_The Ram_, or Sheep, is one of the 12 Animal signs of the Chinese Zodiac. In the background is the Chinese character for the Sheep.
This version is for light colored clothes and stickers; if you'd like a darker-colored shirt try "this version":/people/stephsmith/t-shirts/5901628-1-year-of-the-ram-for-dark-shirts instead.
Sometimes, The Goat is used instead of The Ram, but I felt the sheep matched better with the characteristics associated with the sign. Ram people are said to be sincere, gentle, empathetic, artistic, and creative. I based my drawing on a wild sheep from Asia, the Markhour, a relative of the Bighorn sheep who looks more like his goat cousins than the fluffy domesticated sheep.
Ram people are said to be very artistic and fashionable, empathetic, shy, and generous. If you were born in 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955, 1943, or 1931 you are probably a Sheep, 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":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_Zodiac is a good starting point for more information about all of the signs and their meanings.
Drawn with a brush-pen on 11x14" bristol paper with digital color. Copyright 2009 Stephanie Smith, contact me for re-use and customization!
This image is also available in "cards":/people/stephsmith/art/4737275-1-year-of-the-ram-card and "wall art":/people/stephsmith/art/4737250-1-year-of-the-ram