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When I Dream by MoonsongWolf When I Dream by MoonsongWolf
When I dream, I dream of... delectable dairy products. :D

Took a break from my owed art to FINALLY finish this gift for ^savagebinn, who is one of the sweetest people I've had the pleasure to meet here on DA.

This is her little rattie character Tinders. I've been wanting to finish this picture of him for a very long time... but I'm glad I waited, because I found the perfect background! And the advice that I received recently from *CunningFox and ~Omnivorous was invaluable to making this one come together. Thanks, guys! :hug:

I'm actually pretty pleased with this. And Tinders looks so happy to finally get a piece of that cheese that he's been eying.

Medium: Coloured pencil and sharpie marker for the rat, who is a paper cutout. The background is scrapbook paper lined in sharpie marker.

Tinders is © ^savagebinn
Artwork is © *MoonsongWolf
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:iconladybrookecelebwen:
LadyBrookeCelebwen Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cute! I don't normally like rats that much (err, the wild ones I see most often), but this makes me want to cuddle one or something.
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Thanks, I'm glad that you liked it! Ha ha, domestic rats are actually quite cuddly (at least, mine are), but I definitely wouldn't try it with a wild one. :lol:
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LadyBrookeCelebwen Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome! Well, I probably won't be trying with a domestic one either. I have far too many cats to make that a safe idea.
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gingercats Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
hiya
i was just wondering how you managed to make it look so good - i know its in collage, so this sounds really thick, but how did you do the collage part (sorry again for souding so stupid!!!) :)

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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
I drew the rat and cheese on a sheet of bristol paper, then coloured it. I then cut the rat and cheese out and pasted them on a piece of scrapbook paper. :)
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gingercats Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
um, wow. i have some old pics at home when i was drawing my rat when she was ill :'( maybe i'll scan them on and colour them in on photoplus :D
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freaky-fox Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
meow meow ^-^
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:iconboegeob:
boegeob Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
This is so beautiful. :love:
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
Thank you. :)
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livia1106 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
i agree with you :heart:
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Honey0Child Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
I love this! It looks so peaceful~
I love drawing rats too (they are my favourite animals), unfortunately I don't have much free time.
Anyways, grat work!=)
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
Thank you! Rats are my favourite animals, too (well, along with tigers, that is). So I try to draw them any chance I get. They're just so intelligent, affectionate, and charming. It's really a shame that so many people think that they are dirty and disgusting. So I am glad to hear that someone else loves them, too! :D
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Honey0Child Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
You're welcome!=)
And I can't agree with you more.:nod:
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rosecoloredcloud Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Beautiful! The background is a great fit for this piece... it looks like it's from an older time period, but the rat-and-cheese image is timeless as well. The rat is absolutely adorable! :)
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
Thank you! I'm glad that you liked this one. :) I love drawing rats. It's such a shame that they are so neglected in art compared to many other animals.
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rosecoloredcloud Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
You're welcome. I draw rodents in my spare time as well. I agree - rats need a greater presence in art!
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mjvictoriano Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely awesome and super sweet! I love the details, the texture, the color scheme! Everything's just perfect! The mouse fur has a fabulous shading! Composition's great! ;P Congratulations! :D
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
Thank you! I'm glad that you liked it. :)
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Quilsnap Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009   General Artist
this is a wonderful piece, I'm glad you pieced it together, kudos!
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
Thank you! I'm glad that you liked it. :)
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emilyjaynewhite Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
Cute!
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
Thanks! :)
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Exillior Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love everything about this, but especially his closed eyes! :aww:
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
Thanks, I'm glad that you liked it! Rats need more love in art. :)
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Exillior Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
They do, that's true. :nod:
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iduck Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
The whole feeling in this is great, the background and the character are so lovely. It really has that dreamy feel to it too! Great job :)
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
Thanks! I really enjoyed the freedom in creating this. It was nice to just let the ink do what it wanted for a change. :lol: I'm glad that you liked it!
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RukahTsubasa Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
wow it reminds me of a magical storybook^^ love it!!
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
Thanks! I'm glad that you liked it. :)
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imaginary-fiend Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
Wow, you did an awesome job blending the rat into the background. I never would've guessed that you hadn't drawn the background, the styles match so well. It's very quaint. I wonder where he got that cheese out in the middle of nowhere.. =p
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
A couple of people suggested that I try adding lineart to the background to help "merge" things together... and I must say that it really helped this one out a lot. I was very grateful for the recommendation, because I probably wouldn't have tried it with this one otherwise. I'm glad that you liked it! :)
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Rh-rhat Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
augh. This is adorable, and I love the texture. :)
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
Thanks! I'm glad that you liked it. :)
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totallyunmotivated Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
he loves his cheese :D And i love my chocolate.
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
Cheese + chocolate? :o Nothing beats a delicious milk chocolate marbled cheesecake.
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totallyunmotivated Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
I used to LOVE cheese cakes. I had a slice once every week when I was little...now I want one...
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AlfaFilly Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Student General Artist
Oh wow, I must agree the scrapbook paper used for the background and the drawing fit together perfectly. :)
Gorgeous job on the little critter. He looks adorable in his little dream world. With his delicious cheesy goodness. xD
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
Thanks! I'm glad that you liked it. :)
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Snowstar346 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
Beautifully-done Tinders :love: :w00t: gorgeous backround :excited: :wow: and delectable cheese! :drool: :giggle: All put together equals AWESOMNESS! :faint:
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Thanks! Who can resist the power of cheese? :giggle: Not me!
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Snowstar346 Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
:giggle: :w00t: Nope, not me! Ha ha, no prob!
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Psychopomp16 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
This is SO precious!! Love her design too!! Great work!!
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
Thanks! I fell in love with her design and was so happy to finally (after almost a year) get a chance to colour her!

Now, if I can just get some time to sit down and work on yours. :)
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Psychopomp16 Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
(sorry about the late reply)

yeah, I have a few sketches for our trade done but I'm not satisfied enough with any of them to start yet, I think b/c I've seen some really amazing pics of your chars done recently, and it's a little intimidating XD
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
:lol: Don't worry about late replies. I think it's pretty obvious that I have trouble keeping up with my message center, so I understand completely!

I've been thinking about doing a photo manip for my half, would you mind if I did that? My sketches have all looked like crap lately (damn you, art block). And don't worry, I'm sure anything you come up with will be awesome!
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Psychopomp16 Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
yeah, no prob, I LOVE your manips!

man, I gotta get drawing on this!!
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P680 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
The rat and cheese fit very well into the background. And the paper you've used gives this quite and old-ish feeling. This could well be from a children's book.
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
Thanks! I would kill to be able to illustrate a childrens' book someday (okay, maybe not "kill," but at least maul). :)
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yakatchi Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
Sooo sweet, love it. It's really cool the way you've made the details on the background.
lovely work :aww:
:+fav:
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
Thanks! I'm glad that you liked it. :)
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