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Zombie Equine Sculpture by Ayedeas Zombie Equine Sculpture by Ayedeas
Victim of Science is my first zombie, who has since taken home multiple ribbons including champion fantasy and top 5 in general customs, as well as a third place in the Breyerfest fantasy division! 

Zombies are my favourite thing, and zombie horses are even better. If you're interested in a zombie custom, please feel free to drop me a note!
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foxdemongirlhunter Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016
dang you good, if i did that i well the colors wrong, and i love zombies.
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Ayedeas Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you :) 
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foxdemongirlhunter Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016
you are welcome 
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W0LFP0ISON Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn, this is why you are my most favorite model horse customizer... You're so talented and amazing! What model was this before customized?
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Ayedeas Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Professional General Artist
Aw thank you! This was a Family Arabian Stallion originally c:
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Afuze Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I love that anatomy... Especially neck and skull, and that front leg with visible tendon! Visible spine is also awesome detail.
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Ayedeas Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you, I really appreciate it! I try to keep anatomy and physical plausibility in mind. I'm hoping my next one will be even better :)
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Afuze Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I looked at your gallery, and I am impressed by it. And undead creatures are awesome... I am also a model horsier and anatomy freak myself, so that's a lot of interest for me, good luck for the next zombie horsie! I need to see it then. x)
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Ayedeas Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
Why thank you! I definitely enjoyed creating him and have plans for many more (even other animals) in the future, so it'll be a fun journey I can tell you that :) Thanks! I have a thread open on Fallen-Leaves to show the progress of the current zombie if you wanna keep tabs on it! most of my work has come to a halt since I'm focusing on getting my dad's father's day gift model completed. After that, though, I should be able to pick her back up :D
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Afuze Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I can imagine that making him was enjoyable! I wish I could do portrait models for my ooooold zombie horse characters (hmm I was 9 yrs old when I created one). I personally got rid of model plans because I finish stuff so rarely that it's just pain to keep in one; then I do what I do, the model makes themselves. (Btw I should watch you right now... I rarely watch anyone!) Thanks for the link! I should learn more english because it's a bit hard to read forums what are in it, but as I rememeber how I learned this language mostly via model horse hobby... So why not. So much nostalgia.
Hey, have a joy of work, then, with the gift! It must be super unique. 8)

I've made some zombies too, but not as horses (no skills!):
afuze.deviantart.com/art/Worms…
More in my gallery if you're interested...
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Ayedeas Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Professional General Artist
Oh yes! The best part was tearing apart an existing model horse and just completely remaking it into what he became. My current one will basically just be manipulation - very little "frankensteining" involved, but I have a great vision for her and can't wait to carry through with it! 
I often design things and never create them, but I still keep them around in case there's something I like about certain ones that I can use for whatever project I'm working on that calls for whatever it is I like. It's good for reference basically haha 

Oh thanks!! I appreciate it! And no problem! If you have google Chrome there's an option for it to translate pages into your native language. It might not be accurate, but it's an option XD

Awh they're cute! I plan to put maggots in this next zombie :evillaugh: Let the gore begin!
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Afuze Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
So much ideas and so less time! Or not, I have time for sculpting and so, but inspiration is somewhere else than with me. Too often... But when I decide to continue to custom work, then I really do! Frankensteining is awesome, it tells a lot of the thing you do and what I could do. Should learn to use that Dremel what I got ages ago, I love to destroy stuff.
I have same... And I have always this in my head: "whatever I do or draw, I can always make a remake version or sculpt or anything from it". I also like to see related stuff around me, since I'm very materialistic person and have always something in progress (you know, when art is whole life for someones).

Yea. :) I have Firefox and those translators, but translators aren't good with Finnish... Just words or short sayings are easy and good to translate, but that's why I have them open always. Have laughed so hard even with those simple words what Google translator shows soooo stupidly wrong! xD Today I had a trouble when I tried to translate a comic page, then I gave up with it because I had no idea how to translate a random saying what's not in fact even perfect language (it was dialect), so how the toe I could. And here's the truth that Finns should speak and write english as well as their native language. Here's no more possibilities if we need to survive. ;D

Maggots! Yeaa I should test them for my zombies also, as those worms are easier to do to be believable, and because I'm not so perfect with other parasites (those worms are so damn small... And the rats are practically a bit larger than traditional scale, but I think them as that). Should read that old horse book to find some ugliness there! Have some more "zombies", as these are only super badly injured: afuze.deviantart.com/art/Herd-…
I guess that you know very well the feeling what says for you: "now need to draw something bllllooooooooodyyyy and goreyyyy" and you have no more possibilities than start... Have had those moments luckily often.
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Ayedeas Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Professional General Artist
Yes exactly! It's that very reason that I've sculpted an original "zombie" base because then I can redo it any way I want and make so many zombies from it. All original, too, so I can cast them and sell the resins. I've had so many people tell me "if only there were more of him!" which gave me the idea XD

Oh yes, that dremel will be your best friend. I've used mine to the point that it's starting to go on strike XD It overheats quickly (not hard to do since it's hot in here on a daily basis anyway) and takes hours to cool down so I have to work slow. But until it just stops running, it's gonna be put through the work!

