Illustrator for books & games | Sr. Art director for Magic: The Gathering
Cynthia Sheppard has been creating artwork for books and games since the mid-2000's. Her particular brand of illustration is inspired by a blend of late 19th century realist painting and modern fantasy art, with a focus on emotional resonance and visual storytelling.
Cynthia has been working as an art director for Magic: The Gathering since February 2015, and continues to work on personal projects in her home studio. She also spends lots of time oil painting, drawing, and drinking coffee at The Conservatory in Seattle, Washington.
(She likes to lie and say that her best ideas happen over a glass of red wine and good conversation, but they really come to her in the shower, just like everybody else.)
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