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.
"Where's all your new art?!" I've been sidelined from freelancing while working as an art director for Magic: The Gathering since February 2015, but I still work on personal projects in my home studio. My latest endeavor (wish me luck) is filming semi-educational 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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