The amazing landscape paintings of Eyvind Earle, former Disney matte painter. I love how this vivid and playful style manages to also captures an air of grandeur. I imagine this could be the Hudson River School of some strange fantasy world.
Project Senbazuru is an artistic response to the disaster situation in Japan. Inspired by Japanese senbazuru exchanging, the Project Senbazuru illustration aims to promote hope and prosperity in the midst of such devastation.
Bill Wray, Dan Krall and Scott Willis, background artists of Samurai Jack.: [This style was attractive to me because it is boarder line cartoon without being two dimensional. There is a real attention to detail while still maintaining a simplistic tone.