John W. Sheldon

Multi-disciplinary Designer

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Illustration

John W. Sheldon creates images in a variety of media. He draws from real life without being limited by reality.


Work Samples

Layout · Branding · Video Production · Illustration · Photography

Mixed Media

A skeleton in a crown lies in repose on a riverbed surrounded by gold coins and gripping a sword
A skeleton in a crown lies in repose on a riverbed surrounded by gold coins and gripping a sword
A vampire in a WWI uniform grasps a ball of light in his hands
A self-portrait of the artist, lit from below, looking at the camera
A sorcerer regards a spark of lightning in her hand
A red-headed dwarf eyes the camera with mischevious purpose
A halfling stands over two traps, wearing the pelt of a fox
A muscular figure swings a broad axe up, her fur-trimmed cape swirling around her

John's illustrations in physical media mix different ingredients and techniques to exploit their strengths and weaknesses for visual effect. Samples seen here include independent works and commissioned character portraits.

Digital Illustration

A cyborg head gazes off-frame to the left, thick cables plugged into the shoulders and neck
A cyborg head gazes off-frame to the left, thick cables plugged into the shoulders and neck
A figure wearing an elk skull mask stands behind a fire
Two armored cyborgs stand back-to-back, in stark white on black background
A sorcerer regards a spark of lightning in her hand
A red-headed dwarf eyes the camera with mischevious purpose

John does digital illustrations in both vector and raster formats, bringing techniques from traditional illustration into an all-digital workflow. Selections seen here include full-color fantasy illustrations and commissioned works for event t-shirt designs.