From Aesop’s Fables:

A famished Fox crept into a vineyard where he spied a cluster of ripe, luscious grapes draped high upon the arbor. He took a run and a jump, and just missed the bunch. Again and again he tried to reach the tasty prize, but with no greater success. At last he had to admit defeat and he walked away muttering to himself, “What does it matter, I’m sure those grapes are sour anyway!” Moral: It is easy to despise what you cannot have.

Ink drawing with digital color, 2007. See more from this series at my porfolio website

This image is one of many story images of birds and animals featured in my calendar Legendary Tales: Myths and Legends


aesop fable, animal story, fox, ftsanimals, grapes, grapevine, ink, nature, vine, vineyard

Stephanie Smith is an illustrator and graphic designer who loves to draw.

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  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityalmost 6 years ago

    I love your work- Have just looked on your website- extraordinary work.
    welcome to RB- Hope you have fun and many sales here xxx

  • Stephanie Smith
    Stephanie Smithalmost 6 years ago

    Thank you very much! I hope to add some more of my work, and some new things very soon!

  • WinonaCookie
    WinonaCookiealmost 6 years ago

    I love your style, and not just because it’s a little like mine ;-)! All the books I loved best as a kid had illustrations that looked like this…

  • Stephanie Smith
    Stephanie Smithalmost 6 years ago

    Thanks Winona … I loved all my old children’s books too, they’re still a bit inspiration :)

  • linskudd
    linskuddalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent. Love your work.

  • Thank you, Lindsay!

    – Stephanie Smith

  • Larry Butterworth
    Larry Butterworthalmost 5 years ago

    beautiful descriptive work

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 4 years ago

    (your vote is needed here !)

  • wormink
    wormink6 months ago

    cool enjoy and create

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