Knautbolds are small fairies which live in the woods of Eastern Europe as well as the tundras of Northern Europe.
They are very hard to find, especially after a big tragedy that occured centuries ago which involved a horde of foraging Phrans, the dark dream fairies.
Below is a picture of a Knautbold out of one of my sketchbooks. It´s not very easy to nail them down (illustration wise), because they do not like the company of humans… and they are extremely fast!
I will post more about them in a later post.
I´m impressed! Growing up among the fairy-folk myself, I know how tricky it is to find them…
I´m sure you bribed them somehow.
Perhaps with sweetened caterpillars?
Hm, that’s not a bad idea. I’ll try it the next time 🙂 Actually I was just sitting at a spot where the wind was advantageous. Oh, and Knautbolds love mosquito larva as far as I know 🙂
Really pretty drawings John. Reminds me of an animation I once watched called Watership Down (1978).
yes, I remember Watership Down. I saw it as a kid and I remember that I loved the drawings and I remember that I was confused, because they did not behave like the Disney rabbits I had seen before :))) An all time classic!
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