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Artisans: Dressmaker by MJWilliam Artisans: Dressmaker by MJWilliam
As a kid, I watched tons of Bollywood movies, had about 20 Indian pen pals, and went to a carnival once dressed in a sari. To this day I hold a warm spot in my heart for India's amazing, rich culture, and this drawing was a lot of fun to make for me. :D

I should mention that I tried something different with the color scheme here. India is usually portrayed in very bright, clean colors, and I tried to show it from a somewhat different visual perspective. :)

The background is referenced from the famous Ajanta Caves frescoes. These caves are 30 rock-cut cave monuments in Maharashtra, India, created during the 1st century BCE, and 5th century AD, and contain paintings and sculptures considered to be some of the earliest masterpieces of both Buddhist art and world visual art.

Watercolor, colored pencils, and ink on Bristol, 11X14". Closeups: www.mariawilliam.net/dressmake…

Face based on one of the photographs by RTrib

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:iconmelissaottaplackal96:
Melissaottaplackal96 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
this is very beautiful :)
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MJWilliam Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:thanks: :heart:
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:iconpeter-the-knotter:
Peter-The-Knotter Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
er... does she fit the clothes to you...or cut you to fit the clothes?.. just asking... ;)  brilliant work!
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Heh heh... Thanks! :)
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Peter-The-Knotter Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
:D
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zodiacpundit Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
wonderful painting.......can I use it for my website....pl advise...thanks. I will give credit for you..

Arun Tiwari.

Toronto, Canada
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! If you credit me and don't change the image, it's OK to use. Could you send me the link?
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zodiacpundit Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Thanks. Yes I will definitely not change the picture,...it is so beautiful. I am still working on the website, it is still under construction.

The link is : www.zodiacpundit.com

It will have a section on Indian culture, where I am thinking of using it.

I just wanted to have a prior permission from you.

Thanks,
Arun Tiwari
Toronto
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MJWilliam Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
By altering I meant cutting off the watermark. Sometimes people do that if I don't tell them beforehand. You can resize it if you have to.

Also, if you could, give the credit to the photographer *RTrib. The face is based on one of his photos.

Thanks for asking, and I'm glad you like the picture! :)
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zodiacpundit Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Thanks
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