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Artisans: Jeweler WIP by MJWilliam Artisans: Jeweler WIP by MJWilliam
A little preview of the step-by-step I've put together. The full tutorial is on my site ----> [link]

Completed drawing here: [link] Please forgive the crappy WIP image quality. :D
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:iconmarilisaargentieri:
marilisaargentieri Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
wonderful!!!

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How happy is the blameless Vestal's lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd.
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:iconmadboy10:
madboy10 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Professional Artist
love th web site one thing ... u sdhold have a comment pagr rather than th email thing
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, I'll consider it.
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:iconmadboy10:
madboy10 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Artist
:D
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:iconvampiressartist:
Vampiressartist Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
What medium was this all done in?
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Mixed media: [link]
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:iconelfin-grrl:
Elfin-Grrl Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous scrummy gorgeous! :love:
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:thanks::iconthanksplz:
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Dragonlady92768 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for having this tutorial. You give me inspiration to do some more colored pencil drawings! Dragonlady92768
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Glad you found it useful. :D
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Artistic-Griot Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
You inspire everytime I see your pieces...thanks for your contribution to DA. I do have a question though, I notice the majority of your pieces are close ups of your models/people. Your still able to pack a balanced atmosphere around them but I'm wondering why you favor this close up style?
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :love: The reason I love to do portraits is... well, because I love portraits. :D I love faces and eyes and what I can do with them. I used to do lots of full body poses and it didn't give me as much satisfaction. I would probably do larger pieces (most of mine are 11x14") to include full figures, but it's just more time efficient for me to work smaller.
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Artistic-Griot Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
yes yes...smaller pieces make for much more intimate pieces. I can see the attraction. Thanks for sharing, keep up the tremendous work!
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MJWilliam Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :love:
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:iconrita-ria:
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:wow: and :love:
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:thanks::iconthanksplz: :hug:
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:iconchinusmetallicus:
ChinusMetallicus Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
WOW!!!
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:thanks::iconthanksplz:
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:iconhenu-chan:
Henu-Chan Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great tutorial!:)
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:thanks::iconthanksplz:
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:iconhenu-chan:
Henu-Chan Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yw:D
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:iconcalaymo:
Calaymo Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
Woww....amazing work, i love the colors!
=D
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:boogie: :iconthanksplz:
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:iconcalaymo:
Calaymo Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
welcome!
^^
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ImAGirlNamedMichael Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey Maria...how did the bristol work for you as far as the watercolors? I did a piece for the good vs. evil, and I used watercolor on illustration board- it was a nightmare. Every time I tried to layer a wash, the wash beneath it would almost always come up...is that a bristol problem too, or was it ok? I'd like to come away with more hair after my next watercolor than I did with that last piece=)
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Are you using smooth or vellum? I almost always use vellum (textured), and haven't noticed that problem. My washes are also really thin on this, and I alternate between watercolor and colored pencil layers. Also, the best surface I've found for pure watercolor is lightweight illustration board by Strathmore, you might want to give it a try.
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ImAGirlNamedMichael Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was using smooth illustration board. It was a nightmare! I'll have to keep my eye out for the Strathmore stuff if I ever decide to try it again. It really put me off on ever using Illustration board for watercolor again.

It nearly ruined the piece- thankfully I was able to salvage it by using colors that don't come up as easily, but the damage was done. Here is a link to the piece [link]

You can see how weak the tones are, especially in the blanket and the demons. The blanket was the worst- the purple kept coming up, so I had to resort to that brownish color near the angel. I hate how the pulling made the blanket look messy as far as the color goes- the only part of the whole thing that worked was the angel, but I didn't do many washed on her, and I used a lot of thick watercolor on her...it was the only way to salvage anything
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MJWilliam Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
The Strathmore board is actually smooth, but it works great. Any cold press stuff is no go for me, I just don't like the way it absorbs the paint way too quickly.

At the risk of sounding like a hypocrite (lol), I think you should definitely give that piece another try, I like the idea and the color scheme! :)
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ImAGirlNamedMichael Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rofl Thanks. I may do another someday...it just took me so long to put the drawn composition together, as I did it piece by piece. The thought of doing that again so soon is nightmarish! Thanks for the kind words. It sounds ridiculous, but most of the time when I do a big piece like that, all I end up seeing are the mistakes =D
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MJWilliam Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I do that too. LOL. :) T/C :love:
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dougstickney Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
How wonderful to see your step-by-step progress on such an incredible work. Thanks!
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank YOU! :)
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gabbyd70 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009
wow, incredible work! :D
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MJWilliam Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:thanks::iconthanksplz:
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