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Well, then! It's been a while. Need to update this journal... and I suppose I should finally tell some of what's been going on lately, that's keeping me so busy offline.

The main, exciting thing: there's a chance I can study at college after all! Whooo! :la:
A 1-year diploma in Horse Care, with reduced fees because of my situation. Perfection! Working with them has been madly-fun already, and to have a better chance to follow it into an actual  job or career... *swoon*

But first I need to pass the interviews (less than 2 weeks away now, eek!), and the big worry is my lack of knowledge so far. You have to be able to show that you have "sufficient experience with horses"... whatever exactly they mean by that?  .__.

So, I've been busy doing a load of voluntary horsey-work lately, thanks to some lovely local owners. It's very tiring, though maybe that's just me - health and strength are another problem I really need to work on too. :XD: After a day of cleaning and hauling and running round, I get home and fall straight asleep until the next day. No time for drawing or anything else, those nights!

They (the college) also strongly suggest that students are able to ride, too... hmm. Well, crap. xD  Have saved up some money to pay for a few lessons before September, if it'll really be needed. But still, the course can be studied without riding, so I hope they'll give me a chance to do that.

Anyway, after the interview and whatever practical skill/knowledge tests they have, I'll have more time to relax and be online, active here.  At the moment, it's a crazy rush of learning all sorts of horsey things... tails, hooves, tools, feeding, lungeing... ahhh!

If there are any horse owners or riders around here, who wouldn't mind talking with me about their day-to-day horsey activities, that'd be great. What may seem mundane to you could be very helpful to me. xD Any funny stories or anecdotes, accidents or warnings about managing horses... feel free to ramble on and on at me about them.


So, about those icons...


I need some pixel practice, basically.  Have barely touched the style for ages! So, I'm offering to do custom colourings / edits of these bases. For some more examples:


Might even add small amounts of animation (such as blinking, glowing markings) if you want.
Please leave a comment under this journal, with links to reference sheets, or other images I can follow. No limit (yet), so go ahead and even ask for 10 icons if you want. Might also be useful if you specify which pose(s), from 1 to 14.

They can be completely free, but if you want to draw a tiny something in return (like any of these?), I won't complain. xD But I do mean a tiny something! Please, nothing too grand. These icons are only just 50x50 pixels' worth  of "gifts", not full-blown masterpieces that you must repay me for.

Update: finished icons so far are here! I'll be adding more tomorrow, need to sleep now.


... that's all for now, I guess. Start rambling on about your horses, or requesting icons! I'll try and be around here for the next few days, to keep up with things. :aww: Unless a horse kills me or something, lol.
Thanks for your patience and support so far, guys!

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:icondaleksoralth:
DalekSoralth Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
are these still open?
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:iconlady-wild:
Lady-Wild Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These look sooo cool.. I probably too late.
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rootwhiisker Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

If you plan to do anymore, you could do one of these!

 

rooffus.deviantart.com/art/Lok… Maybe pose 3 or 4

 

rooffus.deviantart.com/art/Com… Maybe 4 or 9

 

rooffus.deviantart.com/art/Jet… Pose 3 or 4 possibly :D

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HeartUrchin Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wave: could you do me an icon if this mare [link] on either 3,4 or 9 base im not fussy :meow: if you have stopped doing them could I commission/art trade with you? :3
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:icontexairwolf:
TexAirWolf Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are you still doing the icons?
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:iconhorserider10:
horserider10 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Congratulations! So excited for you! I would love a free icon also! I would love one of a teal/aqua horse. No specific ref,/pose.
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:iconbloom-doom-stables:
Bloom-Doom-Stables Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats!! :D Could I get one of my friesian? Should be easy since she's just black (non-fading) :D Thank you so much in advance :D
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:iconliberumequa:
LiberumEqua Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Oh my gosh, that's great, great news that you'll be going to college! :la: See how everything work out, in the end? :tighthug:
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:iconliberumequa:
LiberumEqua Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
*works
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6h5 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Congrats on finding your college! I hope you have a wonderful time. :)
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:iconpintohorsey65:
pintohorsey65 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
[link] there he is please :D his name is Shattered Dreams he is EVIIIIIL lol thanks in advance
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pintohorsey65 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
aww you are very lucky to be working with horses! and also i would love a free icon! as soon as i find which horse i want ^u^
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NatureGuide Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If you are still doing icons, and you aren't too busy, I would LOVE an icon of my OC Forrest. Would pose 14 work? [link]

And if you have time after that, it would be absolutely fantastic if you could do one of my other OC, Mystwind. Pose 4 or 11 would be awesome! [link]

Thank you so much! :)
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Winter-Berry Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student
If your still considering making free icons, would you mind doing Glory Star for me? and sorry about the derpiness.. It's an old one of mine...
[link]
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Winter-Berry Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student
Oh and i almost forgot, would pose 2 or 4 be fine?
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Winter-Berry Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student
[link]
(it seemed the link did'nt work... sorry)
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:iconcowtracks:
cowtracks Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If you are still considering doing anymore of these, I'd be delighted if you took a look at my Crush ---> [link] . :aww:

Other artwork for reference of her markings and curly hair are... [link] and [link]

