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Hidden Talent - Mobile Horses by demiveemon Hidden Talent - Mobile Horses by demiveemon
A couple of months ago a friend tagged me with one of those random meme surveys. Usually I just ignore chain mail, but since it came from a nice person and I wasn't really doing anything right then and there, I decided to make an exception and give it a go.

This was one of the questions asked and it is the reason that this deviation came into being.

Do you have a talent that isn't shown on DA?
- Hm, I used to make fully mobile paper horses years ago while still in school. I never showed any of those on DA and it's been ages since I made one.

After answering this question I promised myself to go on a very special treasure hunt next time I would be visiting my parents. ;3

As time allows I'll be digging deeper into my old treasure chest and bring more horses to you and the full story behind their development.
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Lyrak Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap do I need things like this for dfrawing reference. o.o;

You should totally make little animations with this dude. XD Like, short stop-motion films would be awesome.
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. Just keep in mind that some poses aren't anatomically correct. :3
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Lyrak Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, always kinda the way it goes. :) But it's nice for those of us with horrible spatial skills to get a better idea, you know? LOL
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's true. You never can fully emulate something without having some short comings. :3
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Arckanda Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How... how do you...? OoO
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Magic! :D
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Arckanda Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I do believein magic now OoO
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
x3~
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Arckanda Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:3 hehehe ^^ x3
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SkimKimchi Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Horsie:heart:
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
^^
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SkimKimchi Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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ThatDenver Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, sorry for bothering you, but I really fell in love with this deviation and the idea of mobile horses - and I'd really like to learn how to make one. I tried to find a tutorial but couldn't, so if you could point me in the right direction it would be wonderful. :)
Thank you for your time.
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your comment and don't worry, it's not a bother. I'm happy to hear how much you like my mobile horse. So far there is no tutorial, since I haven't had time to make one yet and as busy as things are right now (we're in the middle of selling our apartment and moving somewhere else) I'm not sure when things will have settled down enough for me to have time to put one together.
For now I would suggest you to add me to your watch list, that way you'll be notified as soon as the tutorial becomes available, even if I forget to tell you myself. :3
Is there any particular horse breed you would be interested in? Back then I made patterns for several breeds (Arabian, Thoroughbred, Shetland pony, Falabella, Fjord Horse, Shire, Icelandic Horse and Swedish Warmblood). I'm asking this, because when I finally find some time to work on the tutorial I'll be making one of the above mentioned models and photograph the process.
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ThatDenver Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Watched. :)

Looking forward to it, and keeping an eye out for one. It's great of you to do a full tutorial in the first place.

I like all breeds honestly. :) But I do like warmbloods and I think it would be a nicely "normal" build for the purposes of showing the process.
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great!

I think you're right about the Swedish Warmblood being a good candidate, as it is the most normal looking model and would work for several similar looking breeds. :)
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SightBlind Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   General Artist
ooooh... :iconooohplz:
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Those huge eyes.... The remind me of this cute video I saw yesterday: [link]
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SightBlind Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   General Artist
ooh, this looks very nice! i'm-a have to check that out! :D
Actually, the picture is of the character Flapjack from the Cartoon Network show The Misadventures of Flapjack. It was an odd show to say the least (not that it really stopped me from watching it), but the art style was reminiscent of a childrens book from the late 90s :meow:
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha! Oh, that puts me in a nostalgic mood. I really loved how cartoons used to look like back when I was a child. There were several good shows (literature classics that were turned into anime by the japanese, but back then I didn't know that of course). Sadly they never air nowadays.
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SightBlind Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013   General Artist
Which shows were you thinking of?
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, let's see... It was on German television so I'll have to look up the titles... Often not beautifuly drawn, but certainly drawn with a lot more love and care compared to many of today's children's shows.

David der Kabauter (The World of David the Gnome) [link] This one's actually not an anime. I loved it, it had lots of animals~
Rascal der Waschbär (Rascal the Racoon) [link]
Lady Oscar (The Rose of Versailles) [link]
Eine fröhliche Familie (Little Women) [link]
Missis Jo und ihre fröhliche Familie (Little Women II - Jo's boys) [link]
Die Kinder vom Berghof (Story of the Alps: My Annette) [link]
Das Mädchen von der Farm (Katri, Girl of the Meadows) [link]
Mila Superstar (Attack No. 1) [link]
Tico – Ein toller Freund (Tico of the Seven Seas) [link]
Die tollen Fußballstars (Captain Tsubasa)[link]
Wunderebare Pollyana (The Story of Pollyanna, Girl of Love) [link]
Z wie Zorro (Extraordinary Zorro) [link]

This should cower most of the shows I loved to watch back then as a child.
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SightBlind Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013   General Artist
Wow...i hate to say it, but i'm not familiar with any of these ^^; i do trust you that they were special though; i just might have to check them all out myself!
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well there’s close to a ten years difference in age between you and me. :3
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lyessa Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I remember seeing a picture of one of these a few years ago and they are still awesome :D
how old is this one? ^^ and I'd love to see some of the prior stages
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:3 Probably the American trotter and the two Arabians I had some old photos of.
I started on this one many years ago. Probably soon ten years, but never assembled it fully or added the drawn details/mane and tail until this Christmas. But as the saying goes, better late than never. ^^;
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underworld144 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Great stuff! :omg:
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've tried my hands on a lot of things over the years. Way back in school (before internet moved into our household) I used to spend pretty much all of my free time developing these paper horses. :3
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underworld144 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Just wow. I bet making those kind of paper things require a lot of patience. Was it your own idea or have you seen it before?
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They sure do. They are of my own creation. Way back in the beginning, there were only lose pieces and arranging them into the desired poses was always a major hassle as they kept pushing each other out of position. To get around that problem the next generation got joints (push buttons) but these didn't work well and called on yet another generation. xD
I still need to check all those horses I made over the years to see how many generations it took to get to this stage. When I have had time to fix the broken horses (the joints remain their weak point) and maybe made a few more I'll do an evolution chart. :D
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underworld144 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
I really like the fact that most of the stuff in your gallery is your own creation, your own ideas. So original. What kind of paper did you use?
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
In the start plain white paper that I colored with pens. The later versions have colored paper that also is a bit thicker than normal paper for printing. i still add details with pens and some older horses had markings made with acrylic color which works very well on colored paper. There's also one where I had made the shadings with either diluted acrylics or water colors. can't recall for sure (it's like 15 years ago I made those). I like that one a lot, as it is a more speedy way to build up the body shape and it's less likely to rub off from wear and tear. On the other side there's the risk that the paper ends up all wobbly.
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underworld144 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Yeah that's what I was thinking about. One must be very careful and patient dealing with it.
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, add too much water and you'll probably have to ditch that part and start over. :z
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1mimi1 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Wow! It looks very detailed and time consuming work. Well done! :clap:
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, dear. It seems like everything I ever do is time consuming. xDDDD
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1mimi1 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
And not easy. :D
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it challenging. xD
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1mimi1 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
XD
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Citron--Vert Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I feature your wonderful deviation here [link]
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, thank you for the feature. :blush:
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Citron--Vert Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome
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orziloveKTE Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
OMG...OMG... and OMG... :wow:
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
xD Glad you like it!
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pata1 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Yay! You have so many talents when it comes to art! :XD:
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you dear. I think I'm running out of aces up my sleeves now though. No more big secrets to reveal. %D
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pata1 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
:D
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demiveemon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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dechaux Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Looks awesome!
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