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Blue-eyed Rat by raru-tan Blue-eyed Rat by raru-tan
Update: Process video available on Youtube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjsoXt… c:

The really cool thing about this piece, is I had no idea what I was doing :iconimsotiredplz:

But I can't explain how happy I am right now.
The one drawing of Clyde that actually looks exactly hoW HE'S SUPPOSED TO //faints
Okay maybe his expression isn't as dramatic as I pictured, but still, close enough!

This is like, ACTUALLY CLYDE. Not that rando Clyde-wannabe guy I've been drawing all this time.
I MEAN. LOOK AT HIS FACE.
WHO ELSE COULD LOOK THAT SMUG WHEN THEIR FACE IS ALL MESSED UP


*counts to ten and takes deep breaths*


Ah, so, reason for the title, here we go. Story time! So around the time when Clyde was starting to cause a lot of trouble and get the attention of the kingdom's authorities, "Rat" became a nickname for him among the officers who had crossed paths with him. It was meant to show how they see him as a just a pest that needed to be taken care of, but at the same time meant that he was sneaky and untrustworthy. As he got older and more fiiiiiiiiiine well-known, in other kingdoms as well, people there began to call him "The Blue-eyed Rat". Taking an interest in him for the contrast of his good looks and the appalling things he's rumored to have done. A blue-eyed rat is still a rat and a pretty criminal is still a criminal. Clyde himself finds it hilarious the amount of attention that he's getting, partially for things that he never even did. He often mocks the situation, claiming to be the heart kingdom's only celebrity. THE END.


Feedback and constructive criticism would be very appreciated! Especially regarding the digital painting technique. It'd be really great to get some advice or some pointers! c:



I feel the need to add little extras every time I post something.
So, here's the version with flat colours: sta.sh/012fpswyrd09
And here's the very special sketch: sta.sh/0oirtz4zv9p
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:iconxeskimokissesx:
The lines are very well done! Same as the shading. The expression was caught quite nicley and the wounds are pretty good but could use a little more pop. The eyes are nice but they are a little off but the colour is nice. The background is plain and simple. Very well done. Sure a more detailed background would have been nice but this fits it just enough with the character. Keep up the really nice work. I really did enjoy the piece :heart:

-xEskimoKissesx

P.S.- I love the character and he is adorable! His hair looks so fluffe *pets* <3
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:iconmsbrandydoll:
Oh my. I really, really like this. It just looks really good. Much handsome. Very Clyde.
Anyway, you did a really great job on this! The color palette is fab; all of the colors look great together and it's very pleasing to the eye. I love that smug smile on his face and just his expression in general. And his hair! I really like all of the different colored strands, especially the random blue ones here and there.
My only really big issue with this piece is that he sort of looks like he's melting; the lines go from being really sharp and there being a lot of detail to smudgy and and not quite as clean when you get down to his shirt/jacket. I feel like it would have turned out a bit better if the jacket was done similarly to hair and face. As of right now it has sort of a melted effect to it.
Apart from that, this is a really great piece of work! Probably one of my favorites of yours.
Keep up the good work, love.
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love-dogs8 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist
So prettttyyyyy.... Racing Girl Emoji (Pretty Please Onegai) [V3] Happytard 3D 50x50 derp 
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raru-tan Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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13th-Program Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student General Artist
He's so handsome and I love it! XD 
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raru-tan Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! <3
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13th-Program Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Student General Artist
you're welcome :D
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love-dogs8 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist
OMG AWESOME!!! teach me xd
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raru-tan Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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sweetsweetsunshines Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks like a cutie, but a smug kinda cutie ^^
His wounds came out good too ♡ great pic
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raru-tan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! <3
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chiitsutsu Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
UGH MY NEW BOYFRINED//SHOT 

no but srsly this is so awesome and amazing and hes such a hottiee <33 I love this so much his smilee hngg v//v 
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raru-tan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! Glad you like him xD <3
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Blue-Ink-Splatter Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought it was Alois xD
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OctaviusIT Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconblackbutlerplz:   #OMGYAES
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raru-tan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh no xD
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Cherrixy Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Clyde ~~<33
I love it ...great job ~~
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raru-tan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! ; 7 ; <3
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MissJollyollypop Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconskankyplz: I dont tend to critizes people
cause i suck butt  at it

BUTTTTTTTTTTT
I will tell you
this is very FINEEEE
and I completely know what you mean when you draw an OC the way you inivision him/her
and now I can deffenantly imagine him as a criminal type person/rat what ever
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raru-tan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much! ; 7 ;
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MissJollyollypop Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconallmyloveplz: you're welcome
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Shinkami Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
someone call an ambulance
because my heart just evaporated
from blue-eyed rat heat wave

OK ASIDE FROM THE FACT THAT HE IS JUST SO GORGEOUS THAT I CONSIDERED FLINGING MYSELF AT MY COMPUTER SCREEN AND HOPING I COULD PHASE THROUGH, I love so many other things about this piece.

Ahem... //tryhardmodeactivate

The dim, unsaturated colors unify the piece and really bring his blood and bright eyes forward; yet I love how you keep those bright spots from being too jarring by spreading the blue of his eyes throughout the painting, which maintains the dark, gray atmosphere. His hair looks so soft, floppy, and textured please let me run my fingers through it and the angle makes him appear so much more sinister and strong than a straight-on view would - really bringing out his character in the piece. I truly admire your ability to create depth with light, soft shading, and I AM SORRY FOR GOING ALL ART RAMBLER/SCHOLARPOSER BUT I SIMPLY MUST RAMBLE WHERE RAMBLING IS DUE. I know you said you wanted criticism/advice, but I truly can't find anything to say because every element just ties together so well. The colors, the brushstrokes...

I am sorry to always fangirl so extensively, but YOU MAKE IT VERY HARD TO FIND THINGS TO NITPICK, SENPAI

so just deal with my praise and the fact that you've created yet another thing I want to hang on my wall
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raru-tan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'll call an ambulance for both of us 'cause your comment is giving my kokoro too many feels!

nvhsdfcauszfcjausizfcjazi thanks so much! Really, I can't thank you enough for taking the time to give such thorough feedback ; 7 ;

YOUR RAMBLING IS MUCHO APPRECIATED SHIN.
AND YOUR EXTENSIVE FANGIRLING MAKES MY DAY.
YOU KNOW I'LL RETURN THE FAVOR ALWAYS xD
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StrawberryTasu Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student General Artist
You've gotten so much better!!! *squee*
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raru-tan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much! ;u;
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StrawberryTasu Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Sure! We should do another art trade :D I got better too!
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raru-tan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I think that'll have to wait until some other time. I'm pretty busy with school and commissions at the moment, I hope you'll understand.
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StrawberryTasu Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student General Artist
sure :D me too haha
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OctaviusIT Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icondesueyesplz: Soo cute!!
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raru-tan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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OctaviusIT Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nur problem~  :iconsexyhorseplz:
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Sgath-Cross Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
/me takes 1564726371271263eva
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raru-tan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hahahaha :iconpapmingplz:
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