Yet another artist out of California (what are they feeding the kids out there!?), Nathan Frizzell...
Friends Don't Grow
Statue and the Bird
Nate uses "both highly rendered images and softer graphic design elements, he weaves images we all can see ourselves being a part of." I'm really feeling his style and that his strategically emotionless paintings can actually draw a ton of emotion.
See more of Nate's work here. And be sure to follow his blog, here, where he is constantly updating on his works.