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Deviant for 14 Years
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Blue Blood :iconmjwilliam:MJWilliam 137 25 An Innocent Heart :iconmjwilliam:MJWilliam 43 14 First Light - sketch :iconmjwilliam:MJWilliam 51 4 Rainbows And Pearls - sketch :iconmjwilliam:MJWilliam 59 2 Kirei - sketch :iconmjwilliam:MJWilliam 42 4 Angel Smile - sketch :iconmjwilliam:MJWilliam 103 13 Esoteric :iconmjwilliam:MJWilliam 69 14 A Rose By Any Other Name - sketch :iconmjwilliam:MJWilliam 50 22 Per Aspera Ad Astra - sketch :iconmjwilliam:MJWilliam 48 5 Get Well! - Sketch :iconmjwilliam:MJWilliam 15 11
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Aquamarine Dream :iconmjwilliam:MJWilliam 70 13
Ancient Fire :iconmjwilliam:MJWilliam 80 29 Winter Wonders: Hellebore :iconmjwilliam:MJWilliam 34 6 Winter Wonders: Kaffir Lily :iconmjwilliam:MJWilliam 31 6 Perennial :iconmjwilliam:MJWilliam 78 7 A Touch Of Warmth - sketch :iconmjwilliam:MJWilliam 70 13

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What super detailed epic big-ass painting would you most like to see from me next? 

37 deviants said Pretty warrior girls in traditional Asian setting
34 deviants said Steampunk girls in zombie apocalypse setting
30 deviants said Geishas in space sci-fi setting
23 deviants said Sexy girls, dragons, and kittens in baroque/rococo setting




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Happy New Year!

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 31, 2016, 4:27 PM
Whether you watch me or are just passing by, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and I want to wish you a very Happy New Year 2017!

This has been a very productive year for me. I joined two art collectives, became a regular participant at Sketchfest, and completed the entire Inktober challenge (which was not easy but fun nevertheless). I've also done quite a bit of traveling, which isn't typical of me. Below are some of my pieces from this year:

Farewell, 2016! by MJWilliam

Thank you for all your support throughout the year. It humbles and inspires me to know that my work is interesting enough for 3,246 people to have followed me. I might not be on here that often these days, but I appreciate every single watch, fave, and comment. If you want to follow me on my other social media, the links are below.

Happy New Year, and may it bring you all love, peace, and limitless creativity.


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Falcon painting by straewefin  Wander by pseudozufall  Star Wars Christmas by nokeek  New Years Day by JoaRosa  Wisdom by ElvenstarArt

Happy Holidays by Zolaida  Merry Christmas 2016 by atomhawk  Happy New Year _alt by uildrim  Victorian Alley - Winter by stayinwonderland  Expeditus 360 Cockpit by RyanLovelock

Winter Feelings by SerenaVerdeArt  Feng Huang Winter: Preview Sketch by giadrosich  winter breath -sketch- by jurithedreamer  In the Woods by Rikae  Teadle #31: Winter's Coming by Tea-for-JBASS

  Returning To The Wolves by Liancary-art  Winter Wonder by FlorentCourty  Merry Christmas by bwaworga  Christmas Kisses by Hestefotograf  Christmas Night Cookies by dinabelenko



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  • Listening to: Travis
  • Reading: Acceptance by Jeff Vandermeer
  • Watching: Supernatural
  • Playing: The Last Of Us
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Coffee


Maria J. William
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Hi there, and welcome to my gallery! I'm a self-taught artist/illustrator. I've been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember, and have been doing art professionally for about 15 years. My work is mostly traditional portraiture with fantasy elements. I live in Brooklyn, NY with my husband, our two young sons, a trusty feline sidekick, and more books and movies than we have room for. I love to write, take photos, cook, ride horses, and play a delicious profusion of violent videogames. If you want to know more, please visit my site at

Thanks for looking, and alons-y!


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Cryofluid Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thanks for the fav ! (and congrats for your "straight in the eyes looking drawings" btw:))
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure! And thank you! :)
blueavel Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave! Heart 
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure! :)
WisteriaBreeze Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You are freaking awesome, despite the fact that your level of professionalism is unreachable for me I hope that one day I will be close to it) Thank you for your art!
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, you're too kind! :heart:
WisteriaBreeze Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome)
DILDYHEART Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Student General Artist
Your work is beautiful and inspiring. I love the color pencil work (pastels?)
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :heart: I use pastels sometimes for backgrounds, but that's about it. Most is colored pencils. :)
DILDYHEART Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Student General Artist
What particular brand colored pencil would you recommend?
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