_The Rooster_ is one of the 12 Animal signs of the Chinese Zodiac, in the background is the Chinese character for the Rooster.
This artwork is for stickers and light-colored clothes; if you want a darker-colored shirt try "this version":/people/stephsmith/t-shirts/5901738-2-year-of-the-rooster-for-dark-shirts instead.
Those born in the Year of the Rooster are said to be sociable, charming, meticulous, hard-working, and loyal. If you were born in 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, 1945, 1933, or 1921 you are probably a Rooster, 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.
This image is also available as "cards":/people/stephsmith/art/4832143-1-year-of-the-rooster-card and "wall art.":/people/stephsmith/art/4832129-1-year-of-the-rooster
See the rest of the work in this series: "Chinese Zodiac in color":/people/stephsmith/art/everything/tags/Chinese%20Zodiac
Drawn with a brush-pen on bristol paper with digital color. Copyright 2009 Stephanie Smith.