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Finally getting some commissions finished, wooo! I haven't drawn rats in forever, so this was fun. I love rats! I tried to make him look fairly realistic as far as proportions. Did some action poses first, but ended up liking this sort of "official portrait" pose.

This is the main character of "Soldier", which you can read here: fav.me/d358xj6

Character © MoonSongWolf and EvilInstinct

Commission info: Commissions by Viergacht
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LiliVillage Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Marvelous!!!!!! :D Looks really amazingly great! 
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winkiemcfrinky Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Beautiful! Rats are adorable. Anyone who thinks they're dirty and disgusting needs a good slap.
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6TailedWolf Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Bloody great work, the realism is kept but the concept of anthropomorphism (god i hope this means the thing i want to say) is shining through the majestic pose ^_^
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aw, thanks!
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cyndycooper Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome!
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Silithid-Pies Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
My goodness, this is utterly beautiful! (And incredibly adorable <3) The amount of detail on the little claws just blows me away.
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
I just love this so much! :heart:

The background is fantastic; it's just detailed enough to be interesting and atmospheric, but not so much that it overpowers the character. You captured the grungy feel of their world perfectly with the textures and lighting, and I'm totally digging that rusted pipe.

And your skill at drawing rats is wonderful! I think that the proportions are pretty much spot on and gives him a very realistic look, as if he could leap right off the page at any time. The shading really helps bring him to life, too, making him actually look rounded and bulky. The fur texturing is beautiful, and I love all of the whiskers. I think my favourite part from a technical standpoint is probably the claw, though... the semi-transparent effect on it is just phenomenal.

Thank you so much for this! I absolutely adore it. I can't wait to print out the larger version for my wall. :heart:
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you like it!
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CreatureGirl Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
I miss my rats. Yeah sure, my cat can cuddle up with me when I go to sleep but he scratches the furniture and rattles the metal deelee-bopper that leads out every night at four in the fekkin morning if I don't wake up to pet him right then and there!

You got me wanting to draw rats again. You make it look good.
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
I miss my rats, too. They're so entertaining, smart and amazingly interactive. I have so many cute stories - like Verse, who tried to make the ultimate nest by dragging my entire quilt off the bed, or Kedzie who used to like to "duel" with my paintbrush and who liked to carry paperback books around (I had to teach him "drop it"), or Cordelia who would come when called just like a dog. One time my mother came over to the house to visit, and screamed, "There's a rat loose and it just went into a hole in the wall!". All I had to do was tap on the floor and call her, and sure enough Cordi came trundling out. She was better behaved than my dog XD
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CreatureGirl Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Those are awesome stories.
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Viergacht Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yup, I enjoy the comic quite a bit.
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Duzloo Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Amazing work, he looks gorgeous!
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Rattenfell Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Amazing work! Fearured in #TheRatHouse
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Haltaar Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work, love the little makings on his arm :3
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Noellisty Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
I love the red eyes and especially the eagle's toe for a weapon. Very creative:clap:
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TheTinkerThinker Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
At first, I was going to ask if it was one of the characters from 'Maurice and his Educated Rodents'.
I love the whiskeryness :D
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beachelf Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
:iconthumbsupplz: Excellent!
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HavickArt Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice art
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seYca Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess I would have turned the hand more down < I hope u can understand what I mean ^^; the right hand... it looks a bit uncomfortable to hold it that way...
but otherwise I really love it! the feet <3
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hoshitsu Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
So cool :)
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