Dark Fairy Tale Illustrations
Russian designer and illustrator Nadezhda Illarionova’s series of Dark Fairy Tale Illustrations.
If one tries to recall the fascinating world of children’s nightmares in his memories, the colours and scenes rising from the distant corners of childhood impressions would resemble the images created by Russian designer and illustrator Nadezhda Illarionova, the series of Dark Fairy Tale Illustrations.
The murky palette creates an atmosphere of a real gothic fairytale with its hazy scenes and gloomy characters, fantastic creatures with their eyes like gimlets, staring with interest and some subtle sadness. Remarkably, this truly Russian somberness goes perfectly with a concept of Dark Fairy Tale, a theme which is supposed to set a certain mood on the spectator. Freakish shapes and lines, sometimes resembling a collage, are combined to rather traditional methods of composition making the drawings look solid and voluminous, as in the scene from “Little Thumbling”. In contrast, there is an elusive, even Klimt-inspired lightness in the image of Sleeping Beauty, slumbering peacefully among the climbing flowers.
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