• Newbie Artist Training Grounds: Day 10


    Day 10, you guys, Day 10! We actually hit double digits! Today was a bit of a learning process for me. As somepony pointed out in their submission comment, he and I both fail at math. It turns out two times the pony is two times the work, and I really failed to consider the impact that would have on your time to draw. So I learned (dear Princess Celestia) that doubling the required number of ponies while simultaneously pushing the theme in as selfish a direction as I can possibly manage, I will get more or less exactly what I want, but at the cost of about half of the usual number of participants. Let's not mince words, 162 stellar entries is amazing and every last one of you should feel proud. But that is a bit of a smaller number, and I can't help but feel like I did push you a bit too hard. I'm learning. I think you'll find tonight's theme a lot of fun, though! edit: as the minutes ticked closer to the deadline, these words were made to seem dumber and dumber. Well done, everypony.

    You're probably getting bored of hearing this by now, but just in case we've picked up any stragglers, here are the submission guidelines. As always, if you have a problem with the submission program please just go ahead and send your submission to phoe@equestriadaily.com and leave the rest to me. Also feel free to shoot me an e-mail if there's a question you need answered, and I'll do my best to get back to you as quickly as I can.

    The Theme of the Day

    Draw a pony dressed as a character from another show, game, or story, or draw that character as a pony.
    Which sounds like a mouthful, but really it's just me trying to be unambiguous. This is a hugely open topic; I'm looking forward to seeing what your favorite non-pony media is! Mine's Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure. What? I'm learning stuff about you, it's only fair!


    Today's gallery can be summed up in a single word: Lyyyyyyyyyrrrrraaaaaa! I begged and begged and begged for it, and here she is! There's even one in there of me making an ass of myself in front of her. I am deliriously happy with this turn of events. You're all so nice and so brave and dedicated to have been doing this for so long that I wish there was something more I could do to say thanks than these paltry rambles. Keep at it, guys. You're all amazing. Just for you, let's kick things up an Octavia.



    1) By Anakah



    2) By Makkon (This one's a shoutout/commission/thingamajig for Notacleverpony. Swanky!)



    3) By Syggie (A, c-down, A, c-righ, c-down, A...)



    4) By Goldfish



    5) By PandaRoux (Teamwork!)



    6) By VeoBandit (Ponies making... music.)



    7) By VeoBandit (Ponies... making music.)



    8) By Thanqol (Somepony give this man a medal.)



    9) By ChaosDrop (Harps: now with 100% more cloud walking powers.)



    10) By Grue



    11) By Kjh242 (I'd be madder if you actually addressed this to me.)



    12) By rich-tea



    13) By Fallin' Winter (I can't imagine how difficult it is to pay while watching that. Octavia is a true professional.)



    14) By Xris777



    15) By DeadP0N-3



    16) By lead_hooves



    17) By Emerald Dust (The sad thing is I couldn't answer either one of them.)



    18) By FrostV952



    19) By Damian Foxx



    20) By Tarynsgate (Siiigh.)



    21) By blindferret



    22) By Mellowbloom



    23) By Gig



    24) By Ori (Glam rock Cheerilee.)



    25) By Partition (And we the blogponies thank you for the awesome shoutout. Peace.)



    26) By Doombah



    27) By Smock (Fluttershy, you're such stage hog.)



    28) By PenguinPlayer



    29) By Easteu (It may not be 100% true to the show, but I adore the heck out of this style. Beautiful.)



    30) By Spark (All lyres should come with miniature Pinkies.)



    31) By kits



    32) By Rutana



    33) By Sneo



    34) By Stabbercube



    35) By Mr.Paulsen ('Cause when the jazz mare's testifyin', she'll bring ya to your knees...)



    36) By SherlockHooves



    37) By Family Man



    38) By Circuit Mane



    39) By Da Chi



    40) By Blueberry Muffin (Derpy, give that back.)



    41) By Nido Media



    42) By Erthilo (Well that's interesting but I don't see--)



    43) By unholyhen (... huh. Well then!)



    44) By Paintroller (They are so cute together.)



    45) By Zee



    46) By Dragon Rage



    47) By EssAeEm (Poor Twilight...)



    48) By Mere Jump



    49) By Fish0and0chips



    50) By Fickle (The artist requests a brony's aid in getting this colored. Any takers?)



    51) By Infinity



    52) By Pineapple Skitter



    53) By Saphin (This is so great. And terrifyingly accurate. Must stop laughing at sef...)



    54) By Mr. Wonko



    55) By Jdan-S (This is a match made in heaven.)



    56) By Nullh



    57) By DCPIP



    58) By Rydel



    59) By Atlur (She might get her cutie mark yet at this rate.)



