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Welcome to HARPG!

Harper by Horsepoint

This is the official Deviantart community
for the Horse Art Role Play Game

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 shown off here. 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!


Lead Mare

Beta Mares

Herd Guardians

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



Group Submission Guidelines:

These rules only apply to submitting art to the group gallery. They do not dictate how you may play the game.

Please read the guidelines before submitting! Full guidelines may be found HERE. Some important reminders:

:bulletorange: We do not accept art 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 details look/move.

:bulletgreen: Please make sure to credit stock artists if you have used their work. If you haven't used any, just write "no refs used" in the description of your art or comment on the group submission so that we know.
:bulletgreen: We do accept shows and contests. These shows must be traditional art-based contests, so no raffles.
:bulletgreen: All forms of art (traditional / digital / photomanip etc) are accepted in this club's gallery. Keep in mind that it should be your own artwork and related to HARPG.

:bulletorange: We accept horses for sale if they are preexisting characters with their own original reference and information. We do not accept adoptables, breeding sales, breed imports, unfinished YHHs, or "looking-for" ads.

:bulletred: We do not accept premade linearts, or art made with premade linearts/bases. Please see the full guidelines for exceptions to this rule.

:bulletgreen: Please keep it a family-friendly environment and avoid excessive vulgarity or graphic art.

Remember to have fun and not take it all too seriously, it's just a game after all!


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Pandeponium Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2020  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello ! I'm a completely new and have so many questions I'd like to ask. I hope this is okay ! I felt like sending a note would be too much ^^'
But I noticed a lot of people added Genotypes into their descriptions for their horses, what if it's a horse that's not particularly something seen naturally? Is there a way I could get that checked? I barely know much about genetics but wanted to try !
And secondly, if I adopted a horse that has said unnatural patterns, what do I put as their breed? I really wanted to put them under irl breeds but don't want to be drowned upon )): !!
Thank you, any and all help is appreciated I really want to get involved !
bonfirre Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2020  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi there, I'm sorry if this isn't the place to post this, but I am offering a few free digital drawings of horses and I thought some of your members might be interested. Feel free to delete the comment or move the link to a more appropriate space if I'm not allowed to post it here. FREE digital horse drawings
rowanpaws Featured By Owner May 31, 2020  Student Digital Artist
So I’m kind of confused, are stables mandatory? I’ve seen a lot of people who’ve got stables and I was wondering do you need something fancy or could I draw up like a map of a home barn like thing?
TealTea Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2020  Hobbyist General Artist
It's an option. It's not required but some like to make them for fun. As long as you follow the rules in the group, everything else is just flavor. :aww:
rowanpaws Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2020  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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