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Kvothe-Chords by DonatoArts Kvothe-Chords by DonatoArts
New painting begun at the live demonstration, Art Out Loud 10, at the Society of illustrators in New York last month and finished up in the studio. Off to its new owner in a couple of weeks after the varnish dries! A revisit of the character Kvothe from Patrick Rothfuss' brilliant novel The Name of the Wind.
Kvothe - Chords
24" x 20", Oil on Panel, private collection
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shammyrock Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018   Artist
Can't wait till the 3rd book, awesome art!
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ravenpawdraws7 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Wow
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ravenpawdraws7 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Wow
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Valenko Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018
Perfect, thanks for sharing.
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kaze26 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2018
Spectacular
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ArtOfApollo Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love all your paintings, and all of Rothfuss' books. So to me this is a perfect artwork :D
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Dagoelius Featured By Owner Edited Jun 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just bought a print and can say the colours of this piece are just stunning. I can only imagine how vivid the original must looks like. Love your work Mr Donato, as a guitar player and fan of the novel, you truly captured the essence of Kvothe.
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Deltasquidalpha Featured By Owner May 5, 2018
Fantastic work bringing Kvothe to life.
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Rafiq10 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018  Professional Artist
Creativity in a wonderful,good luck...
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:iconmithrialxx:
mithrialxx Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2018
Golden, autumnal, evocative of the music in the falling leaves. Great figure.
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NikiKalat Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, I love this one, I just saw this picture and was like "Oh, that looks like Kvothe! ... Ehm, that IS Kvothe..." 
So I think t´he picture is more than spot on ;)
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msdarkside Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
B E A U T I F U L
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's really amazing! :D
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:iconvesperte:
Vesperte Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2017
Really beautiful. I like the warm colors, the character and the choice of the instrument. We feel sucked by the atmosphere and the movement in it. Very inspiring
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:iconmithgaraf:
Mithgaraf Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017
Beautiful! Can you please answer on my mail ("a "note" here )
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Captured-in-Words Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017
Wow this is an amazing painting! You're really able to capture kvothe's passion. On my YouTube channel I'm going to be starting a new series talking about Kingkiller Lore, would it be okay if I used this picture? The video is going to have a bunch of artwork dedicated to the series.
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TheStripelessTiger Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful homage to a wonderful book.
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:iconbrontolona:
brontolona Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017
so beautiful!!! *_*
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Ezekielepharcelis Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Awesome Work :)
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THEKIDWITHAKNIFE Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017  Student General Artist
wow bright. Or should I say brilliant. 
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satsan2323 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017
I love how kvothe's face is turned away and the focus is on his hands as he plays the lute
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:iconwinniefawn:
WinnieFawn Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017
Love he warm colors, stunning...
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:iconmr--gone:
Mr--Gone Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017  Professional General Artist
Love it!
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RAQUELPR Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017  Student Artist
OH I love The Name of the Wind and this is just perfect! :happybounce: Heart Love I love it so much! 
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Montieze Featured By Owner Edited Jul 28, 2017  Student Filmographer
This is amazing and beautiful! I love the colours :heart: :happybounce:
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touchofthesoul Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
such a nice work!!
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CorrennStormcrow Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such beautiful texture from a simple pallet. Lovely.
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kfedora Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017
Write the next book already, Rothfuss! Love the art <3
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Itygirl Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017
Lovely Painting, incredible colors and an amazing book!
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Arthur-Ramsey Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017   General Artist
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Johaunm Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh that one is amazing!! I almost can hear her singing "parting glass" in Assassin's Creed IV style!
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ArTRefugiuM Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017   Traditional Artist
Aaaaaa I love this!! Awesome work! :heart:
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BWByars Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017  Professional General Artist
Superb!
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GabriM3 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
stunning!
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FrancescaBaerald Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful work :blackrose:
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yuhime Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful warm gold light and autumn atmosphere... I love everything about it!
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:iconbethaleil:
Bethaleil Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
One of the most beautiful pieces I've seen in a long time. It evokes so much emotion I really can't find the words to describe how much I love this
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SPACEKADETSU Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I don't know if I've ever seen wind this wonderfully depicted in a work of art before. Excellent stuff.
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SkyPotatoFire Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017
Stunning song!
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On2XSecretProbation Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Great book! Plus a great picture to go with it!

Talk about a winning combination.
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Kragatar Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That is credible. The perspective and the movement of the leaves and hair, the colors... So awesome. :)
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InevitableH Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017
It is very beautiful. Thank you for making it.
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HolyEyE Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I love the hands and the hair
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JKL-FFF Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017
Nice! Not everyday one sees fan art of Kvothe the Bloodless, the Kingkiller, the Arcane, etc. etc. etc.
Especially not art this beautiful.
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elliecub Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Very true, depicted beautifully. Exactly how I imagined him in the book!
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AnUnfoldedPaperTiger Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Student Writer
The foreground has been wonderfully rendered, but I the background feels a little bit discordant. The pose of the lute-player indicates that the forest is going to follow the neck of the lute, but instead is positioned as if the lute-player was sitting back against the trunk of the right most tree. Granted, it might also be that the area directly behind the player and its lack of detail that gives that discord, but I'm unsure. This is still a visually delightful piece, but I thought I'd offer whatever advice I could.
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AnaScarlet Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017
It's beautiful 
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