• Newbie Artist Training Grounds: Day 11


    I'm a puppeteer edition. I'm not going to be able to type much today, because I need to spend this time icing my poor little hoof, which I burned on the stove trying to cook a late night snack for myself. Words are agony. Efficiency of words, go go go! A veritable explosion of ponies! 275 cosplayers attended tonight's convention.

    Daily reminder of the submission guidelines. Send questions or entries in case of script failure to phoe@equestriadaily.com Don't stop being awesome, ever. Keep drawing, keep having fun. You're the best students a blogprincess could ask for.

    The Theme of the Day

    Draw a pony involved in a rope trick. Rodeos, magic shows, and... um... other things rule this day. You score bonus points if the pony of your choice botches the trick. You gain triple points if it's a pegasus, as figuring out the impact of rope caught on wing is the most complicated visual among those possible. At least, I think so. Secret quadruple bonus points if you figure out exactly what I'm hoping to see.
    A lot of points on the line tonight, and who knows what you might be able to redeem them for come the end of June?


    Some of you were very excited for today, and very very zelous: multiple artists submitted multiple entries. This is fine. In fact, it's awesome. If you can draw more than one pony in a day that fits the theme, then I'm happy to feature them. That said, I decided to limit the number I'll take from any one artist to three. If you send more than that, I'm just going to pick my favorites and axe the rest. This was a very fun day, and I had a lot of fun trying to figure out what all of you were referencing. I got a bunch of it, but a few of you were beyond my scope. Great stuff! Step through the door to another world..



    1) By DiZaster321



    2) By ProjectFreeism



    3) By alan moore pony (I think Alan Moore would kill me for posting this.)



    4) By Damian Foxx



    5) By Saphin (Game of Thronies)



    6) By Dr. Weird



    7) By Makkon (Disguising the box is really that extra touch you need to get through a base undetected)



    8) By Anakah



    9) By Ethrx



    10) By Inspiration



    11) By Thanqol



    12) By zomgitsalaura



    13) By DJ Rainbow Dash



    14) By Alasdair



    15) By PandaRoux (This makes terrifying amounts of sense.)



    16) By Lucky Charm



    17) By blindferret



    18) By Tarynsgate (My special talent is being cannon fodder, dood!)



    19) By Fallin' Winter



    20) By Gare



    21) By Silent Oink



    22) By Partition



    23) By unclesnail (Heero Yuy is not amused.)



    24) By LoomX



    25) By FrostV952



    26) By Emerald Dust



    27) By ChaosDrop



    28) By Gig



    29) By c0sm0



    30) By Mellowbloom



    31) By Kjh242



    32) By Jimbo1023



    33) By Kyouhen (Count this among the things I was honestly never expecting to see.)



    34) By DI-FL



    35) By James Lyons



    36) By Hamcha



    37) By A. Bernard



    38) By Zu Kraze



    39) By Apostle_of_Hatsune (Holding out for Black Rock Shooter pony.)



    40) By Mooke



    41) By Quint-t-W



    42) By FoxOfWar



    43) By Sharix (Fact: There are no good ways to make a Nausicaa joke that don't involve wind.)



    44) By Blu



    45) By Nullh



    46) By Sherlock Hooves



    47) By Spark



    48) By Kitsune



    49) By Lorina



    50) By m00finsan



    51) By Atlur



    52) By Supersheep64 (Rarity looks really freaked out by this.)



    53) By Tabs



    54) By Tabs



    55) By Supersheep64



    56) By nanapuff (I know that you're out there, and I'm waiting for you~!)



    57) By Triggy J



    58) By Knightly



    59) By MHPayne



    60) By Invidlord (Trixie paid for this. Revenge for the Ursa thing, or is she just bad at pickup lines?)



    61) By Rydel



    62) By Copper Chloride



    63) By PinkamenaPie (Potentially the greatest movie ever.)



    64) By Farvei (I know people who will be thrilled to see this.)



    65) By Cammy



    66) By Interrobang Pie



    67) By Fetchbeer (Swordfighting is a little like making love. It's not always what you do, but what you say.)