    60) By 8ftmetalhead



    61) By toonboy92484



    62) By Lorina



    63) By Iron Pony



    64) By Kitty Tail (Rock my world, Lyra. <3)



    65) By Shiko



    66) By Moabite (...pfffthahahaha)



    67) By ThatOnePegasus (How about four ponies?)



    68) By Alleen



    69) By ecmc1093



    70) By Ash (The Xibit reference makes it musical, dawg.)



    71) By Roper (How did she wind up with a triangle?)



    72) By cartoonlion



    73) By purpletrauma



    74) By Invidlord (I would pay a lot to hear whatever conversation is taking place here.)



    75) By ProjectFreeism (Well, duh.)



    76) By Amehdaus (I think they're interpreting my theme in all the ways at once.)



    77) By Systemdertoten



    78) By DI-FL



    79) By Afentis (I hate the drums on Rock Band because my foot is retarded and can't keep a beat.)



    80) By Nicolette



    81) By Taco Bandit



    82) By Relias



    83) By Dangereaux (Some more jazz ponies. Sweet.)



    84) By Doctor Whoof Fanatic



    85) By Bravura (Has anypony else ever actually done this?)



    86) By Macon Mixx



    87) By Ambrose (That's a great title.)



    88) By Lancer5317



    89) By Leaf Growth



    90) By Bobby Bartram



    91) By Tanman (I looked it up, and harp guitars are actual things. Holy crap.)



    92) By Mockingbird



    93) By Avnas Ishtaroth



    94) By Crimson Risk (Doube trombone action.)



    95) By Kt Kat (With lines like that she could have anypony she wanted.)



    96) By Frith (I wish I had the space to share with you all the comment the artist left for me. It's an awesome story.)



    97) By Omega RKB



    98) By Djrk16 (The rest of the night was spent explaining the lyrics: I want to kill everypony in the world.)



    99) By The Flying Tomato



    100) By Dr. Trotson



    101) By Coquette (Musical shipping is a popular theme today.)



    102) By Konig



    103) By zorg (This must be incredibly somber music. Just look at their faces...)



    104) By Alipes (I think a triangle is about the only thing you can add to the One Pie Band.)



    105) By Zach (Taaaaake ooonnnn meeeee~)



    106) By Ego (This explains SO MUCH.)



    107) By Neoridgeback



    108) By Natry (*rimshot*)



    109) By MHPayne



    110) By redcladhero



    111) By Gear X. Machina



    112) By DJ Rainbow Dash (Eeyup.)



    113) By Luke Chermak



    114) By Filiecs



    115) By Starlite (This has me wondering if she brings that bench with her everywhere.)



    116) By Spiritofthwwolf



    117) By Frostclaw



    118) By BlackYousa (Pfft, who's arguing? That's totally what I meant.)



    119) By PinkamenaPie (Failing to figure out you don't have musical talent runs in the Apple Family.)



    120) By Buddy Vox (Octavia snuck a peak at today's submissions. She asks you: why!?!)



    121) By TapeDiggity



    122) By Immersa



    123) By Kooldude (How are the acoustics on the moon, anyway?)



    124) By Kooldude



    125) By StarStep



    126) By Farvei



    127) By SiuiS (Sweet chin music, hurr hurr.)



    128) By Prismatic Pretzel (She is a unicorn of many talents.)



    129) By Fetchbeer (This scene takes place shortly after Vinyl Scratch was frozen in carbonite.)



    130) By Kitsune



    131) By A Terrible Person



    132) By RaspleZS (You got Peanuts in my ponies...)



    133) By TopoCruz



    134) By Starlight bolt (Rock on, party ponies. Rock on.)



    135) By Thattagen (This is awesome because I've been listening to Deadmau5 all night.)



    136) By AlterForm



    137) By BronyQuest (Double your Lyra, double your fun.)



    138) By Shockwave



    139) By Chromadancer



    140) By PinkiePied (Your alternate submission made me giggle. I just wanted you to know that.)



    141) By Arion



    142) By Uncle Leo



    143) By Spurs (I don't think it's possible to draw a pony playing a violin and have it lok bad.)



    144) By Eidolon Proggy



    145) By Phantom G



    146) By Tenchi Outsuno



    147) By Kelz (I've a very Derpy showdown.)



    148) By Applefrittermlp



    149) By PVRyohei (I think this is as close to my third hopeful interpretation as we're going to get.)



    150) By Riokenn



    151) By nuclearsuplexattack



    152) By Fox E:



    153) By djTeka


    154) By DJ RBDash


    155) By Madtaz64


    156) By Sashley


    157) By StarSongPony



    158) By Periphery



    159) By calamari



    160) By Avohkah Tamer



    161) By Eeful (Daft. Ponies.)



    162) By Magnet