The Leshen (Leshy / Waldschrat) is one of my favourite creatures in the world of the Witcher. Guess why? I love skulls, antlers, trees, forest spirits, .. aaaand so on :)
Some of you might think "This looks like a Wendigo!". Yes, it does, Wendigos have many visual features in common with this guy. But the actual "Leshy", from Slavic mythology is not like those man-eating and ice-hearted Wendigos (north american folklore). Towards humans, the Leshy acts usually neutral, depending on the human's attitude towards the forest and nature. This in mind, I did not want to create an Illustration of an "evil creature" but of a part of and guardian of the nature it lives in.
Materials used: ballpen, watercolor, black acrylic paint, white gel pen. white colored pencil, 360g/m² acrylic paper