After much agonising on how to portray my third Aesop Fable I think it was time to put this story to bed for now. Over many sketches and compositions I evolved the story into an admittedly busy idea. In the image below I have incorporated a story within the body of the eagle, the left wing joint depicts a soaring eagle, below you can make out the tortoise making his descent into the rocks depicted in yellow below him.
I went with this idea as I think it was a springboard for different media. I have used coffee (which smells real good), inks, pastel pigments and this white outline which I’m really liking! Although I feel this image could leave you confused it allowed me to experiment and go a little nutty.