Emily Hare is a freelance illustrator based in the UK who has a wonderful knack for creating beasties and creatures.
These have a nicely strange charm, or a charming strangeness, or, well.. you get the idea.
Though she used to work digitally, she is now working in traditional media, primarily watercolor.
[Addendum: Creative Bloq has just added an article on Emily Hare’s creature design: How to design believable fantasy beasts.]
[Via Eric Orchard]