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Hippopotamus-safe 2 by Albegoyec Hippopotamus-safe 2 by Albegoyec
So my last customer ordered anoher work. A hippopotamus-safe. This one demanded not just an art idea but also really a lot of inventiveness - I had to invent a conundrum-lock. And not the only one.
I wanted to create something bitween the safe from the Gringotts Bank, steam-engine and military gear. I used antique opera binoculars, the napkin holder, casings from anti-tank weapons Oerlikon, furniture handles, pendulums of clocks, the clarinet, gears, neodymium magnets and printing proofs (19th century).
An original way to open "the deposit box" includes several steps, and this allows not just keep any content safe but also have fun with friends - so you can let them feel like a burglar :P
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Given 2013-09-19
Hippopotamus-safe 2 by ~Albegoyec

Suggested by =SolidMars and Anon ( Featured by cakecrumbs )
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sprescott99 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Just ran across your work on a lucky Google search. Joined deviantart so I could see more of it and post a message. Absolutely adore this piece - and the others you've created. Truly original and awesome work.
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DRaAxx-DoUrden Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Are... Are you a wizard?
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Also, do you have schematics for the lock? : )
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:iconjelloegg:
jelloegg Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
That's so cool! *gushing*
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:iconartas1963:
ARTAS1963 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
эта работа мне нравится больше всего
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:iconknight99:
knight99 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Bravo! This is beautiful!
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:iconcinematicexperience:
cinematicexperience Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Steampunk hippo. Now I've seen EVERYTHING.
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:iconartas1963:
ARTAS1963 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
COOL! I like this style.
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:iconlalalola66:
Lalalola66 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013

fantastic!! how totally creative and cool!! I would love to have something like this!!

 

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:iconalbegoyec:
Albegoyec Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh, thank you! You just compliment me or wanna buy something? :)
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:iconchristenkojnokart:
ChristenKojnokArt Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Beautiful! Love the choice of wood. :heart:
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:iconinvistaarts:
InVistaArts Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
wonderful
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:iconstukarver:
StuKarver Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Above and beyond, still trying to wrap my mind around this.
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:iconcassandra667:
cassandra667 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
is that seriously a steampunk hippo-safe? thats just awesome.
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:icontheexplosivesushi:
TheExplosiveSushi Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely incredible! Words cannot express how stunning this is!
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:iconreegreeg:
reegreeg Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh it's a steampunk hippo~
Amazing!
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claire43411 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really want one!!! :D Must have! Good job! 
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:iconhueyangdesigns:
hueyangdesigns Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
This is so cool and somehow i laughed when I saw it :)
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:iconchocolatebat:
chocolatebat Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student General Artist
This is too magnificent for words!
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:iconzandolaf:
Zandolaf Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the stains, works, all of it makes it amazing, good job. :)
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kitsumekat Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
How much is one of these?
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:iconalbegoyec:
Albegoyec Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I sell my art within the framework of 500-3000 euro. :)
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:iconkitsumekat:
kitsumekat Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Nice.
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:icontmnlizard:
TMNLizard Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
This is so beautiful and unique! I love it!
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:iconsuper-fuzzy:
Super-Fuzzy Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
haha, this is awesome!

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:iconjangofettlover:
Jangofettlover Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How heavy is it?
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:iconginko-333:
Ginko-333 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! :3
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:iconkingcheet:
kingcheet Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
awsome :).
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:iconvegiboy3000:
vegiboy3000 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
Awesome job! :D. I'm curious to see how this will function. Like a Rube Goldberg mechanism or a puzzle box of some sort?
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:iconalbegoyec:
Albegoyec Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes, it really function like a Rube Goldberg mechanism, but unfortunately I don't have any video to show how it works :)
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:iconvegiboy3000:
vegiboy3000 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Cool :). Ah. No problem. Nice work either way
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:iconphillipzu:
Phillipzu Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh my!
There's a Danish copper coin on the round brass dome! :D
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:iconphillipzu:
Phillipzu Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Cool!
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:iconiactuallyshitrainbow:
That's. Fucking. Brilliant. :faint:
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Diamond-Stud Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student
Awesome!
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:iconmeowchee:
Meowchee Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Congrats on the DD! I actually suggested it for one yesterday, but =SolidMars beat me to it! I had said, "Not only is this piece fascinating to look at, but it also functions as a safe. Talk about functional beauty!" It really is a masterpiece. Keep up the awesome work! :love:
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:iconalbegoyec:
Albegoyec Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
You have no idea, your... support here gave inspiration to create the dragon. Thank you.
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:iconmeowchee:
Meowchee Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's awesome! :D I'm going to suggest your dragon for a DD once you finish it!

And your work is extremely inspiring :love:
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SolidMars Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this mention system is worse than facebook xD
but yes i agree this safe looks amazing. i won't mind having one :D

no one can break my hippo! :la:
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Albegoyec Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. A lot. Applause piece out, return a creative energy, not money, not something else. Your compliment gives energy to make better and more interesting art. Thank you very much. I just. Yes. :)
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:iconsolidmars:
SolidMars Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :huggle: you have loads of talent man, keep on creating these awesome stuff :clap:
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SavageFrog Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh jush~and even if someone were to take it, it would be pretty noticeable and quite heavy
(hai~I'm anon, nice to meet you)
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:iconsolidmars:
SolidMars Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
'hey man what do you have under your arm?' 
'oh nothing just my pet hippo' :giggle:
(I'm Julian, nice to meet you too :tighthug: )
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SavageFrog Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THAT EMOTE IS SO CUTE~! SQUEE~



That ain't foolin anybodeh! XD
(Julian's actually one of my favorite names. xD And it seems we share 2 DD suggestions so far so that's fun~)
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:iconsolidmars:
SolidMars Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol ikr? it's so adorable :la:  

aww thank you :iconmeltplz:

aah dd's what can i say? some pictures just scream suggest me i'll get a dd if you do :giggle: 

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:iconsavagefrog:
SavageFrog Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally OAO If I had the money, I'd get one of these.

You're welcome~

Same here XD I've got a whole new set of victims coming up soon (I should really go study instead XD)
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SolidMars Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
me too i have a new set of victims waiting :eager:
lol, i am an engineering student. i have like 3 days before i have to go back to university again T_T so i am enjoying the last bits of freedom while they last. 
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Unique and eye-catching! Congrats
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srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD! have a good day!
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:iconblanket86:
blanket86 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! I like this style, great composition! Congratulations!
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KarolinaSkaUniverse Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
Wow super happy to see that you got a DD for this :D
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