I think this needs a colour wash, it's not finished yet, and I think it needs some green. This is the kind of faery you don't want to bump into. I've written short story, a scary faerytale for big people...well, I hope it's scary...and this is the character met by the protagonist. As part of my plan to continue being a frustrated writer, I submitted the story to The Fairy Tale Review for their latest issue, and this was meant to go with it, but of course, it's not finished yet, and submissions have just closed. I have a snowball's chance in hell of being accepted (I mean, Marina Warner is just one of their stellar contributors!), but it doesn't matter, it's the writing and the sending off that's important. If I keep doing that, then one day I might write something that is good enough.
And this is what I received in the mail yesterday! From Mo who bought my little Talesingr. The card is beautiful enough, but the little heart is so perfect in its raggedyness, it has love in it, can you feel it? I love, love, love it! Thanks you so much, Mo! Do pop over and visit her lovely blog, and check out the other beautiful hearts and wonderful crow drawings she has there.
P.S. if the Scary Faery (or Erl King as I'm thinking of him as) looks vaguely familiar, then yes, it's based on me...with some distorting and fiddling done! But I'm not in the least bit scary!