watercolour and ink on paper

Amorals

Short graphic stories based on ideas in Aesop's fables often keeping the animal heads but usually with nude figures suggesting alternative amoral versions of the moral tales.  A workshop of ideas, let me know if you think I should neaten these drawings into a collection.

Amoral
Another look at the new book of stories 

The Mountain in Labour
The mountain was a beauty, though she shall not be named in this story. The...

Wolf and Lamb
  Wolf One day met Lamb in a dark corner of the field all...

The Fox and the Crane
Fox invited Crane for dinner but served bean soup in a broad flat...

The Innkeeper and the Thief
Innkeeper had a lovely new coat which he hung on the back of his chair. Thief...

The Woodman and the Serpent
One winter Woodman found Serpent stiff and frozen with cold Woodman gently...

The Fisher
Fisher went sailing on the lake Playing the bagpipes Saying: the fish...

The Belly and the Members
The members of the body rebelled against the belly.  They said: why should we do...

The Lioness
There was clamour and boasting amongst all the beast. Claiming their worth by...

The Dancing Monkeys
Prince trained Monkeys to dance; He dressed them in fine flowing clothes; And performed...

Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
Wolf was exasperated by the tediousness of the hunt In desperate hunger Wolf...

The Seaside Travellers
TRAVELLERS travelled along the seashore,  Climbed up a tall cliff to...

The Mule
One Sunday after dinner with nothing to do MULE frolicked and...

Two Soldiers and a Robber
When travelling wearily home Two soldiers were beset by a robber One...

The Bat and the Weasels
BAT fell to the ground Caught by a WEASEL who said: BIRD is my favourite...

The Man and the Satyr
MAN and SATYR shared a drink And another After a third they decided to be friends. On...

Pomegranate, Apple-Tree and Bramble
POMEGRANATE: Look at me, I am so beautiful. APPLE: Nay, look here, everyone...

The Ass and the Grasshoppers
GRASSHOPPER was singing, so beautiful and sweet. ASS was enchanted, the singer...

The Fox and the Lion
One day skulking through the forest FOX chanced upon LION on a tree And...

BOY Hunting LOCUSTS
BOY hunting LOCUSTS BOY had a goodly haul BOY saw the best of all BOY...

Hercules and the Wagoner
Picture a Wagon in a country lane Wheels sunk deep in a rut, stuck And the...

The Mole and his Mother
MOLE, poor thing, blind from birth Said, MOTHER, I am sure I can see MOTHER...

The Herdsman and the Lost Calf
HERDSMAN loved the flock, every one One day BULLCALF was lost HERDSMAN searched and...

The FARMER and the STORK
FARMER caught all the thieves in the nets Five resigned CRANES and one shameful...

The Charcoal-Burner and the Fuller
CHARCOAL-BURNER worked from home where black was black FULLER worked from home too, but...

The Raven and the Swan
RAVEN lusted for SWAN Floating in the pond With dazzling white...

ANTS and the GRASSHOPPER
THE ANTS were industrious Working hard, planning for their...

The LION and the MOUSE
LION was woken by MOUSE LION lashed out: You’ll pay for this little cunt MOUSE...

The KINGDOM of the LION
LION was the fairest KING the BEASTS could have. LION was gentle and kind. LION...

Father and Sons
Everyday they would argue Bicker and squabble One against three, two against...

The FOX and the MASK
FOX entered the house of an actor FOX sauntered through one room FOX rummaged through...

What is precious to one may have no value for another
COCK was searching for food for himself And the HENS When he found a precious...

DOG in the manger
DOG reclined, luxuriating in the manger. It was so soft, so gentle on sensitive skin OX...

The FOX and the GOAT
FOX fell into the well, probably drunk again. GOAT looked down, thristy: is the...

The Dog and the Shadow
DOG snarled, greedily protecting his piece Suddenly DOG was confronted with a...

The BEAR and two TRAVELLERS
Two youngsters travelling together Came across an angry BEAR PANDA, quick...

The HARE and the TORTOISE
HARE ridiculed TORTOISE with her softness and curves With his hand on his crotch this is...

The FAWN and MOTHER
Young FAWN said MOTHER You are larger than DOG You are faster than...

BEAR and FOX
BEAR was such a boasting crow How I love man, oh did you...

The SWALLOW and the CROW
SWALLOW was a flutter and a flaunt Saying: Beauty and Grace, my natural...

The ASS, the FOX and the LION
You know ASS and FOX, pretend BFFs Night in the forest, the toughest of...

TORTOISE and EAGLE
TORTOISE luxuriated like only tortoises could Sunbathing lazily between the...

The FLIES and the HONEY-POT
These are the FLIES This is the HONEY Oh dear, the HONEY...

The MAN and the LION
MAN and LION, another night in the forest  Boasting of strength and...

FARMER and the CRANES
The CRANES are in the field  And FARMER chases them away.   Oh look,...

CAT and VENUS
CAT fell in love with a beautiful youngster So CAT fell at the feet of...

OXEN and AXLETREE
The WAGON was laden and heavily pre-loaded And OXEN was strong, industrious and...