Gorgeous, Dark Fairy Tale Illustrations

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Russian designer and illustrator Nadezhda Illarionova creates entrancing, somber illustrations of fairy tales. Her dark palette shapes murky, shadowed visions of nymphs and hybrid creatures that seem to dwell somewhere in the pages of Grimm’s famous stories. The foreboding works are subtle and mysterious, with gilded highlights peeking out from the darkness. Click through our gallery for more of Illarionova’s beautifully illustrated fables.

Image credit: Nadezhda Illarionova [Spotted via Juxtapoz]

Image credit: Nadezhda Illarionova

Image credit: Nadezhda Illarionova

Image credit: Nadezhda Illarionova

Image credit: Nadezhda Illarionova

Image credit: Nadezhda Illarionova

Image credit: Nadezhda Illarionova

Image credit: Nadezhda Illarionova

Image credit: Nadezhda Illarionova

Image credit: Nadezhda Illarionova