This image coalesced through some pretty nerdy shit. A while back I created a rat themed MTG Deck and I needed a lot of rat tokens so I could keep track of all my rats. So I painted some Warhammer figurines. Then I really geeked out and took a bunch of close-up photos of them in such a manner so they looked pretty realistic. I liked one of the images enough to the point where I illustrated it into a full-blown poster. So yea, that’s how this red rat picture came into existence.