Illustrations seem especially magical around the holiday's and below are some of my favorite illustrator's work that is themed for this wonderful time of year.
Bjørn Rune Lie is a Norwegian illustrator who lives and works in Bristol, England. The following illustrations are for the book Slapsefjell - I would love to get my hands on this book to see what other goodies are inside!
Slapsefjell (Slush Mountain) is a village/ski resort situated somewhere in the Norwegian mountains. It's a Mecca for winter sports and it's buzzing with activity. This book takes you on a trip around the town and surrounding mountains, and introduces you to a menagerie of strange and eccentric characters. Published by Magikon.
Renta Liwska is an illustrator living in Calgary, Canada. The following illustrations are personal work and from her book The Christmas Quiet Book. I love the fine detail, texture and quietness of her work.
Tad Carpenter is one of my favorite illustrators, and it was from first seeing his work that I was interested in illustration. Tad Carpenter is a designer, illustrator, author and teacher based in Kansas City, Missouri and his work has appeared in numerous publications and he has written/illustrated a number of children’s books in the market today.