• Newbie Artist Training Grounds: Day 17

    I am completely shameless and loving it edition. If tonight is any indication, I am among the most famous ponies in the universe, trumped only by Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman, and Albert Einstein. I... don't feel like I fit in with this group somehow. Science! Science!! SCIENCE! ...Blogpony. I've been demoted for a day in exchange for early release from the moon. Tomorrow if I'm good, Celestia says I can have my crown back. I'm so excited! And you know what else is exciting? Meeting celebrities! And we've got plenty here for you, 128 in all. For a given definition of celebrity. Firing up the counting machine, that brings us to 3,379 images in all. I know the meme stats show we bury the internet in pony art every day, but this is massively cooler than a bunch of screencaps and reaction shots. I think we're making a real impact over here!

    Blah blah blah, submission guidelines, yadda yadda yadda, phoe@equestriadaily.com. That was the most condensed and also least helpful version of that recap to date. What else can I say? Send pictures of ponies, tell me if you have problems.

    The Theme of the Day

    Draw a pony in space. I'm rather pleased with this one because it's returning to the roots of this event. Do you know how many ways there are to interpret this one? It's a lot. But I'm looking forward to seeing some pony astronauts, and expecting a ton of Portal 2 references. Come on, bronies. Get it out of your system while it's still the weekend. Also, Luna.

    You know, it's kind of funny. Last weekend I had been braced for a massive upsurge in entries, figuring this would be the point at which everypony would be the least busy. Then I forgot you all had lives. Turns out this is the day you have the least time to devote to drawing! Well, that's ok. You guys deserve a break every once in a while. Your job's a lot more difficult than mine. I hope this isn't getting boring for you, though! I know the constant grind can wear you down, but keep at it, we're almost 2/3 of the way to the finish line. Just think about how good it'll feel to get there and know that we never gave up. I believe in you! And I'm back to sounding like a self help novel, which is as sure a sign as any that it's time to talk a stroll down the Equestria Walk of Fame:

    1) By VeoBandit (Off to a fantastic start! Riding a musical unicorn is every girl's dream. True story.)

    2) By Tabs (There is a joke here that I can't explain without six paragraphs. You'll have to trust me that it's funny.)

    3) By DJ Rainbow Dash

    4) By ChaosDrop (Wabbit Season is cancelled.)

    5) By Jimbo1023

    6) By FoxOfWar (Here's a challenge for you: try and keep up the wave of Disney references as long as you can. Love it.)

    7) By rich-tea

    8) By Sierus

    9) By Kitty Tail (Important lesson - to a pony, the human world is black and white)

    10) By Philith

    11) By Mooke (If I did a webcomics theme, would this place be jumping the shark?)

    12) By Captain Fizzgogg (Ride ride, pony tonight...)

    13) By Thanqol

    14) By PenguinPlayer

    15) By Misharra

    16) By DCPIP (He sells Apples and Apple accessories. And Celestia help you if you try to get them to work with anything but each other.)

    17) By Alipes

    18) By Skyline (You only have one colored pencil? I'm calling shenanigans.)

    19) By Nero

    20) By DJLavasurfer

    21) By Aria

    22) By Farvei (The British are coming! And they're wearing the adorable hats!)

    23) By Goggle Sparks

    24) By NikaScott

    25) By Doombah (Apparently Godzilla is, and I quote, more famous than Snooki.)

    26) By Invidlord

    27) By Jdan-S (Did you know Rick Astley sung more than one song? I bet not!)

    28) By Dangereaux

    29) By Neoridgeback

    30) By Lancer5317 (Jamie has the superior cutie mark)

    31) By McGack

    32) By Mr. Wonko

    33) By Mere Jump (I don't think you could have picked a more appropriate pony to be Marilyn.)

    34) By Blueberry Muffin

    35) By Erthilo (Let me see what spring is like on Jupiter and Mars!)

    36) By Ori

    37) By TensaiOni (Princess Pinkamena)

    38) By Dragon Rage

    39) By Gear X. Machina

    40) By DB

    41) By Ambrose

    42) By Chris (Houdini looks entirely too smug about this.)

