Celestial4ever – aka Melissa Ismail Celestial – has a great, quirky style. I could see her taking a traditional fantasy project and spinning it somewhere interesting – and injecting loads of personality into character portraits. Not the traditional fare of old school aficionados, but I think worth a look. You can read her blog here.
I especially like the headdress.
Reminds me of the some of the artwork on the AD&D trading cards from the 90’s.