This is the fifth of a 7-piece series of illustrations that I completed for The Woodland Faerie Trail of Achill Island in Ireland. They are printed on wooden plaques and scattered throughout fairy houses and lovely, mossy, ivy-ed trees.
The Leshi is a spirit guardian of the forest. He is a solitary, wily creature. He is distrustful of and dangerous to humans because of our destructive natures, and will lead hikers and campers astray in the deep woods. He is half-sized and nearly impossible to see while immobile.
Stay tuned for more Irish fairies!