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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

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Wonderful new icon by the lovely Hymnsie
Gorgeous badge by the lovely Danesippi



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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MistyofSunrise Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I noticed that commissions can not be accepted into the gallery. What about art payments (example: for a breeding) or gift art?
NewAgeStables Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
The commissioned works rule is in place more for things like WIPs and unfinished Your-Horse-Here's. If the work is finished and of an HARPG horse it is more than welcome in the gallery. Sorry the wording is a bit vague! :ohnoes:
MistyofSunrise Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok. I had a drawing I had submitted that was an art payment for a breeding, all my own work, with proper stock references listed and it was rejected with no explanation.? Maybe I'll try resubmitting it. Perhaps it was an error that it was rejected...

Also noticing I can't submit very many items to this group now. I submitted 2 yesterday before being told I had reached the limit. Today I tried submitting 2 more, but it only let me submit one before saying I had reached my limit if 2. :/ ?? 
NewAgeStables Featured By Owner 1 day ago
The art submission limits are in place because we do receive a large amount of submissions per day, and of we were to get more than two per artist a day it would be a bit much, the hope being that the 2 limit allows you to submit your best pieces.
As for your submission, it may have been an error and I definitely suggest resubmitting it so we can find out, the only reason for not being told why is either there was an error and/or we had more than one admin online voting things in, in which case we sometimes overlap each other and accidentally get things mixed up or don't realize we've put in the final vote on an image! :ohnoes:
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pureoneskennel Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
could my horse have unrealistic colors?
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