The HorseArt-RPG Newsletter
The Source for Breeders of the Future
A monthly newsletter for HaRPG artists, stable RPGs and the general equine world of deviantART
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The Source for Breeders of the Future
A monthly newsletter for HaRPG artists, stable RPGs and the general equine world of deviantART
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Table of Contents
- - Editor's Notes - Featured Stallions - A Stallion's Orbit - Featured Mares - A Mare's Orbit - Featured Geldings - A Gelding's Orbit - Headlines - Long Live Moonfeather! - The Matchmaking Corner - Featured Breedings - Featured Foals - A Foal's Orbit - New Groups - Featured Equine Breeds - Show Spotlight - Interview with RowanWolves - Real-Life Breed Sketch - The Horse Market - Stable Spotlight - Shopping Spree - Editor's Choice - Winner's Circle - Thanks - Creative Story
Hello and welcome to the 30th edition of the Newsletter! I've quite a few epics here for everyone to see. Check out the Long Live Moonfeather article, and Headlines too, as there are always tons of stuff in there. Plus, the Interview is back! And we're showcasing a promising young stable that is sure to turn heads. There's an awesome Gelding Orbit for everyone to spaz over, and there are some cool new groups to look at. All in all, just a grand writing this time around that I thoroughly enjoyed. And I also want to thank all the fellows that wrote about their links; you guys made writing this Letter much easier and more enjoyable. Thank you, and enjoy this 30th edition Newsletter!
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Featured StallionsOnly our favorite lads!
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A Stallion's OrbitThat special stud of the month.
Returning next month!
Featured MaresSugar, Spice and everything Nice.
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A Mare's OrbitHappenings of a lucky lady.
This girl is a fabulous little warmblood with some great titles and wins. BH Gannymede is a H-I-E-F 4 Star (the highest rank before achieving Legend at death) and a H-E-W-A Finest Blood. She's does beautifully in eventing, with 1sts and 2nds studding her track record. Obviously, Maddie is an accomplished horse just by all of the titles she's already earned; not to mention that all of her offspring are also accomplished horses as well! Babies include BH Living on Jupiter, who promptly won her first show, and at barely a year old too! Gannymede is also pretty to boot, which is definitely an added plus. She's unfortunately not open for breeding right now, but give her owner femalefred a watch so you can get updates on this cute little creature!
Featured GeldingsFor he is often the first to give us wings.
A Gelding's OrbitA gelding's career and family history.
Could it be? It can! The one and only famous Doctor! This handsome Georgian Grande is known all around for his owner's lovely art skills, and his fabulous eventing skills. This tobiano grey's real name is SWS Running My Whole Life, and he's certainly been doing that for all the ribbons he's earned. He's gotten two 2nds and a 1st, and many more shows awaiting judgement. He's also known at his stable for a highly smart mind, and is loved dearly by all the little folk. If a horse loves kids this much, then he's a winner. Doctor's color comes from his sire, In The Midst of Mishappening, a very neat fellow that may still be up for breeding, in case you wanted a horse like the Doctor (and who doesn't?). As a matter of fact, Doctor, who happens to be a future HaRPG-Olympics winner, is available for breeding; before he was gelded, 6 breedings were taken for future babies. This gelding is a fantastic bit of horseflesh, so definitely give ofcowardiceandkings a watch so you stay updated on all the goings-ons of the Doctor!
HeadlinesThe going-ons of the HaRPG world.
The Cornelius Unicorn 4 years Birthday Party!, and
On 11 August 2009, I submitted the first info the Cornelius Unicorns. Witch means my breed is now nearing it's 4th anniversary!
So I'd like to trow a little birthday party!
Still open everyone!
All Cornelius Unicorn are invited to join!
Can other breeds enter? Nope. Sorry, this is exclusive for Cornelius Unicorns and their hybrids!
The Classes are designed so both adults and foals can enter!
So here are the party Events!
This is halter, with a little twist; you can just add a fancy halter, or play around with some body paint, or maybe some decoration? All allowed here!
Feel free to make strange new hairstyles - with all that hair, you must be able to so something!
Magic Liberty [Bullet; Yellow] [Bullet; Blue]
You heard it! Show off that magic - can be in Liberty style, or even while ridden!
