This is my first completed pixel piece; a portrait of one of my fancy rats, Pepper. I got a lot of help on this from Cure, who bullied me into pixeling in the first place.
"Pepper-Lady" is one of my many nicknames for her along with: "Fancy-Face", "Sweetie-Rat", "Pepper-Face", and "skank".
Nice to join you all!
Edit: Made some shadows a little darker.
Edit 2: More saturated/darker skin tone.