Year of the Horse zodiac pipey by floppybelly

Year of the Horse zodiac pipey

floppybelly

1 February 2014 at 20:15:13 MST

I owed a Zodiac pipey to my mom for a long time, and finally got it done last night just in time for the new year. It’s the year of the Horse, which is what I am! (I’ll be 24 in June)

I had a lot of help from reference pictures and Rondie, and had some fun with the details in the horseshoes and the chinese letter for “horse” on the flank. (It’s not kanji if it’s not japanese, right?)

Mom is taking it to display at the new year’s banquet at her Tai Chi class tonight.

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    This looks awesome! I made a horse for my Grammy for her 90th birthday out of wire! Love the anatomy on this!

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    Woo! It came out looking GREAT!

    Fun fact, the Chinese character for "horse" is the same as the Japanese kanji 馬 (uma) which means… horse! There's a lot of shared characters between the two systems—it doesn't get confusing at all. XP

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      Sweet! Is it legible? It can be tricky to do markings like that, especially in languages you don't know n.n;

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        I'm not the best person to ask, as I know only a very limited number of kanji. However, I did recognize this one!