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Karen Memory by sheppardarts
Karen Memory
Cover illustration for Elizabeth Bear's upcoming Steampunk novel, "Karen Memory."
Tor Books | February 2015, see the full cover on
Art director: Irene Gallo
Digital painting
Sorin, Solemn Visitor by sheppardarts
Sorin, Solemn Visitor
©2014 Wizards of the Coast
Just released!! This is my illustration of vampire Planeswalker Sorin looking mysterious on the dragon-tailbone littered plain for upcoming Magic: The Gathering set Khans of Tarkir. Here's an image of the card itself:…
Elf Ranger with Barkskin by sheppardarts
Elf Ranger with Barkskin
Illustration for the upcoming D&D 5th Edition Player's Handbook: An Elf Ranger protected by the spell Barkskin (in the spells section).
©2014 Wizards of the Coast

This illustration was very rewarding- I can say that about the majority of my work, but this one was served up with a side of redemption. Back in early 2010 I did my first three jobs for Dungeons & Dragons (a character and two scenes for Dragon Magazine), and they didn't go so well.

Actually, that's an understatement. They were awful. I can't say whether or not the art directors hated the results or *really* hated the results; I was dealing with the aftermath of a death in the family and behemoth project at my day job, and it aversely affected the work at the time. Excuses, excuses. Needless to say, I didn't get invited back to do more D&D art until this piece four years later. I feel like I did MUCH better justice to the brand this go-round, and as a player of D&D too, I can't wait to pick up my copy of the new Player's Handbook. :)


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Cynthia Sheppard
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Artsbriddle Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic work! Love your style!! :D
JGDaniels Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  New member Student Writer
Absolutely incredible artwork, big (though relatively new) fan. Thanks again for the Treasure Cruise dragon alter, it's incredible.
Zulaan Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic gallery !!! Clap 
Magoblancopower Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I like a lot mtg and your art. I hope to see more videos in your YT channel and learn more about painting and digital painting. 
GlendoraAlters Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  New member Professional General Artist
Awesome Artist~
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