I'm Cynthia Sheppard, and I've been creating artwork for books and games since the mid-2000's. I particularly enjoy creating illustrations inspired by a blend of late 19th century realist painting and modern fantasy art, with a focus on emotional resonance and visual storytelling.
I'm currently taking a break from freelancing while art directing at Wizards of the Coast full-time. I continue to enjoy painting in my free time, making occasional art videos for YouTube, and talking about artistic growth to anyone who will let me.
(I like to lie and say that my best ideas happen over a glass of red wine and good conversation, but they really come to me in the shower, just like everybody else.)
Wizards of the Coast
Fantasy Flight Games
Lamentations of the Flame Princess
BOOK & MAGAZINE
Asimov Science Fiction