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RatSong by zersen RatSong by zersen
illustration to Tailchaser's Song by Tad Williams
: ] third one! : ] my first series : D
other 2:
Tangaloor Firefoot on Sea
Creation of the sun

It is much paler in reality. Bright colors and strong contrast are what Photoshop magic do ; ]
Some more technicalities and my work in progress: [link]

I wish I had an English version of „Tailchaser's Song” to give you some quotations from the song/lyric I tried to illustrate. But I don’t have one + I don’t know if the author would approve so I recommend the book (which is for children of all ages ; ] and all cat lovers : ] )

This is what I’ve got for showing my illustration [link] < proud and happy>
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NervousTuna Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Snagrat got no rat! After all these years, I still remember that line... at least, I hope that's the right line... Once again, what a lovely illustration! Bordering it with such flowers puts it into the atmosphere of 'folk tale', I think. Probably because of the brown vines and wild-looking flora. And way to go, instilling such attitude into a little rat, and such dismay into a cat!
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werewolfsfan Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Here via the link from The Illustrated Word. This is marvelous!
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Toadfoal Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Does the have an English translated version? It sounds really good, but I only speak English. X3
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zersen Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Professional Artist
Tailchaser's song is written by American author and it is in English :XD:

the song itself goes like this(I know it thanks to :iconav-marten: kindnes):

Snagrat was a cat who liked his rats
An' he liked 'em sweet, an' he liked 'em fat
Sing: Hey-crack, derry-crack, liked his rats.

Snagrat, ye know, would a-hunting go
In the summery sun and the winter snow
Sing: Hey-crack, derry-crack, hunting go.

One day he spied by the riverside
A Squeaker plump, rat-mother's pride
Sing: Hey-crack, derry-crack, rat he spied.

At the rat he jumped, with a leap and bump
To take the beast in its hiding clump
Sing: Hey-crack, derry-crack, leap and bump.

But beneath his claws no rat he saw
And he gaped a gape from dangling jaw
Sing: Hey-crack, derry-crack, no rat saw

Then he heard a squeak, and a rat did speak
But he could not find it however did seek
Sing: Hey-crack, derry-crack, rat did speak.

Said the voice: 'Dear cat, I'm the spirit-rat
And I will haunt you and hunt you flat!
Sing: Hey-crack, derry-crack, haunt you flat.

Snagrat's head spun at the spirit's dun
And up he leaped and away he run
Sing: Hey-crack, derry-crack, leaped and run.

No more Snagrat is a mousing cat
Now he feeds on beetles and bark and sprat
And... here and there a low-flying bat
But he has no taste for a mouse or rat!
Sing: Hey-crack, derry-crack
Yow-meow-a-derry-crack
Hey-crack, derry-crack, eats no rats!
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Toadfoal Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
Oh! In that case I think I shall find it much easier.
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zersen Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Professional Artist
:D It's a wonderful book. You'll have grate time reading it :]
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AlianLeLoss Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
I adore Tad's works))) I love this books. They are Great indeed
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Cosmocrea Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Well done :)
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Mustesielu Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
Another gorgeous painting! You have truly stunning gallery ^^
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zersen Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Professional Artist
Thank you very much :bow: :D
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