Saturday, September 20, 2014

Aesop's Fable: The Three Bullocks and the Lion

"The Three Bullocks and the Lion"
pen, watercolor, digital, 9x6"
Example for part of my Thesis.

Aesop for Children (1919)


A Lion had been watching three Bullocks feeding in an open field. He had tried to attack them several times, but they had kept together, and helped each other to drive him off. The Lion had little hope of eating them, for he was no match for three strong Bullocks with their sharp horns and hoofs. But he could not keep away from that field, for it is hard to resist watching a good meal, even when there is little chance of getting it.

Then one day the Bullocks had a quarrel, and when the hungry Lion came to look at them and lick his chops as he was accustomed to do, he found them in separate corners of the field, as far away from one another as they could get.

It was now an easy matter for the Lion to attack them one at a time, and this he proceeded to do with the greatest satisfaction and relish.

In unity is strength.


Monday, September 1, 2014

Just a Hint of Wanderlust in the Tides

watercolor, pen (dragon and designs), digital painting/altering/collaging, 11x17"

For a scholarship I am applying for. Had fun with it. If you look close enough, you may see the small silhouette of a man in the crow's nest.

Nautical map reference and use: