Fairytale flights of fancy. Art by Erin Kelso.

Dreamstuffs translated to art by the artist Erin Kelso (or ‘bluefooted‘ in the deviantart community). The artist has a PhD in Evolutionary Biology and a Master’s in Zoology, squeezing in time to learn artistic techniques on her own! Love it when people who are deeply embroiled in the hard sciences are also in touch with their artistic side. In this case, the left and right brain synergy produces gorgeous work.

Art by Erin Kelso (bluefooted on deviantart)
Art by Erin Kelso
(bluefooted on deviantart)

Our heroine is defeated by a dragon and rescued by a tiger.

"Black and White" by Erin Kelso (bluefooted on deviantart)
“Black and White” by Erin Kelso
(bluefooted on deviantart)

The Swan Princess is comforted by the presence of her tiger guide as they traipse through dark, forbidding woods.

"The Wolfman" by Erin Kelso (bluefooted on deviantart)
“The Wolfman” by Erin Kelso
(bluefooted on deviantart)

A werewolf finds his lover blue-dead at the dark of the moon.

"Harpy" by Erin Kelso (bluefooted on deviantart)
“Harpy” by Erin Kelso
(bluefooted on deviantart)

A harpy tells us to mind our own business while she enjoys a light snack.

"The Star" by Erin Kelso (bluefooted on deviantart)
“The Star” by Erin Kelso
(bluefooted on deviantart)

A lonely nix sends her dream wishes into the night.

"Meeting in the Forest" by Erin Kelso (bluefooted on deviantart)
“Meeting in the Forest” by Erin Kelso
(bluefooted on deviantart)

A dragon of the wood obeys the call a wood sprite in a giant’s forest.

"Lost Wings" by Erin Kelso (bluefooted on deviantart)
“Lost Wings” by Erin Kelso
(bluefooted on deviantart)

Hunting the snow-ridden woods for bird wings to make a cloak of flight.

"Alice and the Gryphon" by Erin Kelso (bluefooted on deviantart)
“Alice and the Gryphon” by Erin Kelso
(bluefooted on deviantart)

Alice is startled by the “Hjckrrh” of the Gryphon.

"Unfair Advantage" by Erin Kelso (bluefooted on deviantart)
“Unfair Advantage” by Erin Kelso
(bluefooted on deviantart)

Jumping out of the pot but into the frying pan. Or, the little girl has a well-trained dragon to help her out of sticky situations.

"The Lovers" by Erin Kelso (bluefooted on deviantart)
“The Lovers” by Erin Kelso
(bluefooted on deviantart)

Seems like she dived in after her lover—to the watery beyond.

"The Winter Princess" by Erin Kelso (bluefooted on deviantart)
“The Winter Princess” by Erin Kelso
(bluefooted on deviantart)

Inspired by East of the Sun, West of the Moon, perhaps? The White Bear makes a peasant girl a princess.

"Catskin" by Erin Kelso (bluefooted on deviantart)
“Catskin” by Erin Kelso
(bluefooted on deviantart)

Catskin sheds her cloak of cat-furs in favor of a ballgown.

"The Soul Collector" by Erin Kelso  (bluefooted on deviantart)
“The Soul Collector” by Erin Kelso
(bluefooted on deviantart)

She collects souls, hoping to find the pieces of her own. Reminds me of the works of Neil Gaiman (maybe it’s the missing eyeballs…)

"The plague" by Erin Kelso (bluefooted on deviantart)
“The plague” by Erin Kelso
(bluefooted on deviantart)

Birds mourning over Snow White’s sleeping form? Don’t see an apple…

"Queen Titania" by Erin Kelso (bluefooted on deviantart)
“Queen Titania” by Erin Kelso
(bluefooted on deviantart)

Queen Titania flies off into the world of sleep and dreams.

"The bitter end" by Erin Kelso (bluefooted on deviantart)
“The bitter end” by Erin Kelso
(bluefooted on deviantart)

A soldier and her dragon companion, fighting to their last breaths. Things are looking grim.

"Athansor rises from the Sea" by Erin Kelso (bluefooted on deviantart)
“Athansor rises from the Sea” by Erin Kelso (bluefooted on deviantart)

Could this be Beverley Penn from Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin?

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