How to make a Cornelius Unicorn?|||||To come|To come|To come|To come|
Conformation | Personality & Horns | Genetics | Coat Variations | Breeding | Crossing | Mutations | Rare genes | Disciplines |
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So, you want to make your own Cornelius Unicorn?
A little confused on all the info? No problem, I'm going to try and walk you trough, right here!
Got any questions? Comment, and I'll answer!
1) The important things for a purebred.
Choose your type! Type 1 is draft-like, Type 2 is more hot-blood/Spanish build.
Spinal manes. The manes that run over their back.
Feathers; Cornelius Unicorns are fluffy!
Lion's Manes and a Unicorn tail are desired in the breed; you don't have to add them, but in shows & in breeding, they will have the advantage.
One of my major contributors for the Letter wanted to mention her breed is having their 4th birthday this month! They are known for their magical abilities, mostly teleporting, and for their spinal manes, and their bi-colored eyes. They also have a really neat naming system for their coat colors, and details like that are always epic! Take a look at the links above!
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Blaine River Ranch is thrown into turmoil when one terrible event seems to trigger the next! This story follows the recovery and deaths of a horrific thunderstorm and trailer crash. Watch blaine-rr for the epic conclusion to this story!
Quggas For All ProgramOk this journal is intended for me to track and document my Quagga breeding program. This project is meant to be educational, good practice, and fun. Its not a MAJOR project, so don't expect it to be done right away.
The purpose of this project is to breed part or bred back quaggas to spread to other HARPG ranches, zoos, or players. The Quaggas are meant to serve as both educational for a now real extinct species, promote conservation, and to spread some community fun.
What Is A Quagga?
Quaggas were a subspecies of Plains Zebra that were hunted to extinction by men. They stood 12-13.5 Hands High, with a distinct coat color. They were bay or chestnut colored on top, with pale or white legs and stomach. Their stripes were white and was concentrated to their face and neck. Stripes varies from thin to broad.
Using standard system of art rpg, I will be breeding my own cloned quagga stallion, Cian, with eligible mares to create foals that shall be given to other players. Each
It's called Quaggas For All Program.
To summarize, I will be doing harpg breedings, using my own quagga stallion to sire half or bred back quaggas that will then be gifted/sold/or traded to other harpg artists. All art will be done by me, maintaining the basic standard for harpg of 1 breed pic = 1-2 foals. With a current goal of 25 foals to spread around; I'm gonna hate stripes by the end of it! However, the goal is to spread Quaggas through out the harpg community and to use them as ambassadors for this real life lost treasure, promoting knowledge and protection for other still living endangered species.
This group is hosting the 2013 World Championships for the American Quarter Horse! Please, watch the group for more updates, bonuses, and information. The show begins November 9th, 2013 and will be the biggest Quarter Horse event in all of HARPG!
English Riding / DisciplinesHi! Since the poll I put up only needed 5 minutes to get 6 votes "we need discipline guides" I figured I give this a shot right away. Feel free to comment to add things ect, but please be polite about it. I'm only human, I make mistakes.
SO! Let's start!
10/07/2013 - I think it's more or less finished. Remember, this isn't supposed to be a detailed guide but one to give people a general idea over what the disciplines are and what the goals are!
Also, if I used a thumb that features your art/tutorial/whatever, and you don't like it, just tell me and please be polite about it. Be happy, not angry I don't claim them in any way; I simply think they're beautiful and are great examples of what I'm trying to explain! It's a free feature!
You're here!: English Riding: Dressage, Endurance, Eventing, Show Jumping & Cross Country
Western - Not written yet
Racing -Not written yet
This is a fantastic gathering of tutorials and information regarding the English discipline of riding. Individual sports are covered, like Dressage, jumping and Hunter, in art tutorials, tack info and other great information flyers. Sport specific terms are covered too, like what Piaffe means, or what hackamores can be used for. Nixxily is also working on Racing, Western and Fantasy collections, so send her features!
