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Gandalf in Moria
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Published: January 9, 2016
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A new painting of Gandalf, rescued from a demonstration in portraiture begun a couple of years ago at the Spectrum Live convention.

"You do not know what is inside yet. I will go first."
14" x 18"
Oil on Mounted Canvas

Image size
935x1188px 810.79 KB
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Harmony1965Professional Traditional Artist
Came across this one by accident and was absolutely blown away by the detail and level of painting skill. Very nice piece! Love 
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i love it!
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i like it!
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Katherine-WhiffinStudent General Artist
wow I love this :O
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Wow this is incredible! Such beautiful detail, very very realistic. Well done!
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wow Donato... this is great!
I really like your work.... will watch you in the future :-)
thank's for being an inspiration...
cheers from Switzerland
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TheWinterWolfKingProfessional Traditional Artist
This is the finest depiction of Gandalf that I've encountered.
There is a tangible warmth of character and humanity in his expression.
I perceive something new and intriguing each time I view it.
Exceptional craftsmanship.
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Beautifully done!
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Heart Heart Heart 
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GrimDreamArtProfessional Traditional Artist
Such a wonderful, old school style :heart:
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This is brilliant!
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HelevornArtHobbyist Traditional Artist
Not only are you an insanely talented painter, but you are a Tolkien fan too! What more can one want :D
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Amazing artwork!
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sakpalameyHobbyist Traditional Artist
I started watching the trilogy. I watched fellowship of the ring today.
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Mr-RipleyProfessional Digital Artist
Beautiful work!
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Amazing work! ^^
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fabuleux, de la grande peinture :)
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RKMStudiosProfessional Digital Artist
Excellent. Terrific execution and great pose.  My only comment would be to give him just a subtle eye-light on his right (our left) eye so that there is just a faint hit of contrast.  That eye roughly lines up with the upper left third, and it would hit really nice with the composition if it had a little detail there.  Just an idea!  Absolutely elegant and masterful brushwork!  I love the pallet for the beard.  I really struggle with varied pallets, so I greatly admire your skill!
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