I’m going to use one of the fairies of Amy Brown’s art, as I like her art style.
My fondness of Amy Brown’s art style really has nothing to do with my feelings regarding the good folk. There’s a separation in my head between pop culture fairies and the fair folk.
Pop culture fairies are cute, glittery, and nice (even the “darker” ones). The fair folk are not. The fair folk, you give them offerings and hope they stay the hells away. (See Terry Pratchett’s Lords and Ladies.) Covering your house in iron doesn’t hurt, either.
So. An Amy Brown fairy. Seeing as I’m posting this from the future — specifically two months away — here’s an Amy Brown fairy that fits the current season.
(Normal disclaimers of “I don’t own Brown’s work, etc etc,” of course apply here.)