• Newbie Artist Training Grounds: Day 19

    This is an alternate version of a submission that was sent in tonight. I am using it here because holy crap look at those eyebrows! Ahem. So, tonight this space is going to be all about how I took the high road and did not make an extended Persona 4 reference. And I'm actually playing it as I type this, so that is no small feat. What evil lurks in the heart of ponies? We've got a lot of artists ready to show us just what's lurking on the other side of the mirror. How many? 175. I feel like I'm thinking it a lot these days, but this quickly turned into one of my favorite themes. You are constantly outdoing yourselves and I can't get enough of it. By the way, tonight pushes our grand total to 3,729 entries. Ever onwards, friends!

    Exciting part over, boring part start. Have some submission guidelines. And go ahead and send questions or use phoe@equestriadaily.com as an alternate submission source if things go haywire. I'm being really good about answering everything sent to me lately!

    The Theme of the Day

    Draw a pony in love. As much as anything, I'm curious to see how you will choose to represent this idea. And before you get mad at me for springing Training Grounds: Shipping Edition on you, please keep in mind I didn't specify what they had to be in love with, or what type of love it had to be. Show me ponies reveling in their passions! Show me feeling! And then, yes, I also like kissing. I'm weird like that.


    I can't really think of anything else to transition into tonight's gallery with, so let me tell you the story about a dream I had once in which I got to see another me. So here I was, driving a car down a back road near the house where I grew up. It's a beautiful day, I've got nice music on the radio, and I'm having fun visiting this place I haven't been to in years. I'm not driving especially fast, but I'm also not paying a great deal of attention. A turn catches me off guard, and I crash, flipping my car upside down. Suddenly I am standing on the side of the road. I've been walking down this road that leads to my old house, and I see there is a car that just got into an accident. I try calling 911, but my cell phone doesn't work. So I rush over to try and help. There's a person passed out face down just outside the wreckage. I reach out to touch her, and my hand gets all bloody. "Hey, wake up." She doesn't answer. Blood is pooling all over the road. I turn her over, and... it's me. "Hey! HEY! Wake up! Wake up, damn it!" And then I woke up. I hate that dream.

    "You are about to enter another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, the Twilight (Sparkle) Zone!"




    1) By Fairiedragon999 (Noooo!)



    2) By Sofii



    3) By ChaosDrop (I like how Punk Octavia plays a lute. You're so edgy.)



    4) By Makkon (Picture is unrelated.)



    5) By Quint-t-W



    6) By Thanqol



    7) By Jackolako



    8) By Lulubell



    9) By Several Alpacas



    10) By PandaRoux (Well that's just plain creepy.)



    11) By Lucky Charm



    12) By blindferret



    13) By Vissia (I cannot guess whose evil twin this is.)



    14) By Blueberry Muffin



    15) By Periphery (Elegant.)



    16) By Smock



    17) By Kitty Tail (No... you're not me!)



    18) By DiZaster321



    19) By Argembarger



    20) By NikaScott



    21) By Emerald Dust



    22) By nekoneko (There's a joke here, but I'm not seeing it.)



    23) By Saphin



    24) By Ambrose (Take that, you bunny jerk!)



    25) By Vissia (This is an interesting design for an evil Celestia. Terrestria?)



    26) By TensaiOni (What if Applejack slept through the Sonic Rainboom?)



    27) By Invidlord (This is a lie and you know it.)



    28) By T-Brony



    29) By Skyline (Introducing Aquafresh.)



    30) By Vissia



    31) By Nero



    32) By The Recliner



    33) By Mockingbird (I approve of Pretty!Dashie)



    34) By DB (I love it when you guys write stories to go with your picture.)



    35) By Spiritofthwwolf (Now 20% more evil.)



    36) By Nido Media



    37) By FLASKGARG



    38) By FLASKGARG (I don't know what to say to this.)



    39) By Amehdaus (Haunting, yet visually stunning.)



    40) By Alipes (Applejill? Applejill.)



    41) By Doombah



    42) By toonboy92484



    43) By Ori (I feel incredibly wrong and dirty for liking this as much as I do.)



    44) By Mere Jump



    45) By Pony Express Hotel



    46) By DareDreamer (And the parade of not-rainbows continues.)



    47) By Partition



    48) By Sherlock Hooves (Now with beard!)



    49) By niki



    50) By Mr.Paulsen (I could see this.)



    51) By Natry



    52) By Anti-Natry (Evil!Me is very thorough in her hatred of Lyra.)



