how to draw a rat
Step 1. How to Draw a Rat
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Uploaded: September 7, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: August 29, 2013
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Rats, to me the rat is a disgusting mongrel that lives in the alley ways and dumpsters of cities and neighborhoods. The common rat we all know, love, and hate are either the brown rat or the black rat. These rodents originally originated in Asia believe it or not. The word rat has many meanings and terms. For instance when you hear somebody say “don’t be a rat” they usually mean keep your mouth shut and don’t snitch. Or how about when someone says “rats”, this is typically another way to say “darn”. There is nothing nice to say about these creatures because I personally think that they have no purpose in this world but like all living things they do. If you wipe out the rat you will wipe out another species that feeds off of the rat and vice versa. Although the rat may serve a purpose in this world, when you see rats in the wild or on the streets they are more than likely infected with rabies or some other nasty disease. Many folks have rats as indoor pets that they keep in metal or plastic cages. These rats are breed from the brown rat family and they are usually white with brown or black spots. Sometimes they are all white with red eyes or a domesticated brown. Either way I still think that the rat is a gross animal. Back in the 1300’s a known disease called the black plague spread across world wide. This plague was traditionally believed to have been caused by the micro-organism Yersinia pestis, carried by the Tropical Rat Flea which preyed on R. rattus living in European cities. Today rats are being tolerated and even made stars of, like that movie Ratatouille a rat named Remy was interested and quite talented in culinary arts. He winds up living his dream by working with a young man named Linguini. Linguini is hired to be head chef of the all popular Paris restaurant. What the other coworkers and manager don’t know is that he is being pupeteered by Remy the rat under his hat. The only thing I like about rats is the movie Ratatouille, other than that, thanks but no thanks. This tutorial will show you "how to draw a rat", step by step. The instructions are easy to follow and simple to understand. I will be back yet again with another online drawing tutorial for you all to learn from, until then peace out.