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Hold Him DownThey had just passed the bend, they held a pretty good place in the race when something went wrong, there was an awkward step and an odd sound, but Grenade didn't stop. He just snorted and pushed on, ignoring the pain he felt in his leg. Stacy had begun pulling back on the reins, trying to get him to stop, winning this race, meant nothing to her now that the bad feeling was back. Grenade fought like hell as he pushed forward, surging down the track, there was another sound, more sickening this time as Grenade went by the finish line.
He had finished the race, but at what cost? He wasn't the kind to give up and he hated losing, most of the pain had been blocked by the adrenaline run, but as soon as they had crossed the finish line, Stacy reined hard and Grenade went down instantly neighing loudly. His front right leg was at an awkward angle, it was obviously broke, though how bad, Stacy didn't know. She just knew that her horse was down, that he had passed the finish line and finishe
Grenade is a top Thoroughbred stallion in the racing world. With a jockey that loves him, it's no wonder he's placed in the top 3 across the board. But something goes horribly wrong in the Thoroughbred Triple Crown 2013! Will the champion survive a broken leg? Give SkyWolfSpirit a watch to find out.
Have a storyline or roleplay you want featured here? Or maybe an epic idea for fellow players? Or some juicy info on whatever? Send us at HARPG-Newsletter a Note titled Headlines with the links to the art, stories or journals and we'll see about getting it up!
Long Live Moonfeather!Written by MissDudette
The Newsletter would like to take a moment to remember and acknowledge a great happening in the HaRPG community these last months. In late June, the original creator of the Horse Art RPG world stepped down from her role as Founder of the original group, in an effort to continue her passion of drawing horses. We would like to congratulate the new Founder, LucasBinx, and we wish her and her staff all the luck in running this amazing group.
Running the HaRPG group is quite an experience, as a Contributor/Co-Founder there, I can attest to those experiences. Honestly, I don't think I could have done it without my teammates, who were there to guide me every step of the way. But whenever I would get flustered, or a little down-hearted, moonfeather was there to boost me up again. I have to wonder, who was there to boost her up when she was feeling low? I'm not sure what it was that made her stay for so long there, but it might have been her love of the game, and what it could really mean for artists everywhere. People from all walks of life could get on the internet and hone their art skills and share a passion for that four-legged beauty called the horse. Sure, there were other sites that shared a passion for horses, gaming sites and forums come to mind; but the HaRPG on DeviantART was about actually creating a piece of art and sharing it to the world. In a way, it was the first site to give its users a real, tangible thing for their horses. Art is real; it's your drawings or paintings coming to life. If you couldn't have a real horse, you could have the next best thing; a painting of your dream horse, that YOU created all by yourself. Moonfeather really made that something for artists everywhere, and that's why her idea has flourished and will continue to flourish for years to come.
Let's take a little trip back to the past, and see some of the firsts in the HaRPG world:
June 20, 2006: moonfeather creates Screamer, the inspiration for HaRPG.
October 26, 2007: moonfeather creates the firstbreeding picturein HaRPG.
May 26, 2008: HorseArt-RPG is founded by Moonfeather.
One thing I've always liked about Moonfeather, and why I believe the HaRPG idea has lasted so long, was that she had this knack for helping people out. She was always very generous and super helpful to those who had questions and to those who might have been a little scared of joining. For me, it was always a neat thing seeing her help out new HaRPGers. Moonfeather was here a very long time, as I understand, close to 7 years! I unfortunately only knew her a few short years of that period, but I learned a lot from her while she was here. She really helped me to understand that the HaRPG was so much more than just a group. That it was a community, of artists and horse lovers alike.
We at the Newsletter would like to honor the glorious running of the HaRPG group under Moonfeather's wing, and we would like to wish her all the best in her new adventures. Long live moonfeather, and long live the HaRPG!
The Matchmaking CornerLike, what if?
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TheTourmalineRose's Pantalaimon and Dark-FaNtAsY-Farms's DFF Blue Mystic Midnight Desire
ACK, I just love the this Matchmaking pair! I have a terrible soft spot for nebulas and stars on horses, and these two take the cake, especially that stallion. You might remember his owner when she wrote a gorgeous Creative Story for us back in March 2012. This gorgeous mare is new to me, though, but gosh I love her color! She's one of two (I think) Nebula Appaloosas running around. Now, on to the possible baby, wouldn't it be the sauce!? The colors would be marvelous for one; maybe blue based like the dam, with sparkle stars? Or maybe a little on the green/yellow side like the sire, but with swirls of nebulas! And the foal's temperament would be fantastic, as both parents have an aura of magic around them that we mere mortals can definitely feel. The stars are the limit for this pair! Now, if I can just get them together...
