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Drogon and Daenerys at Slaver's Bay by DonatoArts Drogon and Daenerys at Slaver's Bay :icondonatoarts:DonatoArts 370 13 Huor and Hurin Approaching Gondolin by DonatoArts Huor and Hurin Approaching Gondolin :icondonatoarts:DonatoArts 702 16 Smaug: The Golden by DonatoArts Smaug: The Golden :icondonatoarts:DonatoArts 324 16 The Coming of Smaug by DonatoArts The Coming of Smaug :icondonatoarts:DonatoArts 542 13 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by DonatoArts Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep :icondonatoarts:DonatoArts 554 29 Reach - Empathetic Robot by DonatoArts Reach - Empathetic Robot :icondonatoarts:DonatoArts 553 16 Serra Angel - Magic: The Gathering - Dominaria set by DonatoArts Serra Angel - Magic: The Gathering - Dominaria set :icondonatoarts:DonatoArts 232 8 Empathetic Robot - Reach by DonatoArts Empathetic Robot - Reach :icondonatoarts:DonatoArts 188 6 Magic Five Lands Panorama by DonatoArts Magic Five Lands Panorama :icondonatoarts:DonatoArts 295 8 Earthly Limits by DonatoArts Earthly Limits :icondonatoarts:DonatoArts 272 12 Valyrian Steel by DonatoArts Valyrian Steel :icondonatoarts:DonatoArts 237 7 Fragility by DonatoArts Fragility :icondonatoarts:DonatoArts 533 22 Lunch with William, Tom and Bert by DonatoArts Lunch with William, Tom and Bert :icondonatoarts:DonatoArts 612 22 Gimli at Helm's Deep by DonatoArts Gimli at Helm's Deep :icondonatoarts:DonatoArts 360 19 Fragility by DonatoArts Fragility :icondonatoarts:DonatoArts 188 5 The Weapon Smiths by DonatoArts The Weapon Smiths :icondonatoarts:DonatoArts 280 14


In the woods...! by Olivier-Villoingt In the woods...! :iconolivier-villoingt:Olivier-Villoingt 155 22 Destiny by EKukanova Destiny :iconekukanova:EKukanova 1,010 106 Elwing by EKukanova Elwing :iconekukanova:EKukanova 1,044 93


Drogon and Daenerys at Slaver's Bay
A new painting Inspired by recent beautiful sunsets. I directed my eye to George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire for the setting with the city of Meereen in the background.
Drogon and Daenerys at Slaver's Bay
20" x 30" Oil on Panel
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
Just had this piece delivered to its new home in England this past week. Thank you Malcolm for the chance to revisit this great novel!
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
26”x 18” Oil on Panel 2018
Private Commission


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Donato Giancola
United States
As a heavily respected and awarded Imaginative Realist artist, Donato shares his passion of figurative arts not only through his unique body of oil paintings and drawings, but also by inspiring future generations of creators through teaching at the Illustration Master Class and the School of Visual Arts, mentoring online through the SmArt School, and lecturing and exhibiting at various institutions, seminars, and conventions worldwide.

From J.R.R. Tolkiens' The Lord of the Rings to Botticellis' La Primivera, Donato balances modern concepts with historical inspirations to bridge the worlds of contemporary and historical figurative arts. Influences encompass strolls down New York City streets and pilgrimages to museums and art institutions where ever he travels. Donato recognizes the significant cultural role played by visual art and makes personal efforts to contribute to the expansion and appreciation of the narrative genre that extend beyond the commissions of his clients.

Since beginning his professional career in 1993, Donato’s list of clients has grown to include major book publishers in New York to concept design firms on the West Coast: notables include The United Nations, LucasArts, National Geographic, Scientific American, CNN, DC Comics, Microsoft, The Village Voice, Playboy Magazine, US Postal Service, Wizards of the Coast , Scholastic, Simon&Schuster, Tor Books, Random House, Time/Warner, The Scifi Channel, Milton-Bradley, and Hasbro. Merits range from the Hamilton King Award from the Society of Illustrators to twenty-three Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists, three Artist Hugo Awards for outstanding professional work from the World Science Fiction Society, notable awards from the Art Renewal Center, and six silver and two gold medals from the juried annual Spectrum: The Best of Contemporary Fantastic Art.

Donato is currently engaged with series works on the themes of empathetic robots, astronauts, commercial cover commissions, and continued explorations within Middle-earth and other inspired worlds. You can learn more about Donato’s art and techniques at

Donato lives with his wife and two daughters in Brooklyn, New York.


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mrPaRblo Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2017
I fell in love with your drawings!
tokatun Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017
Very nice art!
gamenurse Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017
Love your artwork! Do you mind if I chart some of your works into cross stitch? Not for profit, just my own use. I will credit you as artist!
WitchGhost Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017
Your artwork graphically amazes me! Really inspiring, natural talent! 

Hug + I think I've fainted. = Love 
Lucidaelle Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
You have no works in the Prints shop deviantART ... Is it possible or not?
Thanks for your reponse answer...
keturner Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017
I love your work! I have your Middle-Earth book sitting on my shelf. I just happened to stumble across one of your pieces here and I thought it looked familiar. I just love the emotion behind every piece. They feel like renaissance paintings. Such wonderful work.
GELLIART Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Creations are supposed to be fingerprints of the creator's soul.
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For your creations there is no doubt!
RedWineChar Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017  Hobbyist
magical artworkHeart Rain Stars Orange 
shedied Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017
Your art Rules the wasteland!!
AlitaLaFaith Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist

Watch button on fire!
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