i came across illustrations by japanese artist asako masunouchi on skinny laminx's blog (via print and pattern ). wow. here are some of my favorites:
masunouchi also has amazing 3D work like these tags for imaginary products/clothing:
and a little many part book inspired by the song "i don't love anyone"
but more than anything else i'm totally inspired by masunouchi's animation work, which you have to go to his website to see in all it's glory. a snapshot of 'the magical tea party' below.