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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? 

114 deviants said The dilutions! Palominos (cremes), duns, champagnes, pearls and silvers.
113 deviants said The classics! Bays, chestnuts, blacks and browns.
80 deviants said The flashy ones! Paints and appaloosas, or horses with lots of chrome.
41 deviants said The modifiers! Greys and roans.
30 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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HorsePonyGal Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Do refs need to be a full body or can they be a headshot?
HorsePonyGal Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
If I am thinking of making a stable, do I have to use real horse breeds or am I fine with my Padros?
NewAgeStables Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Student General Artist
You may use whatever breeds - real or imaginary - that you would like! Just be sure that if you use another user's created breed you respect that user's guidelines for the breed. :meow:
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?
NewAgeStables Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Hiya! From my time in HARPG I've seen that people tend to join the groups of disciplines they compete their horses in as well as the breeds of their horses. 
As far as shows go, many people host all varieties of shows - from full blown art competition where you need to submit a drawing of your horse to the show host that then gets judged based on various criteria to mini shows where you can just send in a little headshot of your horse and might be randomly judged - and you can also host your own if you'd like! (: 
Everyone seems to play at their own pace and as they like, so it truly is up to you to decide how to play! 
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