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Dark's Horse by WhiteFoxCub Dark's Horse by WhiteFoxCub
Hey guys ^^

This is Dark's one and only horse whom he's known since he was a child (purposely similar to Link and Epona).

Right now I'm just trying to figure out what sort of markings this horse should have, I'm also contemplating his name. I'm pleased with the design of the saddle though, that's definitely a keeper.

Dark's type of horse is a Shire Horse, I researched about them and found they used to be used as war horses in some era, because of their strong build. Now-a-days they're used only for heaving stuff.
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jakrocker17 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
AMAZING!
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FrostFoal Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
0.0 so adorable and awesomely done!
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WhiteFoxCub Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :-D!
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FrostFoal Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
You're wecome!!^w^
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KontelArtist Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awww darklook so cute.. oh and the horse too xD no really lyk da horse it would be cool to if Dark Link was a Pony :) lolz
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WhiteFoxCub Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nyaw thanks <3
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KontelArtist Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sry late reply but ur welcome lolz realy busy with youtube and mall meetings and stuff at home school new story im posting onhere
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Dogviolet Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
Yes. I really like the stirrup - a lower chance of being dragged along the ground if you fall out, you know? only wouldn't it be susceptible it ripping and tearing? And it wouldn't be that stable; hard to rise for jumping and stuff like that.
It's really cool about shire horses, eh? They were so strong they could carry all the heavy knights in heavy armor, sometimes wearing heavy armor themselves, and stay balanced while the knight used his lance/sword/ whatever from the saddle. And you've got the shire horse perfectly. Especially his strong neck and bunched/ cut tail. He looks very intelligent and has a really cute pink nose. And I really like the outfit of the guy in the saddle as well. And you are very good at shading metal! (as well as cloth!)
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gothmylittlepony Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
This horse is still easily one of my favorite designs. It makes me sad that it's in the outdated folder! D:
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WhiteFoxCub Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Daw thanks xD It pleases me that you feel that way about this horse :-P I decided that Dark Link would be more suited for a slim, agile sort of horse. For the speed you know? Stealth is more important then strength, that's my opinion anyway :-P

Just think of it as the same horse but with a different appearance! Like it got plastic surgery.... all over it's body lol
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gothmylittlepony Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
Haha, so are you thinking more of an Arabian then? They're sleek, fast and can go for hours apon hours. Plus they're a desert breed, actually, I always imagined that if the Gerudo had horses that they'd be Arabians. -coughs- Sorry, went off on a bit of a tangent there, but yes!! I will just imagine it having plastic surgery!! XDD <3
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WhiteFoxCub Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Man! What a fantastic idea! I was imagining that Dark Link (being associated with Ganondorf who is the leader of the Gerudo Thieves) would have a breed of horse equal to theirs. Oh man that idea is just sooo-weeeet!! Please I hope you don't mind if I use it x-3

I was never really sure of the type of breed of horse Dark's would be anyway :-P
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gothmylittlepony Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
No, no!! Be my guest!! I'm more excited and honored that you'd like my idea enough to use it!! The only stipulation? You must draw it!! Hehe. :D
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WhiteFoxCub Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome stuff! Thanks :-D
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lemonhorse Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
he should be a black forest horse, they are where shires came from, the original battle tank! and give him four white socks and a stripe down his face, there are superstitions about those colourings!
but man if you were going for shire look you hit the nail on the head!
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WhiteFoxCub Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wow thanks! You're very knowledgeable =D I looked up Shire horses on Wikipedia when I found they used to be war horses (like you said) that's why I knew it'd be perfect for Dark in his battles. And it's funny 'cause this horse does happen to have socks xD I've got another concept drawing of him showing his whole body, socks and all.
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lemonhorse Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
cool, hey i love your dogs and wolves and such! nice movemet and expression and stuff!
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WhiteFoxCub Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks I appreciate it! ^_^
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lukebm Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
very very good!
I heard that you're good at animals, the horse is great!
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:iconwhitefoxcub:
WhiteFoxCub Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yes I am rather skilled at drawing animals =D Thanks for the comment! X-3 I've only just started practicing horses.
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Ossia Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
I want that horse o.o *rubs it's nose* and the saddle design is actually pretty neat :D
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WhiteFoxCub Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Aw thanks X-3
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SolinaBright Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow my dear friend. you are a pro. at horses i dare say! you should show me some tips on them, cause this is beautiful! the anatomy is .. just like the shire, i didn't have to read the discription to know that the horse was a shire breed. i love how you did the muscular neck, and the facial expression is just darling. i love the eyes, so soft and calm and familiar in a way. brings an open sense to the horse, and to dark. i looooove the saddle foxy! you created that? you have pure imagination! i loove the design, the red suits the horse's color nicely. Dark and his horse look brilliant together. you have to let me know the horse's markings so i can do fanart of dark and his horse. And as always you draw Dark so nicley that its inspiring. Brilliant work sis! you should be definatley proud to do such a wonderful work of art! :heart:

( could i ask, what are you thinking of calling the horse? )
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WhiteFoxCub Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my goodness! You're making me blush Solly :-3 I'm so excited to hear such great comments about my horse art from a pro of horses like yourself! I know how you know so much about horses that I trust your every good word about this one ^_^ I did design the saddle =D I thought instead of having the stirrups for Dark's feet, he'd have a comfortable wooden support for his whole leg, I know that the stirrups are also used for kicking the horses sides to make it go faster, but I decided that Dark's horse would just be a very obedient one to verbal orders. Oh my goodness it would be so awesome for you to draw fan art of Dark and his horse! I'd be honored :-3

I'll try a few more pictures to get the markings down, I think I might try a few different hairstyles too. As for the name, at first I was going to make it Temple, but I remembered that I was gonna make Dark a mute so how could he name his horse? The whole purpose of a name isn't only for a title but for communication as well lol my bad X-P

Now this is a spoiler... you see the little note on the horses shoulder? The two spots were just regular markings at some point, when Dark was a child and he couldn't give his horse a name, he saw the two spots and linked them, forming a musical note. Dark owns an ocarina so he calls the horse to him with a tune (similar to Link and Epona). Thanks again sis! :hug:
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SolinaBright Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
snap!!! that is realy nice about the marking! i was going to ask you about that, but i forgot.. ( silly me ) . oh..
so hes a mute.. theres not going to be a name for the audience? i just dark's horse works just fine.. :) the saddle
is intensley impresive! :heart: wonderful job sis! you deserve it! ^^
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WhiteFoxCub Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! ^^ I think if I were to give the horse a name to suit the audiences needs it would be straying from the real purpose of the story, after all, Dark isn't REALLY being watched in the world of Zelda xD If you like you can just call the horse Note?
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SolinaBright Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
note sounds good.. but don't want to stray from the purpose of the story.. horse would be just fine!! ^^
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Maxrunn Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
great horse
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:iconwhitefoxcub:
WhiteFoxCub Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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PixieVoip Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
I love that horse @3@
Especially the face; you got the Shire face spot on.

If you're looking for marking inspirations, it might be worth your time to look at Gypsy Vanners--they have gorgeous black and white markings ^^
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WhiteFoxCub Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the tip ^_^ and the lovely comments. I'll take a look at that right now =D
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Arkel-chan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
aw very cute, and nice use of colors and design :D
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WhiteFoxCub Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot ^_^
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Arkel-chan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
np ^^
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