Tuesday, July 14, 2020

The Hungry Fox

A fox looking longingly a grapes
There is an old story by the Brothers Grimm about a hungry fox. This story is where we get the idiom "sour grapes." You can read about it in this Wikipedia entry. You can read a version in Latin on this page, if you dare. To make easy on everyone, here is the version on Wikipedia:

Driven by hunger, a fox tried to reach some grapes hanging high on the vine but was unable to, although he leaped with all his strength. As he went away, the fox remarked "Oh, you aren't even ripe yet! I don't need any sour grapes."

People who speak disparagingly of things that they cannot attain would do well to apply this story to themselves.

I made this picture as a fun exercise, starting with another drawing in a sketchbook. I colored it using digital brush strokes in Affinity Designer. Fun and fast!