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This is in memory of my grandmother. Originally I was going to draw her and my grandfather together (as horses obviously cause I don't draw peoples) but this is what it developed into. We weren't able to finish the 1000 cranes for her, I think we are at 700? But we will be finishing them for the funeral. The horse's name is Eve, after my grandmother Evelin. The kanji means "peace".

DO NOT STEAL. DO NOT USE THIS CHARACTER DESIGN IN ANYWAY. THIS IS NOT FOR USE OUTSIDE DA. IF I FIND THIS ANYWHERE I WILL HUNT YOU DOWN AND EAT YOUR BABIES! Seriously, this is in memory of my grandmother, so don't steal it.


Eve (c) my Grandma
Art (c) :icondarkmoon17:
No reference for horse, used google images and my own origami for references on the cranes.
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:iconmasteraki:
MasterAki Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
just VERY beautiful~ :))) haha
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Master-Conjurer Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
MAN I LOVE ALL OF YOUR HORSES I MIGHT ADD THEM ALL TO MY FAVS.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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airelementdragon Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
That is amazing!! i like the horse the most (being a horse lover) but the whole thing is gorgeous!
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DarkMoon17 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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KifuSlick Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The fact that this is so deep makes it even more wonderful. Beautifully titled, skillfully drawn and laid out, it's wonderful.

And gives me another reason to hate cranes ... they mean death to me, and that's that.

But even so, it's a touching and masterfully colored piece.
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DarkMoon17 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the kind words :heart:
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:iconfirewalker196:
firewalker196 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! this is amazing, beautiful concept!!
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:icondarkmoon17:
DarkMoon17 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :heart:
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ImABadPirate Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
teeheee, I can make those paperbirds! :D
liek it so much x
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DarkMoon17 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :heart:
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:iconimabadpirate:
ImABadPirate Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yo welcome.
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wiggle97 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
I LOVE TIS SOOOO MUCHHH
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:icondarkmoon17:
DarkMoon17 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :heart:
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wiggle97 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
noo probb
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WhyteHawke Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is beautiful. Great work~ =)
And the origami cranes are just amazing and I love how they come to life.
The horse is also very pretty! Very nice~
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DarkMoon17 Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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WhyteHawke Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. :) :hug:
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:iconk-vampio:
K-Vampio Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Its soooooo beautyfull!!!
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:icondarkmoon17:
DarkMoon17 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :heart:
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the-redowl Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
This is very beautiful and is has such a wonderful meaning :)
I love how you have the birds coming to life from the origami cranes, eventually becoming that single horse cantering towards the light :)
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DarkMoon17 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much hun :hug:
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the-redowl Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
No problem :aww:
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:iconcahula:
Cahula Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
this is incredibly beautiful! I love the way you've captured her spirit and it's meaning to you... amazing!
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:icondarkmoon17:
DarkMoon17 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much :heart:
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AluYasha Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Instant favorite!
Gorgeous and creative, I love how the paper cranes turn into Japanese Cranes then a stunning horse. Reminds me of the ageless cycle of death and rebirth. :)
I know horses are one of the hardest animals to draw, and you can draw them beautifuly!
Good work. :)
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:icondarkmoon17:
DarkMoon17 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I really appreciate it :heart:
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LadyNeytiri Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Student General Artist
I love this! So beautiful! :)
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DarkMoon17 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! :heart:
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LadyNeytiri Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Welcome!! :) <3
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me-and-mojo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
amazing!!!!
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DarkMoon17 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :heart:
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OkiHorse Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow I really this picture. I love the story about the thousand canes. When I lived in japan, my school make a 1000 canes to hang at a shrine to wish for peace for years on Okinawa.
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DarkMoon17 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :heart:
Wow, that must have been wonderful! How long were you in Japan? Can you speak Japanese?
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OkiHorse Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Student General Artist
Yes, much to get by. I lived on Okinawa for a total of 10yrs. My dad is a marine so he was station there.
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DarkMoon17 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, that must have been an amazing experience. Is your father still stationed there?
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:iconokihorse:
OkiHorse Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Student General Artist
No, unfortunately we are back in the states. But yay! It was amazing! ^^
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DarkMoon17 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed, I'd go back in a heartbeat! So beautiful and the people are all so nice :)
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OkiHorse Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Student General Artist
yay they are! I miss my Island everyday. I hope to go there again one day on my travel around the world.
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DarkMoon17 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope you do too! Oh a travel around the world sounds awesome :D haha good luck!
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Love-From-a-Predator Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
this is one of the most beautiful things i have ever seen.
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DarkMoon17 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw thank you so much!! :heart:
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sakura6766 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
Im sure your grandmother is smiling at this.
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DarkMoon17 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :heart:
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Dollyrawr Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful
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DarkMoon17 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! :heart:
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PMSingTiger Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
nice piece
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DarkMoon17 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! :heart:
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Line-of-Birds Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Spectacular. Reminds me of my name... :D
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DarkMoon17 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol wow, that's strange!
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Line-of-Birds Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
: D
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