Searching out rodents across the globe

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


How-to draw a rat

I love when completely random internet searches lead me back to rats. It must be destiny. Anyway, I stumbled across this How to draw a rat page completely by accident, and was immensely pleased with how cute he was. Of course, this lead me to more web searching. gives a short tutorial on how to draw Scabbers from the Harry Potter books while How to Draw with Slylock Fox gives instructions on drawing an evil drooling rat.

If you prefer your lessons in book form rather than web, check out these books at your local bookstore or library:
How to Draw Cartoon Rodents by Curt Visca
How to Draw Animals by Jack Hamm has a page on rats

Happy drawing!

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Wednesday, May 02, 2007



I've been keeping track of Ratatouille since I first heard about it about a year ago. I love rat movies, and this one looks like a winner. Disney has a nine minute preview on their main site, as well as a few trailers on the Ratatouille website, which also has some other really great things.

I have to say it right now, I love the main character, Remy. Watching the trailers, I was squealing in delight at how incredibly rat-like he is in actions and motions. I really, really hope there are plush toys to accompany the movie.

Don't forget to mark your calendars for June 29, the Ratatouille premiere.

I am not a Disney advocate. I am a rat advocate.