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Mercurial by BronzeHalo Mercurial by BronzeHalo
Huh, why's it twice as fast now? Oh well

Yuh, just another mini animation... that was started sometime last year. ._.
Last night all I did was tidy it up and finish it off. Tired of the file sitting there, taunting me.

Always wanted to animate this character. His markings are a bit annoying, but hey.
The lines in the sky are (were) rings around that planet, if anyone wonders...

Chara (Mys) and animation are mine. Photoshop CS3, 21 frames.
Please DO NOT use this in any way! It's for nobody else's use. P*** off, lurking thieves. -_-

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Edit: What. Hooooly crap. I go away for a few hours, and now this is scarily popular. o.o Messagesplosion!
Wow, um, thanks for so much support! :heart: I don't think this piece is anything special, but eh...
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:iconarborrea:
Arborrea Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  New member Student General Artist
Holy, this is stunning! :heart: Fantastic work!
I'm sure this is taking pretty long to finish? :D
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:iconcorrupttessa:
corruptTessa Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
It is so beautiful! WOAH!! I love the background so much! :heart: Luffy - Love :heart:
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:iconravenheartedkid:
RavenHeartedKid Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome
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:iconmyfancyhorse:
myfancyhorse Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014   Traditional Artist
Oh my... this is so amazing!
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:iconhevonenstudios:
HevonenStudios Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow: this is absolutley stunning
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:iconveturlidda:
Veturlidda Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so realistic
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:iconleo-mikey-lover:
leo-mikey-lover Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
I do not hae words... So beautifull!!!
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:icontricolorpinto:
tricolorpinto Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
Featured Here: ~Art Feature~
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:icontheredros3:
TheRedRos3 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
I have gimp and annimation confuses me. do you have to re-colour every frame? surley the markings on each might be a bit of then? it confuzzles me but you seem to get it right ALL THE TIME. it kills me.
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Supernerdo13 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gimp and photoshop are different in the way that photoshop allows you to use key frames rather than layers to animate, so every key frame can have multiple layers.

in gimp however it's with layers. what i do is draw every frame, using multiple layers then merge them down.

haha comment stalking.
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:icontheredros3:
TheRedRos3 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
ouch, long process then....
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:iconsupernerdo13:
Supernerdo13 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yessir. but no matter what you animate in it, it's a long process. animating is a very time consuming thing and takes a lot of practice and dedication.
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Horsebug Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just stumbled upon this and i absolutely love it! i love the animation and just i love it. you are an amazing artist and i really admire ppl who do animation bc ive tried animating horses before and it is not easy!!! anyways js and you've got another watcher :)
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:iconreh-rythulian:
Reh-Rythulian Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How much frames are in the animiation?
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:icontricolorpinto:
tricolorpinto Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
In the description she said 21 frames.
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:iconhorsepoint:
Horsepoint Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
I do adore this one c: I think possibly why so many people like this (even if you're not so fond) is that the movement of the head and the reach of the forelegs combined with the uphill slope really contribute to it looking the horse is putting in loads of effort. That and the underlighting, perfect movement of the mane and the STAR THEME THING are all awesome >3>
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:iconavantgardekennels:
AvantGardeKennels Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god this is amazing La la la la
 I just keep staring it Stare 
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:iconjay-chan77:
Jay-Chan77 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
holy crap you are so amazing *-* I love horses too
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:iconepicfarms:
EpicFarms Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Really neat animation! I'm enjoying all of your creations, actually :)
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:iconreddivar:
Reddivar Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS IS AMAZING! The running is 100% spot on realism. La la la la Love 
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:iconbronzehalo:
BronzeHalo Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Thanks! :giggle: Although it's not quite realistic... the leg movements are in the wrong order, a horse doesn't run like that. But it looked better this way, so that's why I went along with it. xD
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:iconreddivar:
Reddivar Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, it's convincing enough to me xD
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RoslynnSommers Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
You're animating in Photoshop yes?
What format/file/blah do you export it as? I'm only able to do GIFs and they mess up the color quality. Yours looks so nice, that's why I wonder. ^^;
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:iconbronzehalo:
BronzeHalo Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
I use Photoshop, yes, and always GIF. Indeed, the 256 colour limit can be a pain.

