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 PhDQueen Mab
Amazing Fairy Tale Art from a Biology PhDPool of Tears
Amazing Fairy Tale Art from a Biology PhDThe Wolfman
Amazing Fairy Tale Art from a Biology PhDHarpy
Amazing Fairy Tale Art from a Biology PhDCreature #2. It eats dust.
Amazing Fairy Tale Art from a Biology PhDLight Bringer
Amazing Fairy Tale Art from a Biology PhDNyx Draws Her Cloak
Amazing Fairy Tale Art from a Biology PhDThe Plague
Amazing Fairy Tale Art from a Biology PhDCreature of the Week 83: Cupid's Pet (from ConceptArt challenge.)
Amazing Fairy Tale Art from a Biology PhDNap
Amazing Fairy Tale Art from a Biology PhDAlice and the Gryphon
Amazing Fairy Tale Art from a Biology PhDThe Deep
Amazing Fairy Tale Art from a Biology PhDThe Nightmare Eater
Amazing Fairy Tale Art from a Biology PhDThe Bitter End
Amazing Fairy Tale Art from a Biology PhDTattoo
Amazing Fairy Tale Art from a Biology PhDTitania (updated)