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The Wolf and the Crane by bumble-boo The Wolf and the Crane by bumble-boo
Now available in my Etsy shop as a print!

6x6" Arches 300lb Watercolour and Gouache

"A WOLF, having a bone stuck in his throat, hired a Crane, for a large sum, to put her head into his throat and draw out the bone. When the Crane had extracted the bone, and demanded the promised payment, the Wolf, grinning and grinding his teeth, exclaimed: "Why, you have surely already a sufficient recompense, in having been permitted to draw out your head in safety from the mouth and jaws of a wolf."
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:icontreebuzza:
Treebuzza Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student
really cool! :D Did you do a fox and the stork one?
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:iconbumble-boo:
bumble-boo Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Artist
Thanks a lot!! No, I haven't done that one! I want to do some more Aesop's Fables though, so maybe I will! I did 9 stories for my thesis. :)
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Treebuzza Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student
oh that's cool! I love Aesops fables!
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windy-san Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
I really like how you summarize the whole story in just one image. The composition and the colors are great :D!
I have never heard this story before, but it makes a lots of sense, you cannot expect greater good from helping someone that doesn't usually make good deeds.
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:iconbumble-boo:
bumble-boo Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student Artist
Thanks a lot! Yeah, I really enjoy this fable. :)
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Anotheroutsider Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
haha, i remember the story :aww:
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:iconbumble-boo:
bumble-boo Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Artist
Nice!! :D
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:iconanotheroutsider:
Anotheroutsider Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I believe it was in a little book of russian stories, if i remember well... I can almost see the drawings in the book. And I believe the story was written by Tolstoi, and adapted for kids. Even though the story belongs to Aesop... Or if it wasn't Tolstoi, it was another russian author. I think I still have that book, back in my hometown.
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:iconbumble-boo:
bumble-boo Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student Artist
Oh, that's really interesting! :) I love recalling old books and things from childhood. :)
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:iconanotheroutsider:
Anotheroutsider Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes, those were lovely. I remember the illustrations and all. And I remember that I wanted to do that, to draw illustrations for books. Those were beautiful little pieces of art.
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:iconbumble-boo:
bumble-boo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Artist
I'll bet! :)
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DinchtGirlie Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nomnomnomnom. :heart:
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:iconbumble-boo:
bumble-boo Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Artist
:heart:
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p-o-c-k-e-t Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i really like the circle composition on these <3
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:iconbumble-boo:
bumble-boo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Artist
Thanks!! :D It was fun, I like it too!
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littlepaperforest Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
I love this little series! c: You work so well with watercolor/gouache! <3
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:iconbumble-boo:
bumble-boo Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Artist
Thanks a lot!! :D
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ArtofGarethJohnson Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   General Artist
I feel bad for the bird :(
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:iconbumble-boo:
bumble-boo Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Artist
Yeah. :(
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Steorra-Moonstar Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ohhh! You were in the Light Grey show! I thought this looked familiar! Beautiful work, I love cranes. :)
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:iconbumble-boo:
bumble-boo Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Artist
Yeah!! :D Did you go to the show? :D

And thanks!
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:iconsteorra-moonstar:
Steorra-Moonstar Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I am ashamed to say that I didn't get a chance to make it to the actual show, but I saw lots of photos on the Light Grey blog/tumblr/etc. :)
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:iconbumble-boo:
bumble-boo Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Artist
That's okay! I couldn't even go myself, because I'm in Canada. Thanks for checking out the show online though! It looked really beautiful. :)
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ArtistMax Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
B-) good style)
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:iconbumble-boo:
bumble-boo Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Artist
Thanks!
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EyesLikeAbsinthe Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful :love:
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:iconbumble-boo:
bumble-boo Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Artist
Thank you! :)
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Rin-Uzuki Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
heh. I'd never heard this one before! I'd be curious to hear the whole story... and the overall moral. ;3
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bumble-boo Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Artist
It actually is the whole story. :) The moral is that you should never expect a reward/something good to come of doing something for someone who is inherently "evil". :) The crane's only reward was that he was allowed his life after taking his head from the mouth of a wolf.
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xia0ting Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
beautiful :heart: loving this series!
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:iconbumble-boo:
bumble-boo Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Artist
Thanks a lot! :D
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