    43) By GonzaHerMeg (When I saw it, I got soda up my nose. It burned.)

    44) By EssAeEm (We found it! The Rainbow Connection!)

    45) By EssAeEm

    46) By Nido Media (Celly is a famous pony!)

    47) By Saphin (That's totally not the artist on the right, he swears.)

    48) By TwistedPony

    49) By Lunar Apologist (Ohhh, ehehe, great. It's you again. <3)

    50) By FIckle (Luna was around for all of the greatest moments in mankind's history.)

    51) By Albert

    52) By Urshilikai

    53) By Brongaar (Honestly? Nuts to ponies not getting it. You should have run with Johnny Carson.)

    54) By TopazPony

    55) By unholyhen

    56) By Starlight Bolt (It took sixteen days to get a mfw. Mission accomplished.)

    57) By The Recliner

    58) By fetchbeer (In fairness, Dashie, that's an awesome coat.)

    59) By Frith (Twilight Darwin wins a gold star)

    60) By al03480049

    61) By DI-FL

    62) By Doctor Whoof Fanatic (And every Saturday they would all hang out with the rabbits and make mochi.)

    63) By Atlur (When I was little, LeVar Burton was my hero.)

    64) By Chromadancer

    65) By Ego (Tonight is the best night of my life.)

    66) By Circuit Mane

    67) By Nicolette (Hey look! Cereal Velocity!)

    68) By Partition

    69) By badzerg

    70) By Buddy Vox (Ashleigh Bell is 20% cooler than all other celebrities)

    71) By Fisher

    72) By Fox E: (I'm so starstruck. Baby won't you blow my heart up?)

    73) By kits (And you succeeded in making me giggle!)

    74) By Fisher

    75) By The Obsessor (Owls! *shakes a hoof*)

    76) By Smock (Pony Rowan Atkinson, yessss.)

    77) By toonboy92484

    78) By Facelessguru

    79) By Lee Readman

    80) By Natry (I'd vote for him. Eeyup.)

    81) By Da Chi (Santa always gives presents to ponies. Even Trixie.)

    82) By Coquette

    83) By Relias (Whatcha gonna do, brony?)

    84) By Easteu (Based on a true story.)

    85) By Infinity

    86) By BronyQuest (The Great and Powerful Lincoln!)

    87) By Starlite

    88) By Erica C

    89) By Immersa

    90) By A Terrible Person (Just for you, I'll try an extra 16% harder to come up with interesting themes.)

    91) By AlterForm (Luna Sinatra is popular tonight, as well.)

    92) By Kuroi Tsubasa Tenshi

    93) By Mr.Paulsen

    94) By Amehdaus

    95) By Periphery (Dash is doing her best Colbert impression, just so you know.)

    96) By MHPayne

    97) By Zach

    98) By Kooldude

    99) By TapeDiggity

    100) By Aku (Ohmygosh is that how big they are? I want one!)

    101) By Shockwave

    102) By Scootaleo (The gang's all here. A round of applause for the very talented VAs of My Little Pony.)

    103) By Kelz

    104) By PVRyohei

    105) By rabidcow147 (Confushy.)

    106) By Thattagen

    107) By MasterofRoku

    108) By Leaf Growth

    109) By Prismatic Pretzel (ohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh!)

    110) By 8ftmetalhead

    111) By Monochrome_Jaunt (Fillies and Gentlecolts! I give you... Cereal Velocity!)

    112) By Uncle Leo (I love so many parts of this.)

    113) By Kt Kat (What hath Celestia wrought?)

    114) By Bohite

    115) By Spurs

    116) By ShoeboxWarrior (*snrk*)

    117) By Drilltooth

    118) By DJ RBDash

    119) By Hawaiianshirtedpony

    120) By Randomjack

    121) By djTeka

    122) By Virga Rainboom (Fruitstripe Gum!)

    123) By Aeiou

    124) By nuclearsuplexattack

    125) By Jeff

    126) By Eeful

    127 By Nullh

    128) By MHPayne

    129) By Xiagu