I wanted to get an idea of current illustration styles in Europe at the moment and found a useful website called Partfaliaz.com that showcases portfolio's of european illustrators and was impressed by the following illustration styles :
Broll & Prascida is a studio created in Paris in 2010.
This young studio produce detailed black and white drawings and illustrations that have a humourous and imaginative style to them and play with ideas - the examples below give a good indication of this :
Giorgio Fratini - Cool drawings and sketches.
Giorgio Fratini is an Italian Illustrator and Comic Book Artist who created his first graphic novel in 2008 " Sonno Elefante - I Muri Hanno Orecchie " which received a best Italian book award in Rome that year. Below are examples of his work :