More illustration, this time by Sam Weber. Sometimes I think it's too easy to relegate the really good ideas that happen in illustrator's work to the 'just pretty pictures' basket. This is an attitude you bump into a lot around 'serious' artists- just illustration, too graphic, too detailed.
And to some extent I agree. Like that top one, a poster Weber did for a theater production.
The blossom things bother me. Why are they there? So do the PS filters and faux-scratching. But to ignore the good things happening is just ridiculous. It's only when a piece is nothing but prettiness that it should be designated a failure, I reckon.