One such artist is Luke Chueh. Sure sure, it's basically just that his bears and rabbits are essentially the illustrated version of teenage angst. The lonely soul, sad and misunderstood, and very dark at times. But he manages to actually make these characters have believable emotions, which is extremely hard to do in illustration. I actually feel sorry for those bears! I buy it. Nicely done sir.
Or maybe I'm still just on a bear kick.
In any case, a few of my favs are below, and here's a link to his website. www.lukecheuh.com
One benefit of working in an illustrative style, like Luke has, you can make your ideas into so many products- prints, pillows, figurines, etc etc. Sadly I don't foresee any Molenkamp pillows coming out anytime soon.
This might also be why I'm broke.
Kind of knocking his own work with this one, well played Luke, well played
Sad dj bear, he tore his record!
all images borrowed from various sources on the interwebs