I am fully aware that some people will find this drawing scary or even horrible! but I love it. Joanne and I agree that the Fae are not always "nice". Both Joanne and I are of the same opinion, neither of us believe that the Fae are always pretty little creatures, some are frightening, all are magical, most are dangerous. But of course with their glamours and magic they can appear as anything they like, sometimes beautiful, covered in flowers, sometimes horrifing.


Although there is no specify quote to accompany this drawing, it was created to appear in the book after the ballroom scene, when Fay suddenly realises that all is not as nice and friendly as it firsted appeared. To me it capture the essence of the story and the full favour of all its characters. These vignettes are inspired by the general feeling of the story, its atmosphere and magical themes.


Because I love the theme, I will probably re-visit this drawing in the coming months, adding to the feeling of horror, just so I can see how far I can take it. 


This was great fun to draw. Hope you love it too.



  • "Beetles" is printed on A4 size paper, that is 297mm tall by 210mm wide. Although I can not recommand any particuler style of framing, it is usually possible to find ready made frames for this size of drawing.

    "Beetles" is a giclee print.

    The drawing is printed on a Fine Art bright white smooth matt paper. The paper is 100% cotton, acid free and archival. The inks are water-based and environmentally friendly.

Bonnie Helen

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