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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!

Member Badges

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's Your Favorite RL Horse Color in HaRPG? 

111 deviants said The classics! Bays, chestnuts, blacks and browns.
105 deviants said The dilutions! Palominos (cremes), duns, champagnes, pearls and silvers.
76 deviants said The flashy ones! Paints and appaloosas, or horses with lots of chrome.
37 deviants said The modifiers! Greys and roans.
27 deviants said The weirdies! Rabicanos, brindles, lacing/reverse dappling and chimeras!

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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QuartzRiverRanch Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I've been reading the guidelines and such, but I'm still confused. Is there someone that could explain this to me in detail? What do the groups you join do, and how do you enter "shows" and stuff. Is there a guideline to how to play the game, or do I just draw my horse characters and do my own thing?
Finalation Featured By Owner Edited Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I've read the game guidelines but I'm still wondering how I join. Do I just draw my first horse and I'm playing or do I need register of any kind?
SmexyHajiSan Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's about it. It was confusing to me too, but all you have to do is draw your horse or pony and you're officially playing the game. Registering with a group comes second and you don't have to do it of you don't want too.

You may wish to join a registry where you can gather points and give your horse titles. Its a fun way to get your horse some show experience and give them more worth when it comes to breeding. Not all registries accept every breed however, so just be careful when submitting.

Hope this helps!
Finalation Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, thank you ^-^
Acadiana Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Question: I was reading the submission guidelines and it said no premade backgrounds. So does that mean I am unable to submit my horse Dress To Impress into the gallery? My apologies if that is a stupid question.
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