great event! Thanks to everyone involved!

THU 2017

September 30th, 2017

I had an opportunity to spent several days at Trojan Horse was a Unicorn 2017 in Portugal. I gave a talk called “3d art of Marek Denko”. It was unforgettable experience and amazing event.

Animago Award 2017, Winner of category: Best still

September 9th, 2017

So I did it! You did it! Thanks for all the votes and people behind the Animago award! It was very nice experience and special evening for me! THANKS!

animago AWARD 2017: Vote for the best still

July 19th, 2017

I’m proudly announcing that my work Her Eventual Hesitation has been nominated for animago AWARD 2017: Best still category. There are 3 works in the final round. You can give your vote here (not necessarily to my work) Thank you!

EXPOSÉ 12 : finest digital art in the known universe

March 14th, 2017

Just received email that 3 of my images Souvenir, Return to Prime Even and Autumn at Relay Outpost 17 will be included in the “EXPOSÉ 12: finest digital art in the known universe”. I’ve been also nominated for an award… so call me #nominee k? Anyways… I’ve been asked to share this cgstarter project so I gladly do. If it’s not too much to ask and you really really want… pre-orded the book. It seems it will help the team behind it a lot. Thank you!

Her Eventual Hesitation

February 28th, 2017

It’s finally done! Enjoy my latest artwork…

Interview on CGTrader

December 6th, 2016

I’ve been interviewed by Cgtrader

Autumn at Relay Outpost 17

August 15th, 2016

Finally new artwork time! As Usual it’s a been a busy year but despite all work, family and lazy hours stuff I was able to steal some time and finally finish new illustration.

Territory: Exploring the Art of 3D Environments

April 2nd, 2016

Some of my works will be displayed in Gnomon Gallery Hollywood. If you are in the area make sure to check it out. Big names of the industry:
Alex Alvarez, Toni Bratincevic, Francesco Corvino, Marek Denko, Devon Fay, Guilherme Henrique, Dragos Jieanu, David Lesperance, Stefan Morrell, Nicolas Pierquin and Helder Pinto

Splash 2015 workshop

October 2nd, 2015

I did a 4 hours long workshop at Splash 2015 in Prague. I showed my scenes, showed and explained my techniques. Lot of fun! Great event! Pictures can be found here.

Long Gone Eights

September 9th, 2015

A little tribute to late 90s Audi a8. It started with a simple lighting test doodle but at some point I decided to work on it and see how far I can take it. As I needed to fill it with some cars I bought the audi a8 model from humster3d. Model was in quite a good shape but adjustments/tweaks were necessary. Original plan was no plan at all, then I wanted to fill the scene with more cares but I kind of started to like the audis only in it. Don’t take it too seriously, I was probably just lazy. Enjoy.

CG Trader Awards – most influential designer

May 13th, 2015

I received email from CG trader saying lot of people gave their vote for me in the “Most influential designer” category. Even though I don’t design much. But thank you people! Lot of things going on in my life so sadly I don’t have as much time for personal work but I promise I’ll keep it coming!

Return to Prime Even

November 28th, 2014

I’ve been quite busy with work during 2014 but despite all I was able to spare some time and work on my personal artwork called Return to Prime Even. It all started with quick doodling in Photoshop and turned into long weeks of modeling, texturing, rendering, figuring things out and adding details.

Mexico city – Renderit 2014 , presentation and masterclass

September 26th, 2014

I spent few days in Mexico city at very cool event Renderit 2014. I had a presentation about my personal artworks and inspirations and masterclass about my workflow. It was great pleasure to have a chance to participate and to meet new friends from around the world.

Digital Art Masters volume 9 – Rooftops, rockets and Adventures beyond

September 26th, 2014

My “Rooftops, rockets and Adventures beyond” image made it to the 9th volume of the Digital Art Masters book series. You can preview and buy the book here. I’m looking forward to list the amazing book.

Prints of my works finally available

August 22nd, 2014

Hello, from time to time I’m asked to sell prints so in case someone desires to have some of my works on the wall here is link:


December 7th, 2013

This illustration called “Souvenir” is inspired by the shelf lit by the late sunset trough the trees. I’ve seen this magical light setup last summer during family holiday in Slovakia. I was experimenting with several ideas how to make it more alive and bring a bit of story into it.

