• Newbie Artist Training Grounds: Day 18


    Fluttershy looks cute in a space suit edition. Just look at those little pockets for her wings! Adorable. Anyway, Space. The final frontier. Some say it's a place of infinite beauty and wonder, waiting for ponykind to explore it. Others say it's the fridge Celestia uses to store her alcohol at night. A few others suggest that alternative theory has very unfortunate implications for the whole Nightmare Moon thing, but we laugh at those guys because we know deep down Luna is a party animal and this is clearly the reason why. Somepony write a fanfic about that. Anywhoof, pictures! Tonight we got another 175 of them! That brings our grand total to 3,554, which is absolutely amazing. The push to 4,000 is on! How long do you think before we get there? Onward, to adventure!

    Time to do the "Phoe repeats herself ad nauseum" dance. Check here for your submission guidelines, and send all inquiries regarding whatever else to phoe@equestriadaily.com. I get back to some ponies quicker than others, but I try to answer every question sent to me.

    The Theme of the Day

    Draw a pony's evil twin. If a portal to an alternate version of Equestria opened up, what kind of ponies would step out? Is Evil!Twilight a book burning pyromaniac? Does Evil!Lyra only lie on benches on her stomach? Does everypony have a goatee (please no)? This one's as much an exercise in character interpretation as it is drawing. Come on, show me what you've got! And before we even start, yes mirror opposites instead of true evil clones are allowed, and yes you can still use OCs. Just make sure the drawing sufficiently explains what's going on.


    So this turned out to be a great theme. Once again you've all proven your ability to take a simple one line command and stretch it to encompass almost everything under (and this time over!) the sun. And in between our little exchanges of wit you've managed to slip in some of the most beautiful works to date. If yesterday made me a giddy little fanfilly, today makes the artist in me sigh in ecstasy. You improve, you expand, and above all you create. And creation is what this is all about. It's not necessarily about getting better each and every day; it's about realizing that doesn't matter. You are all bright minded ponies who can absolutely put something together each and every day if you set your mind to it. Art is a never ending staircase toward perfection, and it's only by being willing to walk that we move forward at all. If you get through my training grounds, you can do anything. Now then: Earth below us, drifting, falling, floating weightless, calling, calling...



    1) By Colin



    2) By Several Alpacas (Well. That happened fast.)



    3) By DJ Rainbow Dash



    4) By Fairiedragon999



    5) By Tabs (And again! Hurr hurr.)



    6) By PandaRoux



    7) By Quint-t-W



    8) By FoxOfWar (Treasure Planet, huh?)



    9) By TheBoyd (Pooonniiiiiieeeees iiiiiiinnn spaaaaaaaaace!)



    10) By Furball981 (Yo ho ho!)



    11) By Emerald Dust



    12) By ChaosDrop (This is heartbreaking because I believe it's true.)



    13) By Jimbo1023



    14) By Mellowbloom (And here am I floating in this tin ca-- oh, wait. Shoot.)



    15) By Mush (I have nothing clever to say about this.)



    16) By Edzepp (I don't think jetpacks work that way.)



    17) By Supersheep64 (Derpy, what have you done?)



    18) By Stylus



    19) By TensaiOni



    20) By Skyline (I would eat at that restaurant. And wear that hat.)



    21) By Prismatic Pretzel (The Astronaut Farmer?)



    22) By Kjh242 (Well there's a movie I haven't seen in... a long time.)



    23) By Brongaar



    24) By Alipes (Pinkie, that's... I... how?)



    25) By Tarynsgate



    26) By Blueberry Muffin (She's going to be ok, right? Dashie?)



    27) By NikaScott



    28) By Apostle_of_Hatsune (And now a pony ON space.)



    29) By Kitty Tail (Uh... hang in there?)



    30) By EssAeEm (I already used that joke.)



    31) By Ash Ketchup



    32) By TwistedPony (Nyan nyan nyan)



    33) By DB



    34) By Flutt3r5hy



    35) By nekoneko (Drawn on a laptop at Barnes and Noble. Trivia, whee!)



    36) By Foxtrot



    37) By Goggle Sparks (This is us in six months.)



    38) By toonboy92484



    39) By badzerg



    40) By TopazPony



    41) By Paintroller (Kirby had the right idea.)



    42) By Atlur



    43) By Eponymous



    44) By loz (Forever Alone.)



    45) By Rydel



    46) By Vissia



    47) By DCPIP (Also Sprach Celestia)



    48) By Amehdaus (Kirk!)



    49) By Nullh (So beautiful... should have sent... a poet.)



    50) By Chris



    51) By Chris



    52) By Saphin (You know I wrote what is essentially this story starring Rainbow Dash, and nopony read it.)



    53) By Squidbombed



    54) By rich-tea



    55) By RedEnchilada (Now 35% more literal!)



    56) By Kuroi Tsubasa Tenshi (Wow, you guys are really on the ball tonight!)



    57) By Scribbles



    58) By Smock (Next time I get sent to the moon, I am hugging Luna.)



    59) By Albert



    60) By Invidlord



    61) By Partition (As the artist explains, the visual represntations Fluttershy is comprised of in this image are called BSP trees. I'll be here all week. Try the veal!)



    62) By Nido Media



    63) By Mere Jump



    64) By Easteu



    65) By Flare The Wolf and P0k3rFace (Soccer doesn't work well in space. Well, Space.)



