Donato Giancola is a professional sci-fi/fantasy artist and illustrator located in Brooklyn, New York. Donato balances modern concepts with realism in his paintings to bridge the worlds of contemporary and historical figurative arts.

From J.R.R. Tolkiens’ The Lord of the Rings to Botticellis’ La Primivera, Giancola balances modern concepts with traditional realism in his paintings to bridge the worlds of contemporary and historical figurative arts.

His list of clients has grown to include major book publishers and collectors in New York to concept design firms on the West Coast: notables include The United Nations, LucasFilm, National Geographic, CNN, DC Comics and Microsoft.

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2001 Revisited

Pursuit of the Fairies

Red Sonya – Unchained

Jules Verne Ad



King’s Landing – Dracarys!

Air Elemental

Throne of Eldraine Kiss

The Land of Shadow

Wyvern Hunting

One of the Nine

Elegy for Darkness

The Balrog of Moria – Durin’s Bane

Conflict – The Expanse

Burdens of the Past

Horror on the Links – Jules de Grandin volume 1

Chani – Dune


The Soldier-Farmer

Drogon and Daenerys at Slaver’s Bay

Huor and Hurin Approaching Gondolin

5th Dimension

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep


Serra Angel – Magic: The Gathering – Dominaria

Magic Five Land Panorama

Earthly Limits


Lunch with William, Tom and Bert

Gimli at Helm’s Deep

The Weapon Smiths

The Weapon Smiths


Cliffs of Emyn Muil

Kvothe – The Name of Things

St. George and the White Dragon

Kvothe – Chords

Perpetual Motion Machine

Gandalf – Caradhras


Merlin – Waiting for Spring

Game of Mind

Jyn Erso – The Plans – Rogue One

Calculating Probabilities

Power A.I.

Portal – Framed for Donato Arts Open Studio

Portal – Acceleration

The Golden Rose

The Fellowship of the Ring – Descent from Caradhras

Beren and Luthien in the Court of Thingol and Melian

The Sack of Nargothrond


Prometheus – Fire Knowledge

Shivan Dragon

The Fellowship of the Ring in Moria

Red Sonya – Raptor

Joon Snow – On The Wall

Melisandre – Ice and Fire


Road to Mount Doom

Carc and Thror

Rivendell – The Riders

Gandalf in Moria

Winter is Coming – George R.R. Martin Portrait

The King’s Hand – Tyrion and Shae

Arya Stark, Jon Snow and Nymeria

Boromir and the Argonath

Good Morning! Gandalf and Bilbo at Bagend

Barad-dur and the Lord of the Nazgul

Greek Revolution – Valtetsi 1821

Knock at the Door

A.I. psychopath

The Mechanic

You cannot pass!

Forging the Iron Throne

All images used with permission by the artist. All images © Donato Giancola or their respective copyright holder.