Making of Rooftops, Rockets and Adventures beyond

June 11th, 2013

I’ve made short making of video of my latest artwork.

Rooftops, Rockets and Adventures beyond – new personal project

June 6th, 2013

After long breaks I was able to finish my next personal artwork. Finally! It’s been 2 years back when I started to work on it. Originally it was planned as a christmas present for my kids. Due to heavy workload I wasn’t able to finish until now. Hope you like it.

Digital Art Masters volume 8 – Under the southern highway

June 3rd, 2013

My “Under the southern highway” image made it to the 8th volume of the Digital Art Masters book series. You can preview and buy the book here. I’m looking forward to list the amazing book.

Chaosgroup V-ray Artist spotlight 03 2013- Interview with Marek Denko

April 5th, 2013

I’ve been interviewed for Chaosgroup V-ray Artist spotlight 03 2013.

The Career Path of Marek Denko

February 26th, 2013

I’ve been interviewed by 3dtotal

Under the southern highway

July 27th, 2012

Finally after few months of heavy workload I’ve finished new artwork. I’ve tried to capture some sort of grayness of life as a man gets older and older as he starts to burn down slowly. Tired of world and its ridiculous patethism. Looking around and see things which I’ve never noticed or needed to notice before as life goes on day after day and priorities of everyday life are changing.

Interview on Tideart

July 8th, 2011

You can read short interview with me on tideart.

Digital Art Masters volume 6 – Everything beautiful is far away

July 7th, 2011

My “Everything beautiful is far away” image made it to the 6th volume of the Digital Art Masters book series. You can preview and buy the book here. Besides usual free copy of this amazing book I also received a limited edition pack of playing cards with the images from the book. So nice!

CG Garden – animation still frame #0041

June 21st, 2011

I’ve decided to render one high res frame from the recent animation I’ve made.

Get the real CGI – promo short

June 19th, 2011

Short 3d animation made as a promotional clip of my company

10ravens 3dmodels and textures

April 9th, 2011

Check out the new site of friend of mine with nice 3dmodels and textures content.

3rd kiddo in the house

February 8th, 2011

3rd little miracle came into my life this morning… His name is Otakar. So welcome here … to this strange world full of strange people…

Rendernation – good farm and good friends

January 25th, 2011

I’ve never actually planned to advertise on my personal homepage but I have to violate my rules for these guys. Always there and after years we became more. So I’ll just drop a link and say “Check them out”! I’ve tried a lot of times and always satisfied.

PF 2011

December 26th, 2010

Have fun in 2011! I made this one really quickly and also added as a part of the Quick stuffs gallery.

Marek Denko | Retrospective reel | Selected Works 2003-2010

December 17th, 2010

After months of fun and pain, I’m honored to proudly present you my brand new dirty and shiny personal project called Marek Denko Retrospective Reel.

My beginnings… online

October 7th, 2010

Feel free to read a bit about the very first parts of my CG career here.

Quick stuffs online

October 7th, 2010

In this part of my homepage you can find some quick personal projects/tests i did in the past and felt they weren’t that good to publish. After some time I looked at them again and they weren’t so terrible so I decided to post them just here on my site.

Marek Denko on Facebook

July 15th, 2010

Hello, world… since my personal account on facebook has been bombarded by requests from lots of fans I decided to promote the official Marek Denko group here. My apologies to all guys whos requests have been ignored. I’m just trying to keep the personal account personal. Hope you understand.

Everything beautiful is far away

July 14th, 2010

It’s about being far away from family, friends from everything you love and care about. Just an anonymous cold waiting areas of airports gates with strangers all around set to dime mood of cold weather and soft fogy sunset make your unwanted company. I know these days airport are quite modern and fancy… but it’s even more unpersonalised with all those duty free shops and fake Irish pubs and pizza restaurants with fake smile or without it.

3dcreative – The gallery

October 26th, 2009

My recent personal artwork Eldorado was included in 3dcreative – The gallery October 2009 issue. You can download free lite version here or buy a full version issue here.


