Merolina Moth Girl by sandygrafik

New Beauties in Disguise series © Sandra Vargas
The series is inspired by two of the most amazing passions of the Victorian era, the nature study and the fancy masquerade balls.
Entomology (the study of insects) was a popular hobby in the Victorian age, where nature lovers used to collect specimens like tusks, butterfly wings, minerals and other curiosities during their expeditions. I have a special fascination for vintage imagery (everything steampunk, Victorian, Gothic, and such) so my creative juices begun to flow combining both, the scientific and the mundane in just one simple piece. Playing with duality was such fun!
I like to think that my girls are actually fairies and nature explorers that enjoy looking for the perfect specimens for their fun, lavish masquerade balls under the moonlight!

Sandra Vargas is an independent graphic designer and illustrator inspired by classic fairy tales and whimsical creatures that live in her imagination.

Her work is filled with contrasts: Sometimes it’s colorful and sweet, sometimes it’s dark and gloomy, but always surrounded by a magical atmosphere.


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  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 1 year ago

    oh this is soooo pretty .. just love it

  • Thank you, Angel! :)

    – sandygrafik

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 1 year ago

    01-10-14 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Thank you, Kira! I’ll always appreciate your amazing support! ♥ ♥ ♥

    – sandygrafik

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 1 year ago

    Please look Here to see your card featured on the groups homepage

    beautiful work .. many congrats

  • Thank you very much, LoneAngel!! ♥

    – sandygrafik

  • Vicki Childs
    Vicki Childsover 1 year ago

    Very feminine and pretty. :)

  • Vicki Childs
    Vicki Childsover 1 year ago

    Congratulations! Your work has been Featured!

    You may view all of the ‘Featured Works’ here Features for Week Ending 17th Jan, 2014

    Please take time to Congratulate your fellow artists, if time permits.

  • That’s amazing! Thank you so much for featuring my girl! Such an honor ♥

    – sandygrafik

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 1 year ago

    Beautifully done!!! An excellent creation!!!!!
    Congratulations on being featured!!! Bill

  • Many thanks for your kind comments, Bill! :)

    – sandygrafik

  • Tammera
    Tammeraover 1 year ago

    lovely work!

  • micklyn
    micklynover 1 year ago

    She’s so pretty!! this is so delightful!

  • Thank you Micklyn!

    – sandygrafik

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 1 year ago

    bravo !
    my best, your host (francis).

  • Thanks so much, Francis, for your amazing support! :) ♥

    – sandygrafik

  • raeuberstochter
    raeuberstochterabout 1 year ago

    Stunning, I love the colors you used!

  • Many thanks for leaving your lovely comments on Merolina! ♥

    – sandygrafik

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