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Faramir at Osgiliath by DonatoArts Faramir at Osgiliath by DonatoArts
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:
www.donatoart.com/news.html#sm…
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MDV1 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017
It's completely stunning. I'm especially curious about how you got such a convincing expression on each and every character.
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Derp-Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The only thing that confuses me is how can you prove that this is supposed to be a painting of Gondor soldiers or that they're at Osgiliath? The only symbol I really see is what I take to be a Gorgon face on that shield, and we can't really see anything of the setting itself. Seems like you could say this is any classic/medieval/fantasy battle you like, right? It really is a beautiful piece though, so don't think I'm having a go. It's been ages since I've read the books, so maybe I'm off.
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tomaszcilos Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017
I hope that someday this piece will be in a museum
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dakky2772 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is incredible! Stunning! You have great talent!
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:iconellthalion:
ellthalion Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017
AMAZING!! how long did it take you to pain this?
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:icondiegoabreu:
Diegoabreu Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing
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:iconakhillesy:
AkhillesY Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016
Amazing!
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StriderSoryu Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing!   ^  ^
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LuckySpirit14 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016
Ummm, which one is Faramir? Sorry I couldn't tell...
By the way you probably well know this already, but you are VERY talented!!! Keep it up!!!!!!
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Cromwell300 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this Renaissance/Ancient Greco Roman look you got going here with the armor 
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Pacificmackerel Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!!! 
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:iconcassiuseos:
Cassiuseos Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work! I was wondering, do you use live models for your art or reference photographs?
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:iconjemms2012:
jemms2012 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
what a masterpiece :love:
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:icontieriawinchester:
TieriaWinchester Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome painting! Which of the soldiers is Faramir in this?
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TheFamishedArtist Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
Absolutely love the composition of this image.
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:iconartificialphantom:
ARTificialphanTOM Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So much excellent detail and expression in all of the faces including the medusa-like one on the shield. Totally brilliant.
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JullezArt Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
great piece
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Skull-the-Kid Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
Wow, mai visto prendere più alla lettera gli echi della decadenza dell'Impero romano nella Gondor del Signore degli Anelli... :o
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Crazymagritte Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
THIS - IS - MINAS TIRITH ! ! ! ! ! ! !

Absolutly epic, man! It makes me think of these old paintings of battles but with a modern intensity to it. Well done!
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Skull-the-Kid Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Wow!
Hai preso alla letytera le vaghe assonanze fra Gondor e l'Impero Romano in decadenza...
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:iconlittlelion5:
Littlelion5 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This is pretty amazing
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joshsong Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
is this a collab between LoTR and greek paintings? Whether or not it is, this is mindblowingly awesome
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:icontouchofthesoul:
touchofthesoul Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heart2roses by JacqChristiaan very expressive work!
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:iconinisipis:
inisipis Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Professional Filmographer
You sure have one epic talent. Totally mindblowing artwork.
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IGBM Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
spectacular
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:iconbrontolona:
brontolona Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
You're a monster talent. o__o
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spongepuppet Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Wow amazing work!
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:iconeldarzakirov:
EldarZakirov Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Know this work. Impressive, Donato, strong work!
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:iconmea00:
mea00 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015   Digital Artist
What a cool painting!
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:iconezekielepharcelis:
Ezekielepharcelis Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
We need much more classic Art like this ! 
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:iconparmentides:
parmentides Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015   Traditional Artist
classic & impressive
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:icongcartist85:
GCARTIST85 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
This is just AMAZING :faint:
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rem-dog Featured By Owner Edited Jan 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
I love it, but shouldn't Minas Tirith guards have wings on their helmets?

I know, I'm being pedantic.  I love it!
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SerenissimaLuna Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent work :)
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:icondecivantage:
DeciVantage Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015   Filmographer
Absolutely epic. There's a definite depth along with a sense of congestion.
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z4m97 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
dammit, did michelangelo rise from his grave and said "what the hell, lets paint faramir"? this went straight to my favourites my friend, its just breathtaking!
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wildewalder Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
totally agree :)
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:iconyufiel:
Yufiel Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
+1
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:iconenohoc:
enohoc Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is OUTSTANDING!!Mr Incredible 
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:iconevershear:
Evershear Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015   Photographer
This is one of s one of my favorite works. It really looks great.
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:iconm193:
m193 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
It's like seeing one of the Old Masters come back to life and paint fantasy themes.
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:iconshasiel:
Shasiel Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
Super awesome.
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DrDaffodil Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure whether to be impressed, sad, or frustrated that you can paint like this with oils.
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yannpol Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
wonderful work!
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