Times are definitely changing, the bull market which was one of the longest is over and we are all heading to a global recession.
3D artists are getting more creative as the days pass by. Maciej Mizer, a Polish designer is a great example of who creative designers can get. His work is really cool!
But he's also a varied artist, he's done 2D, Graffiti and Photography works as well. It's a good chance to get to know an awesome designer! You may visit his portfolios at his site and at his DeviantArt. Enjoy.