Link: The Jay and the Peacock
I took the moral 'it is not only fine feathers that make fine birds' in an illustrative sense- how it could illustrate the fable in an understanding way.
|Original pencil design. Jay bird silhouette filled out with Peacock feather design.|
|Draw over lines with pen tool in Photoshop using appropriate tones.|
|Complete design with line colour and a touch of shading|
Final design complete with the moral as text. White background to make the text and image stand out. The lines appear to be more detailed and visible on this background.