September 22nd, 2009

After a while I’ve finally finished my new personal project called “Eldorado”. The soil was originally made for a commercial print but the client refused this version asking for less violent soil and so on and so on… We all know how these clients/studio stuff work. I kept the soil scene and decided to use it for my own project since I liked it pretty much. I added lots of extra features like grass strands, roots, leaves and other small bits here and there. At the beginning I wasn’t really sure what will be the hero of the shot. I was thinking about tennis ball, golf ball, pack of cigarettes, bottle etc. but at the and one little toy car won.

Digital Art Masters Vol.3 – Free Chapter Making of Hektor

July 6th, 2009

Folks at FocalPress and decided to make chapter I wrote for Digital Art Masters Vol.3 – Making of Hektor free to download. So I’m not really sure if it’s that good or that bad but since I’m thinking from time to time I would say it’s kind of promotional move so to be humble it has to be really amazing chapter. Well ok, end of jokes… Here is the link to download the chapter (Enjoy it!) and here you can buy Digital Art Masters vol.3 book. I have all 3 volumes of DAM in my library and I can say it’s really nice reading! Besides… my 2 years old son loves it even more.

Another little miracle

June 3rd, 2009

Another little miracle came into my life this morning… Her name is Ivanka. So welcome here … to this strange world full of strange people…

Magazine Pixel no.149 – A2 poster of Buggy desert rose + Making of buggy series (sk)

May 8th, 2009

May issue of the Czech and Slovakian computer graphics and digital audio magazine Pixel number 149 published my article called “Making of the buggy series” in SK language and also there is a nice poster of my Buggy series: Desert rose in it. For world wide there will be very soon much larger and detailed “making of” available in new book from 3dtotal and that one will be in English.

The Jury member on

March 14th, 2009

I’m proud to announce that I became the member of the Jury on CG gallery. It’s one of the most prestigious and respected 3d virtual gallery over the globe. I still remember happiness when my first piece Female anatomy study was accepted in there back in 2004. It’s a honor guys thanks!

Lost Lake

February 23rd, 2009

I’ve finished Lost Lake project or better I should say that my HDD finished my Lost Lake project. I had this little accident with HDD and this render is the only thing left I found on my FTP from this lost project. So I called it Lost Lake. There won’t be any wireframes or any shade views this time. : o / … only thing I can show are older wip renders.

3Dtotal interview

January 2nd, 2009

There is an interview with me on 3d  If you are interested you can read it here


January 2nd, 2009

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December 16th, 2008

Another Worthless Environmental Movie – that is how I named my recent short movie. It’s a very simple atmospherical movie made of simple shots showing wasteland, rusty shipwreck, dead bird in oil and heart touching things like that.

Digital Art Masters :Volume 3

August 27th, 2008

I’m glad to let you know that I made it into the new 3d total book Digital Art Masters :Volume 3 with my work Hektor. Book looks pretty nice and it is full of beautiful images and interesting “making of” tutorials. I’m happy to be part of it.

MAXCON 2008 – my contribution

July 9th, 2008

So after very nice weekend spent in Prague, full of great lectures, so many old friends and crazy after parties, Maxcon 2008 is over. It was really great to be there and to be part of it. You can watch my lecture online on only in Slovak language, but some parts are easy to understand just from visual part. So what to say… See you next year!


June 27th, 2008

On July 5-6th 2008 there will be 4th year of conference about 3dsmax and computer graphics called MAXCON 2008. As previous years also this year conference will be settled in Prague. I’d like to inform you that once again I’ll be one of the speakers. I’ll be talking about my recent personal project Buggy series is online

May 7th, 2008

After several years of co-operation, dead matches and capturing flags on many various projects we’ve finally decided to join into one team. The all new NoEmotion.

Buggy series

May 5th, 2008

I’ve recently finished my latest personal project. It is one of those bigger and I started to work on it in January 2008. It was shortly after I’ve seen Mad Max trilogy again. I love those fallout vehicles in the movie and I remember like I loved them when I was just a kid so I’ve decided to make at least my own one. I spent on it parts of my free time (about two to three weeks) during 4 months.

