Aesop's Fables: The Silkworm and Spider [link]
Having received an order for twenty yards of silk from Princess Lioness, the Silkworm sat down at her loom and worked away with zeal. A Spider soon came around and asked to hire a web-room near by. The Silkworm acceded, and the Spider commenced his task and worked so rapidly that in a short time the web was finished. "Just look at it," he said, "and see how grand and delicate it is. You cannot but acknowledge that I'm a much better worker than you. See how quickly I perform my labors." "Yes," answered the Silkworm, "but hush up, for you bother me. Your labors are designed only as base traps, and are destroyed whenever they are seen, and brushed away as useless dirt; while mine are stored away, as ornaments of Royalty."
"True art is thoughtful, delights and endures."
Spider and elements of foreground:
Silkworm and background:
Original contest article: [link]
It was such a pleasure working on this collab, not only because of the fun subject, but because =thrivis
is a wonderful artist and a great person to work with! Go check out her gallery, you won't be disappointed
Thank you everyone for looking! Comments, critique, and faves are much appreciated!
Photoshop, tablets, roughly 18 hours of work between the two of us.