Tigre Milena, aka. Doni Parlanti is a high powered professional in a field completely unrelated to Victorian fairy tales.
In her “other” life Tigre is an avatar in the virtual world of Second Life®, where she shows some extraordinary skills and talents which have nothing whatsoever to do with the demands of her “Real Life” job: Tigre sets up complex scenes (which are actually lived-in locations within her own virtual home), populated with the costumed avatars of her close friends as well as her own “alt” avatars. She then takes virtual photographs of these scenes and proceeds to re-create them as 19th century inspired illustrations, which she does in fact “dedicate to all the great Victorian illustrators of children’s books”. The outcome is simply stunning, as the images below will show. Small wonder, since before all else Tigre holds a degree in arts and crafts. Since Tigre does not have a dedicated domain for these beauties I am going to link all of the series to here:
“Where’s the cheese?”
“Charades” (inspired by the book Vanity Fair (1848) by William Makepeace Thackeray)
“A scrub in the tub”