    68) By misnamed



    69) By Philith



    70) By Zumi10



    71) By Smock (Let the Okami barrage begin!)



    72) By Ori (Applebloom makes a terrible Necro. I'm just sayin'.)



    73) By Omega RKB



    74) By Ricky



    75) By RDash



    76) By Family Man



    77) By Mr.Paulsen (I dream of Derpy.)



    78) By Camouflage Gecko



    79) By Camouflage Gecko



    80) By Zee



    81) By Camouflage Gecko



    82) By Infinity (Weighted Companion Pony?)



    83) By kits



    84) By Mr. Wonko



    85) By Kitty Tail (This is the most best thing.)



    86) By asdfer



    87) By Lancer5317 (How come we never see pony mimigas?)



    88) By PenguinPlayer



    89) By Tabs



    90) By The Recliner



    91) By Nathan



    92) By Paintroller



    93) By DB



    94) By Mere Jump



    95) By T-Brony



    96) By unholyhen



    97) By Alasdair



    98) By NightGlow



    99) By Goggle Sparks



    100) By Kaiserin



    101) By Nido Media (EquestriaL: the final frontier.)



    102) By Quill



    103) By RaspleZS (Somehow it doesn't quite roll off the tongue in Japanese.)



    104) By Shiko



    105) By Circuit Mane



    106) By Chris (Looking mighty fine, Trix.)



    107) By Bravura (Cat punch!)



    108) By loz (Yay, Luna's coming back in three days!)



    109) By Jena-su (You're looking at this the wrong way, Cornet. Looking this cute, the prince will love you for sure! <3)



    110) By Dr. Trotson (Altogether unexpected.)



    111) By Cassy



    112) By Alipes (Flutterbrush Shywood, mighty pony.)



    113) By Doctor Whoof Fanatic



    114) By Fish0and0chips



    115) By Amehdaus



    116) By EssAeEm (This movie changes a lot if they're just confused about what line of toys they belong to.)



    117) By toonboy92484



    118) By Afentis



    119) By The Recliner



    120) By The Recliner



    121) By Lacrox



    122) By Jdan-S



    123) By ecmc1093



    124) By scio



    125) By [aero] (Time for a true display of skill!)



    126) By Ambrose (This reminds me, I need to watch Tangled again.)



    127) By Chriss



    128) By Moabite



    129) By Hawkeye92



    130) By Taco Bandit



    131) By al03480049



    132) By Jaimers



    133) By ClearSkies



    134) By Erthilo



    135) By Brongaar (Well gang, looks like we've got another party on our hands.)



    136) By Zork787 (Introducing the Lyra Buster.)



    137) By Miyajima (Woah, Asterix!)



    138) By rich-tea



    139) By Alleen



    140) By Latverian_Ponyfan_2993 (This terrifies me. And it should.)



    141) By Dragon Rage



    142) By MasterDufel



    143) By Ironhoof



    144) By VeoBandit



    145) By Roper



    146) By Rekkin



    147) By Pterosaur (O Celestia, O Mother To Us All...)



    148) By Zach (It took me 5 seconds to long to pick up on Fluttershy as Data.)



    149) By Foodles & haganbmj



    150) By Starlight Bolt



    151) By Facelessguru



    152) By purpletrauma (No. Freaking. Way. The Secret Island of Dr. Quandry? Somepony else *played* that!? o.o)



    153) By Tanman (Fight reaverbots, earn refractors.)



    154) By Trot Pilgrim



    155) By ToonNinja (That looks like it hurts. Zeeeeuuuuusss!)



    156) By Djrk16



    157) By Shockwave



    158) By Dangereaux



    159) By Nicolette



    160) By Coquette (The artist claims nopony will get this. Care to challenge?)



    161) By Relias



    162) By Eldictator



    163) By Hakys (This was inevitable.)



    164) By dhas (Haha, implied shipping.)



    165) By Luna (Bonus content!)



