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.
Our heroine is defeated by a dragon and rescued by a tiger.
The Swan Princess is comforted by the presence of her tiger guide as they traipse through dark, forbidding woods.
A werewolf finds his lover blue-dead at the dark of the moon.
A harpy tells us to mind our own business while she enjoys a light snack.
A lonely nix sends her dream wishes into the night.
A dragon of the wood obeys the call a wood sprite in a giant’s forest.
Hunting the snow-ridden woods for bird wings to make a cloak of flight.
Alice is startled by the “Hjckrrh” of the Gryphon.
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.
Seems like she dived in after her lover—to the watery beyond.
Inspired by East of the Sun, West of the Moon, perhaps? The White Bear makes a peasant girl a princess.
Catskin sheds her cloak of cat-furs in favor of a ballgown.
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…)
Birds mourning over Snow White’s sleeping form? Don’t see an apple…
Queen Titania flies off into the world of sleep and dreams.
A soldier and her dragon companion, fighting to their last breaths. Things are looking grim.
Could this be Beverley Penn from Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin?