Diana is my kindred spirit. If I hate something at the moment, it's a pretty safe bet she's hating it right then, too, from a thousand miles away. A great artist whose work I've been in love with since our first class together at AiC. Not looking at her website just means you're denying your eyes a few moments of bliss.
Ivan is the man I would marry if he liked men and I were allowed to marry another man in Colorado. For the time being, he's the guy that pushes me so hard to be a better artist that it really pisses me off sometimes. And that's exactly what I need. Enthusiastic, passionate and prolific in his work, Ivan sets a standard. A crazy, scattershot standard sometimes, but a standard just the same. Go check out his work and join me in my crusade to stop him from shading noses.
I just met Raul. I'm taking him on as my mentor. Why? Well why the Hell not? His art is excellent and his ability to sit still while working is a nice counterpoint to Ivan's boundless energy. It's downright Zen.
Friend on Facebook and fellow cescan, Elliot's work effortlessly illustrates the kind of absolute whimsy that I'm such sucker for. It definitely reminds me how important it is to develop my own style. Take a look and enjoy.
(And pay particular attention to The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead & Roundhead on Vimeo.)