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04-16-2003, 10:59 PM
Speaking of ratties, look what I found! This I did in pen & ink back in 1997. It's in a style that was inspired by Australian aboriginal art that I first started doing in 6th or 7th grade. I botched the aboriginal style completely, but in the process made a sort of spin off of it. I'm thinking of doing more animals in the "animal spirit" style. Oh, but so many projects already!<P></P>http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Apr-2003/14705-sapienta.jpg

04-16-2003, 11:01 PM
very cool! i love the different textures!

04-16-2003, 11:40 PM
I have a special place in my heart for rats. They are terrific pets.
Hey, this could make a cool tattoo.


04-17-2003, 11:02 AM
I hadn't thought about the tatoo thing. Hmmm. Thanks guys! Just wait 'til you see the tiger! It's going to be in color!

04-17-2003, 12:04 PM
Cool design! I want a rat!! :D

04-17-2003, 02:03 PM
This is really cool! i love the shapes and patterns you've used. NICE job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

04-17-2003, 07:28 PM
You already know what I am gonna say................


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Paul Hopkinson
04-17-2003, 08:04 PM
This is a style totally on it's own and certainly very effective. If I was into tattoos I'd have one of these but fortunately I'm not!


04-17-2003, 08:16 PM
Thanks Christina and Paul! I had completely forgot about doing this style since I hadn't used it since I did this rattie years ago. A friend of mine reminded me about it when she requested that I do a tiger in it for her birthday. She loves this style. It'll be interesting to see how it turns out since I've learned so much since I did the rat. I hope I draw a lot better now than I did back in 1997! I'm entering Heather's tiger in the "Big Cats" project. I think I have a WIP pic up under that project, but all I have so far is the white down. Can't figure out how to incorporate those stripes with the style. I'll get it though!<P></P>http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Apr-2003/14705-lioness.jpg<P></P>Here's a ceramic lioness I painted in that style probably back in 1992-3.<P></P>
Hey Christina, do you think paintings in this style will sell?

04-17-2003, 09:58 PM
Thats really neat!! Ive been toying with the idea of a tattoo..since I was in high school!!..But I will propably get a dog!
Nothing against rats!!..Tame ones..pets..

04-17-2003, 11:32 PM
Shwooo so glad this wasnt an actual Ratty so to speak:D I was very pleasantly surprised to see your work, I love the concept of inter-weaving the symbolism!:D
Great Job!