I created these designs after reading the enchanting tale of The Nutcracker for the first time! The first design which consists of a giant Nutcracker and mice, depicts the prominent fight scene between the Nutcracker and the King Mouse. This is one of my most favourite illustrations.

The Sugarplum Fairy design depicts the scene in the original story, where the Nutcracker turns in to a prince and takes Clara on a journey to the Land of Sweets, which is ruled by the Sugar Plum Fairy. As this is a dance scene and The Nutcracker is a ballet, I thought I'd depict exactly that in the design. The colours used also depict traditional ballet costume colours of pinks and peaches - I have added a touch of gold to this design too, for an added touch of luxury.

Nutcracker christmas illustration
Sugarplum fairy christmas illustration