Thursday, 3 March 2011
Born from the branches of ancient oak trees, dryads are the protectors of forests and plantlife. They are peaceful creatures, lacking the mischievous instincts of her faerie brethren, but can become a fierce opponent when she finds her home threatened.
This image is inspired by Ivan Bilibin, a Russian illustrator best know of the images he did for the tale of Vasilisa the Beautiful. I think it's a crime that there don't seem to be any books collecting his artwork.