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Sit at the right elbow of a highly recognized master of classical realism while he creates a masterwork oil painting - from concepts to final glazes.
In this film, Donato provides step by step narration as he creates Joan of Arc, from initial abstract concepts, reference gathering, and detailed preliminary drawing to the final application of oil paint and glazing mediums. His extensive professional knowledge and intimate trade methods provide the viewer rare insight into how to create a complex and detailed narrative work of art.
One DVD. 4+ hours long. All Regions
Join the creative journey.
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It's difficult to talk about the art of Donato Giancola and remain objective. Despite the best intentions to be analytical and coldly disaffected when standing in front of his art...it is simply not possible. There is so much passion, so much depth, and so much truth in Donato's paintings that the viewer can't help but get caught up in the stories his works tell. Simply put, among contemporary narrative artists, Donato Giancola is a master. Watching him paint "Joan of Arc" merely drives home that fact.
--Arnie & Cathy Fenner/Directors: Spectrum Fantastic Art
Join 18 time Chesley Award winner Donato Giancola in his Brooklyn studio for three days as he creates his latest space masterpiece, The Mechanic, in a video premiering his working techiniques.
Donato begins the five hour video with his approach to models and photographic reference, used to add a high degree of realism and detail to his thumbnail sketch. Work then progresses onto his use of a preliminary drawing and into his unique mounting methods for transfering the drawing to a final panel support. The finishing work in oil painting gives him opportunity to cover everything from the use of glazes to color theory to generate delicate subtleties in portraiture and eye-popping metallic surfaces. Throughout the video Donato generously passes on his years of experience and ends the experience by inviting the viewer to surpass his own accomplishments.
5 hours total time on two DVDs. All Regions compatible.
Click below to watch a six minute preview of the video.
2. Preliminary Drawing
3. Mounting the Drawing
5. Background Architecture
6. The Portrait
7. Spacesuit Part 1
8. Spacesuit Part 2
9. Career Insights
10. The Hands
11. The Tool Belt
12. Background Architecture 2
13. The Torpedo Tube
14. Final Touches