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Prelude To Summer by MJWilliam Prelude To Summer by MJWilliam
I'm alive! Just been busy. Hopefully I update my journal with the details soon. :D

I noticed I tend to do "season" pieces when the season in question is almost over. Oh well.

Watercolor, colored pencils and ink on Bristol. 11x14". Details can be seen at [link]
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:iconangelichope:
angelichope Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Very nice and pretty colors in this, and the butterflies give it a nice touch!!!:):):):):)
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconangelichope:
angelichope Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Very welcome!:hug:
A very great day to you!!:D:):):):)
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:iconandres-cadena:
Andres-Cadena Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really beautiful! I love it!
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:iconkrystel-gracie:
krystel-gracie Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh my goodness! I just adore this! It's....soooo beautiful! I wish I could do that.
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconkrystel-gracie:
krystel-gracie Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem.
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:iconkaramoko:
Karamoko Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
this is nice. The way you use color pencil seems way different from how I use it.
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
It's actually colored pencil and black ink over watercolor. Thanks for the :+fav:! :D
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:iconmega246:
Mega246 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008
Wow... Now this is very pretty and yery well created. I like it :)
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:icondragonflycr:
dragonflycr Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
wow, i love, love, love this work.
absolutely beautiful and darling.
well done.
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:iconboywithoutaface:
boywithoutaface Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
really excellent!
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:iconshannonvalentine:
ShannonValentine Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008   Traditional Artist
Really gorgeous work. Love the warmth of her complexion and all the vibrant colors. All the details are just wonderful.
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:iconsombrefeline:
sombrefeline Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice portrait, very sweet
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:iconcomacold:
Comacold Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Woooow, so many great details :wow:
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:iconchatonrose:
ChatonRose Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a lovely piece. I especially like her hair; it's so detailed.
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:iconjoannabromley:
JoannaBromley Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning colours and detail work! :clap:
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:iconwynterstoops:
Wynterstoops Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm...is it just me, or has your style changed a little from the last time you posted on here? I notice the lines are a little bolder, more cartoonish. It looks good, just different. And wow! A colored work! It's been a while! Fantastic as always.
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I wouldn't say it changed. I used the same technique and materials as here: [link] (and a bunch of others before). maybe it's the scan. :) Glad you like it!
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:iconwynterstoops:
Wynterstoops Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah...maybe it is just the scan. The image is extraordinarily clear. You must have one awesome scanner. What kind is it?
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
It's actually a run o' the mill 8x11" HP. But it does the job. :)
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:iconwynterstoops:
Wynterstoops Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A really good one. Maybe I should get that brand or something. Lord knows my camera isn't the best way to go about getting my art on here.
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I switched to HP after my Epson stuff kept dying on me. Couldn't be happier now. And it's not even that expensive. :)
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:iconwynterstoops:
Wynterstoops Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet. :D
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:iconhannach:
Hannach Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
it is so amazing! :)
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:iconsharpestlife19:
SharpestLife19 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely amazing.
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:iconlightdrop:
LightDrop Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008   Digital Artist
Absolutely awesome piece! Would be a beautiful tattoo as well, I think. :D

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:iconmemnalar:
Memnalar Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
Think of them as "remembering the season" pictures. :D

This is beautiful. I love her cat's eyes.
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:iconsandyhr:
SandyHR Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work Maria,xxxSandy
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:iconelisamelis:
ElisaMelis Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
:omg: waaaahh..incredible details..

:faint:

i love your coloring's way, realistic, vibrant..:love:
Her look is very pretty, i really like the butrterfly:butterflytwo: the details of her hairs, hands, dress, flowers..everything!!!:+fav:
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:iconartsaves1228:
artsaves1228 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow I bet all those flowers took forever :wow: wonderful details, love the butterflies too of course :giggle:
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:iconkennyc:
kennyc Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
Excellent!
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:iconkaterina-art:
Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
oh maria this is so beautiful!!!!!!!! i love her sweet expression!!! love all the details!! i think you made it just in time, summer still not over :giggle: i have the habit of doing that too doing summer stuff at winter time and vice versa..lol
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:thanks: :heart:
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GrnDrgn Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Maria, wonderful piece... I love your asian women themes as usual... have an awesome one...

Hey, question, you placed up a vote to finish one of three pieces... have you had a chance to work on the winner... I can't wait to see it..
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :heart:

As for the oil, I've been working on it, but it's still not done. Too many commissions and distractions (but I guess that's a good thing, LOL).
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:iconsvera:
Svera Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
Yay, you're back! :dance: I've missed your art :)

It's beautiful :) so many details, as always I'm very impressed.
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you dear... I've missed DA too. :D
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:iconsvera:
Svera Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
You're very welcome! :hug:
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:iconartwoman3571:
artwoman3571 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
so beautiful and i understand about doing a art piece when the season is over i just did a painting called the spring fairy , lol
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:iconskymone:
Skymone Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful as always, when it comes from your hand. You are so good with coloured pencils, and the details are amazing! :)
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:iconoh-my-stars:
Oh-My-Stars Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow beautiful piece. I love all the detail you put into it and all the wonderful colors.
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:iconvonny88:
Vonny88 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008   Digital Artist
Awesome pic! I really like the way you did the design on the clothing and the hair. :D
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:iconsouthernman:
SouthernMan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
Maria, this is just beautiful as always! Look for her on Saturday in my features! :)
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, glad you like it, Tony! And I always appreciate the features. :D :heart:
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:iconwildwinyan:
WildWinyan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008   Photographer
:thumbsup: Glad to know you are stll drawing. I was afraid we lost you to the gaming world.
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:rofl:
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:iconelitha:
Elitha Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
Gorgeous work! Very colorful :) And so many little details!
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:iconelvenstarart:
ElvenstarArt Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous work!! :heart: I have to finish my seasons series. :D
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:iconmaiamorgan:
maiamorgan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow! This is so amazingly beautiful! Stunning and gorgeous.
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