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Cynthia Sheppard
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
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Fantasy Illustrator
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Momentum by sheppardarts
Momentum
Personal work, finished on my 31st birthday.
Digital painting, 2014
Prints available

Read about this painting's process and meaning here, on my blog: sheppard-arts.blogspot.com/201… 

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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 Tor.com
Art director: Irene Gallo
Digital painting
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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: mythicspoiler.com/ktk/cards/so…
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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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:iconcraigchaseart:
craigchaseart Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work!
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Bertross Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Dig your style
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Roiuky Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
wow, amazing art, love the color palette of your entire gallery! keep up the awesome work!!
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Artsbriddle Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic work! Love your style!! :D
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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.
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