I've been following the work of Mark van Leeuwen for years, especially on his Instagram.
You know what I love about illustrations? It's neverending. When you think that you've seen the work of all artists out there, you realize you know nothing, and I really dig that feeling, to know that there are many artists that I haven't seen yet, and will still be able to share tons of stuff with you guys.
Brian Despain is one of those I didn't know yet. He work is pretty stylish, old school robots and cyclope pears. Reading his "about me" info in his website, I ran into this awesome quote by himself:
I love art. I love looking at it, I love talking about it and I certainly love making it, so it’s really no surprise that art would be my chosen profession.
I'm glad you've chosen art as your profession, Brian. Thanks for the inspiration. ;)