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Gandalf on the Bridge of Khazad-dum by DonatoArts
Gandalf on the Bridge of Khazad-dum
11" x 14"
Watercolor Pencil and Chalk on Toned Paper

Created a portrait of Gandalf while waiting to return to the studio this past week. I tend to avoid depicting the Balrog for even after reading and rereading this passage for over 30 years, I still do not 'know' what a Balrog looks like, nor do I want to!
How do you depict fear?

Gandalf on the Bridge of Khazad-dum
11" x 14" (28cm x 36cm)
Watercolor pencil and chalk on Paper

Construct of Time by DonatoArts
Construct of Time
One of my first illustration projects back 20 years ago. 
Oil on Panel
18" x26"

This and scores more oil paintings, hundreds of drawings and loads of DVD's , Prints, and books will be on display and for sale at my Open Studio this Saturday, February 7th, 2015 from 12noon to 6pm.  The link below provides a few previews...

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Voyager - The Offering by DonatoArts
Voyager - The Offering
One of my favorites from a series of images related to the coast where the earth, sea, and sky all meet.  I grew up visiting the coast of Maine where the sea was a treacherous and powerful force.  I learned to respect the forces of nature...
48" x 36"
Oil on Panel
Faramir at Osgiliath by DonatoArts
Faramir at Osgiliath
Oil on Panel
55" x 37"
Just added a post regarding this image and a few others on the theme of mass figure compositions.  This is a theme of one of the lectures in a series I will be hosting online this Spring with the SmArt School:…


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bowtie-pencil Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  New member
omg your artwork is amazing!
nostrilcow Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, i wish i could favorite your entire account.
PaulaGomes Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Dear Donato, I love your work and have been trying for months to find the pictures of three of your paintings for the ASOIAF Calendar. I lost count how many hours I spent trying every way of search! I only managed to crop them from the Calendar pic that shows the whole set but they are tiny and, apart from that, impossible to find on the net!

The pictures I'd dearly love to save for my files are:
1) North of the Wall (Direwolf killing a stag);
2) Stannis (at the Wall?);
3) Riverrun.

Could you please point me in the right direction? A link, anything!
Thank you so much, and may you and your outstanding artwork prosper.
Superf1yBri Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
Fantastic artwork. Amazing :)
themarkmiles Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing gallery!
m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Discovered you on Zerply having seen your Game of Thrones calendar work, v.glad to see you here, superb portfolio.
Saltmint Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You are a pro. Do you use live models or build armatures as ref?
Tomsworld642 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is amazing!:la: Spin Dancing :la: :Dummy La: 
lucius-phoenix Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Syracuse, New York?
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