Softbank commercial

April 20th, 2008

I spent over 5 weeks at Blur studio in Los Angeles working on commercial directed by David Fincher. Project supervisor was Kevin Margo from Blur. I worked together with Peter Sanitra. Our task was basically everything starting from modeling, lighting, rendering, rotoscoping to compositing. We did computer generated branches on the trees, flying cars, sparks, existing logos replacements, motion blur reconstruction, basically everything what is flying in the air. We used 3dsmax and Vray for 3d job and Fusion 5 for compositing. Tracking was done in SynthEyes by Matt Merkovich. We had a great time in LA. Thanks to all at Blur, its a great place!
So finally commercial is online so I’m proud to show it, click here to watch.

Interview in 3DCreative Magazine

March 4th, 2008

I’ve been interviewed by 3DCreative Magazine. Here you can download ‘lite’ version of the March 2008 3DCreative Magazine issue.

Freelancer at your service

January 13th, 2008

So again I’m on my own… and if you are interested about my services just send me a line. Don’t forget to check my 2006 demoreel here if you haven’t seen it already.

PF 2008

January 2nd, 2008

Let me say all those boring useless and cliché words… “Happy new year”


November 17th, 2007

I’m proud to present my latest personal project I called Hektor. Enjoy it!

Autodesk 3dsmax Master 2007

August 7th, 2007

As it was officially presented at Siggraph 2007 Autodesk user group meeting I’m happy to let you know that I’ve been chosen as one of the Autodesk 3dsmax Masters for this year. I’m really honored and I’d like to say one big ‘Thank you’ to all of the people who gave me vote. I take this as really big stimulation and responsibility for my upcoming professional and personal projects. Here is the link for video at youtube.

My firstborn son

July 18th, 2007

My firstborn… His name is Adam. Welcome here Adam… to this strange world full of strange people…

Interview at

July 11th, 2007

I was interviewed at You can read a bit about me and my find some interesting information about my work.

What took you so long!?

July 8th, 2007

I’m happy that after months of working on a lot of professional projects eating all of my lifetime I found some time and I started, worked and I finished next personal artwork again. I call it “What took you so long?!” and it is environment inspired by one of Pragues districts where I’m living and working now.
Name of the street on the plank is kind of ironic “Osloboditelov” which is in Slovak language and it means in English “Liberators”. Picture is dedicated to my wife and my colleagues from imagesFX.

Autodesk Masters Nominees 2007

May 24th, 2007

I’m proud to announce that I’ve been nominated as an Autodesk 3ds Max Master in this year’s Autodesk Master Awards. All nominees are great artists from around the world and it’s a big honor to be there with them, to be one of them. Good luck to everyone.

Making of Sunrise of the 80’s

April 14th, 2007

I wrote short making of Sunrise of the 80’s. Tutorial is hosted on Autodesks Area and so registration is required. Here is the link.

Sunrise of the 80’s

January 16th, 2007

After the end of the year 2006, I had more free time to spend than usual so I started to work on my new personal project. I call it “Sunrise of the 80’s”. It took me about 3 weeks of work, mainly during the nights and creative moments of the short winter days and long winter nights. In the beginning it was planned as night street scene but during one week of playing with lighting and testing I reached sunrise once again like in my previous work “Street of memories“. I hope that people who know these kind of housing estates sceneries will agree with me that they have a particular charm. Thanks to all folks for supporting and helping me with good critique and to my wife for patience. I hope you like it.

PF 2007

January 1st, 2007

So old year has gone and new one is here… “I don’t wish to anyone anything good”. Once I really said that huh. But it is not this case 😉 Happy new year to all.

3 weeks in Shiraz (Iran 2006)

December 27th, 2006

I’ve just returned from Iran when I was on working holidays with my friend Peter Sanitra. After few days there I discovered that Iran is much better country then I thought and it is definitely better then media present us everyday. People are nice and friendly, youth is modern and chicken kebab rulez.
In photography section you can find several pictures from Iran.

3dcreative November issue015

November 15th, 2006


My artwork Heritage is included in the gallery of 3dcreative mag November issue 015. There are lot of very good stuffs to read inside of it. Good work guys!

New domain… new dirty look

November 5th, 2006

After more then one year I decided to change the look of my website and to buy new domain I’m using redesigned and edited wordpress template which is originally created by Tracy Ou aka Viitoria L.(dfCOM). After few days full of editing style sheet, preparing pictures and filling up this new homepage with meaningful holy text I’m exhausted! So welcome visitors and I hope you will spent more time here than I usually spent on other artists websites.