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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

Getting a new pet quickly after the other one passed. Your opinion? 

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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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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
Rosenwood-Stables Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  New member
Hi there :D You are a wonderful artist <3
I have just opened a new horse breed! rosenwood-stables.deviantart.c… I'd love to see the breed in your style, if you are interested watch the group to see when imports are availible, currently I have 3 FREE custom slots! :) It's fine if not, and sorry if I have bothered you
Hunko11 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the fav :) mush appreciated 
Hunko11 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Adoptable-Horses-INC Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday! :D :party:
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