Serenade is yet another Korean anime artist I have come to deeply admire. The painterly detail of all her textures is beautifully done, and on top of that, she knows how to make her purple-pink-blue color palette glow with a spectacular moonlit aura.
I am particularly amazed and somewhat confused by the versatility she has between cute and mature (for anime standards). Most of her work on Pixiv, and shown here, has a cuteness to it that is typical for anime. However, on her personal site, you will see that she is fully capable of a more mature look with more realistic facial anatomy (an example is the 5th image here, with the woman in the kimono). I have found a few artists who are capable of both the cute and mature/more realistic styles of anime, but usually they are more well versed in one style over the other — this is not the case for Serenade. Serenade is somehow quite good at both styles, and I like both of them just about equally. It is for this reason that I consider her to really understand anime art, being capable of two very different styles of it. Though, strangely she doesn’t have many finished pieces of the mature style, which is why you don’t see any here or much of it on their Pixiv.
For serenade’s Pixiv: http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=556801
And for her site: http://sinohi.egloos.com/