Walter Velez (born in the Spanish Harlem area of New York City) is a game artist who is known for his cover art for such popular series as Thieves World and the Myth series for Robert Asprin. He has provided artwork for Dune and Goosebumps trading cards, many games and books for TSR, Star Wars books, and the cover illustrations for Rolemaster Companion II and Rolemaster Companion III.
One of his paintings from the Myth series novels was used as a box cover illustration for a version of the board game Kings & Things.
One of his art teachers was the late Burne Hogarth who created the Tarzan comic strip and was the author of a number of anatomy books for artists.
Jill Bauman is his art agent.