About the Artist
Cassidy Noel Palmer is a graphite specialist, creating her 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 who have influenced Cassidy in particular include Frank Frazetta, Allen Williams, Ed Binkley, Scott Gustafson, 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 and Magic the Gathering.
In addition to her own independent work, she occasionally takes on freelance projects. Some of the most recent of these include fantasy illustrations, book covers and header illustrations, character design and developement, 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.