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Year Of the Rat by darknatasha Year Of the Rat by darknatasha
What could be better then enjoying a good soak in Sake
Original will be at FC
8" x 11" Medium is acrylic inks, marker, colored pencil.

Chinese Zodiac
Being the first sign of the Chinese zodiac, rats are leaders, pioneers and conquerors. They are charming, passionate, charismatic, practical and hardworking. Also Rats need to learn to relax sometimes, as they can be quite obsessed with detail, intolerant and strict, demanding order, obedience, and perfection. Hmmmmm …….. sounds familiar.

2008 is also year of the rat woo hoo!

The rat is my contribution to a collaborated artists challenge project for FC. The theme for this years FC is Furries in Asia, so we decided to do our next challenge based on that, hence the Chinese Zodiac. Most of us received our birth year animals however with a few being given other signs when some overlapped.
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CommanderFandomFluff Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Meh friend and i were looking at this and I go "what is it doin'" and she goes "its in a box, what'd ya think it wuz doin'?" and i say "takin' a bath!" lawlz nice job!
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zevl Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
Nice work :clap:
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Sada-Pazaki Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The perfect bath :iconclapplz:
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maoThePirate Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
AAAW <333 ( :
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Lambaskis Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Slacker... x]
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Tasty-Crayon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Yay rats! 8D
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F4TH0M Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I find it SO crazy how accurate zodiac traits are. I'm a Pisces Rat, and if you read almost any trait, I have it. It's insane! :wow: Awesome art by the way. After all, Rat slightly jumbled is Art! :D
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Shadowseapnt Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i had a pet that looked just like that
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Steelhair Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
i like his feet
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GryphonLordwings Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
looks like my rattie!
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Yastaka Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010   General Artist
I'm very interested to this work. :D
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NaNaTheMangaCat Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
I liked that year, squeak!
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MQSdwz35 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww it looks a lot like my little rat lady they are sooo cute
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wingedlion1212 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
omg i have a rat who looks just like him! :)
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skunkbomb123 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
Now anyone who smells him will get drunk...I think. Cute pic!
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Spunkypinkferret Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008   Traditional Artist
I was born in year of the rat! Very cute rat, I love that facial expression. :nod:
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xminstrelx Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:love: ! The rat reminds me of the pet rat we use to have. Adorable :)
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kisa1 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
aw he looks like my rat
very well done i must say.
i enjoy ur style of art

question.. will you be doing the other years of the zodiac ?

(>^-^)> im year of the ox yay
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Jazz281321 Featured By Owner May 18, 2008   Photographer
OMG! He looks like templton from the old charlottes web movie!! He was my favorite character so thats a very good thing! Even if that wasnt intentional (which i bet it wasnt) its cool!
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Mayhem-Incarnate Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008
Oh how wonderful!
He looks like the rat in my avatar, a splendid black hooded chap that has that look on his face when lounging with his harem!

Will this be available as a print?
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RibSpur Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
I used to have a rat named Alfred. This looks just like him.
............. Now I miss my Alfie.
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Wolki Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Hobbyist
Just a little bit more witha on the nose and this rat would look like my own.^^ I like the mimic of this one - the little smirk.^^
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Jade-Bleufox Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
hehehee
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Momotte2 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
what a nice painting !! :love:
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Momotte2 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Wha
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Duzloo Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
I'm born in 1984 and a rat! I like the picture.
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oOlilkittyOo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
How relaxing! Can sake really bleach a rat's fur?
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Valvador Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's so cute and beautiful :aww:

Valv.
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Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
I love the expression on his face. Priceless. :D
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008  Professional
:rofl: very cool :rofl:
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spligity Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008  Student General Artist
what's FC?
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ImaginaryGoddess Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
By the way are you selling any prints or just the original? :(
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ImaginaryGoddess Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
<3 <3 <3 <3 SO wonderful.
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pkic Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
Haha! Cheeky chap... this has a beautiful haunting mood to it...
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Renegade-Hamster Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
Yay, Chinese Zodiac. Slightly less crap than Western Zodiac. Very slightly! ^___^
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Strombus-elizabethi Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
Cool! I'm the year of the rat & I'm pregnant so my baby will be born a rat this summer!
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fenrir66 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
That looks amazing! Nice job on it! :)
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BAMFCentaur Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008   Digital Artist
Hehe I think we all wish we were in there with him. I'm very excited that the upcoming New Year is of the Rat :)

I love the tone of this, and the expression on her face ^__^
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RaptorArts Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Heheh Looks very comfortable in that sake. Great piece as usual :D
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BelovedShadow Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aah urs looks so much better than mine!
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KalliahVerkauf Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Year of the Rat -- how fitting lol. -shot-

I love the detail, your art never fails to astonish me! ;3
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ZhaKrisstol Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! What an amazing looking rat (reminds me of one of my girlies - Beyla). Such fine and intricate details that go ever so well with the wonderfully coloured background and objects.
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Amivane Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
^^ love it! the colors and everything! :lol::typerhappy:
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Amber-jo Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
That looks like heaven. ^_^ Love the expression!
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Akhrrana Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
how cute hope to see it there.

T_T to bad i have no money.
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Treyos Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
My wife and I were trying to remember what year we were going into just the other day. That particular rat there looks quite comfy. ;)
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Strombus-elizabethi Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
I have a Chinese Zodiac chart I got at a restaurant that displays the animals & the corresponding years alongside them. Tell me your birth years & I'll find your animal.
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Treyos Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I'm a Rabbit! ;) I used to have a really cool book that explained the years, hours, months, elements and everything, but I have no idea whatever happened to it. Thanks for the offer, though!
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Strombus-elizabethi Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
Does your wife know hers now, too?
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Treyos Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
She's a horse, I think. It was actually the coming year that I wasn't sure of.
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