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Is it time to come back?

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 3:56 AM
Hey guys,

I have been unactive for some time, my latest piece is the new shadingless style. I really miss harpg, and the people from the community. I miss entering competitions, I just miss the whole worry-free time I used to spend with my own stable and horses.

Now that I draw for a living, it's kinda hard to relax and draw for myself, just for fun. I always feel like I waste my time, it's really stressful actually. That's where my stable became neglected. But.... it made me think, I also need to have something for myself right? And harpg was that for me, something relaxing.

So I was thinking to just start drawing again, but I might make some changes. Maybe a whole new stable, I am not sure for now. I also wanna create a better story, more like an ongoing one, with here and there a couple of pictures outside that story. Maybe I'm making it hard for myself, but I can't help it, I am a detailfreak, a perfectionist. When something bothers me, it creates a huge artblock. Stupid... I wish I could think easier haha.

I am also thinking about the breeding part of harpg... in the beginning I just loved the horses I had, I couldn't even think of aging them, breeding them and in the end, letting them die. But as soon as I started I loved it, but it also made it harder to bond with horses. Because the aging went a bit fast sometimes... So I might change that and stop breeding and aging at all. Just aging when I feel like it. Or something.

Anyways, just sharing my thoughts.... :) A cookie if you read it all! :aww:

~ Lesta



Hello, my name is Alicia (nickname Kalesta) and I already draw since I could hold a pencil! I major in horses, animals and I improve a lot with drawing humans. I do take commisions, so if you have any question about it, please feel free to ask! Thanks for stopping by!

Commissions - Closed by SweetDuke No Point Commissions by SweetDuke No Trades by SweetDuke No Requests by SweetDuke

Current Residence: The Netherlands
Favourite genre of music: Pop, K-pop, rock
Favourite photographer: Robert Vavra
Favourite cartoon character: Courage, Gary the Snail, Spirit

Holy crap. I've been a member for 9 years..... !!! :nuu: 

35 deviants said Congratz... :)


What is HARPG and how do I make a stable?
Please, use Google before asking me. You will then find the group and can read everything about it.

What programm do you use?
I use Adobe Photoshop.

How do you draw your horses?
That would be a long story, I would suggest to search tutorials how to draw horses since I don't have one.

How do you shade and add highlights?
I put my shades and highlights on a seperate layer. It's easier to correct mistakes that way.

Can you give me some tips?
The only tips I can give you is PRACTISE and search some tutorials and again, PRACTISE! ;) Oh, and never give up if it's not turning out the way you want it. I already drew since I could hold a pencil, so every new drawing will make you a little better. :)

Can you help me with my art?
No, sorry. I get that question a lot, but I simply don't have time for that. Go search for tutorials, there are plenty here on DA.


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Miesho Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ik had al een tijdje zo'n vermoeden, maar nu zie ik het toch echt, fav genre of music: k-pop! Wat is je fav groep en wie is je bias? I need to know 'cause I love you for this <3
Kalesta Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
Haha, ja ben al best een tijdje k-pop fan. :aww: Ben ook in Korea geweest, mede door k-pop haha. :la: Echt zoo gaaf en je kan er zooo veel leuke goodies kopen! :la: Mijn all time favorite is TVXQ, maar die zijn helaas al lang uit elkaar. Nu vind ik ze minder qua muziek, zowel JYJ als Yunho en Changmin. :( Verder Super Junior, Ukiss, Big Bang, en ik vergeet er vast een paar. Ohja, Hyuna vind ik ook leuk! Ze heeft vaak wel catchy nummers, oh en 2ne1. :) En jij?
Miesho Featured By Owner Edited Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg zo gaaf, ik wil er zo graag een keer heen! Mijn favorieten zijn: teentop, exo, girl's day, got7, infinite, vixx maar ik luister ook naar meer zoals super junior, ToppDogg, Taemin, een beetje Big Bang en f(x) maar daar ben ik niet een enorme fan van! Ik begrijp je trouwens van TVXQ, exo valt ook langzaam uit elkaar, eerst Kris er uit nu Luhan:c mijn arme hartje gaat door een hel ;c
Kalesta Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
Ah, ja... zo jammer is dat. Het werkt ook allemaal heel anders als hier of in Amerika. Ze moeten superhard werken en hebben amper tijd voor zichzelf. :( Exo kwam een beetje na mijn groote fan periode haha, dus ik weet niet zo veel van hun. Maar een aantal liedjes vind ik wel leuk!
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Equinara Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
I just wanted to let you know I moved your birthday gift Happy Birthday Kalesta
Kalesta Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Thanks for lettin me know! Still love it! :D
Equinara Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
im glad :) 
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch :)
Kalesta Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
You are welcome! :aww:
ARVEN92 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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