Portugal-based artist Nuno Plati has been producing some brain-ticklingly vibrant art this year (and before). First, he started showing up in Marvel books such as The Amazing Spider-Man and X-Men: First Class Marvel Girl, and then he started kicking his pin-up output into high gear with a killer variety of styles that range from slashy Frank Miller-ish pieces to more elegant illustrative looks at ladies with flowing hair.The full art buffet of Plati's work is browsable on his blog at NunoPlati.blogspot.com, where you can see him in action. He tends to steer toward soft, ambient end of the comics art spectrum, falling into the same category as someone like Joshua Middleton or Michael Turner.

His concepts for Elektra and Iron Fist are charged full of awesome, and the more you look at how well he handles fantasy looks, as well as superhero costumes, the more you'll appreciate what this guy brings to the table.