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Gandalf in Moria by DonatoArts Gandalf in Moria by DonatoArts

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

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:icontrebor211163:
trebor211163 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2019
Richard Harris?
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Harmony1965 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2019  Professional 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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zacharyknox222 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
i love it!
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zacharyknox222 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
i like it!
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crabnebula85 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wink/Razz 
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Katherine-Whiffin Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2019  Student General Artist
wow I love this :O
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:iconchrisbrotto:
chrisbrotto Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is incredible! Such beautiful detail, very very realistic. Well done!
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dominikgschwind Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018
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
Dominik
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TheWinterWolfKing Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017  Professional 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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:icontkarlington:
TKArlington Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017  Professional General Artist
Ace.
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:iconshadowdoctrine:
ShadowDoctrine Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautifully done!
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:iconfightclubdoll:
fightclubdoll Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heart Heart Heart 
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:icongrimdreamart:
GrimDreamArt Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Such a wonderful, old school style :heart:
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:iconalatikus:
Alatikus Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016
This is brilliant!
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:iconpramodartz:
pramodartz Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016
Amazing...
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Godzko Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
WOOW
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HelevornArt Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist 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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TrishinaNadeZhda Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing artwork!
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GKyp Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Professional Photographer
Clap Clap 
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sakpalamey Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I started watching the trilogy. I watched fellowship of the ring today.
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:iconmr-ripley:
Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work!
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:iconsasorika:
Sasorika Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work! ^^
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:iconjanfi:
JanFi Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016
fabuleux, de la grande peinture :)
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RKMStudios Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Professional 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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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that looks amazing! :D
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Fat-Hades Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016
I love how he is not Ian McKellen but just Gandalf. Amazing piece
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:iconmihoshi5:
Mihoshi5 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016
Fantastic art :la:
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:icontouchofthesoul:
touchofthesoul Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work!!!
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russellcattle Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
Even a good person can look back on what he has had to do in life, and feel that his acquisition of knowledge and skills and other forms of wizardry was, in the end, a Pyrrhic victory and a Faustian  bargain. 
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chico51 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
Wonderful!
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ChristineMarieArt Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016   Traditional Artist
Gorgeous work!
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:iconmykomatos:
Mykomatos Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
I loved this. Then saw it was Gandalf. Then adored this
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silamir Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016   General Artist
LOVE this!
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brontolona Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
amazing! *-*
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RENEWAL-ART Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great:)
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:iconrebeccawangart:
rebeccawangart Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic!  This is so beautiful!
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maunakea52 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Job!
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:iconmaryjet:
MaryJet Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible!
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dm-punk Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Incredible work man.
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Fires-storm Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Student General Artist
Wow, simply amazing work, I love the texture of his hair.
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:iconbrunild:
Brunild Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016   Traditional Artist
He is very expressive, great job on canvas! I really love your tecnique with oil painting.
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Sfinga Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
Love it!
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SophiaKanthak Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Student General Artist
wow, just wow. I really like the film version of gandalf but this is even more beautiful than any other version I've ever seen:heart:
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