The Rat is part of series of the 12 Animal signs of the Chinese Zodiac. In the foreground is the Chinese character for the Rat.
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Rat people are said to be clever, meticulous, and charming.
You are probably a Rat if you were born in 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948, 1936, or 1924, but double-check the exact dates if your birthday is in mid-January to mid-February because the Lunar New Year is on a different date each year. Wikipedia’s Chinese Zodiac page is a good starting point for more information about all of the signs and their meanings.
Drawn with a brush-pen on 11×14″ bristol paper with digital color. Copyright 2009 Stephanie Smith, contact me for re-use and customization!
This image is also available in black and white in full color cards and wall art and as T-shirts.
Part of the Chinese Zodiac 2010 Calendar
Also available on a variety of other gift items in my Zazzle shop — new items weekly!
And on ornaments and other gifts in my CafePress shop
See the rest of the work in the: Chinese Zodiac series