Japanese artist, Audrey Kawasaki is one of my favorite contemporary artists. She works mainly on wood with thin washes of oil paint to produce delicately beautiful works of art. I love the incredibly fine line work she uses throughout her works and the transparent layers of paint just adds to the elegance of each piece she does. Definitely someone I recommend checking out, here is her website: http://www.audrey-kawasaki.com/index.php
Also, I like her so much I tried my hand at her style. I like it alright, I definitely want to try again. The hair came out a little too thick because I was using wood stain mixed with oils. I think next time I won't use the wood stain at all.