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Night Before Christmas, Jacket by Himmapaan Night Before Christmas, Jacket by Himmapaan
I really do wish dA wouldn't restrict title lengths...

Front Jacket of The Night Before Christmas, by Clement C. Moore, published by Walker Books, 2007 .

You can see two views of the pop-up at the end of the book here: [link] . I'm afraid they're not very large views, but I don't think I can take a better picture myself. There's so little light...

The original silhouettes were drawn in black ink and gouache.

A few other illustrations from the book are here:

This book (my fourth) has done so well, completely to my astonishment. There are three co-editions: US, published by Candlewick Press; French, published by Editions Milan; and Japanese (I'm afraid I don't know the publisher's name for this...) The Golden Treasury Bookshop in Southwest London even reproduced the silhouettes for their window display last year: [link] .
This was also the first book I've illustrated to have earned me royalties. It was all quite bewildering...

Merry Christmas, all!
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LMonster2 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope I can get this book. It is amazing.
Valethia Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
The talent!
Do you do autographed copies?
Sir-Pumpkinhead Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This edition looks lovely, your illustrations are beautiful as ever and the style is so fluid and detailed :nod: Wonderful work, Niroot. The combination of shadow imagery with certain colors, gives it a very unique look :)
I'm very happy to read this was the first publication to give you royalties and that it has been much sought :clap: I'm sure it is only the beginning of many accomplished projects for you ;)
lennan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
I love the delicacy of the work and the old school beauty of it. =)

I too wish dA wouldn't make a limit to titles....
Wenchworks Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
I bought this book for our family--our tradition is to read "The Night Before Christmas" on Christmas eve. We LOVED the book! The pop-ups are very well done, and I love, love, love all the delicate details.
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm so pleased you like it - thank you so much!
plexar37 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic! Another book of yours I will have to get.
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks very enticing. Seeing this on the shelves of a bookseller would certainly make me want to pick up a copy...
CyrionB Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
You are just... awesome. Really.
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