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About Traditional Art / Professional Core Member Maria J. WilliamFemale/United States Recent Activity
Deviant for 15 Years
2 Month Core Membership
Statistics 678 Deviations 19,415 Comments 209,315 Pageviews

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Tabula Rasa by MJWilliam Tabula Rasa :iconmjwilliam:MJWilliam 21 4 Peony Breeze by MJWilliam Peony Breeze :iconmjwilliam:MJWilliam 56 7 Joy To The World by MJWilliam Joy To The World :iconmjwilliam:MJWilliam 35 8 Silver Bells by MJWilliam Silver Bells :iconmjwilliam:MJWilliam 23 8 Northbound - Sketch by MJWilliam Northbound - Sketch :iconmjwilliam:MJWilliam 41 6 Silent Night - Sketch by MJWilliam Silent Night - Sketch :iconmjwilliam:MJWilliam 47 6 Icy Blue - Sketch by MJWilliam Icy Blue - Sketch :iconmjwilliam:MJWilliam 43 6 Artisans - Bookbinder by MJWilliam Artisans - Bookbinder :iconmjwilliam:MJWilliam 64 9 These Trees Have Memories by MJWilliam These Trees Have Memories :iconmjwilliam:MJWilliam 35 6 2018 calendar by MJWilliam 2018 calendar :iconmjwilliam:MJWilliam 10 4 The Apprentice by MJWilliam The Apprentice :iconmjwilliam:MJWilliam 46 9 My Gift, My Curse by MJWilliam My Gift, My Curse :iconmjwilliam:MJWilliam 13 4 Let It Rain - sketch by MJWilliam Let It Rain - sketch :iconmjwilliam:MJWilliam 20 2 Kiss Of Gold - sketch by MJWilliam Kiss Of Gold - sketch :iconmjwilliam:MJWilliam 19 2 My Lover's Eyes - sketch by MJWilliam My Lover's Eyes - sketch :iconmjwilliam:MJWilliam 18 8 Midnight - sketch by MJWilliam Midnight - sketch :iconmjwilliam:MJWilliam 86 10

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Hope by XRlS Hope :iconxrls:XRlS 261 85 Ana by Artgerm Ana :iconartgerm:Artgerm 5,985 106 Mercy by Artgerm Mercy :iconartgerm:Artgerm 17,291 256 Ciri Portrait by Artgerm Ciri Portrait :iconartgerm:Artgerm 9,636 169 At Galaxy's Edge by juliedillon At Galaxy's Edge :iconjuliedillon:juliedillon 2,594 45 Spore by escume Spore :iconescume:escume 2,656 67 Diva by escume Diva :iconescume:escume 1,956 59 Socair by escume Socair :iconescume:escume 1,316 25 Oraithe by escume Oraithe :iconescume:escume 1,005 19 Black Beauty (Speed Paint) by Selenada Black Beauty (Speed Paint) :iconselenada:Selenada 4,255 147 South by wlop South :iconwlop:wlop 4,864 61 The Watchers by Markelli The Watchers :iconmarkelli:Markelli 222 17 Ivy by windfalcon Ivy :iconwindfalcon:windfalcon 331 12 Beech by windfalcon Beech :iconwindfalcon:windfalcon 390 11 Night Magic by windfalcon Night Magic :iconwindfalcon:windfalcon 612 24 Pinyon by windfalcon Pinyon :iconwindfalcon:windfalcon 396 17

What super detailed epic big-ass painting would you most like to see from me next? 

38 deviants said Pretty warrior girls in traditional Asian setting
37 deviants said Steampunk girls in zombie apocalypse setting
30 deviants said Geishas in space sci-fi setting
23 deviants said Sexy girls, dragons, and kittens in baroque/rococo setting




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Forgive me DA, for I have sinned...

Fri Sep 22, 2017, 9:16 PM not updating my journal for almost a year. Mea culpa.

I have not been coming to DA as much, to be honest, because it's changing in ways I don't like. Too many things to get into in detail. That said, I haven't forgotten my watchers, and whether you've been watching for a while or for a few days or just started, I love you all and appreciate every single comment, fave, and feature.

