Today at school we had a nice surprise: illustrator Jodee Taylah came to talk to the class. She graduated in 2009 from the same course I'm attending at the moment, diploma of illustration at NMIT in Melbourne, and since then she worked hard to affirm herself as an illustrator.
Her style is dark and gothic, so basically if you like Tim Burton, dark fiction and vampires she will be your favourite illustrator ever. Personally, I was into this kind of things ten years ago, now I'm definitely into more colorful stuff but I have to say that her artworks are really amazing. I had the chance to have a look at her preliminary drawings for the book she recently published and they are absolutely stunning.
Also she was really nice with us and gave us a lot of useful tips about the "world out there".
If you want to have a look at her great artwork, this is her website