I came across the wonderfully “Grimm” illustrations of Russian illustrator and designer Nadezhda Illarionova in a number of blog posts, as well as mentions on magazine sites.
Outside of a Flickr set, I can find little that seems like an official web presence, and almost no background information.
Her work displays a beautiful use of tone, adept application of muted color and absolutely wonderful utilization of texture. She also creates strong compositions in the service of her richly imaginative scenes. I wish I knew more.