Want to suggest a pair? Or just a single horse? Want to see your horse here? Anything goes, simply submit your idea (with links) either in comment or note to HARPG-Newsletter!
Featured BreedingsLove is in the air!
Featured FoalsLong-legged balls of fuzziness.
A Foal's OrbitOne fuzzy baby's future.
This little yearling named BRR PD Driftin' Tramp from blaine-rr has completely stolen the Western show world with pedigree, beauty, and competition! She's already a Best of the Best at HARPG-The-WD and is heading for a Hall of Fame. She's got a wonderful show record, so expect her to be coming into the adult world as a force to be reckoned with!
New GroupsGroups rock, gals.
or The Horse Back Quidditch Association! This new idea for interactive HARPG fun is 1 part creative, 1 part social and 1 part crazy! Based on the infamous game of Quidditch, an adaptation on horseback has been devised by the members of Saxon-Stable-Group and then turned into a league-table system ready for the Horse Art community to leap into. Put together a team, start challenging others to a match and climb to the top. Not got enough horses and riders for yourself? Another great opportunity to collaborate or get other people in on the action. There's nearly no one on the register yet so it's an open park!
HARPG-School a.k.a HaRPG School is a newly opened training school for your HARPG horses! We are ongoing and run by a group of great artists, who are ready to draw your enrolled horses. Whether or not you are able to enroll, our school will be offering many many chances to give off free enrollments! Keep your eyes open! Hope to see you there!
or HA-RPG International Equestrian Federation, is a group for ALL HARPG horses out there. Though it is two years old, the group's goal is to focus members on developing both their human and equine characters and to encourage creativity. With a handsome set of leveling up ranks for horses and riders, and an emphasis on effort-based judging within their shows, the group is a landmark and the go-to in the HaRPG community. If you're looking for a group that does it all, and won't close in the next 5 minutes, then this is the one for your stable!
Want to suggest a Group? Or see yours here? Just make sure it's an unique Group, breed registries don't really go here. Send a link through Note or comment to HARPG-Newsletter!
Featured Equine BreedsEquine breeds; Humankind's unique spin on God's horse.
and A truly unique take on your usual everyday plucky pony! These cuties were featured back in December 2011, but they've since been updated! The Shony was created by carefully crossing small breeds of horses, that had a strong guarding drive, and a dense woolly type coat. Some of the founding breeds are the Galician Pony found in Galicia, in the northwest of Spain for their very rugged and hardy nature; the Yakut ponies of Siberia, Russia for high milk production, stout bodies, and adaptivness for harsh conditions; and a heavy influence of natural occurring curly coated stock from various breeds, as well as a now extinct breed that contributed the genetics of horns. With its use being mostly for guarding sheep, the terms Ewe, Ram, and Lamb have been adopted by breeders of the Shony, therefore making it easier on the farmer. In nature, the Shony is confident, gentle (especially with children), and affectionate. While territorial and protective of its flock or family when necessary, its general demeanor is of composure and patience and loyalty. It is a strong willed, independent and reserved breed. It is also attentive, quite fearless and loyal to its duties. Being somewhat stubborn to train once done, the Shony is a great children mount, driving animal, or general working or showing pony. The average height for Shonies is around the 9-12 hand/91-122 centimeter marker. There are also two types of Shony- hair and wool types. Get one for yourself today, you won't be able to stop at just one!
