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I know I had promised not spamming you too much with ratties pics yesterday but honestly I couldn't resist posting this one as soon as took it... This is just way too cute and brighened my day so I thought I'd share anyway ^^;

Arkanys, black irish dumbo rex rat, born April the 16th 2010.

He is the sweetest rattie ever, he's very cuddly, licky and playful. He's also quite the little clown and always make funny faces. He's a pretty smart rat who learn tricks very quickly and is also quite the friendly and glue-like rat who would do anything to be allowed to go to work with my boyfriend or follow me anywhere :heart:

Arkanys comes from an unwanted litter from a rescue doe, Harley, who had been abandonned by her previous owner. The foster family who rescued her didn't seem to know males and female rats shouldn't play on the same area together and the girl who adopted Harley soon discovered that she was pregnant...
I saw a video showing Harley's pups and my boyfriend and I just melt when we saw Arkanys cute little nose and white socks... So we adopted him and I must say this rattie is the cutest thingie ever and I can't believe such a small rat has so much love to give :heart:


Canon EOS 350D
Canon EF-S 60mm macro lens
Philips Living Colors lamp
Desklamps
Blue heavy canson paper I pierced with a pen tip (lightsources are behind it)
Yummy grapes
Some blue glitter from gift-wrapping paper I used for some previous shots featuring my Belial had fallen on the paper so I tried to put them on the foreground to get more shiny bokeh. I guess I succeded with some of them...
In case you'd be wondering, yes, the bokeh is real. No photomanipulation at all, I just cropped this square and removed a small grape juice stain on the left of the picture just below Arkanys (a very small one but it bothered me). I know many people out there add some glittery bokeh textures to their photographs but I wanted to see if I could make something similar without involving any manip at all (I had already done so on my Belial picture but it involved glitter and not lighting).


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:iconfrogprincess33:
FrogPrincess33 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Perfectly adorable. There's no such thing as too many cute rodent pictures! And the glittery-glowy effects are amazing. So is the gleefull smile on the face of your model. :)
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:iconisadorrah:
Isadorrah Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Oh my gosh :aww:
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:iconof-the-vacant:
Of-The-Vacant Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Remy *0*
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:iconisadorrah:
Isadorrah Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Lol :D
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CharityArtLeader Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  New Deviant
cute :3
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:iconrandomphantom578:
RandomPhantom578 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017
WHO SAID RATS ARE DISGUSTING!?! 
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:iconkurosaki615:
kurosaki615 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2017
cuuute!!!!
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:iconaicuraj:
aiCuraj Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha his so cute!
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:iconcloudtheory:
CloudTheory Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
That expression! Priceless.
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:iconclinxferalheart:
ClinxFeralHeart Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017
Awww its so kawaii! Love it!
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:iconzelphire:
Zelphire Featured By Owner May 9, 2017
daaaaw QwQ
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:icon1benedict:
1BeneDict Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017   Photographer
Rat: "My grapes!" ^^
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:iconluna6294:
Luna6294 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
CUTIE PIE 😍
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:iconerinus20:
Erinus20 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016
I cannot quite comprehend the sheer amount of cuteness radiating from this photo, true work of art.
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:iconlittlekunai:
LittleKunai Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016
I gotz grapez
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:iconpootisofpower:
Pootisofpower Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I'm usually scared of rats but this one is just plain adorable 
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:iconpandanotes:
PandaNotes Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016
Aww the little baby, just snuggled there like 'my grapes!'
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:iconpyroandscout:
PyroandScout Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
These are all adorable! I miss my ratties :) 
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:icontoeki:
toeki Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
i admire how you did the backround "glitter" without photomanipulation. and the rat looks like its smiling.
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:iconarchangel-industries:
Archangel-Industries Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Adorable little beastie, eh?
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:iconmoltenkitty:
Moltenkitty Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Student General Artist
Omg so cute :heart:
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:iconsirenwyvern:
SirenWyvern Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
omg its just sooo cute!
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:iconmiko2660:
Miko2660 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I laughed out loud!
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:icongamesixty:
GameSixty Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015   Digital Artist
Looks like he is smiling :) 
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:icontrinkety:
Trinkety Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015   Artisan Crafter
Would love a print of this rat, he looks so pleased
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:icontitangreen:
titangreen Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
giving him grapes? he is an spoiled little guy XD
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:iconyamadahitomy:
yamadahitomy Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
he loves grape :3 i can see it , i love this picture <3
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lokid2 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
Looks just like my rat, Jinx. She likes grapes too. :)
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mysticwolfhowl Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Omg i just realized that it looks like he's smiling!
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:iconmysticwolfhowl:
mysticwolfhowl Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
This is so cute <3 He's like, theses are MY grapes >:D
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:iconeklatekla:
eklatekla Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so cute.
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:icondysraeli:
Dysraeli Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
What about breeding HEALTHY rats? :-(
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:icondarkqueen333:
darkqueen333 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
he's so cute I have 3 rat's myself
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:iconrahkshi-miraka:
Rahkshi-Miraka Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Man, I saw this over a year ago and totally forgot to Fave. Still cute as ever :heart:
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:iconaureah:
Aureah Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
So cute ! Love it :love:
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:icontam-kha:
Tam-Kha Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute ! Cutest rat ever ! ^^
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:iconkristenspork:
KristenSpork Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks so pleased. :lol: Very cute. ♥
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sparklingbamboo Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awwwww <3
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:iconthat-1-chikk:
That-1-Chikk Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
USED ON PROFILE
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Oscelot Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
HNNNGH. Arkanys has totally stolen my heart from the very first photo I saw of him. I think he needs a fan club!
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:icondrakmanka:
Drakmanka Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconcutenessoverloadplz: I just melted... this is just so precious!
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:iconladylidah:
LadyLidah Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Evil genius...
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:iconsweeneyobsession:
sweeneyobsession Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Aw~ He looks so happy and mischievous!
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:iconhrscgirl:
hrscgirl Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Photographer
This is such a wonderful photograph its got such a great emotional quality to it! I can't help but this this little guy loves his grapes and they love him too! :D
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:iconmangasockattack:
mangasockattack Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's adorable!
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SteamHead1880 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awwwww, how cute!
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:icongg-girliciousgamer:
GG-GirliciousGamer Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can see the caption: "Nooo, these are mine, you canīt have them." :3 <3 Cuteness overload.
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Kahvii Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
rats used to scare me until I saw this..

and skgljdgk I wanna get one now ;_;!
He looks like the sweetest little thing ever! Your so lucky <33
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:iconkaneay:
Kaneay Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
how on earth do you get these perfect shots?! <3 <3
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:icontarbano:
tarbano Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
if there ever was a happy rodent
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