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Journal Entry: Wed Aug 17, 2016, 10:11 PM
Forgive me, DeviantArt, for I have sinned. It's been nearly six months since my last journal entry. :pray:

What's new, let's see... First, I have some awesome news: some of my graphite work will be featured in "Black-And-White: Volume Three" by Out Of Step Books. :dance: They're a wonderful company that makes gorgeous and informative art books.

You can preorder your copy here:…

By popular demand I'm also working on my first coloring book, which I'm hoping to release this fall:

You can also find my work at the Femme Thou Art Collective, which is a great group of traditional female artists that holds bimonthly themed auctions:…

I'm also now officially involved with the Enchanted Visions project: , and have been a steady participant in Sketch Fest:… And of course, I'm still involved with art shows at conventions all over the country, where you can purchase my prints. Check my site for schedule info.

So yeah, I've been a busy bee. My DA inbox is overflowing, and I do apologize if I haven't replied to all your comments and notes. I appreciate every single one, and will make a point to get back to you.

Sadly, my novel got put on the backburner since someone told me to stay the hell away from the company I was going to use to publish it. So, now I'm pursuing other avenues. Stay tuned.

Thank you all for your continuing support!

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White rabbit by Lelyk777 Verona Poorcity by Tonyholmsten Cat Sith by eat01234 Abandoned by lukasesch forgive, not forget by megatruh

The Blue Oasis by caiusaugustus Innocence by WildWinyan Tree of Life by John-Peter  Sisters IX by nonnahs144 Dark Mask by Mishkina

sketchavember 6 by VargasNi Sphynx and gold by AntarcticSpring Travel Sketching by Loveall1229 Windy tides by saniika Inked Victorian... by daRoz



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  • Listening to: "Retrograde" by James Blake
  • Reading: Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Watching: Stranger Things
  • Playing: Tales From The Borderlands
  • Eating: Shepherd pie
  • Drinking: Vodka, goddamit


Maria J. William
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Hi there, and welcome to my gallery! I'm a self-taught artist/illustrator, and I've been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. I've been doing art professionally for about 15 years.

Many things have inspired and influenced my work, from the Far East to the Pre-Raphaelites to post-apocalyptic and steampunk fiction. I love to blend fantastic and real life elements. My work is mostly traditional, but I also do some digital art here and there. I'm a creativity junkie and can't live without making things and experimenting.

I believe we creative people are never truly complete, and continue learning and discovering ourselves for as long as we live. It's like a pilgrimage to our muses, and I'm enjoying mine for all it's worth, cracks in the road and all. I don't really care about pushing the envelope or being a visionary, I just like to paint pretty things that I hope will bring people joy.

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. When I'm not appeasing that finicky, fickle art muse, I hang out with my family, write novels I hope to someday publish, dabble in photography, and play a delicious profusion of violent videogames.

Thanks for looking, and alons-y!


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IlGoblin Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016
Thank you for :+fav:!
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure! :)
Sylvanwoods Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work. Thank you so much for sharing.
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank YOU for the kind words! :heart:
rustysteel Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for adding my Fallout pic to your collection :) Great work in your gallery by the way Clap 
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome! And thank YOU for the fave! :heart:
Gold-Angel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice and interesting gallery👍☕️
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the kind comments! :heart:
Gold-Angel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
BratzBoy Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016
Love your works, authentical, no cheating (like some artists out there), congratulations, keep the good work!!
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