Koni Sporthorse - About, Breeding, Registry etc. Originsand The ultimate Sporthorse breed! Created in Germany many centuries ago, the Koni Sporthorse started as an accidental crossing between Erik Königin's Thoroughbred racehorses and the Clydesdale studs from a neighboring farm during an unusual severe storm that nearly destroyed the area. Instead of destroying what was left of his prized herd, Erik decided to refine this new blood into something capable of more than racing or driving. He and his family introduced more established breeds, such as the Hanoverian, Trakehner, Andalusian and Friesian. After Erik's passing, his son Markus introduced the Dutch Warmblood, Knabstrupper and Welsh Pony, to further refine the breed and add color as well, and the breed did develop some odd mutations. This new breed excelled in Show Jumping, Dressage, Cross Country, Eventing, Polo, and even various Western disciplines. Ulrich, great-grandson of Markus and father of Katherin (the current owner of Ironstone), brought the breed to the United States and introduced them to the public. This breed was created by dyatori and imports can be seen here!
What was thought to be the truth, isn't the truth at all. Originally, it was thought that the Koni Sporthorse was first introduced by Katherin Königin's (the current owner of Ironstone) third great grandfather, Erik Königin. In Germany, Erik was a well-known breeder of Thoroughbred racehorses. At least until a severe storm hit the area, causing catastrophic flooding and unbelievable amounts of damage. Many stables were destroyed, and many horses were lost. It took weeks, but the horses that managed to escape were found at various distances away from the home farm, and many of the mares were found to be exposed to the Clydesdale stallions from a breeding farm down the road. After taking the time to round up what was left of his Thoroughbred herd, Erik decided not to destroy his once prized mares and their foals. Instead, he chose to refine them into something capable of more than racing or driving. He called the to-be br
and These amazing rainbow-glow ponies are absolutely striking! I love their colors and patterns, and their breedsheet isn't too shabby either (that group icon is to die for!). Created by johnmowfive, these horses would be great in halter or liberty classes. They're generally 50 for a custom, but you can check out the Import Gallery and be awe-inspired!
This is the MUSHCOCK. They eat other horse breeds for breakfast! They rule the horsey plains of deviantArt. They live by no rules, for no rules could harness them. They love to cuddle, eat and kick a$$. They come in all colors and mutations imaginable. There are no import reclaims. All you need to do to get a horse for free is ask. MUSHCOCK FOR THE PEOPLE!
and This breed became one year old recently and is still running on its own pace. More people find out about the breed and what was a private breed turned out to be a breed that is loved by its owners. Different genes and mutations make it so the breed has something for everyone. Currently we are running our own Summer Event; a bunch of silly games for fun, but with a horse as a prize!
If you want your or someone's else's breed featured, send a Note to the HARPG-Newsletter titled Horse Breed Feature with links to the breedsheet, breed registry (if possible) and breed history (if possible). I'll feature otherworldly and realistic breeds!
Show SpotlightShows, shows and more shows!
The Darkest Display' The Darkest Display, featuring: Haute d'Ecole, Costume Class, Circus, Fantastic and Otherworldly Breeds Showcase, Freestyle, Halter and Dance.
ODFS THE DARKEST DISPLAY
Welcome! Come one, come all, to ODFS's summer show, The Darkest Display! This show is open to the general public whether you have a HARPG stable or not, so please, feel free to enter!
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 31ST! You have plenty of time.
The Entry Rules are as follows:
You may enter as many horses as you want that you feel would fit the show's Carnival/Circus theme. These will not be normal classes, so choose carefully.
There are NO PREGRISTRATIONS, just drop a comment, note or something with a link to the picture and the below filled out on the deviation comments, and your entry is in! You can enter one horse in multiple classes and multiple horses per stable, and you DO NOT need a HARPG stable for this. My only requirement is that the horse has been drawn at least once before entering so I know you didn't just create a new horse for this.
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Registration not needed, Entries by August 13
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Registration not needed, Entries by August 21
2nd Annual Dark Night show - RESULTS2nd Annual Dark Night Show's 2nd Annual Dark Night Show, featuring: Halter, Showjumping in the Dark, Pas de Trois and a dragon hunt.
results are up.
I am a little bit disappointed here and there because I wonder if people in fact even go read things properly these days. Some people lost a lot of points by simply not reading the rules, missing information or just wrong things ...
None the less, I have seen some gorgeous pictures in here
To receive your prizes, please NOTE the donator to contact that person about the given prize.
are send to you asap
Because there were barely enough entries in each class, all halter entries are mixed into 1 class.