If you would like, I could try out a manip for one of your characters in return? No gurantee on how quickly it would get done, but it would definitely be something I'd piddle on in my free time.
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cowtracks Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh forgot to add that I like poses 2 and 12. >.<
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GoldenAmbrose Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student
May i ask if you are still doing free pixels?
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:iconthemiles:
TheMiles Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Would it be possible to have one of these done of my Kirin? [link] I know he's not really much of a horse. If not, it's okay.
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:iconazagus:
azagus Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
-hopes these are still open- i'd really love one of my baby, Amara. I'd like pose 5 (the foal... i think) and would love if you could add some little wings! and if you want to, could you add a little doll that has a red dress and brown hair? (it would be hanging from her mouth) thank you bunches!
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gallowxy Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
*Oh please still be open, please still be open* If you have any time at all after doing all these requests... if you could possibly make me one?? If so... I would like pose #5. I don't have a ref sheet... but its pretty simple.. dark purple body, black mane/tail, bright blue eyes. Maybe she could blink to attract to her eyes? no, probably too small... anyway. I am SO wishing and hoping that this is still open but judging by lack of responses to new(er) comments you are probably swamped... anyway I really hope you could get around to mine, it would mean a lot! Thanks ^^ And by the way I love love your stuff :) <3
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Randomznez Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student General Artist
if your still open would you be able to do Umbra? :3 [link] [link], pose wise either 3, 8 or 13, whichever you think fits ^^ <3
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MythicalPrancer Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
are these still open :3?
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:iconithilfaer:
IthilFaer Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there! If you aren't too busy, I'd love it if you could make this horse [link], in the third pose on the bottom row. (I believe it's number 8...) Animation isn't required, but I'd love to have an ear flicker, or a blink. :)
Thanks so much! It's great to see you active again!
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:iconcoolhorse1:
coolhorse1 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
could you do one of my girl [link] pose 9 please
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:iconterminateher-97:
Terminateher-97 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
May you do this bloke [link] in pose 9 of the examples above with glowing eyes?
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:iconspookacorn:
Spookacorn Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Only if you have the time of course, could you please do Spookacorn: [link]? c:

Wonderful have you back as well! c:
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:iconbarrelracer4321:
Barrelracer4321 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish I was good as you.
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:icon101dogscc:
101dogscc Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
3 and here ya go: [link]
could you have her blink her eyes every 5 seconds?
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:icon101dogscc:
101dogscc Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
and by 3 i mean 3rd one in the top row
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GoldenAlpha Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is this still open? If it is, I'd like an icon too^^ Here's the Pegasus picture [link] (could you make the entire wings dark blue colour instead of only the outline? :3) I'd like the mane to be sliver in colour and also a lightning mark on the face like [link] I'd also like the Pegasus to have a starry coat. Oh, and can you make it look a bit lightningy too?? I'd like pose number 1, 2 and 4 pls :D Sorry if I've asked for too much but I would really love a Pegasus icon made by you :3
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LozzaWaterBender Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Could you please do [link] without the misty stuff with pose 4 please?
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LozzaWaterBender Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually... [link]
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:iconfrenziiied:
frenziiied Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, you have a lot of work on your hands xD
Could you please do the horse in this manipulation? In pose 12 please :3
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:iconfrenziiied:
frenziiied Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If you don't mind, can I also get [link] in pose 2? Sorry ._.
(As you can see I made my own feeble attempt xD)
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SaandStoorm Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I bet you're swamped XD but I'm going to ask anyway.
Could I get pose 9 with [link] , pose 12 with [link] , and pose 2 with [link] ?
Definitely going to do some art in return ^^
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neighhowlrawr Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Could I have an icon of #8 [link]? I don't really know what pose suits him best so could you pick for me?
And also what do you want to work as? c: I would want to go down the horsey routes so I'm kinda curious c:
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Smudge968 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
could you maybe do one of [link] these guys (mine is group number 3 could you do the adult her patterns are the same both sides) and for the pose either 3 or 9 and if you can you don't have to could you make her tail wave a bit? :) thank you so much for letting people request these!
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:icondustiiibunniii:
DustiiiBunniii Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'd love one of the second in the top row :) Thanks!!
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:iconnikkiiq:
NikkiiQ Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would you like to do an icon of [link]?
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:icondashiecat:
DashieCat Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi could you do an icon of this character for me [link]. It's a wolf, but the markings are the same. Main and tail are a light brown. Can I get number 8 from the icons shown above?
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WolfStarr7 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013   Digital Artist
Can you do some icons of this character for me? [link]
[link]

I know that it's a cat but the markings are the same. The mane is white and the tail is white with a blue tip. Can I get 1,3,5, and 6 from the top row and 1,2,6 and 7 from the bottom?
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KTLasair Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just stumbled across this journal entry, I love your art ever so much <3
I am a horse owner/rider of 13 years, so if you have any questions/etc, I would be happy to help. Good luck on your interviews!
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hhorseACE Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:meow: do you think you have time to do one for me? [link]
I like the first pose of the top and bottom row from the lineart page ^^
Thank you! Very appreciated
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AnimeGirl2009 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o.O sorry I forgot to say which one.
The third and fifth form the second row.

Could you do my Tron horse for me.
Here is a picture -> [link]
It's not a ref but both sides are the same
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Wolfprincess123 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also I'd like Pose #1 please :)
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Wolfprincess123 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link] <--- Really like that Howrse, and was wondering if u could make me an icon for it? Credit, of course!
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Destinyhope99 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gosh, I feel stupid for having to add on.

If you have time (and only if you want to) could you make this, with a red cape: [link]

with the horse that is plainly standing? (its the 3rd on the top of this journal)
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:icondestinyhope99:
Destinyhope99 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations! I'm not a professional or anything, but if you need any horse tips, I have a stubborn mare of my own and have picked up a tip or two along the way.

Is it possible for me to get this: [link] with the 6th base on the bottom of this: [link] ? Thank you in advance for all the hard work you do :)
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