Tomislav Tomic has created some fantastic art illustrations that have been used in thenew Orange Fairy Book. He has said that he tried to picture the scenes in his head and then makes a rough sketch. The next step is a more precise illustration to figure out what would work best.
Check out his work at: http://tomislavtomic.com/biografija-biography. It is also in English and of course his work is in any language.
Let me know if you feel inspired after seeing his work.
The Creative Tablet