Thumpy the Portune

After attending one of Tom Shippey´s brilliant talks about British mythical creatures in may 2011 I had a bit of fun sketching loads of creatures largely lost to the realms of Fearie. One of these was this clever little fellow which I later used for a quick brushing-up of my Gouache experience. We can be certain that the term "opportunity" is truly just an adulteration of the magic summoning of these helpful creatures: "Oh, Portune, tiny ..."