What I like and have inspired me so far:
“Slashthree is a not-for-profit international art collective representing artists in over 40 countries world wide. Our core is composed of more than 90 contributors in a multitude of disciplines including digital and traditional illustration, photography, motionography and music. Founded in 2007, the collective quickly established itself as one of the front runners in the digital art community. We have since been recognized for our efforts in some of the top design magazines and blogs in the world. We have also been provided with the distinct honor of presenting at the 2011 OFFF festival in Barcelona.”
Slash Three is a professional art and design community. I’ve found plenty of well done high quality image manipulation on their message boards.
Here are some examples which style I like:
Good advertising poster. Something I’d love to use in a web design layout as well.
Another guy from the Slashthree community: martb
I like the use of liquify and brushes for the fruits.