Two DVDs are available which reveal every step of Donato's creative process: from rough sketches to preliminary drawings, photographic referencing, drawing transfer (and mounting in The Mechanic DVD) to oil painting technique and mediums. It is ALL here on two separate DVD's, each documenting the entire creative journey as a masterful oil painting develops before your eyes. Four plus hours total time on each.

Click on the images to learn more about the films and to view the trailers!

Q&A on Techniques for Mounting Drawings

Demonstration Video
of painting a robot

Oils Colors
and Palette

Steps taken during
Book Cover creation


Click on images above to see step by step slideshows of Donato's technique

Anatomy Book Recommendations:

Anatomy Lessons from the Great Masters (Paperback) by Robert Hale

Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters: 100 Great Drawings Analyzed, Figure Drawing Fundamentals Defined (Paperback) by Robert Hale

An Atlas of Anatomy for Artists (Paperback) by Fritz Schider