The Fox and the Cheese by beckyg

The Fox and the Cheese

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Added: Jan 27, 2003
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The Fox and the Cheese is based on an Aesop's Fable, The Fox and the Raven. A raven has a piece of cheese in her beak when a hungry fox passes by. He asks for a bite of the cheese, but the raven refuses. Then, slyly, he asks if she could sing for him instead because he tells her what a beautiful sing voice she has. Flattered, the raven croaks out a note, dropping the cheese. The fox snatches it up and runs off with it. Moral: Flattery will get you everywhere. In this painting, I upgraded the cheese to a gem and anthropomorphasized the fox.

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patience's picture

This is probably my favorite fable! Your feathers and fur look so soft --wonderful technique!

beckyg's picture

I'm glad people recognize the story, even though I messed with it a bit. Smile

Guest's picture

I love that fable! Lovely work.

Guest's picture

What a wonderful expression on the fox! This piece reminds me of Alain Vaes' illustrations of Puss in Boots. Very nice job on an anthropomorphic character.

megaflow's picture

This is some spectacular rendering. Your technique on animals is just magical!

Art at its best.