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Lady Valor by MJWilliam Lady Valor by MJWilliam
I'm still alive! :wave:

This was inspired by the story of Tomoe Gozen, the wife of a 12th century Japanese general. She would often don on armor and fight in battle alongside her husband.

Colored pencils and ink on Bristol, 11x14".
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:iconoliver-young:
OLIVER-YOUNG Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful lines , colors ,
your drawings give me a
the harmony in my soul 
I feel the music and the equilibrium .
Me and my wife , we are very
sensible to the images , colors 
and we translate them 
in the musical feeling 
It is fantastic 
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :love:

BTW, thanks for sending more music. I did get it, just have been busy, that's why I haven't written back. :)
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:iconlady-anuy:
Lady-Anuy Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconpromet-he-us:
Promet-he-us Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010   General Artist
Fantastic colouring. Very lovely shapes and great level of detail! I love the way her lips are done and also her eyes!

Thank you very much for sharing!
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank YOU for the kind comment! :love:
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:iconpromet-he-us:
Promet-he-us Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010   General Artist
My pleasure, really!
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:iconmandydemaris:
mandydemaris Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Beautiful colors! Very well done :)
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconlunar-ray:
Lunar-Ray Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
I feel sorry for your hand.... That is so much detail. Beautiful!!!! ^^
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:giggle: Thanks!
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:iconmimikayuko:
mimikayuko Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
wow...pretty hay is that ur starwars character???and can u draw something for me please
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
This has absolutely nothing to do with Star Wars. For commissioning info, you can go here: [link]
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:iconmimikayuko:
mimikayuko Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
oh opps sorry
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:icon1069sylvia:
1069Sylvia Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
Absolutely love it!! Remember me?
S. Lorraine
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi Sylvia, of course I remember you. :) Thanks, glad you like it!
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:iconcarol-moore:
Carol-Moore Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful colors and detail!
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Altena86 Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
Last night I didn't have much time to comment, but now I do, I had to put this amongst my favourites. Its absolutely gorgeous. I am horrible with colours, but you simply blow me away. It is breathtaking, the feel of it and of course the drawing itself. I also had to add you in watching, for I am curious what kind of beautiful thing you come up with next.
Here's a cheer from a new fan of your work. ENCORE! MORE! MORE!
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:iconcheergiver:
cheergiver Featured By Owner May 21, 2008   Digital Artist
Such beautiful detailing with colored pencils, as always...I love it :)
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:iconamerise:
Amerise Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
WOW, this is awesome! I love all the details you added to this picture from the background all the way to the intricate designs of her armor! Great work!
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:iconppgrainbow:
ppgrainbow Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the detailing on her kimono dress. The facial features on her as well as her hair came out really beautiful as always! ^^
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:iconkimismissing:
KimIsMissing Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah pencils realy? You must have the paitence of a saint! Thats amazing! At first glance I thought it was pastels! To pull off something like this takes serious skill! Good job!
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:iconirrevocablefate:
IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner May 10, 2008   Writer
The detail is amazing! The colors are so vivid, I love it!
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:iconvonny88:
Vonny88 Featured By Owner May 9, 2008  Student Filmographer
Awesome pic! I really like the way you did the skin tone! :D
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:icondanu-desousa:
danu-deSousa Featured By Owner May 9, 2008
absolutely amazing!!!!
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:iconcalaymo:
Calaymo Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
amazing work! o.O
=D
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:iconelitha:
Elitha Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
Wow! Looks beautiful!
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:iconfegie:
fegie Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
Does the inspiration justice. She looks like she's going to get ready & ride out.
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:iconarkador:
Arkador Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Great colours :D
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:iconkaterina-art:
Katerina-Art Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
stunning work i love it!! i love what you did with her lips!!
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:thanks: :hug:
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:iconsvera:
Svera Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
It's good to see you're alive! :hug: I really like the background of this one. Of course the woman and the clothes are amazingly detailed and well executed, but most people here don't pay much attention on the background, so I'm always very fascinated whenever someone does such a great job :)
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
The background is actually referenced (partially) from a medieval Chinese tapestry. I love putting "real life" elements into my pieces. Glad you like! :D
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:iconsvera:
Svera Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
I thought something like this :) That's why I like it, because it looks really realistic :nod:
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautifully detailed and coloured. I like the detail of the old men in the painting in the background, a lovely touch. Gorgeous work.
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :love:
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:iconrita-ria:
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Another gorgeous work, Maria!
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:thanks: :heart:
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:iconvalindra:
Valindra Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
The detail and the coloring is amazing.
Fantastic job :clap:
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:icon9ri:
9Ri Featured By Owner May 7, 2008  Student General Artist
this is very awesome! beautifully detailed!
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ValentinaKallias Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
this is gorgeous..it took me probably almost 10 minutes to study every detail in this pic...there are so many:) Fantastic work, in every way.
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winteryvisions Featured By Owner May 7, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Stunning! your talent as a painter is amazing. Your paitience with all the miniscule details is also amazing. Will there be any plans on releasing this as a print in the future?
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'll definitely post a print as soon as I get around to it. :)
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MarthaPArt Featured By Owner May 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
^^ very nice
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:iconwildwinyan:
WildWinyan Featured By Owner May 7, 2008   Photographer
Beautiful love that ring! Maybe you should design jewelry!
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner May 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
That's not a bad idea... :lol: Thanks!
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:iconwildwinyan:
WildWinyan Featured By Owner May 7, 2008   Photographer
Anytime! :)
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:iconjapookins:
japookins Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
very awesome
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samantha-999 Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
o wow you are amazing
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:iconwynterstoops:
Wynterstoops Featured By Owner May 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow...You're just as amazing in color as you are in grayscale!

By watercolor do you mean the watercolor pencils, markers, or paint?
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