Funny illustrations by James Shepherd
I have been a free-lance commercial illustrator since 1996. I can’t imagine doing anything else. Not only does it allow me to do what I love, but it also allows me to work at home and be home as my family grows. This is a picture of me with my lovely wife Dawn, boys Joshua, Conor and Oliver, and our pug Oswald. We live in a suburb just southwest of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. My illustration process is quite different than when I first picked up an airbrush. I now draw on a Cintiq and use photoshop for rendering. Over the years I’ve also added 3D elements to compliment my vision. The first package I learned was Lightwave and now take advantage of Luxology’s Modo and Pixologic’s Zbrush. With a little effort, I hope to add animation to my services.