Thursday, April 30, 2009

Aesops Fable

This, of course, is just my line drawing for one of Aesops Fables. I'll be working on the color image this weekend. The fable: The Kid & the Wolf. A kid, returning without protection from the pasture, was pursued by a wolf. Seeing he could not escape, he turned round, and said "I know, friend wolf, that I must be your prey, but before I die I would ask of you one favor you will play me a tune to which I may dance." The wolf complied, and while he was piping and the kid was dancing, some hounds hearing the sound ran up and began chasing the wolf. Turning to the kid, he said, "It is just what I deserve, for I, who am only a butcher, should not have turned piper to please you." The moral of the story: In time of dire need, clever thinking is a key or Outwit your enemy to save your skin.


angelic pursuits said...

I LOVE the perspective you've chosen, Linda. That road is fabulous and I like everything the animals are doing.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Oh Linda this is going to be great! I can feel it! I love the perspective too. This is a weakness with me, but I will be watching you and take a learn from you. I can't wait to see it all finished. Great bones this has!

krisztina maros said...

yes it's a great perspective! and your characters and composition are wonderful too! have a good work for painting :)