Deviation Actions

DonatoArts's avatar


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
Image details
Image size
1200x993px 258.15 KB
© 2017 - 2021 DonatoArts
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In
puddin7777's avatar

cool picture love the color

Katzenminze86's avatar
Love the pose, the light shining on him and the leaves blown around by the wind. The overall colour palette works well with Kvothe's red hair.
Damn, this makes me yearn for the next installment in that novel series so badly!
Wonderful painting!
tasnuva-fernweh's avatar
it's wonderful! the colours are so vivid!
shammyrock's avatar
Can't wait till the 3rd book, awesome art!
Valenko's avatar
Perfect, thanks for sharing.
kaze26's avatar
ArtOfApollo's avatar
I love all your paintings, and all of Rothfuss' books. So to me this is a perfect artwork :D
Dagoelius's avatar
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.
Fantastic work bringing Kvothe to life.
Rafiq10's avatar
Creativity in a wonderful,good luck...
mithrialxx's avatar
Golden, autumnal, evocative of the music in the falling leaves. Great figure.
NikiKalat's avatar
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 ;)
msdarkside's avatar
AngelicAdonis's avatar
That's really amazing! :D
Vesperte's avatar
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
Mithgaraf's avatar
Beautiful! Can you please answer on my mail ("a "note" here )
Captured-in-Words's avatar
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.
TheStripelessTiger's avatar
Beautiful homage to a wonderful book.
brontolona's avatar
so beautiful!!! *_*
wow bright. Or should I say brilliant. 
I love how kvothe's face is turned away and the focus is on his hands as he plays the lute
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In