Fancy Some Fancy? Old-Fashioned ATCs

Two Vintage Portaits
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, ink, gel and sparkly pen

Two maidens full of secrets submitted for the topic “Secret” at Illustration Friday. The young Tudor maiden on the left might be a lost portrait of a young Anne Boleyn. The one on the right is called “Antonia of Barcelona” and may be the only known portrait of a mysterious young woman who practiced fortune telling for the amusement of Spanish nobility in the mid-eighteenth century.

I’ve got a new mini obsession: Victorian and other fancy dress. Which makes life difficult when one has ongoing projects for previous obsessions: Tiny Cityscapes and Tiny Houses! But I shall muddle through it. :)

Lucille of Rhodan
2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics

This is my 200th post, holy cow! The first was way back on May 1, 2011! Many thanks and welcome to new visitors and old friends! Slideshow below.

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13 thoughts on “Fancy Some Fancy? Old-Fashioned ATCs

  1. minnemie

    Happy 200th! You are so super prolific. I love these vintage backgrounds- you are able to take just about any subject and render it in your unique style- i love it!

  2. clara nilles

    Congrats on hitting your 200th post!! Thats such an accomplishment!
    I really admire you for all your series. Victorian sounds like such fun……can’t wait to see what comes out of your head! I love the change of style on these 2 ladies……very “baroque”……lovely!

  3. AnnD

    I love that Anne Boleyn portrait SO MUCH! You did a brilliant job on the nose and lips, along with the French hood.

    Happy 200th! *Confetti* *Cake*

  4. Gay McKinnon

    Love these Cindy. I like these soft subtle colours! Ann Boleyn looks as though she might have a glimmer of foreknowledge of her tragic end … apparently her last words were to apologise to the executioner for stepping on his foot as she mounted the stage. (Why didn’t they teach us THAT sort of thing in history class?!) Just thought I would let you know … the best way to get regular illustrator meetings is to start them yourself!! I did and have been amazed at the different people who lob up randomly and are full of knowledge (like the guy who is animating an octopus and told us they have eight different modes of locomotion).

  5. hedwig

    The dresses and hairdoes of these lady’s must be fun for you to work on. You can loose yourself in decorations and mysterious eye expressions! Great new subject, that suits you well!

  6. Leslie White

    Your mini-obsessions are always so “COOL”! The lady’s expression, top left, makes me chuckle a bit. because she looks like me in the morning before a cup of coffee. Anne Boleyn had many more reasons to look that way, however, than I ever have. Thank goodness. Your creativity is non-stop, Cindy!

  7. Jill

    Love the victorian ladies, especially the one with the big hair and turquoise dress. I’ve been having a love affair with turquoise for several years now.

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