Now that I'm developing more confidence in my colouring and I don't think I'm mutilating aldi's artwork any more, I've coloured in another one of the icons he did for me way back when.
Note the subtle yellowing on the teeth.
My next challenge will probably be colouring this full body one. I'm exceedingly fond of rosequoll's gothic icon but if I'm happy enough with my colouring I might be persuaded to try it out as my default icon for a while. I know you want to see more happy rats and I'm sorry I can't give that to you, but Rose's icon is symbolic of my loss of innocence on LiveJournal.