In my art search, I looked for works in which the artist made use of a unique medium, or employed a particularly distinctive style of their own. Design elegance and creativity were two of the most inspirational parts of a composition for me.
Fire Horse -- Cover of "The Art of Video Games", by Edge [http://ludologia.blogs.ca.ua.pt/2007/04/27/edge-presents-the-art-of-videogames/].
Icy Insect-- from the International Ice Art Competition of 2007, in Alaska [abcnews.go.com].
Rice Field Art -- from the Japanese town of Inakadate [http://www.woostercollective.com/2007/07/29-week/].
Sand Spider -- from the Sandcastle Competition of 2006, at Harrison Hot Springs in BC [bigpicture.typepad.com].
Water Candle-- [http://fantasyartdesign.com/3dgallery/a-digital/3D-images/x0612vela/water-flame-3d01.htm].
Wolf Wave--Okami Art [http://www.artofokami.com/characters.php].