Monday, June 2, 2014

Magic Card Art: Wind Dancer

Card Name: Wind Dancer
© 2014 Wizards of the Coast

Gatherer Link:

Medium: Digital
Original Art Available? No
Artist Proofs Available? Yes

Artist Notes: I made a blog post exactly one year ago today about a painting that changed everything. This is that painting.

I had been going through a tough time for months prior to working on this, both with my work and my life in general, and was starting to give up on myself. The painting depicts a faerie character reaching out to the viewer over turbulent waters, offering safety, or a way out- in a sense, that's exactly what I was looking for at the time. The creation of the painting itself is what jolted me out of that bad period, and another literal interpretation of something I was going through, that paved the way for more recent pieces like Learning to Leave.

2013 was a crazy growth year no one knew I was having, and I came out of it with momentum that's still going. Thank you to those who've stood by my side.

EDIT: Adding a link to the art review on


  1. Glad to finally see this peice. I'm not surprised that it's absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing Cynthia. :)

  2. Damn, girl, you do moving work!

  3. The limited colour palate is wonderful and her face is mesmerizing. I especially like the somewhat golden tone around her brows and eyes. Definitely gives her a magical faerie feel. I have to say as well I really appreciate your back story to this and it makes it that much more of an emotionally strong piece to me as I am dealing with the same at the moment. My mermaids just drowned a sailor. I greatly admire you and love your work.

    1. Always happy to hear when a personal story enhances the art- thank you!

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