    66) By Doctor Whoof Fanatic



    67) By NotaBear



    68) By Mr.Paulsen



    69) By Flash Bolt (Finally, one IN the space.)



    70) By Jaimers



    71) By kits (Celestiaaaaaaa!)



    72) By Natry



    73) By GonzaHerMeg



    74) By fetchbeer (How much longer can the Monkey Island theme go on?)



    75) By Latverian_Ponyfan_2993 (Metal Gear Solid 3 ponies. Nice.)



    76) By Rai-dash (Fact: Space bar, parking space, the space in between things, negative space... I'm pretty sure my bases are covered here. Your technicalities are nothing in the face of my puns. Hahaha!)



    77) By Circuit Mane



    78) By HeatWave (Oh dear.)



    79) By Bananizen



    80) By Hawkeye92 (Artist: wanted to let you know that the story you wrote in your comment really touched my heart.)



    81) By Lancer5317



    82) By purpletrauma



    83) By PenguinPlayer



    84) By Jdan-S (Nyan ponies are popular tonight.)



    85) By Chriss



    86) By The Recliner (I'd be pretty pissed, too.)



    87) By DarkMemories (Hipster Lyra!)



    88) By Aidan Clare



    89) By Kyouhen (I want to watch Spaceballs for some strange reason.)



    90) By DI-FL



    91) By Gunny (You are doing it awesome.)



    92) By Relias (Super Twilight has all the chaos emeralds.)



    93) By Taco Bandit



    94) By Rachel (This is beautiful. So beautiful.)



    95) By Dangereaux



    96) By Sapphire (You're in space.)



    97) By Frith



    98) By Periphery



    99) By Kephra (This unfortunate pony is named Event Horizon.)



    100) By Ori (Can you spot the Luna in this picture?)



    101) By MHPayne



    102) By T-Brony



    103) By Leaf Growth



    104) By Xiagu



    105) By Ambrose



    106) By LifeSequenceBreak (In answer to your question, it was Beowulf. On an unrelated topic, there's an easter egg in here I can't find.)



    107) By The Flying Tomato



    108) By The Lovely Penguin



    109) By jejune



    110) By FLASKGARG (I was not expecting space day to be so sad.)



    111) By Zach



    112) By Shiver



    113) By Heretical Rants



    114) By cartoonlion



    115) By Immersa



    116) By Passer Palmatum (Equestrian astronomy explained!)



    117) By kibihascrashed



    118) By Philith (Very lovely.)



    119) By Condor



    120) By Doombah



    121) By Buddy Vox



    122) By Infinity (When you see it....)



    123) By Neoridgeback (I can't believe you're worried nopony will know who Space Ghost is. That's silly. You're silly.)



    124) By Sherlock Hooves



    125) By Kt Kat (Awesomely casted. So fitting!)



    126) By Tenchi Outsuno



    127) By Tanman



    128) By Lunar Apologist (I love the look of sheer, unadulterated glee on Twilight's face.)



    129) By RaspleZS (Trixie has the best dreams.)



    130) By SiuiS (You can use the alone in negative space joke again if it makes you feel better, but the artist of this one wrote a beautiful description about the emotions of the piece being carried through a velvet red cosmos, dotted with stars. And that's too beautiful not to post.)



    131) By MasterofRoku



    132) By Krys



    133) By McGack



    134) By BronyQuest (We were a good 900 years too late.)



    135) By Windfall (Carl Sagan makes Rainbow Dash 20% cooler. Shocking, I know.)



    136) By Digitized Pony (She's an evil enchantress...)



    137) By Kelz (Damn it, Space Core.)



    138) By Da Chi



    139) By Zephire (Ponies in cyberspace. We have now hit every interpretation of the theme that I can think of.)



    140) By Panda_Instinct



    141) By Starlight Bolt (PINK 9000.)



    142) By A Terrible Person (Once in watercolor...)



    143) By A Terrible Person (Once in digital!)



    144) By Chromadancer (Ow ow ow ow ow OW.)



    145) By Chromadancer (If you've never read The Party Hasn't Ended, go do it. I'll wait. No, there's no Space Core.)



    146) By Spurs



    147) By Ego (Everypony, Egophiliac has come again to steal our breath away. Capital W O W.)



    148) By PinkiePied (Oh damn, I missed an interpretation! Thank goodness you caught it for me!)



    149) By rabidcow147



    150) By Aku



    151) By Virga Rainboom (Science fact: wings require air to manipulate in order to function. I wrote about this once. I'm kind of sore about it.)



    152) By PinkamenaPie (...Oops. Tangential note: I love the letters you write with every entry. I'm glad you're learning!)



    153) By 8ftmetalhead



    154) By Liska (And the Academy Award for most in-depth reference goes to...)



    155) By Kooldude



    156) By Shockwave



    157) By Thattagen (*clopplause*)


    158) By DJ RBDash


    159) By Eeful (This is a brilliant title)


    160) By Hawaiianshirtedpony


    161) By Lykan


    162) By rachel freedman


    163) By Ryan Selking


    164) Thanqol (It's an RPG sourcebook about space mages)



    165) By Crimson Risk



    166) By Uncle Leo (Phoekazoid. Ha!)



    167) By Jena-su



    168) By nuclearsuplexattack



    169) By Magnet



    170) By Muffinsforever



    171) By Randomjack



    172) By djTeka



    173) By ShoeboxWarrior



    174) By Drilltooth



    175) By Proxy_Drone