1. RCS Winter's Obsidian
2. Wild Oak's Heart of Midnight
4. Bahir Barakah
5. FmnF Benzai Lovestrong
6. FmnF Orhime CXXXI
7. Chavali CCXLV De Laroche
8. SVS Chico Blanco
9. LS Kamikaze
10. RCS Miss Golden Dream
11. VF Lunar Siege CDXXI
12. Brave Stag
Show jumping in the dark
1. NCS Jean
2. Wild Oak's Diary of Jane
3. ROS Kharr
Registration is not needed, Entries by August 31
<da:thumb id="387105456"/> 's 5th Annual Lilium Stables Arabian Horse Show, featuring: Halter, Dressage, English and Western Pleasure, Pleasure Driving, Native Costume, Reining and Liberty.
Registration not needed, Entries by September 21
<da:thumb id="383652389"/> ' PetArt-RPG's First Glacier Show, featuring: Liberty, Halter and Freestyle.
Registration not needed, Entries by September 30
If you have an upcoming or currently running horse show you'd like announced, send HARPG-Newsletter a Note (titled Show Spotlight) with a link to the competition. I'll feature whatever contest you have, be it draft pulling, Eventing or pegasi races!
Introduce yourself and your stables to the Newsletter; what's your name and what got you started in horses?
Hello! I'm Shayne and I run Star In A Circle Stables. I got started into horses when I was very young; I've always thought they were beautiful animals. Another artist here on dA got me back into my love of English riding, after being introduced to it in middle school. SIACS is my little piece of paradise- the only way I can interact with horses in my life.
What inspired you to join the HaRPG community?
I saw abosz007's art one day on accident and I fell in love with their style of artwork. After seeing 'HaRPG' on a few different posts I looked up the group and my passion was ignited. I missed working with horses so much that I thought this might be a way for me to connect with them again and SIACS was born.
What are your stables about? What does your staff (if any) entail? What horse breeds does your stable work with and why?
My stable doesn't have a specific focus, but we are- to my knowledge- the only Pagan run stable in HaRPG. We have a fairly long list of staff members, but our main ones have been Camella Starre; stable owner and director, her nephew Desmond Haill, their newest trainers Damien 'Klik' Redfield and Katon Aisu and their head of staff Sebastian Muir. The story that I've been focusing on for them is that SIACS is a budding stable, not fully established in itself as I am not fully established as an artist at this time. We also focus less so on character's relationships, especially Klik's.
We work on several breeds of horses, preferably Mustang variants. We're currently one of the main breeders and importers of Black Tip Mustangs. I absolutely adore that breed for its interesting markings and the possibility for new genetic strains. We have also been working with Konoha Warmbloods and are celebrating the birth of our first Pure Obertaurer of late. We have a passion for tall horses. Haha.
Which of your in-game/real life horses do you feel you connect with the most?
I unfortunately do not have the opportunity to interact with horses in real life, but when I was younger I did take lessons and the horse I rode then was probably my favorite horse of all time. He was a handsome cherry bay Quarter Horse named Rusty and I loved him dearly. We rode for two years together and worked on Hunter over Fences. We won three ribbons together. I loved that horse and I was very heartbroken to have to quit riding. I'm still mourning the news of his passing in late 2012. He was 18 years old and had enjoyed a long jumping career and quiet retirement as a school horse.
Are there any major accomplishments with your stables? Like, are there any big wins? What mark has your stables left in the HaRPG world?
Major accomplishments? Ha we're still waiting for some. No really though, I think my stable hasn't made major changes to HaRPG yet, but we do plan on trying to contribute in any way, shape or form that we can in the future. This makes us sound kind of boring, but truly I think SIACS has the potential to leave a huge footprint in HaRPG, but as of late we haven't. Our personal accomplishments include securing our first Obertaurer, our work with an OTTB named Bold and finally coming back into the showing scene. We're off to a slow start but don't count us out. We hope to try and compete in this year's Olympics.
What are your plans for your stable's future?
