Shakespeare's Faeries are Celtic Faeries, in "Romeo and Juliet" he muses of "Queen Mab, the bringer of dreams" - Celtic goddess and the original Fairy Queen.
He influenced generations of writers to look from the overused Greek and Roman themes to their own Celtic Heritage.
The illustrations of Grimm's Fairy tales and Keightley's Fairy Mythology set the world's imagination on fire with Cruikshank's ants-eye views of frenzied fairy revelry.
So she beheld those maydens meriment With chearefull vew; who when to her they came, Themselues to ground with gratious humblesse bent, And her ador'd by honorable name, Lifting to heauen her euerlasting fame: Did seeme such, as she was, a goodly maiden Queene.
~ "Ye Faerie Queene" by Edmund Spenser Echoes of pre-historic myth bring forth visions of heroes of romance and fairy kings, monarchs of great splendor, riches and generosity who enjoyed the admiration of all.
We are also told that all fairy haunted places, wherever they may be- belong to them.
William Blake made a series of watercolors in the early 1790's.
By the mid 1800's a tradition developed among British and Scottish Painters that continues today all over the world in every known form of art media...
A 'Colored Pencil Painting' if you will, Because this kind of picture is really not at all what people think of when they hear the word 'drawing'.