2020 is the year of the Rat – or Mouse. Here are a couple of my studies, trying to work out postures and ways to paint them.
I like the style in this video by Datong Xu.
Reluctant Rat has more information.
(If you use any of these as inspiration, remember to acknowledge the original artists).
The Chinese character for mouse or rat is 鼠, which is not particularly nice to write. (It is the same character for both creatures). It is slightly nicer in seal script or clerical script.