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Shades Of Red by MJWilliam Shades Of Red by MJWilliam
I'm trying to make the transition from oils to acrylics. This is my first stab at them... Sort of. I've used them before, but not exclusively.

Acrylics of illustration board, 11x15".

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:iconinannaquest:
Inannaquest Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Well, I have to say, the transition is going GREAT, your work is awesome, please keep it up...
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hah, I've actually moved on to watercolors since them... Don't dig acrylics that much. Thanks for the comments! :D
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:iconteamoth:
teamoth Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
I have a shirt exactly like hers!
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It's a kimono, actually. :D
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:iconteamoth:
teamoth Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
I know it is :) what I wanted to say was that I have a shirt with the same print the kimono has.
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, that's cool. :D
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:iconvampyre-lover:
Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
AWESOME!!! SOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!
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:iconmadboy10:
madboy10 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Professional Artist
i think this is magical (an time consuming)
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:iconn-rose5:
N-rose5 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful painting!!
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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KitakLaw Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
First stab at just using acrylics, you say? Well, you've done an amazing job at it! :)

I saw this first on your website, but had to come here to post a comment. I love all the details you included here: the flowers, the katana, even that little bit of blood on her cheek.
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :love:
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:iconkitaklaw:
KitakLaw Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome.
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnificient colors:love:
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconcarol-moore:
Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful colors and details! :wow:
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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Elfin-Grrl Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful! So how did you find working just in acrylics? You've done a fantastic job with them :D
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MJWilliam Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Toni! I like them. So far the only complaint I have is that the paper I was working on was absorbing them way too fast (it was a hot press illustration board). I'm going to experiment with different surfaces, this sexy thing being the first: [link] We'll see what happens! :)
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Elfin-Grrl Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Oooo gesso board, very nice! I can't seem to get them here in the uk, it has to be home made jobs! Let me know how you get on. I use hot press illustration board and when using oil on them I prime both sides a few times to get a lovely less-absorbent surface. You might be able to use some gloss acrylic medium to prime your illustration board with, giving a lovely slidey surface for your acrylics. I'm sure the gesso board will work wonderfully. Look forward to seeing the results :D
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MJWilliam Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
There are lots of things that can help acrylics, far as I know... Someone just recommended a medium that slows down the drying time. Trial and error time! :)
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:iconcalaymo:
Calaymo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
amazing beautiful dear.
:hug:
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :love:
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:iconcalaymo:
Calaymo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
welcome!
;)
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:iconstrainstrain:
strainstrain Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
This is amazing...the details are breathtaking...I like it a lot. Keep it up:thumbsup:
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :love:
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ShadeyBabey Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Wonderful work ~ adore oils for their many splendid qualities but hate them also for some of the same reasons I luv em, I found the transition easier by using some of the mediums that give you more open time for blending your acrylics like ~ Liquitex slow-dri blending gel :D

Bang up job on the quality of your colors
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MJWilliam Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
You said it... I love oils, and I hate oils. :laughing: Anyway, thank you for the comment, the fave, and the tip, I'll definitely try that gel.
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DeaDraco Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
Itīs gorgeous !!!her clothes and hair looks incredible!!!
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :love:
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:iconsvera:
Svera Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
Beautiful, as always :hug:
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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Svera Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
You're welcome :glomp:
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:iconveiz:
Veiz Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your drawings and paintings are always breathtaking, Maria! :faint: Beautiful!
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Brian! :hug:
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:iconrita-ria:
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
fantastic, just as always, Maria!
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Rita! :heart:
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Tacako Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
OHOO lover her Kimono! so beautiful! almost looks like colored pencils!
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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jillian2388 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, it looks like one of your color pencil creations. Gorgeous as usual! I love your technique with hair - whether painting or using pencils. Fantastic!
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :love:
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:iconanna999:
Anna999 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully done! :clap:
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :love:
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gold-rose Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
it's a beautiful :aww:
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:thanks: :heart:
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:iconverlisaerys:
Verlisaerys Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very beautiful! I really love the colouring. :heart:
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :love:
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:iconwildwinyan:
WildWinyan Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010   Photographer
Lovely. I adore her soft look.
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Olivia! :hug:
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Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
wow maria you do such amazing work with acrylics!!!! :clap: i couldnt even tell if it was oils or acrylics you achieved the same look :clap:
acrylics do try faster which is a plus ;)
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