The Fox and The Crow - Aesop Fable Illustration

  • The Fox and The Crow
  • An illustration project created whilst here at SCAD.
    For Electronic illustration techniques class... or whatever the heck its called.
    Illustrating one of my favorite Aesop fables, and subconciously inspired by the Mewithoutyou song.
    I tried some different techniques and approaches with this compared to my norm.
    Getting more comfortable with color and applying to my line work.

    I did all the inking and line work traditionally with a technical pen,
    Then just scanned it in and had at it.
  • The original sketch was only about 5x7
    on a Holbien multi media sketchbook.

    I kept the paper texture because i enjoyed the canvas-y feel it had,
    but doing so also gave me a lot more work since my linework was not seperated from the background.

    Ya give and take i guess.
    And i am pleased with the outcome.

  • Master Crow sat on a tree,
    Holding a cheese in his beak.
    Master Fox was attracted by the odour,
    And tried to attract him thus.
    "Mister Crow, good day to you.
    You are a handsome and good looking bird! In truth,
    if your song is as beautiful as your plumage,
    You are the Phoenix of this forest."
    Hearing these words the Crow felt great joy,
    And to demonstrate his beautiful voice,
    He opened his mouth wide and let drop his prey.
    The Fox seized it and said:
    "My good Sir, Know that every flatterer,
    Lives at the expense of those who take him seriously:
    This is a lesson that is worth a cheese no doubt.
    " The Crow, embarrassed and confused,
    Swore, though somewhat later, that he would never be tricked thus again.