Wednesday, 4 May 2011

'lesson' - illustration friday























I based this weeks topic on one of Aesop's Fables "The Peacock and the Crane"...

"A Peacock spreading its gorgeous tail mocked a Crane that passed by, ridiculing the ashen hue of its plumage and saying, "I am robed, like a king, in gold and purple and all the colors of the rainbow; while you have not a bit of color on your wings." "True," replied the Crane; "but I soar to the heights of heaven and lift up my voice to the stars, while you walk below, like a cock, among the birds of the dunghill."

"Fine feathers don't make fine birds."

Had been a while since I'd read or heard any of these stories and loved the moral of this particular one. Probably more relevant now than ever with the unobtainable expectations we have on our shoulders, but reading the fable today was really uplifting and I hope this illo shows this :)

8 comments:

  1. This is a great image...beautiful colors and composition!

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  2. Really a beautiful composition on the page. And this is the third mention of Aesop I've run across in this week's entries...I love that he's still so relevant!

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  3. So lovely and elegant. I love illustrating Aesop's Fables. :)

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  4. Hooray! You're a Friday Favorite! http://hello7arts.com/blog/2011/05/friday-favorites-lesson/

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  5. Elegant and beautiful, looks like stained glass.

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  6. Lovely interpretation of the IF word. I really like your lines too. Simple, but elegant.

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