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 full time, but my latest personal endeavor is filming painting videos for youtube! I continue to enjoy both digital and oil painting, and talking about career evolution and artistic growth to anyone who will let me talk their ears off.
(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.)
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