Oh gosh yes XD I find motivation by looking through google. I'll search things like "emaciated horses" or "Horse wounds". The gorier the better. I have a whole file of wounds and things, so I laugh at the thought of someone getting on my computer and accidentally clicking the file bahaha!
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Littlekitty09 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
Love it
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Ayedeas Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks :)
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Littlekitty09 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
:)
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TR-Ranch Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Seriously considering adding this dude to my little zombie army... you did a fantastic job on him. I never would've guessed he started out as a FAS!
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Ayedeas Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
You should ;) Thank you so much! I had a chopped up FAS that I needed to do something with and - well, I did XD I'm happy with the result and will definitely be making more so if you don't end up getting him, there'll be another chance for you to add one to your army c:
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TR-Ranch Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Welp, he's officially living with me. :D I'll still be keeping an eye out, though!
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Ayedeas Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
Congrats! :dance: He's packed and ready to go - he'll be shipped out today or tomorrow ^u^ 
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TR-Ranch Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent! Looking forward to seeing him in person.
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Ayedeas Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
He's at the office now, I updated the listing with the tracking number~ 
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TR-Ranch Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
He arrived today, and HOLY CRAP I'M IN LOVE. So many tiny details that didn't show up in the photos!! I love that you really took real life horse anatomy into account when resculpting him - all the bones are in all the right places. He did suffer a broken ear in transit, but that's nothing my good friend super glue couldn't fix! :D He's a truly fantastic piece and I'm so bringing him out to the show ring this summer - thanks again!
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Ayedeas Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Professional General Artist
I'm so sorry to hear about the broken ear! I tried packing him with that in mind (I'm always afraid the re-sculpted ears are going to break since epoxy isn't as flexible as plastic), but I'm glad you could fix it! I'm so happy you love him, he's definitely one of my most prided creations! I tried putting as much anatomical and minute detail into him as I could to really bring him to life. Or... Un...life... XD Let me know how he does at the show! We don't have shows here so I've always been curious how my work would place :D You're very welcome! Maybe in the future you can bring home a lady friend for him? :eyes: Hahaha enjoy!
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Noctissparrow Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
how long did it take you to do all this!? this is amazing!!! 
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Ayedeas Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you!! The sculptwork was done in a month, and the rest (prepping, painting, detailing, etc)  was spanned out over two months :)
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Noctissparrow Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome, and wow! well the time sure did pay off! It's soo cool lol 
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Ayedeas Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you! It was time well spent :)
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Noctissparrow Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome :) 
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Foreigner227 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist
this is awsome 
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Ayedeas Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you :) Thinking about zombifying the Marwari next :evillaugh:
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Foreigner227 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist
that is kool i really love this guy i wish i knew how to do this kind of stuff i want one so cool 
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Ayedeas Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
Hahaha I'm always open for commissions :) I can pretty much zombify any scale, but the larger (classic and Traditional) scales work best for details
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Foreigner227 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist
oh ok ya  i like tradtionals how much do u charge if u dont mind me asking 
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Ayedeas Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
It depends on the extent of the sculptwork. A horse with wounds like Pestilence from RDR would be around $75, whereas a horse like the undead horse from RDR (anything that needs extensive dremel work and clay) would be close to $160 or more. It also depends on if you want the pose changed and to what extent you want that done, and whether or not you'll be supplying the model/I already have the model. Basically just design a horse or find a design you like and send it to me and I can give you a quote. I'm also open to trades and part-trades of equal or similar value depending on what's offered, so don't be afraid to ask :)
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Foreigner227 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist
kk what horse pose do u think would be best to use as for that i would love to have one when i can get the money right now its kind of hard right now 
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Ayedeas Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Professional General Artist
That's all up to your personal preference. If you want a classic, emaciated risen-from-the-grave zombie, thinner models such as Lonesome Glory, or the Dancing Marwari would be best, as they're thin enough to be emaciated properly. However, if you want a just-bitten-and-turning zombie, you can use any model you like. You'd just have to figure out whether or not you want a horse with forward motion (galloping, trotting, etc) or a standing zombie. I can help you with that, too. Expressions are another thing to take into account - do you want it to be friendly or angry? Choosing a model with the desired gaits/build will become easier once you figure out what personality/expression you want them to have. Cigar/Sato is another choice if you wanted an emaciated risen-from-the-grave zombie, and he's thick enough that he could be a just-turned zombie as well. And a quick change of direction in his ears can make him angry, or you could leave his pose as-is for a happy, running horse. 

If you'd like, I can write up a guide for all of this with references and examples. A form if you will, to give you ideas and such. You'll have plenty of time to think about it while you save up :)
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adair408 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Student General Artist
One of my favorite customs. :heart:
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Ayedeas Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
Awh thank you~ Mine too - of my work c: Almost sad to see him go but I need the space before three more of my models try to commit suicide off the shelf XD I have another one planned so it's okay >u>
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jetblackpatriot Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is epic!! :wow:
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Ayedeas Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you!! :la:
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