Here are the first fruits you get to see of my September Creative Challenge
Making time for one hour of drawing every day has given me the chance to pick up my Aesop’s Fables series again! It feels so unbelievably good to be drawing regularly again.
I’m really loving how this series is evolving. Some of the older ones, such as The Vain Crow have a much looser form than the most recent ones, which are much more contained within the circle. The very first piece wasn’t even based on any geometric shape, I’ll have to post that here some time as well for comparison!
Here’s the story this illustration is based on:
The Crow and the Pitcher
A crow, on the verge of dying with thirst, spied a pitcher in the distance and flew to it with joy. But when he arrived, he discovered to his grief it contained so little water that he could not possibly get at it, despite all his efforts. At one point he decided to turn the pitcher over and break it. However, he was not strong enough to succeed. At last, seeing some small pebbles nearby, he gathered them and dropped them into the pitcher on by one. By this means the water gradually rose to the brim, and he could quench his thirst with ease.
Necessity is the mother of invention.