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Lab Rat by Zasalamell Lab Rat by Zasalamell
This was another illustrative portrait I did for a client recently.

I was able to try out a few new techniques on this one too. Different lighting scenario than I'm used to, but in the end it worked out. Total time spent on this piece was a little under 8 hours.


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Given 2011-08-26
Lab Rat by ~Zasalamell

The suggester says: "~Zasalamell is one of those artists who has that wonderfully enviable ability to create a perfectly coloured and lit picture using a comparatively small number of individually fast and rough strokes all in just the right place. The method is efficient and the result is stunning." ( Suggested by Illogical-Lynx and Featured by Nyiana-sama )

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:iconkurayaminoneko:
kurayaminoneko Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Student General Artist
This is amazing!
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:iconluthilius:
Luthilius Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
I like this! It really looks and "feels" like he's contemplating. DD is well deserved for this work. :D
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:iconthegothicwriter:
TheGothicWriter Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Incredible.
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:iconzasalamell:
Zasalamell Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you.
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:iconduzloo:
Duzloo Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Wow, very cool! It looks so plastic and realistic, also awesome work with the anatomy!
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:iconsilverli0n:
SilverLi0n Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
That's a nice twist to the title.
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:iconcyber-baller:
cyber-baller Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Looks amazing!
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:iconjames-dark-blue-wolf:
James-Dark-Blue-Wolf Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Wow very nice
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:iconmelesmeles-faber:
melesmeles-faber Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice twist!
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:iconzasalamell:
Zasalamell Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks. :)
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:iconresidentfrankenstein:
ResidentFrankenstein Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow, the shadows. That's all I can say. Well done!
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:iconoriginstory:
OriginStory Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol now that's what I call "lab rat" :laughing:
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:iconscorpion451:
Scorpion451 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011   Artist
This reminds me a lot of one of my favorite chemistry professors.
He always made me think of a lab mouse-
Very nice guy, got to be good friends talking with him after class.
He just looked a bit mouse-ish- this could almost be a antho-zized portrait of him, if the hair was darker. :XD:
Love the brushwork and colors and the subtle distortion through the glasses is a great touch!
Great piece!
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:iconhirudoh:
Hirudoh Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
I wonder what it does... Maybe I will just stick a note 'Drink me' and send it to Alice ?
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:iconfail3:
FAIL3 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For Science. :iconapertureplz:
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:iconcookiedemon:
CookieDemon Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
HOLY CRAP. RYAN!!!! I'm sorry I didn't see you got a DD. Great going. You deserve it!
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:iconzasalamell:
Zasalamell Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you. So sorry. I've been trying to balance so much lately. lol
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:icontatemi:
Tatemi Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's amasing!
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:iconbummerdude:
Bummerdude Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
I always enjoy a good pun and an excellent image to follow it up.
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:icona13xander:
A13XANDER Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ueber-Cool! Bravo!
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:icondem0n-be:
dem0n-be Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
great rendering!
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:iconiz0x0iz:
Iz0x0Iz Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Great concept!
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Beautiful work. Congratulations on the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconximonr:
XimonR Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent work!
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:iconninquetari:
ninquetari Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
:rofl:
You cracked me completely! :lmao:
Honestly, it's brilliant.
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:icondsil:
DSil Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student General Artist
Great sense of structure to the face.
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:iconthatwickedsmile:
ThatWickedSmile Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student Digital Artist
That. Is just too awesome. <3
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:iconthue:
Thue Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Impressively Amazing Work :D
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:iconaniwablue:
aniwablue Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow, really good! The idea is amazing, really funny title!
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:iconnyanamo:
Nyanamo Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
the color is to die for. The faint tint of blue gives it depth. Very nice and interesting!
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:iconwsache007:
wsache007 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011   General Artist
Who knew that master Splinter(TMNT) had an assistance;)
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:iconzp92:
zp92 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
anthro art cannot get any more realistic than this. I honestly from the thumbnail view thought thi was a photograph or some real 3d clay Model of some sorts.
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:iconjekyllfenreed:
JekyllFenreed Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
This is perfect.
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:iconyellowarmidillo:
YellowArmidillo Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student General Artist
This is the shit.
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:iconesgalachoir:
Esgalachoir Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Nice lab rat.
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:iconfranktech:
FrankTech Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011   General Artist
My goodness, the idea behind this peice is only matched by the splendor of the art it was put into!
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:icongreyareark1:
GreyAreaRK1 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Clever and awesome.
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:iconmalakuko:
Malakuko Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Looks awesome! love the lighting
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:iconxzendor7:
xzendor7 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011   Digital Artist
Damm This Is So Good
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:iconfrau-schwarz:
Frau-Schwarz Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing :)
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:icongirlygamerau:
GirlyGamerAU Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Genius. Love it.
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:iconvladimir4ever:
Vladimir4Ever Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy smokes, this is so awesome!!!! Great twist! :D I love it!
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:iconnovablue:
novablue Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Really good work! If, as a pet rat owner, I may play the role of snooty know-it-all for a second, rats do not actually have large upper teeth, as is often portrayed (like here). If you look into the mouth of a rat, you'll see it's actually the lower teeth that are the largest/protude the most :)

Love the light and shadow - great work!
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:iconsebasebas:
sebasebas Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
great work man
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:iconzonvelf:
Zonvelf Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
OHMYGASSSSSHH! this is hauntingly funny.
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:icontheomnivorusgeek:
TheOmnivorusGeek Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
This is mind boggling, with a hint of science fiction! I like it!
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:iconzaptrap105:
Zaptrap105 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Kinda reminds you of Master Splinter from TMNT.

Great work, congrats on the DD =)
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:iconlord-sethran:
Lord-Sethran Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love it! :)
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:icondmagic22:
Dmagic22 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is dope
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:iconmaxamillion2009:
Maxamillion2009 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Student Writer
Hehehe! Pun.
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