Christmas is here. Didn’t you know that? It’s the time of the year when shops and advertisers remind you of reindeer and Santa with plenty of tacky images.

Not Alexandra Fomicheva.

This talented designer and illustrator has just charmed us and captured our imaginations with her magical Christmas artwork. Looking at her work for the season, it’s hard not drift into the other side of the Milky Way and into a fantasy world of ice palaces on snow mountains. There’s a dash of the whimsical; a Tim Burtonesque feel to her work.

Alexandra also creates templates and Photoshop tutorials for anyone who’s inspired to learn the art.

The following tutorials by Alexandra, will show you how to create these beautiful and magical artworks. Click on the images to read each tutorial.