Amazing Fairy Tale Art from a Biology PhD

If you want to create unforgettable dreamlike images of fairies, dragons and other fantasy creatures, maybe it helps to have a background in science. Bluefooted, aka Erin, has a PhD in biology, and her work has an astounding vividness.

We came across one of her online galleries the other day, and we were totally blown away by her brilliant illustrations, especially the strong lines and the gorgeous use of color. Her creatures feel totally real and astonishingly bright. Here are just some of our many favorites among her work — but be aware the last couple images might be NSFW.

If you want to see more of her fantastic art, check out her galleries at ConceptArt, Gorilla Artfare, and DeviantArt.

Amazing Fairy Tale Art from a Biology PhD

Huntress


Amazing Fairy Tale Art from a Biology PhD Queen Mab
Amazing Fairy Tale Art from a Biology PhD Pool of Tears
Amazing Fairy Tale Art from a Biology PhD The Wolfman
Amazing Fairy Tale Art from a Biology PhD Harpy
Amazing Fairy Tale Art from a Biology PhD Creature #2 . It eats dust.
Amazing Fairy Tale Art from a Biology PhD Light Bringer
Amazing Fairy Tale Art from a Biology PhD Nyx Draws Her Cloak
Amazing Fairy Tale Art from a Biology PhD The Plague
Amazing Fairy Tale Art from a Biology PhD Creature of the Week 83: Cupid's Pet (from ConceptArt challenge.)
Amazing Fairy Tale Art from a Biology PhD Nap
Amazing Fairy Tale Art from a Biology PhD Alice and the Gryphon
Amazing Fairy Tale Art from a Biology PhD The Deep
Amazing Fairy Tale Art from a Biology PhD The Nightmare Eater
Amazing Fairy Tale Art from a Biology PhD The Bitter End
Amazing Fairy Tale Art from a Biology PhD Tattoo
Amazing Fairy Tale Art from a Biology PhD Titania (updated)