I think I just found my color soulmate. Her name is Naomi Wilkinson and she is an illustrator based in Bristol, England. Her work has appeared in numerous publications and her blog is chock full of pretty people drawings amidst gorgeously colorful backgrounds. Plus she illustrates maps! I think I just felt my heart flutter with excitement. Get your color rush too by checking out all the goodness here.
(Thanks to DesignLoveFest for the tip.)