sketch of the tea faery Enkou
she is my favorite original of mine, and something of a persona. i featured her in illustrations during my thesis last year. she operates a peculiar tea house in the cloudy middle of dimensions, and serves all sorts of folk who happen to cross the borders of the universe.
enkou does not charge for currency, instead she asks visitors to give her a story, which she records and then serves them tea made of the essence of their own tale, with her magic teapot. that means she has an endless amount of flavors to surprise her visitors, and they always love the taste. but why does she collect stories? why does she serve so much tea? how does she even do that? we just don’t know.