I recently met a fabulous illustrator, Beverley Edge at a writer's conference. Just look at her meticulous, beautiful work! www.beverleyedge.com I love robots, so of course I had to put at least one pic in this blogpost.
"I work with a variety of materials to form my illustrations, mainly
polymer clay, wire, beads, felt, fabrics and then add finishing touches
digitally on photoshop. These quirky 3D clay creations and fabric
designs are unique, fashionable and have characters with global appeal.
Each character is lovingly handmade until the models form a life of
their own. The attention to detail is paramount, and i am constantly
finding new ways of adding texture, pattern and interest in the
materials I use."