    166) By Frith



    167) By Spiritofthwwolf



    168) By MayJasmine (Add another to the list of unexpected references.)



    169) By The Obsessor (Wowzers!)



    170) By Schwa (Windfiiish!)



    171) By Tyler S.



    172) By McGack (I can't believe I didn't think of this.)



    173) By Tarragon



    174) By Landmine



    175) By Tenchi Outsuno (She's going to save Princess Bon Bon, and look adorable while she's at it.)



    176) By Eeful



    177) By Andï



    178) By Konig



    179) By Lunar Apologist



    180) By Philomena Lord



    181) By SiuiS (Darkstalkers, whee!)



    182) By Lolstaz



    183) By Kentora (This is a very nice blend of the visual styles of both shows. Great job!)



    184) By Illumina



    185) By SuperSachio



    186) By MasterofRoku (I have... no idea how that works with hooves.)



    187) By AlterForm



    188) By PinkiePied



    189) By Neoridgeback



    190) By Riokenn (Where's Derpy? D=)



    191) By Virga Rainboom



    192) By uno



    193) By rkr7 (Someday I will play The World Ends With You, and not just listen to the soundtrack.)



    194) By Mockingbird



    195) By Alexstrazsa (Pinkamune Date likes to par-tay.)



    196) By Ginzaa



    197) By Sapphire



    198) By Condor



    199) By Immersa (This pony dedicated to Mistal.)



    200) By Leaf Growth



    201) By 8ftmetalhead



    202) By Buddy Vox



    203) By Doombah



    204) By BronyQuest (Friendship never changes.)



    205) By Natry



    206) By StabiCon



    207) By Starlite



    208) By Filiecs



    209) By Chromadancer



    210) By Jadice



    211) By Shiver



    212) By Fox E: (That's just fantastic.)



    213) By badzerg



    214) By Lucky Sanity (Ooh, makeup art! I love makeup art!)



    215) By Cinnabun



    216) By Ego (Kamen Rider W ponies, plus one guest.)



    217) By Leafette



    218) By Windfall



    219) By Doc Steedly



    220) By cartoonlion



    221) By Eliwood10



    222) By Kt Kat (Hm. Does this mean he didn't have a cutie mark until after going to wizarding school?)



    223) By PVRyohei



    224) By Da Chi



    225) By Kooldude (186 entries later, still holding out for Black Rock Shooter.)



    226) By redcladhero



    227) By Kooldude



    228) By Kooldude



    229) By Uncle Leo



    230) By Thattagen (But you're a pony!)



    231) By Kelz



    232) By Yomandude



    233) By Drilltooth



    234) By Prismatic Pretzel



    235) By Foxdeimos (This game always reminds me of my best friend. It's been a long time since I've seen him...)



    236) By Arion



    237) By auiumn



    238) By Krys (That's a big freaking keyblade.)



    239) By K9saurus



    240) By Alleydodger



    241) By Muffinsforever



    242) By Liska



    243) By TapeDiggity (I can't come up with a good Alan Wake pun. Take this copout instead.)



    244) By StarStep



    245) By A Terrible Person (Who's a silly pony?)



    246) By TopoCruz



    247) By Falgaia (From Yari's Synch!)



    248) By nuclearsuplexattack



    249) By Volatile Shrapnel



    250) By MetalPandora (Wow, this is... beautiful. I don't even want to make a Bluecat joke.)



    251) By JAPB



    252) By djTeka



    253) By Periphery


    254) By Croop


    255) By DJ RBDash


    256) By Doc New!Filly


    257) By HTML_Earth


    258) By Krister


    259) By monotreme


    260) By Opalwhisker


    261) By Ossala


    262) By Sashley


    263) By Sashley


    264) By StarSongPony


    265) By Velosareon


    266) By Why485



    267) By Aeiou



    268) By Madtaz64



    269) By Avohkah Tamer



    270) By Magnet



    271) By Spurs


    272) By Xiagu


    273) By Lykan



    274) By Wisdom Thumbs


    275) By Mistal