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“Mad Species”


I’ve been dancing with this idea for quite some time: anthropomorphizing rats into various occupations, all of which make money from other people’s misery. Each image will have the character iterating one word that best rationalizes its respective behavior. Pretty simple concept, but it permits me to play with typography, design, lighting, illustration, color, and inking, calling back to my days at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art.

So … I’m learning to draw rats, the filthy beasts.

I’m still debating how I need to draw this: either in a more realistic approach or something with a more cartoon-style flair.