About the Artist
Cassidy Noel Palmer is a graphite specialist, creating a distinctive style through her texturing techniques, eraser work, and attention to detail. She has a keen interest in depicting facial expressions, and takes particular delight in illustrating hands and feet. She has been drawing since early childhood; an enchantment with 2D animation developed into a lifelong interest in creating character- and creature-oriented fantasy art. A few of the artists Cassidy most admires include Allen Williams, Pui Che, Marco Bucci, and Todd Lockwood. The literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien, R.A. Salvatore, Robert Jordan, and Philip Pullman have also helped strengthen her passion for the fantasy genre, as have Dungeons & Dragons, Magic the Gathering, and the Star Wars universe. In addition to her own work, her recent freelance projects include book covers and interior illustrations, character and fine art commissions, and a children’s book in progress. Currently she is designing and illustrating baby dragons for her Dragonlings series in graphite, and her Gem Dragonlings series of digital paintings. Cassidy resides in Colorado with her husband and two children.