An artist who could be professional but isn’t yet. I initially found 零花 (reika) from Twitter and then later found her Pixiv, and I was really impressed. She is actually from Mainland China, but she resides in USA right now. her Japanese is incredibly good, though, and everyone is surprised when she says that she’s not Japanese.
She is probably most well-known for her work in various Vocaloid PVs and also for the picture above, which was supposed to be a human rendering of Chidejika, but the text on the swimsuit was removed due to copyright issues lol. It was widely spread on 2chan and whatnot during the er, craze. She also did the main picture of iroha(sasaki)’s (Vocaloid composer known for the famous song 炉心融解/Meltdown) website.
Reika’s style is distinct in that the way she draws eyes is pretty different but really nice (?). She has really varied colouring styles too, so that’s not as easy to spot. Nevertheless, whatever style she chooses to use comes out magnificently.