Maidens in Profile and Retro Sci-Fi ATCs

Lena the Seer, 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners and white gel pen.

Lena the Seer acts as both Counselor and Matchmaker to all the races of people in the Wonder Woods. She is well-respected by all but a few stubborn goblins who rarely heed her advice. Inevitably to their detriment.

Peculiar Maiden, Mystic Princess and Retro Redhead
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″, Copics, pen and ink. Two on bristol, one on mustard card stock.

Despite an existing list of trades and swaps I need to do (plus the great topic “Book” for Illustration Friday this week!), sometimes I’ll take a detour and do something else. In this case, the “Pleasantly Pretty and Particularly Peculiar People Profile Swap” at As a bonus, this swap inspired five more maidens for my 100 Maidens Project, which is now up to 32 maidens. (I must admit I was too fond of Lena the Seer {above} and decided to keep her rather than send her in for the swap!)

The Fontaine X97 and Retro Rocket
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ Copics, fine liners, white gel pen. Bristol, and mustard card stock.

The Fontaine X97 is considered a multi-class weapon. It is equipped with both long range and narrow beam lasers and a variety of explosive and cloaking attachments (available separately). It is rated M-14 and requires a Second Master’s Class license.

The Fontaine X97 is analogous to ancient earth’s BMW 300 series. This series was affordable to a wider audience than its top models, while still retaining the highest in early 21st century innovation and engineering.

For “Robots, Rocketry and Rayguns Swap” at If I haven’t mentioned it sixty-seven times already, I highly recommend for anyone looking for a little inspiration, practice, feedback or ideas. It is open to everyone and features a huge range of art styles and levels.

At the risk of making this post way too long I just wanted to say one more thing. I sometimes get comments asking how I have time to do so much art! Well, I do have a regular job as an office manager, but because business is slower this year I am working about 32 hours. But the main reasons I think are, 1. I have no kids, and 2. I don’t go out much. Also, my current Artist Trading Card phase means tiny art that just doesn’t take as long as larger pieces. Thanks so much to everyone for stopping by! Progress pics below.

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13 thoughts on “Maidens in Profile and Retro Sci-Fi ATCs

  1. Emila Yusof

    Beautiful ATCs, Cindy. I know how it feels when we draw something and fell in love with it. I kept some of my favourite own ATCs as well. Been quite long since I last traded or sell any ATCs.

  2. clar anilles

    Love your versatility…..ancient weapons now! Also the details & textures on Lena and Mystic Princess is marvelous.

    When I had full time job….I had ZERO time to paint and it just killed me to not be able to be creative. That you are able to squeeze time out….even smaller art is incredible!

    I too have no kids and that helps tremendously time wise……altho I have several “fur babies” that take less effort. :-)

  3. Alicia

    Cindy as an instructor in a design department that includes Game Art, I see quite a few blasters an spaceships on any given day. With that I want you to know I dig what you have happening with these. I love seeing your playful style attached to a sci-fi theme I would not expect from you. I like them very much!

  4. Mom

    Lena looks so much like a young Barbara Stresand-all the new ladies & the new rocket & gun_you imagination is endless!! Love, Mom

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