The Fairy Queen


Some time ago I got into drawing fairies for a while. All kinds, but mainly the small sparkly ones with wings. Now, I read a lot of fantasy (though not quite as much as back in the day), but I never particularly cared for fairies or even elves particularly. They seem to be really hard to write well as major characters. The only memorable one of the small, sparkly variety I can think of is Tinkerbell, and I never liked that vapid little sociopath all that much…

But I did eventuelly rememember one book that I got several times from the library as a kid and loved and of which I now, thanks to the Internet, own a copy myself: “Field Guide to the little People” by Nancy Arrowsmith, illustrated by the late Heinz Edelmann, of Yellow Submarine fame. It holds up.

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