Currently we're planning on trying to show all of our horses at least twice. On top of that we've been booking breedings for our stable favorite Castiel- a lovely red dun Arabian cross. Our future includes slowing down in our obtainment of horses and speeding up in their training and careers. We also hope to host another show in the near future, and many more after that. We're trying to expand the Black Tip Mustang breed and all around HaRPG's knowledge of horse genetics. Here at SIACS, genetic diversity is one of our biggest drives.
What got you into horse art? How long have you been drawing horses?
I started drawing horses at a very young age, but what got me back into drawing them now was probably the news of losing Rusty. I regret infinitely giving up my lessons, even though my family basically made me stop, I still wish I hadn't. After learning that I really missed working with horses. When I learned of HaRPG I saw it as a way to be able to connect with equines again and explore the competitive and breeding world. It's always something I've been interested in and now I have this unique community to connect with!
What tools do you use to produce your art? Where do you get your inspiration?
I use a small Wacom Bamboo Fun tablet. I couldn't tell you the exact dimensions, I'm not sure anymore. It's a little smaller than a sheet of paper. My program of choice is Paint Tool SAI, though I'd love to work with Photoshop someday, that day is not today. I draw inspiration often from my own creative mind- as an author, developing character relations is my strong point- but also from my past experiences as an equestrian, from events I see online and from my fellow HaRPG players. Things that impact many stables I like to also be involved in and work with.
Describe a typical day for you when you create art, do you have any sort of routine?
I do have a routine actually! It involved being inspired, dragging out my tablet, hard drive and reference images, finding an image(s) I'd like to work off of, setting everything up and then getting distracted by Tumblr for three to four hours before I actually start working around midnight. Haha. Some days I sit in my living room and crank out drawing one after another, and other days I can get one piece done before my brain gets tired out. It really depends but I always have to be able to sit up to draw. I can't draw in bed.
What are your plans for your artistic future?
I personally want to work more on learning my anatomy and cleaning up my style, as well as working toward more real and expressive art. I also am always working on shading and lighting, as right now I suck at it. My signature is my blur-backgrounds but I do hope to learn how to draw real backgrounds one day. I need to learn how to be patient with my art!
Have a bit of inspiration to give your fellow equestrians as a final word?
Don't ever look at other artists and think you 'aren't good enough'. Not everyone is going to be fantastic when they start out, but don't use other people to judge yourself. Use artists you admire as your drive to become better like them and to one day be that 'better' artist to someone else. There's no point in getting down on yourself about your art, it'll never get you anywhere, so keep your chin up and keep practicing, you'll always get better.
If you wan'na be a candidate for the Interview, send a Note to the Group titled accordingly with THIS filled out. Depending on your answers, I may or may not ask more questions (so this isn't a boring fill-in all the time). I will only publish one Interview a month, so yours might take a while to get in.
Real-Life Breed SketchBecause pixel ponies wouldn't exist without the real thing!
Returning next month!
Want to showcase your favorite real-life breed? Write a few paragraphs, find some fave photos and send us the whole package in a Note to HARPG-Newsletter titled RL Breed Sketch!
The Horse MarketLovely beauties up for sale, looking for a good home!
Also check out HARPG-FindAHorse, HARPG-Sales and EAAS for more horsies up for grabs.
Have a horse up for sale? Send us at HARPG-Newsletter a comment or note with links to the sales journal. Any questions, just send them to the Newsletter. Also, please no adoptables unless they come from horses with history!
Stable SpotlightStables are important, too!
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Shopping SpreeBecause shopping is just the sauce.
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Lucasbinx is known all around for her Arabian Annual and her recent instatment as Founder of :devhorsert-rpg:. Here's what she has to say, "I am open for point commissions and will be offering almost all original art in my gallery for sale." She can make references, training images and portraits, all in a gorgeous traditional medium. Prices range from 500 to 2,500 for commissions, and her original art is in the range of 500 to 3,000 ; most prices are negotiable.
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Skye is known across the community for her lovely style and fun characters. She's has etching-style piece, badge and training image slots up for commission. Her prices range from £2 to £10.
Jakkdaw's <da:thumb id="358009456"/>
Awesome work by a renowned artist on dA and HaRPG, this gal's style is both eye-catching and detailed. Both traditional and digital works are available! Princes range from $10 to $30.
