The site design is very minimalist and muted, why is it not more 'artsy'?

As many a great artist knows, its all about the 'white' space.  The visual appearance of was intentionally designed to allow the illustrations be the focus and feature of the site.  We've incorporated a subtle design with appropriate and minimal hints of creativity or reference to the industry.  We hope our good work allows our artists to shine, while giving viewers a simple, yet enhanced, viewing experience.