The jerboa is a hopping desert rodent found throughout Northern Africa and Asia east to northern China and Manchuria. They tend to live in hot deserts, their big feet keep them from sinking into the soft sand as they hop. My little guy is a bit of a disco bunny, too…instead of fur (in a desert? So last century!) he’s got a spangled hide of little winking sequins that sparkle in the desert sun.
Again, available on Society6 as a-this-and-a-that and what-have-you.
Shopping for disco desert mice or not, I hope you enjoy the image; he’s a sweetie and I loved painting this one. The original is in another artist-friend’s collection, now.