One of my all time favourite artists Andrea Innocent - Otoshimono is a constant inspiration. She shares a studio space with other creative ladies in the Melbourne CBD and does a range of work from illustration, animation, character design, storyboarding, graphic design and web design.
Harriet Lee-Merrion is a Bristol based illustrator whose been producing some really beautiful work.
One of Australias most talented female illustrators is Melbourne based Catherine Campbell.
These photographs by Swedish photographer and illustrator Ulrika Kestere are beyond beautiful. To see more of her work here is her website and her blog. Her illustrations are also really gorgeous along with her wood things.
The beautiful art of Rebecca Green has captured my eye for a while now. Incredible large scale paintings fill her studio space where she paints girls and animals having tea parties and camping around open fires amongst the trees, night skies and american landscapes.
Julie Delporte is a French/Canadian illustrator based in Montreal who has a really loose comic style with a spontaneity that I really admire. Here is her website and her tumblr.
I am currently reading Wildwood written by Colin Meloy and illustrated by Carson Ellis. So far there are three books in the series and are all full of beautiful illustrations and tales of the impassable wilderness in Portland.
An amazing artist I have just come across is Hsiao-Ron Cheng. Hsiao-Ron Cheng is a 1986-born Taiwanese digital artist/illustrator. Here is an incredible mural she painted in Sydney at ZOKOKO – a chocolate coffee shop. You can also buy her prints here.