Aesop’ Fable Illustration // The Crow and the Pitcher

September 13th, 2013

Aesop's Fables // The Crow and the Pitcher

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.

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  • http://www.cocorrina.com/ Corina Nika

    This is stunning. Really creative + inspiring

    • http://mindflight.me/ Ffion

      Thanks :) I have had a fascination for Aesop’s fables since I was a child, and I’m really in love with the style I’ve developed for this series! I’m glad you like it!

  • http://notladylike.blogspot.ca/ FormerlyLisaS

    So beautiful!

    • http://mindflight.me/ Ffion

      Thank you! I really love creating these! (Working on a new one right now!) Do you have a favourite Aesop’s Fable?

  • Sian

    Wonderful Art! Well done for organising your time and getting back to what you love. It always seems like such a simple thing to but it’s always easier said than done.

    • http://mindflight.me/ Ffion

      Thank you so much! I think organising my time would be an overstatement (I suck at time-management), but I’m really trying hard to get my priorites right. It seems to be working well for me so far :) I’m always amazed at how hard it can be to make time for something you love, even when it’s a relatively simple thing. I think forming a habit is the best way to go, so that’s what I’m trying to do here!