"Here's to the wives and the sweethearts! May they never meet!"
4x6" Watercolor & Acrylic
Yo Ho Ho by screwbald is a fantastic piece dedicated to detail and uniqueness! Belly up to the rum bottle with this little guy who may be small, but no doubt a ruffian of the seas! (
And I don't know how you do it, because I can normally take or leave humorous anthros, pirates, OR smug rogues. But this guy definitely has the swaggery charm a pirate rat OUGHTTA, and I am grinning and making occasional chuckling noises that startle my cats.
This also reminds me of a woman I met at a convention; she'd done volunteer tour-guide work on the tall ship permanently moored in San Francisco's harbor, and also had a pair of smart-and-happy rats that she and her friend could JUGGLE. Or toss back and forth; the sort of thing that sounds potentially cruel to someone who's never met them, but you've never seen two rats having so much fun in your life. They were also quite well-behaved in the hotel, since she'd trained them they could run around loose when she was there ONLY if they stayed on the furniture (so they wouldn't get lost under the bed or dig through the carpet) and didn't chew through anything she hadn't given them personally for that purpose. Wish I could introduce her & her friends to this pic, but I live halfway around the country and don't even remember her name.
Reminds me a bit of Redwall...or maybe Neverwhere. But it definitely stands out as a wonderful work of art on its own, without any external connotations or comparisons to the work of others. Such a cool concept—and excellent execution! That expression! Perfect!
And how fitting that this piece gets a DD on International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Congratulations on being featured. You totally deserve it.