Dryads are tree nymphs in Greek mythology. I first took to the idea of dryads years ago after coming across some of the fantasy illustration work of Brian Froud, one of my favourite illustrators. Since then I've always been fascinated by tree spirit folklore and started coming up with my interpretation of what I think they would look like. Below are examples of my thoughts that play with the idea that dryads are free to roam the forests if they choose but are always attached to the trees.
Harmony - Finished illustration,
Harmony - Line illustration,
Spiderbait - Finished illustration,
Spiderbait - Halfway stage,
Spiderbait - Line illustration,
John William Tristram
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