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Aesop: The One-Eyed Doe by bumble-boo Aesop: The One-Eyed Doe by bumble-boo
Watercolour and gouache.

The One-Eyed Doe
"A DOE blind in one eye was accustomed to graze as near to the edge of the cliff as she possibly could, in the hope of securing her greater safety. She turned her sound eye towards the land that she might get the earliest tidings of the approach of hunter or hound, and her injured eye towards the sea, from whence she entertained no anticipation of danger. Some boatmen sailing by saw her, and taking a successful aim, mortally wounded her. Yielding up her last breath, she gasped forth this lament: "O wretched creature that I am! to take such precaution against the land, and after all to find this seashore, to which I had come for safety, so much more perilous.""

The Thrush and the Fowler

More to come! :)
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:iconwindy-san:
windy-san Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Awww, poor little thing :( (I had to search what a doe was :noes: )
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p-o-c-k-e-t Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
so pretty ; o ; the colors I love them <333
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:iconbumble-boo:
bumble-boo Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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:iconblastinheads:
Blastinheads Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work.
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:iconbumble-boo:
bumble-boo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student Artist
Thanks!
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:iconnifty-ness:
nifty-ness Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so cool :)
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:iconbumble-boo:
bumble-boo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Artist
Thanks a lot! :D
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Kausza Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconbumble-boo:
bumble-boo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Melancholy, but beautifully executed. :)
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:iconbumble-boo:
bumble-boo Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Artist
Thank you! I find I really like drawing sad things. :)
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:happycry:
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emilysodders Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
In the thumbnail I thought the doe was dancing....and then...yeah. That's not it. Ha! And then I read the caption..it all comes together! Nice work!
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bumble-boo Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Artist
Haha, yes! She is kind of having a majestic moment, even in death, I guess!! I'm glad you like it! :heart:
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Douwe-Dijkstra Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student General Artist
awesomee
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:iconbumble-boo:
bumble-boo Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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azraelengel Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely color palette. This would look most excellent in a circular cut mat.
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:iconbumble-boo:
bumble-boo Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Artist
Thanks a lot! Yeah, they would! I don't know a lot about those, I wonder if it'd be best to get one of those circle mat cutters or something? Hmm! I will have to look at it.
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xia0ting Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
beautifully illustrated to go with the story. you are amazing :)
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:iconbumble-boo:
bumble-boo Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Artist
Thank you so much!! Aww! :hug:
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Ashkevha Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
OKAY, these are really cool. They're perfect covers or artwork to go along with the small fables. D: The colors match the surrealism perfectly. I would love to see them bound in a book.
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:iconbumble-boo:
bumble-boo Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Artist
Thank you very much! I actually am making a book with them, yeah!! Should be done in April. :)
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snowapples Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your style!
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:iconbumble-boo:
bumble-boo Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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Rin-Uzuki Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I had never heard this story, either, and very much enjoyed reading it for the first time alongside your illustration. <3
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:iconbumble-boo:
bumble-boo Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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Abblecrumble Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is beautiful! ♥ I always love your choice of colour and the different marks that you make.
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:iconbumble-boo:
bumble-boo Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Artist
Thank you! :)
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