Young girls in dark dresses with black hair around their doll-like faces - these are the main characters of Italian illustrator who creates surreal drawings with a touch of horror.

Virginia Mori, 36, lives and works in Pesaro and Milan, Italy. Her favorite media are pencil, ink, and ballpoint pen on paper. The artist gain following because of her unique, dark and surreal style and imagery. "I can’t say how I arrived at this style," Virginia told to stylenochaser. "It has been a long and slow journey filled with a lot of research, but everything came very naturally, in a very instinctive way. I just followed what I like to do."

Artist's illustrations often have a melancholic or the nightmarish feel to them. "I am not trying to explain anything with certainty with my art. I just want to suggest strange feelings and situations in a metaphoric way."

Below you can find some of her works. Which one is your fave?

More info: Instagram | virginiamori.com (h/t Style.No.Chaser)

#1

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Terror from Beyond Space
Community Member
3 years ago

Step lightly at 3, 5 and 6!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#2

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

N G
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh yeah, and never use razor wire as a skipping rope.

View more comments
#3

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

earringnut
Community Member
3 years ago

what's surreal about this. i'm asking as a former cat owner.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#4

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Terror from Beyond Space
Community Member
3 years ago

I don't think time will heal this wound.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#5

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

varwenea
Community Member
3 years ago

This almost looks like an eyeball with a face for the iris.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#6

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

birdhouse
Community Member
3 years ago

Scroll up and down really fast! Looks kinda cool.

Anon Y. Mous
Community Member
3 years ago

Thanks.

Load More Replies...
Anon Y. Mous
Community Member
3 years ago

When you give birth to a child giving birth to a child giving birth to a child giving birth...

Gimmick Schnabitz
Community Member
3 years ago

I thought the same! lolll

Load More Replies...
Terror from Beyond Space
Community Member
3 years ago

The Human Centipede.

MammaG
Community Member
3 years ago

Hell no.

Load More Replies...
Susann Campbell
Community Member
3 years ago

A visual delight when scrolling up and down. Fun.

Amy Bristol
Community Member
3 years ago

Get your heads out of your asses

moonlight ray
Community Member
3 years ago

Damn, this one looks like the complement to Junji Ito's "My Dear Ancestors". WIN_201803...26dae4.jpg WIN_20180331_18_55_14_Pro-3-5ada26326dae4.jpg

Ultratide Vlogs
Community Member
3 years ago

what the actual fuk lmfao

Nick P
Community Member
3 years ago

Makes me remind of "The Human Centipede" The worst movie to ever see...

Niff
Community Member
3 years ago

Like the Human Centipeed

Savant
Community Member
3 years ago

wait where is her head going

Bored Fox
Community Member
3 years ago

These are very nice pictures. :) I remember that many years ago I used to follow a deviantART user misskeima and she had also similar dark themed black&white drawings. Sadly she got some health issues and she stopped drawing. But it is great to find other talented artists with a similar style. :) https://misskeima.deviantart.com/gallery/

S A M
Community Member
3 years ago

What emotion is that

Ashley Webson
Community Member
2 years ago

wow when I first see this it scares the s**t out of me

Miles Bonifer
Community Member
3 years ago

when you tell her to spread her legs

David Stuckey
Community Member
3 years ago

Inspired by the Dowager Empress Lady Da from "A Planet Named Shayol" perhaps?

Karen Wickiam
Community Member
3 years ago

Centi-peed my pants looking at this! Cool and creepy.

Kristin Kvastad
Community Member
3 years ago

Human vertebrae

Donald Holder
Community Member
3 years ago

It's a centipede!

Sayli
Community Member
3 years ago

Awesome

James Grey
Community Member
3 years ago

So...I'm terrified of centipedes but I love this!

Samu Marian
Community Member
3 years ago

Prostitution for this one should be very profitable. Sry for the bad joke

View More Replies...
View more comments
#7

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Moglin Sin
Community Member
3 years ago

Extreme sleep paralysis is what this makes me think of. I get it sometimes and it's really a weird feeling.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#8

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

mario aghnatios
Community Member
3 years ago

Kill the competition

View More Replies...
View more comments
#9

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Mika N
Community Member
3 years ago

I wonder if it means anything that all the other legs have long pants and different shoes than hers/the front legs..? If they're not all "her legs" in a sense, it feels uncomfortably vulnerable, feeling like you can't get away, no privacy, aren't allowed to control the direction of your own body. That's what I get from it anyway.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#10

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

varwenea
Community Member
3 years ago

Is this condemning education that is too rigid, book-centric, and not enough creativity?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#11

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Savant
Community Member
3 years ago

give me a bed, my hooman slave

View more comments
#12

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

varwenea
Community Member
3 years ago

Some friends just suck your life away.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#13

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

varwenea
Community Member
3 years ago

Dreams. Sometimes they are positive and floating. Sometimes they are negative that you want to hide from under the bed.

View more comments
#14

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

varwenea
Community Member
3 years ago

My immediate feeling is that father is with a new family, and she's the daughter from divorced family wanting father's attention. My second feeling is this is on the street; the man is a potential predator and girl's face in the window is someone seeing danger.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#15

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Mika N
Community Member
3 years ago

This makes me think of all the different "selves" we project for different people, in an attempt to hide and protect the real inner self.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#16

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Maine Ideas
Community Member
3 years ago

What does that letter under the door mean?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#17

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Honesty Olishia
Community Member
3 years ago

The oranges in the bottom left corner look a bit like something else...

View More Replies...
View more comments
#18

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Mika N
Community Member
3 years ago

Nature looks ominous and dangerous to some people (the trees are dark and like spikes), but to others you can find your space there and it's a place of peace and rest.

View more comments
#19

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Terror from Beyond Space
Community Member
3 years ago

Today's lesson: Don't get ahead of yourself!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#20

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

UniversalMel
Community Member
3 years ago

Some people are like glass... You can see right though them

View more comments
#21

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Anon Y. Mous
Community Member
3 years ago

Happy 35th birthday (did I get that right?)!

View more comments
#22

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Diandra “Mistress Didi” Blackthorn
Community Member
3 years ago

An Ariana Grande concert... Or many Louises from Bob's Burgers...

View More Replies...
View more comments
#23

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Anon Y. Mous
Community Member
3 years ago

"And this, kids, is why we don't throw paper airplanes. Any questions?"

View more comments
#24

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Anon Y. Mous
Community Member
3 years ago

Ariana Grande fans watching while someone is being molested.

View more comments
#25

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Anon Y. Mous
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh my god there are other heads on the ground what is life.

View more comments
#26

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Savant
Community Member
3 years ago

belle can be a dick

View More Replies...
View more comments
#27

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Anon Y. Mous
Community Member
3 years ago

If you do not like Ariana Grande... She will find you... And she will kill you.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#28

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Anon Y. Mous
Community Member
3 years ago

I feel like this is implying one of them is dead.

View more comments
#29

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Sidam Mahesh
Community Member
3 years ago

Hiding(True Sad Feeling) Behind Her Hair

View More Replies...
View more comments
#30

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Donald Holder
Community Member
3 years ago

At least he found his own spot to read.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#31

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

S A M
Community Member
3 years ago

It's a pic of th dead children in my closet

View More Replies...
View more comments
#32

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Karma
Community Member
3 years ago

My life

View more comments
#33

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Karma
Community Member
3 years ago

Books/cults= Where do I sign up

View more comments
#34

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Karma
Community Member
3 years ago

That's what I call a red flag relationship

View more comments
#35

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Fiona McCulloch
Community Member
3 years ago

Adorable.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#36

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Savant
Community Member
3 years ago

the cat at 3 am in the morning

View more comments
#37

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Terror from Beyond Space
Community Member
3 years ago

I can hear Gloria Estefan singing, "The rhythm is gonna get'cha"

View more comments
#38

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

sakora
Community Member
3 years ago

Last competitors...

View more comments
#39

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

S A M
Community Member
3 years ago

*has to wake up at 5AM* *goes to sleep at 4:45*

View more comments
#40

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Magdalina777
Community Member
3 years ago

That's a sweet one :) Sleep sets your mind free, letting it wander away to magical worlds.

View more comments
#41

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Dotzilla
Community Member
8 months ago

It's the video! Of the guy fake swimming on his bed!

View more comments
#42

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Donald Holder
Community Member
3 years ago

Dedicated to your cats comfort zone.

View more comments
#43

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

#44

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Nina Cordova
Community Member
3 years ago

I told you not now. I'm busy...

View more comments
#45

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Joyce Brazel
Community Member
3 years ago

Our last date.

View more comments
#46

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Kai Cin Liang
Community Member
3 years ago

Nose dive

View More Replies...
View more comments
#47

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

S A M
Community Member
3 years ago

Me about to read Harry Potter: the order of the phionex during a math lesson

View more comments
#48

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Donald Holder
Community Member
3 years ago

Some girls just have to be comfortable to read.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#49

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Joyce Brazel
Community Member
3 years ago

Life goes on when you do nothing.

View more comments
#50

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

N G
Community Member
3 years ago

Practice makes perfect

#51

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
3 years ago

super creepy

View more comments
#52

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Miranda McCoy
Community Member
3 years ago

Brianno

View More Replies...
View more comments
#53

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Fiona McCulloch
Community Member
3 years ago

So creative! I love the concept. Her illustrations of water though somewhat annoy me on account of their synthetic appearance, but it's still cool.

View more comments
#54

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Nina Cordova
Community Member
3 years ago

I can bearly keep my head above water. Another inch and I drown...

View more comments
#55

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Anon Y. Mous
Community Member
3 years ago

"Bring us a shrubbery!"

View more comments
#56

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Susann Campbell
Community Member
3 years ago

"You are by far my bestest toy ever."

View more comments
#57

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Nina Cordova
Community Member
3 years ago

I am behind French doors but can't get them to close. The lions will eat me...

View more comments
#58

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Debra Timah
Community Member
3 years ago

Might want to reduce the dosage of those pain meds you were prescribed...

View more comments
#59

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

N G
Community Member
3 years ago

I hate it when this happens

View more comments
#60

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Debra Timah
Community Member
3 years ago

When you introduce a couple of your friends to each other, and they get along with each other better than they do with you.

View more comments
#61

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Karma
Community Member
3 years ago

She should've used the ladder. Her head was like yes but her body was like nope.

View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#62

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Susann Campbell
Community Member
3 years ago

Sometimes I find it hard to get into a book.

View more comments
#63

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

#64

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori

Virginia Mori Report

Susann Campbell
Community Member
3 years ago

Lots of whisker kisses.

View more comments
#65

Surreal-Illustrations-Virginia-Mori