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Explore fantasy art: Donato Giancola

Donato Giancola creates fantastic oil paintings for fantasy settings including Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. He does more besides, including what is probably my favourite Magic: the Gathering card art. Let’s start with that:


But there’s more!

This oil painting was done for a special edition of Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik. That it’s also one of my favourite fantasy novels from the past few years is an added bonus.

This painting was done as a 10th anniversary special for the Everquest videogame. The familiar figure of Firiona Vie is lit by the dragon’s flames.

Eowyn fight the witch-king over her dying uncle in this epic scene. Here the witch-king is shown as an insubstantial spectre under his clothing and armour. He’s not headless, look again and you’ll see glowing eyes under a thin black crown. Merry is creeping up behind to strike a telling blow.

We started with Magic sol I’ll finish with magic too. Here’s a more recent card. Cartographer dates from 2001, this art comes from 2019:

This was a themed basic land in a deck based around unicorns.

For more epic art like this, check out Donato Giancola’s website and ArtStation page.

2 comments on “Explore fantasy art: Donato Giancola

  1. Kuribo
    March 28, 2021

    Every single one of those pieces is fantastic! I really enjoy this feature and always look forward to seeing what you have to share with us, Dave.

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    • davekay
      March 28, 2021

      I’m glad you are liking them, I have a tentative forward schedule for the rest of the year.

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