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Cynthia Sheppard
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Fantasy Illustrator


Momentum by sheppardarts
Personal work, finished on my 31st birthday.
Digital painting, 2014
Prints available

Read about this painting's process and meaning here, on my blog:… 

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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pinkhavok Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work!
hungerartist Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
Wow, awesome gallery!
SylvieDB Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Instant watch! :)
Furedo Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Hi! Great pieces!!!
craigchaseart Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work!
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