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Lava Rat by animalartist16 Lava Rat by animalartist16
So I still kinda have an art block, but this was just something fun and kinda loose to do. I haven't done a fiery/lava scene in quite some time, I need to do more of them xD

I wanted to do something to try to break out of it, so Velvaden suggested a fire/lava rat. It had to be cute and cuddly and like smoked cheese (he does indeed). So then I thought of the idea that he's usually fuzzy, but then when he gets mad, he like erupts and catches on fire, and then it makes him all nekkid and stoney, so then he gets even angrier, which doesn't help. And I guess lava oozes out his mouth too.
He'll grow his fur back though... eventually. :(

It's more of a creature inspired by a rat too, so it obviously doesn't have perfect rat anatomy.

This took way longer than it should have too, art block is still hanging in there in that I don't feel up to working on any serious pictures. Dx At least this turned out decent though. c':

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Tortwag Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Reminds me a lot of a certain creature called the Snarbolax...
... That aside, AMAZING concept, good job on that one.
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animalartist16 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015   General Artist
Never heard of it o:
Thank you though! c:
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Tortwag Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Impossible you have if you haven't played Spiral Knights :) (rough picture of Snarbolax here: media.spiralknights.com/v/2011…)

You're welcome!
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animalartist16 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015   General Artist
I've actually never heard of spiral knights either haha. The creature looks pretty cool though, love the color combos on it c:
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absoluterendition Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
just wanted to say that your work is seriously awesome, I love the different animal features and details you put into your creatures. and they flow very nicely as well. have a good one!
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animalartist16 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013   General Artist
Thank you so much!
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methowwolf Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! cool-o-matic!
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animalartist16 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013   General Artist
Thanks!
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Stygma Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You been featured here [link]
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animalartist16 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   General Artist
Thank you so much! <3
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Stygma Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! :D
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Duzloo Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome concept, love the art too! It's still very cute and dangerous at the same time, I guess that's why I love it so much :D
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animalartist16 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   General Artist
Thank you very much! :'D
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Duzloo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
My pleasure! ^^
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manaista Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is an epic concept!!
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animalartist16 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013   General Artist
Thanks!
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manaista Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very much welcome :D
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Stalcry Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oooh! I like this very much! Especially the mane and the veiny look of the fire on his back
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animalartist16 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013   General Artist
Thank you so much!
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Stalcry Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're very welcome!
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BazarDeLaNature Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great design :)
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animalartist16 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012   General Artist
Thanks!
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catelee2u Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great!
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animalartist16 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012   General Artist
Thanks!
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starling16 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*GIVES DONUT*
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animalartist16 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   General Artist
*He's already on fire, and the donut disintegrates, and he gets ANGRIER BURSTING INTO MORE FLAMES AND LAVA* RUN AWAY
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starling16 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha aww bubba. *sends 12 fireproof donuts by indestructipost from an extremely safe and long distance away* problem solved!
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animalartist16 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012   General Artist
*He calms down and contently munches the donuts*
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starling16 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*Goes away feeling happy she's made a friend*
:)
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animalartist16 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012   General Artist
:heart:
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starling16 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:3
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CrossHound213 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
STOP DROP AND ROOOOOOLLLLLL, MANNNNN D:
pfffft this is really epic 8D the back is really creative ;u; lookit all that fireee
and i love the big FWOOSH of hair on his neck xD
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animalartist16 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   General Artist
Thank you so much! 8D
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CrossHound213 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student General Artist
you're welcome ;D
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TwilitTiger Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH wowee, this looks awesome ouo I love the idea, especially with the back. Really neat, you've been designing some pretty awesome things lately xD <3
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animalartist16 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012   General Artist
Thank you so much! ;u; :heart:
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Tarantula-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ohh he is absolutely lovely! I love the idea, and you pulled it off really well! The lava oozing out of his mouth is a great addition xD The choice of using cool colors for his fur is great too, it really brings contrast to the fire!
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animalartist16 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   General Artist
Thank you so much! <3
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Kantata98 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist
pretty cool C:
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animalartist16 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   General Artist
Thanks!
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Vannjaren Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Love this creature's design - that rattish head looks great, and the firey effect is brilliant - can really feel the heat off it! :wow:
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animalartist16 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   General Artist
Thank you so much!
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Vannjaren Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
You're very welcome! :highfive:
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Velvaden Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
OH GOD
IT'S AMAZING
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animalartist16 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   General Artist
Thank you :icontearplz:
(Oh, and I might make a another entry, but can I make this an entry to your OC contest too? I doubt I'll use the character design for anything else :'D)
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Velvaden Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Yep, that's fine. :la:

But do you mind taking down your point purchase option?
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animalartist16 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   General Artist
Done c:
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caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Wow, awesome :P
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animalartist16 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   General Artist
Thanks c:
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civilizedsavagery Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
my chinese zodiac animal is a fire rat so this is extra awesome
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