I recently stumbled on the fantastic work of Roman Muradov through his current Kickstarter project. His charismatic illustrations are created by traditional linework, often inked with a brush, then colours are applied in Photoshop. Some of his previous clients include The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, GQ, and Dark Horse Comics. To see more of his work check out his website, and feel free to add more money in the already funded Kickstarter kitty.
Tom LaBaff resides in Florida, USA. Interestingly, he began his career at Walt Disney Feature Animation, where he stayed for 10 years. During this period, he worked on classics such as The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast. Recently, his credits include Rio and Ice Age 4. Animation aside, Tom is also an accomplished illustrator, with clients including The Wall Street Journal, Scholastic and Mac World. His illustrations are both intelligent and full of humour, with sketchy, loose and natural line-work to be admired. See more excellent work on his website.
Charlene Chua grew up in Singapore, and her creative career began in website design, later moving into graphic design and interactive design. In 2003 she started pursuing a career in illustration, and by 2006 she made it her full-time occupation. She has worked with clients from all over the world, including Google, The Wall Street Journal, Konami and Oxford University Press.
She now lives in Canada with her husband and two cats.