Another of my favourite illustrators is Courtney Brims. Her work is so delicate and pretty, but also quite sinister. I think this portrays the feel of fairy tales really well, they are childrens tales that we are familiar with and know as being happy and entertaining, but they have been adapted to suit our modern day society, and they were often quite dark originally. I can relate to her work really well because I too, am inspired by fairytales and stories.
For more of her work, check out her website, http://www.courtneybrims.com/, where all of these images came from, or her blog, http://www.courtneybrims.blogspot.com/.
Are you inspired by any stories, myths, legends or fairytales?