Commissions PM2013-POINTS-TO-CASH ACCEPTEDPaypal Commissions
Paypal Commissions are being opened in the spirit of Project Matador 2013.
!NOW ACCEPTING POINTS-TO-CASH COMMISSIONS!
Project Matador 2013
$5 - Stylized (480 )
$7 - Realistic (672 )
Clean sketches in sets of twos, with no shading outlines. Full body.
$7 - Stylized (672 )
$10 - Realistic (960 )
+$2 For Tack/Rider (+192 )
+$3 for Extra Char. (+288 )
Clean set of lines for custom one-person use. Full body. Can be requested as .pdf, .sai, or .png.
Flat Color Commissions
Titled Project Matador 2013, this artist is raising funds to purchase a fave horse at her riding barn. So, not only can you get great art, you can help your fellow deviant achieve a most epic dream! Types of art include sketches, flat-colors and shaded full-bodies. Prices range from $5 to $25 with Paypal, or via the new Commissions widget at 480 to 2400 .
Commissions - Important Information!!Update:
Hey commissioners! Before I open these up again I need to know who is no longer interested and wants me to take them down from the list! Please comment below or note me with your decision! If you do not message me I will note you a warning and the remove you!
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A portrait commission of a horse of your choice. I can do both realistic and unrealistic horses. Things like wings, and horns will cost you more though.
Price: €60 6000
(includes blurry background/textured background)
A full body painting of a horse of your choice. I can do both realistic and unrealistic horses. Things like wings cost you more though.
Price: €80 8000
(includes detailed background of you
This artist is renowned for her incredible detail and accuracy. Prices range from 500 to 8,000 for fullbody/full background paintings to linearts.
Harpg commissions open----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Prices vary depending on what you'd like. (see examples below)
Small sized (Approx A5)
Scan only (No postage/mailing)
Hand drawn, photoshop coloured. (unless choosing full digital option)
Of Your own horse character, of your choice
Paypal only (Art starts on payment) (I haven't figured out the points to cash option DA gives)
X1 character per slot!
Pricing with examples
Full digital colour (drawn on PS from sketch to finish)
The creator of HorseArt-RPG, this artist has an unique style and great colors. Prices range from $55 and up for fullbody arts.
Want your services listed here? You can be about icons, designs or other random cool stuff, and you can charge both art and points. Send HARPG-Newsletter a Note titled Shopping Spree with the links and we'll get them added.
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Winner's CircleThat stable won what?!!
HARPG's Lead Mare 2013 - CLOSED Start Date: 1/1/13by Decorum100
End Date: 6/1/13
END DATE COMING UP !! GET YOUR ENTRIES IN !!
----HARPG's Lead Mare 2013----
hosted by Decorum100
not associated with HorseArt-RPG
Start Date: 1/1/13
End Date: 6/1/13
|| ENTRIES || EXAMPLE ENTRY || SHOW OFF TEMPLATE ||
Because HARPG's Supreme Stallion was such a hit, we have decided to host a mare competition! Good luck to all!
About the show
Welcome to HARPG's Lead Mare, a talent/halter show tha
HaRPG's Lead Mare 2013 was a sequel to the landmark Supreme Stallion 2013, and it shined just as brightly (unlike most Disney sequels...)! Epic artists like CollidingStarsStable and BayloneRose arrived to show off their lovely mares. Taking top honors though was none other than Diamond Vale's own DWR Anezka 86! She's a gorgeous thing, and quite worthy of her new title. Congratulations to owner QueenHalloween!
If you've a show (or know of a show) that's just finished and want it featured in the Letter, send a link in a Note to us titled Winner's Circle!
ThanksI love my contributors. ^^
Thanks to and for their incredible articles/features and awesome helpfulness with the group. You gals make this Newsletter epic.
Thanks to everyone that wrote their own summaries for their arts and other features!
Thanks to all the artists who sent in links of other artist's work to be featured.
You readers have a comment, complaint, suggestion, advertisement, opinion or feature for the Newsletter? Send us at HARPG-Newsletter a Note or comment with your ideas and/or links. We'd love to hear what you have to say. After all, what's writing without an audience?
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HaRPGers, play on!!!