I always enjoy finding and exploring the work of artists on CGPortfolio. Tiago Hoisel has a gallery of digital painting work that draws together caricatures and a host of light hearted cartoony characters including animals.
Here are a few examples of Tiago's art - I really like this kind of work, I should spend more time working in this style. I would love to get this sort of quality and recognisability.
[Tiago Hoisel artwork via his CGPortfolio gallery]