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Welcome to HARPG!

Harper by Horsepoint
:star: This is the official Deviantart community
for the Horse-Art Role Play Game :star:

A fun Art-based game, HARPG encourages creativity and the on-going practice of one's art. Here in this group we encourage practicing equine art, and horses you create can be registered here for all to see. Roleplaying horses is also a good break to get away from commissions, life or school.

We are open to, and have members of, all levels of art; from beginners, to teachers and even published illustrators. We accept all forms of HARPG-related art, including model horses, digital work, traditional pieces and photo-manipulations.

This is also a wonderful place to meet and find other equine artists/lovers on Deviantart.

Due to the success of our group, a great many sister-groups have blossomed, all ranging from wolves and cats, to show dogs and fantasy, and even farm animals and camels!

Our very baseline rule is, "It doesn't exist until you draw it." So, let your dreams take wing!

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Horse-Art-RPG Badge by Danesippi

Amazing CSS by the lovely KwehCat
Wonderful new icon by the lovely Hymnsie
Gorgeous badge by the lovely Danesippi



What kind of activities would you like to start seeing from us? 

39 deviants said All of the above!
28 deviants said Contests
28 deviants said RP events
20 deviants said Monthly challenges
13 deviants said Themed events
4 deviants said A combination of choices (Which ones?)
3 deviants said :shrug:
1 deviant said Other (Please list your suggestions!)

Group Submission Guidelines:

:bulletorange: These rules only apply to submitting art to this club. They do not dictate how you may play the game.

:bulletgreen: All forms of art is accepted in this club's gallery. Please make sure to give credit to stock artists if you have used their work.
:bulletgreen: We accept all stable journals. If your journal is filled with premade lines for references that's okay, we just won't accept those particular refs to the gallery if you choose to submit them separately from the journal.
:bulletgreen: Stable journals need to have at least one horse in them before we can accept them into the club's gallery.
:bulletgreen: We do accept shows and contests. These shows must be traditional contests, so no breeding raffles or "Comment to enter and I'll RNG it" shows.
:bulletgreen: We accept adoptables.
:bulletgreen: Ref sheets may have flipped lines to show the opposite side of the design, these lines MUST be the same.
:bulletgreen: We do accept traced art.

:bulletred: We do not accept premade linearts.
:bulletred: No swearing or vulgarity please.
:bulletred: At this time we do not accept breed sheets.
:bulletred: We do not accept incomplete Your Horse Here's. Only once they are coloured will we accept them into the gallery.
:bulletred: We do not accept Breed Imports.
:bulletred: We do not accept Premade Backgrounds.
:bulletred: We do not accept breeding slot sales.
:bulletred: We do not accept commissioned works.
:bulletred: We do not accept people using non-stock photography as reference. This means when you use a non-stock photo and copy it, not when you use it for research on how certain thinks look/move.

:bulletorange: Remember to have fun and not take it all too seriously, its just a game after all!


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Wintersmith-Stables Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Can someone help me out? I noticed recently a lot of members have been posting "points" with their horses' profiles. Is this a new HARPG addition, or something folks are doing just on the side? Is there a points key anywhere? Thank you! 
NewAgeStables Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
This is something separate from the official HorseArt-RPG group. It's used by many specific breed and now individuals to keep track of their horses' experiences and training, and for many user created breeds the points is a system that allows members to earn certain rewards for having more points, etc. 
This is a good example of the points system that you may be seeing, although most groups have variations of it depending on where you've found it in the first place or where you want the points to count toward. It is by no means a requirement! 
This system was primarily popularized by the Nordanner breed a couple of years ago as they were starting out, and has since spread to be widely used. 
Here is a link to the nordanner's "kaaring" system (their version of the points system) :meow: Nordanner Kaaring System
Wintersmith-Stables Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Thank you! I fell out of HARPG for a while and want to return. I saw a few horse profiles with the "points" listed (for references, training drawings, show entries, etc.) but couldn't find any mention in the journals here, and wanted to check up before I started again and "missed" a step. 
NewAgeStables Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
No problem! Yeah, points system are totally up to you to decide if you want to use them or not! ^^
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