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