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Drogon and Daenerys at Slaver's Bay by DonatoArts Drogon and Daenerys at Slaver's Bay :icondonatoarts:DonatoArts 370 13 Huor and Hurin Approaching Gondolin by DonatoArts Huor and Hurin Approaching Gondolin :icondonatoarts:DonatoArts 702 16 Smaug: The Golden by DonatoArts Smaug: The Golden :icondonatoarts:DonatoArts 324 16 The Coming of Smaug by DonatoArts The Coming of Smaug :icondonatoarts:DonatoArts 542 13 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by DonatoArts Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep :icondonatoarts:DonatoArts 554 29 Reach - Empathetic Robot by DonatoArts Reach - Empathetic Robot :icondonatoarts:DonatoArts 553 16 Serra Angel - Magic: The Gathering - Dominaria set by DonatoArts Serra Angel - Magic: The Gathering - Dominaria set :icondonatoarts:DonatoArts 232 8 Empathetic Robot - Reach by DonatoArts Empathetic Robot - Reach :icondonatoarts:DonatoArts 188 6 Magic Five Lands Panorama by DonatoArts Magic Five Lands Panorama :icondonatoarts:DonatoArts 295 8 Earthly Limits by DonatoArts Earthly Limits :icondonatoarts:DonatoArts 272 12 Valyrian Steel by DonatoArts Valyrian Steel :icondonatoarts:DonatoArts 237 7 Fragility by DonatoArts Fragility :icondonatoarts:DonatoArts 533 22 Lunch with William, Tom and Bert by DonatoArts Lunch with William, Tom and Bert :icondonatoarts:DonatoArts 612 22 Gimli at Helm's Deep by DonatoArts Gimli at Helm's Deep :icondonatoarts:DonatoArts 360 19 Fragility by DonatoArts Fragility :icondonatoarts:DonatoArts 188 5 The Weapon Smiths by DonatoArts The Weapon Smiths :icondonatoarts:DonatoArts 280 14

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Drogon and Daenerys at Slaver's Bay
A new painting Inspired by recent beautiful sunsets. I directed my eye to George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire for the setting with the city of Meereen in the background.
Drogon and Daenerys at Slaver's Bay
20" x 30" Oil on Panel
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www.donatoart.com
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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
Just had this piece delivered to its new home in England this past week. Thank you Malcolm for the chance to revisit this great novel!
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
26”x 18” Oil on Panel 2018
Private Commission
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Donato Giancola
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United States
As a heavily respected and awarded Imaginative Realist artist, Donato shares his passion of figurative arts not only through his unique body of oil paintings and drawings, but also by inspiring future generations of creators through teaching at the Illustration Master Class and the School of Visual Arts, mentoring online through the SmArt School, and lecturing and exhibiting at various institutions, seminars, and conventions worldwide.

From J.R.R. Tolkiens' The Lord of the Rings to Botticellis' La Primivera, Donato balances modern concepts with historical inspirations to bridge the worlds of contemporary and historical figurative arts. Influences encompass strolls down New York City streets and pilgrimages to museums and art institutions where ever he travels. Donato recognizes the significant cultural role played by visual art and makes personal efforts to contribute to the expansion and appreciation of the narrative genre that extend beyond the commissions of his clients.

Since beginning his professional career in 1993, Donato’s list of clients has grown to include major book publishers in New York to concept design firms on the West Coast: notables include The United Nations, LucasArts, National Geographic, Scientific American, CNN, DC Comics, Microsoft, The Village Voice, Playboy Magazine, US Postal Service, Wizards of the Coast , Scholastic, Simon&Schuster, Tor Books, Random House, Time/Warner, The Scifi Channel, Milton-Bradley, and Hasbro. Merits range from the Hamilton King Award from the Society of Illustrators to twenty-three Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists, three Artist Hugo Awards for outstanding professional work from the World Science Fiction Society, notable awards from the Art Renewal Center, and six silver and two gold medals from the juried annual Spectrum: The Best of Contemporary Fantastic Art.

Donato is currently engaged with series works on the themes of empathetic robots, astronauts, commercial cover commissions, and continued explorations within Middle-earth and other inspired worlds. You can learn more about Donato’s art and techniques at www.donatoart.com.

Donato lives with his wife and two daughters in Brooklyn, New York.
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:iconashleyxbrooke:
AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey there! :la:

Nice art :wow:  If you're ever looking to share your work with other people, live, you should check out #ThumbHub on dAmn (Did you know we had a chat system!? A lot of people don't :( ) We get a lot of great artists popping in to share their work and it varies from Traditional art, to photography, to poetry :) Also a great place to gain more exposure for your art AND to make some new friends xx


Hope to see you there some time :heart:

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LudwigVonKoopalover Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Student General Artist

Hey! I have a YouTube channel, and I want more subs on there.

So can you check my channel?

www.youtube.com/channel/UCetOe…?

Thanks and have a nice day :meow:

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hanestetico Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018
Such a stunning gallery!
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sk363786 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
WOW, Water dragon - emoticon  Your art is extraordinary. There so unique and majestic to look at. You sir, have talent in life. And it's amazing to see you spread your talent in life, and let other people see it through your art. Keep doing what your doing, and you will always find happiness in life hiccup and toothless -Olga
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ehssar60 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018
You have so pretty art works!!
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TheWinterWolfKing Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Best wishes for a safe, prosperous, healthy and happy new year.
Thank you for keeping the spirit of Middle Earth alive.
Sincerely,
Michael
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Quijuka Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018
Wonderful gallery!!!
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Ulfeid3 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2017
Donato, I follow you since a loooong time ago, even before I decided to reach deviantArt. Thanks for sharing with us your art and your talent, every time I look at your artworks is like to take a deep breath full of beauty and, I don't know, something AMAZING. Love ya,
Ulfeid.
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Lucy2007 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017  Hobbyist
Amazing Gallery!
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Ambit-creations Featured By Owner Edited Dec 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing art , keep up the good work .
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