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Norway Pirate Rat

By Quasimanga
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A cute pirate anthro based on the Norway rat.

You can take any number of approaches to anthropomorphizing an animal. It all depends on the artist. I like to translate the proportions, and other characteristics into an upright frame, while retaining animal traits wherever possible (or practical). For instance, when drawing rodents I like to go with slender claw tipped fingers, puffy upper arms and thighs, and give them almost no midsection. As with actual rodents, I find their chunky compact bodies adorable.


From: Draw Furries

Drawn on Strathmore Series 400 Drawing paper. Painted in Photoshop CS2

High-quality Giclee prints are available in both 8.5"x11" ($10 plus $3.50 shipping) and 11"x17" ($20 plus $3.50 shipping) sizes, and I'll be happy to sign it.

To purchase a print:
1) Browse my website gallery: [link]
2) Click on the picture you're interested in
3) In the description under the picture, click on your desired print size option and click "add to cart". That's all, you're ready to order!
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28118's avatar

Dude, you missed the chance to make a play on words and call her a pi-RAT.:ohnoes:

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CaseyDeckerHobbyist Artist
That's a very nice concept for such a picture you've done of this cute-looking pirate character for sure. :D
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Slipping-StarProfessional General Artist
Thank you for getting the feet right!! I'm so tired of rats with paws. Though I must ask, why did you go wit a concave nose bridge when they have distinctly convex ones?
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ShannonAllAroundHobbyist General Artist
I love this picture in the book, its so awesome! 
jorun1981's avatar
Hey cool I got the both artbooks "Draw Furries and Draw more Furries." They are so awesome.
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Karin-Maaka-SanHobbyist Photographer
She looks so much like my OC. (which is based on my pet rat and me)

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emperorkirkwallStudent Traditional Artist
I got that book :D i'm trying to draw the Russian Blue so far got the base down :P
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YellowauthorHobbyist Writer
O.O i LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this pic!!!!!!!!!!! do you mind if i use this picture to make a character for a story I'm writing on Fanfiction? (She would be Gabool the Wild (from "Mariel of Redwall" by Brian Jacques)'s counterpart of the opposite gender!)
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Sean1mHobbyist General Artist
She's one cute little pirate rat.
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LavanZevHobbyist General Artist
Looks like something from mousehunt.
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jimmyhopkinsHobbyist Writer
*chuckles, her blade pressed to his throat* x3 take it easy mon cherie (can't spell french so well :3) I'm not here to take your gold ;3 just the opposite....I seek a treasure of another kind *strokes her cheek a little with a charming smile*
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SuzukiShibaProfessional Digital Artist
I love it. Rats are misunderstood. They're my zodiac sign... :)
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Maddie-the-CattieStudent General Artist
This was one of my favorite drawings from the book. It's so adorable, and has such a dynamic feeling to it. :D
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Nice perspective. Very cute:)
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Do you got any picture on how big your prints are in real life? and how bit they are when you draw them in photoshop for example?
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AmisgaudiProfessional Digital Artist
Very nice work!
AkikoMiyahara's avatar
Geeze you have amazing skills.
Her hair looks so luxurious.
I like your anthro style; you keep the animal traits even though they're upright.
SilentNomad's avatar
Your attention to detail is incredible. Nice work!
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rockandtreeProfessional General Artist
:heart: rats!
Super cool illustration :D
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I like the dynamic pose. Also beautiful coloring and detail.
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Melody-HikariHobbyist Writer
This is great~ I love her pose! ^^
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AngelicAdonisHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats pretty fantastic! Great job!
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