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Artisans - Bladesmith by MJWilliam Artisans - Bladesmith by MJWilliam
Yay! Vikings! :dance:

The background is referenced from the 12th century wooden carvings at the Hylestad stave church (Norway), depicting scenes from The Legend Of Sigurd (Siegfried) from the Edda (collection of Norse mythological poems). Left panel shows Dwarf Regin the smith (Sigurd’s foster father) forging a sword. Right panel shows Sigurd killing the dragon Fafnir.

Mixed media on Bristol, 11X14". Closeups: www.mariawilliam.net/bladesmit…

Reference courtesy of :icongrinmir-stock:

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:iconsilverkitsune26:
Silverkitsune26 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
This is wonderful. ^_^
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:icondepressionmoon:
DepressionMoon Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Beautiful
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:thanks:
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:icontk-graphix:
TK-Graphix Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
I love this!
I really do love this series!
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :heart:
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:iconbrynhildthevalkyrie:
BrynhildTheValkyrie Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay! Go Vikings!!!!! Lovely (just asking who is the girl in the front?)!
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. :) If you read the description, there's a link to her gallery.
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:iconbrynhildthevalkyrie:
BrynhildTheValkyrie Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the link!! Now I know who she is. Great art!
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconurwelcomeplz:
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:iconbrynhildthevalkyrie:
BrynhildTheValkyrie Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So, you like the artist who drew the people?
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
?? :confused:
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:iconbrynhildthevalkyrie:
BrynhildTheValkyrie Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I miscomprehended something. I mean, I went on the website, and the artist mentioned there is you!
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, OK, wrong link. :laughing: Click below on the icon after where it says "Reference courtesy of". That's the model's site.
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:iconjillian2388:
jillian2388 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous work as always!
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :heart:
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:iconredmouse15:
Redmouse15 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, another Black & white vs Colour combo... Altho the colour contrast makes my vision a bit blurry... Amazing job... Always love the background descriptions... History rocks...
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, it does, so much inspiration in it... Thanks for the kind comment! :D
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:iconxariacmyk:
XariaCMYK Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Stunning!
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconxariacmyk:
XariaCMYK Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconzawart:
ZawArt Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
Awesome work!! Love the colors, details and background!!! Good job! :ahoy:
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks! :D
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:icondeansidwellart:
DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful work!
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconsentrionic:
sentrionic Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
artwork is NOT VISIBLE! BOTH BROWSER THAT I HAVE FOREFOX NEWEST AND EXPLORER CAN NOT SHOW IT!
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Maybe it's your DA settings? Everyone else seems to be able to see it... Anyway, it's also on my site: [link]
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:iconsentrionic:
sentrionic Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
oh thnx. and strange thing, hundreds of other submissions and browsing galleries is functioning normally.
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hmm, weird... I heard some people couldn't see other people's journals. Must be DA.
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:iconkay-march:
Kay-March Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
again I'm amazed by the light and precise flow of the black and white pencil, the detail of the ancient padrons, the figure with these bright colours it's "principal"
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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:iconkay-march:
Kay-March Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
always welcome
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:iconsombrefeline:
sombrefeline Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wow:
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:thanks: :)
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:iconmayumiogihara:
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, incredible drawing, Maria! :squee: :heart:
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Mayumi! :huggle:
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:iconmayumiogihara:
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome :heart:
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:iconrita-ria:
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
awesome work, Maria - just like always :D
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Rita! :heart:
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Rita! :heart:
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:iconrita-ria:
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
very welcome!
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Rita! :heart:
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:iconfanhir:
Fanhir Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, wow, wowww! :wow:
Very amazing! :love:
I love the details on wall beyond she... ::lovew:
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :huggle:
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:iconveiz:
Veiz Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O yessss! Vikings are great reference for any drawing, and this one is so nice! Really love the background! And the coloring of the fur is incredible! Awesome work once again, Maria!:hug:
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Brian! :heart: :huggle:
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:iconwen-m:
Wen-M Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
the fur on her is amazing @__@ to do this in real media, is just awesome
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! A really thin brush does the trick. :D
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:iconsuperpower-pnut:
superpower-pnut Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
I dunno if I like this one. Your others (save the Dressmaker) are so vibrant, this one looks dull by comparison.
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It sounds like you prefer warm color schemes. I do too, but sometimes I feel like deviating from that. :)
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:iconsuperpower-pnut:
superpower-pnut Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
always good to keep out of the ruts
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