This cygnet is no ugly duckling, it’s just plain cute. The Ugly Duckling, written by Hans Christian Andersen was considered by the author to be something of an autobiography. As sweet as cygnet’s are, a full grown swan can be pretty dangerous when defending their territory. They’ve been rumored to be strong enough to break an arm or a leg, and in one documented case a territorial swan caused a man to drown in a prolonged attack.
Swan, 5″x5″, ink, and watercolor on illustration board