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Aesop - The Vain Crow II by ffufi Aesop - The Vain Crow II by ffufi
The Vain Crow

A crow, as vain and conceited as only a crow can be, picked up the feathers that some peacocks had shed and stuck them among his own. Then he scoffed at his old companions and joined a flock of beautiful peacocks. After introducing himself with great self-confidence, the crow was immediately recognized for the intruder he was, and the peacocks stripped him of his borrowed plumes. Moreover they battered him with their beaks and sent him about his business. The unlucky crow, sorely punished and deeply regretful, rejoined his former companions and wanted to mix with them again as if nothing had happened. But they recalled the airs he had assumed and drove him from their flock. At the same time, one of the crows whom he had recently snobbed gave him this short lecture:

"Had you been satisfied with your own feathers, you would have escaped the punishment of your betters, and also the contempt of your equals."


Media: Water Colours, Faber Castell Crayons, Copic Multiliners, White Gelpen
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dawn-mist Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
i like this style a lot... So clean and interesting
ffufi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Thank you very much :) I enjoy doing these very much!

I hope at some stage to get enough together to make a book out of them :D
Suncut Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I really like this, the graphic way of expression works really well. And the texture behind offers a beautiful contrast to the geometrical drawing.
ffufi Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Aw, thank you for your wonderful comment!
Runneri Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! This serie looks really good. Nice design and professional work.
ffufi Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
Thank you, I'm glad you like it!
DC-KMOS Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing texture.. o.o
ffufi Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
Thank you :) I love doing this, it's so much fun and has such a nice effect :)
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Submitted on
October 1, 2009
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