The most recent illustrator I've come across is Robbie Lawerence.
I find her work to be simply beautiful. I love her use of color throughout her pieces. Many will be subdued but with a single bright hue, while others will have a consistent tone, and still others are completely subdued. The colors strongly relate to the different emotions portrayed in each individual piece, and generally make them even more pleasant to look at.
On her website, Lawrence's work is described as being "mostly figurative with a touch of the whimsical and creepy". And this is certainly the case. Her figures are accurate and detailed. But the situations they are put in, as well as the color schemes they exist in, bring them into a completely different world. Her line work is both intricate and realistic, yet it is often used to characterize unusual and surreal scenes.
And while her abstract and interesting scenes are wonderful, one also needs to take a moment to appreciate the various portraits she has on her website.
Overall, Robbie Lawrence's work is gorgeous and extremely well done. Its almost intimidating how fantastic some young artists are today. But that, my friends, is a topic for another post.
All images are courtesy of Robbie Lawrence.