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Dragon Rider by DonatoArts
Dragon Rider

Inspiration at 30,000 feet. What better way to pass time on the flight to the Spectrum Live Convention this past weekend than by creating a drawing of my new character as a pilot in the act of taking wing.

14" x 11"
Watercolor Pencil and Chalk on Toned Paper

ASoIaF - Arya and the Hound - ColdHearts by DonatoArts
ASoIaF - Arya and the Hound - ColdHearts

A new drawing from the nightly activities. I can not imagine what is in store for young Arya as she suffers through scarring tragedies. Either she becomes an incredibly compassionate person, or develops into one of the cruelest rulers Westros has ever seen. I vote for the later.

Cold Hearts - Arya and the Hound
A Song of Ice and Fire
Watercolor Pencil and Chalk on Toned Paper
14" x 11"

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...

Donato Arts
397 Pacific Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217…


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vonsac Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
Beautiful, dramatic paintings.
Llalanya Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant gallery. I look forward to combing through it. It's just so damn good!
Napper5565 Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic gallery, very inspirational
YokoSama Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work is inspiring I cant wait to see your next work!
MarkIvan Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome gallery.
CuriousTom Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for your art, Mr. Giancola.
It was a pleasure browsing through your gallery.
hojGi Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Student
:chew: U R Amazing man! - keep it UP! :meow: :wave:
bowtie-pencil Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
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.
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