Ok, another one of those artists I felt weird posting because so many of my friends know of him already. Pascal is a MASTER of light and emotion. He focuses on telling stories first, making them beautiful second, and everything has an emotional resonance. He is also incredibly prolific, and posts these sorts of images basically every day.
...Oh, and he, like so many of the people I talk about, gives a great crit. Highly recommend talking to him in person if you ever get the chance.
Seth Rutledge is a visual developer and concept artist for the animation and video game industries, a photographer and a coffee snob living in Vancouver, British Columbia. Before he discovered illustration, he received a CSCI/Math degree from UNC-Charlotte, and has lived and worked all over the United States and Canada. He has run marathons, taught English in Japan, been CTO for a pharma marketing company and done fashion photography in NYC. Seth has two albums he wrote and played keyboards on, and he plays the theramin whenever he gets the chance. Seth spends so much time in coffee shops drawing that he is mentioned in online reviews. He would love a career drawing elves and goblins for a living.