While drawing the animations, I often try hard to re-use similar/same colours. For example in "Common Unifly" I used a small, fixed palette. In this piece I was careful to always draw the horse's gold marks and glow with the same yellow-colour brush. Not a different kind of orange, or white. Every little bit of similar-colour helps, where possible. ;)

Then in the exporting stage, I make thorough use of the window's optimisation features. Dithering, and other options. They can really help preserve quality sometimes.

... though occasionally, no matter what I try, the quality ends up terrible. It's just a GIF thing.  :s  Unless you use a strict palette the whole time, some colours and quality will have to go.
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RoslynnSommers Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Thank you so much for the advice, I really appreciate it. :la:

Keep up the amazing work btw, your artwork and animations are phenomenal. :D
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:iconriverreed:
RiverReed Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist
Your horse animations are so excellent. Fluid and graceful. The time you put into them definitely shows!
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:iconbronzehalo:
BronzeHalo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Thank you! :) I'm glad the effort is noticed.
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:iconfuzzycheese88:
FuzzyCheese88 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're so talented especially with animations! I wish I know how x3 maybe I'll get there one day
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:iconnanedamare:
NanedaMare Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
:happybounce: Love  I LOVE YOUR ANIMATIONS!!!Wolf heart plz 
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:iconbronzehalo:
BronzeHalo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
I'm glad you like them! :heart:
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:iconstreaklepudding:
StreaklePudding Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
It looks so realistic! I can imagine this in a movie and Mys has to run up this mountain to save someone. Or it's like that scene in Lion King where Simba sees Mufasa in the sky. Yep.
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:iconlisathewhitewolf:
LisaTheWhiteWolf Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy cow, did you do that O.o?!
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:iconjokov:
jokov Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014   General Artist
impressive
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:iconwarriorapprenticekat:
WarriorapprenticeKat Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! stunning animation :)  the movements are so nice and pure
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:iconsunbeam59:
Sunbeam59 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
O my gosh this is amazing!!!!!!!:D 
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:iconomichii:
omichii Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dang, this is amazing...
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:iconwolfukka:
Wolfukka Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Super beautiful. Wow.
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:iconduskfurwarrior:
DuskfurWarrior Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
stunning <3
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:iconfinickii:
Finickii Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Filmographer
This is seriously beautiful. The light stemming from the hooves is captivating.
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:iconphoebe-wolfsmoon:
Phoebe-WolfsMoon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is the best one I have seen on ALL OF DEVIANT ARTLa la la la 
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:iconadinearts:
AdineArts Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
om my god, its just...STUNNING!!! very well done
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:iconjourneyhorse:
JourneyHorse Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is amazing! Just amazing! Wow!La la la la 
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:iconhanroe:
hanroe Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Really well-done motion. I love the coloring, too.
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:iconsourene:
Sourene Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesum! Squidward Sexy (Dance) Llama Emoji-55 (Happy New Year) [V3] 
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:icone-challenger:
E-challenger Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
WHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!!!! :iconiloveitmoreplz:
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:iconmiaerrianirielynn:
MiaErrianIrielynn Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thumbs Up  excellent work! 
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:iconbronzehalo:
BronzeHalo Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Thank you very much! :aww:
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:iconunicornfantasy1:
UnicornFantasy1 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student General Artist
I love this, the running animation is near perfect thought the only living thing that can get the running perfect is an actual horse. Your animations are amazing, could I ask what program you use and is it a free download? I may/may nnot be getting a tablet for christmas so the first things I want to do is animations and artworks.
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BronzeHalo Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
Thank you for all your comments. :aww:

I use Photoshop CS3 for all digital art, animated or not. It isn't free, unfortunately.

A similar program is GIMP though, which is completely free and can do animation and all sorts of things. It's a good alternative if you can't find Photoshop. I've never used it myself, but it's extremely popular.
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UnicornFantasy1 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Actually, if you looked at my gallery, you might not have been able to tell but I use gimp as a main digital art program. I just don't have a graphics tablet yetso I'm stuck with a mouse..
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