Enchanting & Dark Fairy Tale Paintings by Elise Mahan

Artist and educator Elise Mahan creates exquisite and mysterious paintings inspired by her research in astronomy, natural history, art history, the environment and her work with children. Her magical illustrations contain an uncanny dark fairy tale and storytelling quality, which connects surreal landscapes with nature’s beauty.

With the use of gouache, watercolor, ink, pencil, graphite, metallic pigments, and collage elements, Mahan composes enchanting compositions, which combine transitional elements with spooky and uniquely abstract details.Deeply inspired by the moon and the sky, most of Mahan’s work connects with the symbolic meaning of mystery and intrigue find in everyday life and in nature. Find her work in her Etsy shop.

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Scanned and colored version of Inktober day 28. Eh… I kinda don’t like how it came out but oh well. It’s colored in Photoshop so at least the original ink drawing is fine.

Since Ghirahim is super pretty in human form then I figured Fi would be too if she had one. I usually draw her looking neutral/lowkey pissed off so she may come off as one of those cold, unapproachable beauties. Or something.