In one of the most inspiring series I've ever seen, artist Shawn Van Daele takes the drawings of sick children and turns them into magical fantasy worlds where that child's dream comes true. Daele has turned these drawing into books which encourages donors to contribute to the cause. Through his drawings, he hopes to show "anything is possible".
L&A Artist represents some of the most talented photographers in the advertising industry. They have done work for companies ranging from Armani to Discovery Channel to Toyota and everyone in-between. Here is a small sample of some awesome fantasy portraits their photographers have created.
Jian Guo (breathing2004 on Deviant Art) is an artist/illustrator based in Shanghai, China. His fantasy illustrations look like the stained glass windows of a medieval cathedral, and tell familiar tales from the Lord of the Rings, World of Warcraft and the Avengers. Check out his portfolio to see more of his work, including some traditional style paintings and illustrations.
Khoa Le (aka moonywolf) creates some amazing fantasy worlds. The graceful women in her art are surrounded by incredibly rich, colorful, and beautiful fantasy landscapes. She employs great use of shape, texture and composition to draw your attention into her surreal worlds.