I came across the lovely illustrator Julie Morstad on one of my favorite design websites, Book By Its Cover. Her illustrations and drawings are so whimsical, yet have a dark edge to them. I love that contrast! The colors and use of line are very well-done, and her subjects very imaginative. She's now been added to my list of favorites! See her website here for more of her work and information.
All images done by Julie Morstad, found at www.juliemorstad.com/