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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
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Fantasy Illustrator


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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~
jayeshcp Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice gallery. You are awesome.
splitmindbarrier Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
Great job with the Elder Sign art work, really loved the tone it set. Will certainly be keeping up with your work, have you done any workshops?
bmliam Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I just came across one of your videos on on youtube - "Part 1 - Painting the Female Figure with Cynthia Sheppard - Noah's Art Camp".…. It was great and helped a lot with me being more confident about the methods I am using in PS. So thanks! Your work is amazing btw!
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