Super awesome artist, Audrey Kawasaki, has a really nice livejournal blog. Her art - with its graceful lines, soft lighting, and natural textures - is inspiring enough but she also blogs about things that inspire her. A must for your bookmarks. Also, check out her portfolio.
She recently scanned some background art for the anime movie Tekkon Kinkreet. The art is stunning! I own the movie and I think it's one of the best movies I've seen.