This year has been about a change of direction for me. On personal front there have been some changes with my neighborhood that affected my standard of life and creativity in a negative way, and it's likely I'll be moving, maybe even to a completely different state, in the next two years or so. Because of space and time constraints I've been doing a lot fewer conventions, and gotten into social media a lot more trying to build up my online presence. I've been an active participant in two art collectives, which has kept me pretty busy, and had a piece in an art show with La Bodega gallery in San Diego last month. I'm hoping to do more of these shows in the future. I've also been trying to get back to doing oils and experimenting with acrylics.

Thank you again to everyone for supporting me. It means the world to me. Please enjoy the features below by some amazing artists.


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Delphinium by ponyania   3/9 kingdom by Serj-Lican   'That's a Duesy' by donpackwood  Forever 6.7.2017 by umsul   Je t'attends by duytter

Starry night by KellieArt   Freedom by FlorentLlamas  AN 10 autumn fire by crayonmaniac   Pampa - Pong 208 by batjorge   Summoning I by Asya-Yordanova

A strange longing for winter II by MaaykeKlaver   Rose by xKimJoanne   The Artist 9173 by Frostschock   Last flight by anyaanti   Autumn is everywhere. by Mars-Hill



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Anti-Theft Ninja Stamp by sambees Happily Married by StampsbyJen HL2 stamp by l0nd0n I Love My Music ::Stamp:: by himiko-hedgehog proud parent by SheilaMBrinson Coffee Emote Stamp by Mirz123 Stop Whining, Start Parenting by MaruLovesStamps :: Liek thanks you :: by Liek Clean up dA campaign stamp by Roxcessories I Want to Believe by manticor Sushi Love Stamp by yanagi-san Firefly Stamp by ravekitten Tattoo-junkie Stamp by RockGirl1582 Im not pesimistic Im Realistic by stampystampy DA Stamps - YATTA by Loser-Kid05 Titles by DragonLordKris Stamp, Not Enough Sleep by BriBriBlitz Thanks for visitin by k-nelo Traditional Art Stamp by darkartificer I love Horses by WishmasterAlchemist Medic Stamp by Wolf-Shadow77 Procrastinators unite by OnigiriMonster Lolcat Stamp by Kezzi-Rose Stamp: I love cats by jelloween Marine Stamp : Family Member by Annetteks Matrix stamp by Kaaziel Obama Doh stamp by RedTusker .writing love. by PixieRiot I love Owls by WishmasterAlchemist Supernatural stamp by kshapiro DW TARDIS Stamp by TwilightProwler I am allergic to bull by SheilaMBrinson Dieting by lonelycrow 9-11 Tribute Stamp by KahunaSniper Where's My Super Suit Stamp by Teeter-Echidna L4D2 - Ellis Stamp by KikiLime Radioactive Stamp by PockyPerson32 I Hate Summer Stamp by Skarlet-Raven Pro Capitalist Stamp by RedTusker I support OMNOMNOM by Vovosunt Read Before You Comment by LeoLeonardo .: Art is my drug Stamp :. by Shien-Ra Game On by Kyllian Stamp- dA For Art Not Porn by aisucafe I love gasmasks by xnih1lo

Skin by ClearStyle
  • Listening to: Barrie Gledden - Planet Earth
  • Reading: My own crappy manuscript
  • Watching: El Barco
  • Playing: Dying Light: The Following
  • Eating: Salad
  • Drinking: Wine


Maria J. William
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Hi there, and welcome to my gallery! I'm a self-taught artist/illustrator. I've been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember, and have been doing art professionally for about 15 years. My work is mostly traditional portraiture with fantasy elements. I live in Brooklyn, NY with my husband, our two young sons, a trusty feline sidekick, and more books and movies than we have room for. I love to write, take photos, cook, ride horses, and play a delicious profusion of violent videogames. If you want to know more, please visit my site at

Thanks for looking, and alons-y!


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Rainbowz122 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2018  Student General Artist
Love the work, keep it up :D
GiovanniChis Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for +faving my drawing  
   Leopard Portrait by GiovanniChis

Please visit my Gallery their may be other drawings you like. Have a good day!

MJWilliam Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure! Great work! :heart:
Shi-rai17 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the favorites :)
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure! :)
Serg7192 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the fave! :) (Smile) 
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Daisy you're welcome 
GrimDreamArt Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for faving my steampunk illustrations :D
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure! :)
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