In my mind one of the best illustrators in the world... I think her line drawings are better than her color work, but that too is wonderful... I wish I could... She died 2 years ago, and I still cry floods.
Pauline Baynes, queen of Narnia and Middle Earth
Pauline Baynes, 1922-2008
Pauline Baynes at Flickr
Tove Jansson post reminds very much of Pauline Baynes too...
Pauline Baynes: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe illustration
P.s. Somewhat similar is Olaf Hajek's cover for The Magician's Book