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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:
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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.
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Valethia Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
The talent!
Do you do autographed copies?
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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 ;)
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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....
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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.
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm so pleased you like it - thank you so much!
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plexar37 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic! Another book of yours I will have to get.
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:thanks:
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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...
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CyrionB Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
You are just... awesome. Really.
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