This is beautiful work. I thought I knew how to use Illustrator pretty well but this blows my mind! Do you use special brushes? I'd love to see the actual Illustrator file and dissect your tricks! Just kidding (not really)
dear LORD this is unlike anything i have seen in recent memory!
the style, and the intense detail especially on the lighting-- lovely, lovely work. stiff and structured "poppy" vectors are a dime a dozen-- rich, emotionally moving scene work is so rare and i am so happy when i see it.