    53) By Interrobang Pie (Them's some fancy mathematics. *nod*)



    54) By Epona666



    55) By PinkamenaPie



    56) By Trot Pilgrim (Gaaaaaassp!)



    57) By Facelessguru



    58) By LifeSequenceBreak (I still don't get it, no sirree.)



    59) By TheLaughingMare



    60) By Foxtrot (Shootaloo is the best name for anything ever.)



    61) By Chris



    62) By Eponymous



    63) By Zach (Not so subtly brilliant.)



    64) By Chromadancer



    65) By GonzaHerMeg



    66) By Jdan-S (Oh, uh... H-Hello there. *blush*)



    67) By Eidolon Proggy



    68) By fetchbeer (In case you were confused, this is a giant Sweetie Belle with heat vision destroying Ponyville. Aren't you glad I cleared that up?)



    69) By McGack



    70) By rich-tea



    71) By Scootaleo



    72) By Coquette (Black Hole Sun, won't you come and wash away the rain...)



    73) By Ironhoof



    74) By ProjectFreeism



    75) By Eliwood10 (You'd better, Doctor!)



    76) By A.Q. Nichols



    77) By Kudalyn (I request... neigh, DEMAND somepony writes a story where these two swap personalities. Instant 6 stars.)



    78) By ShoutingRyan



    79) By Dangereaux (Celly's other sister Nova. She explodes the sun when she feels like it.)



    80) By Lee Readman



    81) By Syggie



    82) By Taco Bandit



    83) By Fisher (uuuuuuuuuuuuu)



    84) By PenguinPlayer



    85) By Dragon Rage



    86) By Pacce (The joke is obvious considering who drew this.)



    87) By EssAeEm



    88) By Doctor Whoof Fanatic (In a bizarre way, this is comforting to see.)



    89) By Philith (Nopony would cry if Obscurity here got murdered.)



    90) By ShoeboxWarrior



    91) By mmelvin420



    92) By The Flying Tomato



    93) By Afentis



    94) By Kaiserin



    95) By badzerg (I'd like to think you have been building up to this for 18 days. That's so fantastic.)



    96) By PinkiePieFan



    97) By Relias (Still no match for Tyson.)



    98) By Lancer5317



    99) By Lunar Apologist



    100) By Sapphire



    101) By kits



    102) By Rachel



    103) By Periphery (*dies laughing*)



    104) By DI-FL



    105) By Tanman (D'aww.)



    106) By Rydel



    107) By Zephire



    108) By DJ Rainbow Dash and Infinity



    109) By TheWizardOfWack



    110) By Neoridgeback



    111) By Shockwave (Twilight enjoys her muffins.)



    112) By Pony Stark



    113) By T-God



    114) By redcladhero



    115) By Xiagu (Wow, Evil Phoe is a terrible pony. And I guess she gets the magenta mane by canon.)



    116) By Kyouhen (This explains a lot.)



    117) By Atlur



    118) By Sali



    119) By Kt Kat



    120) By Uncle Leo (The long awaited return of Sethisto-cube!)



    121) By Sorekey (Pffffft... ahahaha!)



    122) By Panda_Instinct (So many of these are so great. My sides hurt.)



    123) By Buddy Vox (Special note for the artist: I know it's stressful and frustrating when disaster strikes, but don't give up. You'll get through this!)



    124) By RaspleZS



    125) By Goggle Sparks



    126) By Rraden (Snipershy.)



    127) By Immersa



    128) By Milk (Welcome back, Milk! S'been a while!)



    129) By Starlite



    130) By MasterofRoku (Poor Lyra...)



    131) By Fox E: (This is a scene from a fanfic. Do you know which one? I do.)



    132) By TopoCruz



    133) By Dreub



    134) By Ego (I'm trying to come up with a name for this guy. Vincent Chrome?)



    135) By Paintroller (I was terrified nopony would do this. Thank you.)



    136) By TapeDiggity



    137) By Prismatic Pretzel



    138) By Erica C (I honestly wouldn't have thought of this.)



    139) By Kelz



    140) By Xenotet



    141) By Thomas Cool (Evil!Derpy is the most dastardly pony ever.)



    142) By Starlight Bolt



    143) By MHPayne



    144) By rabidcow147



    145) By emeralddarkness (This is impressively terrifying. Please continue working on it, oh artist who claims it is unfinished.)



    146) By Entropy



    147) By Kuroi Tsubasa Tenshi



    148) By Da Chi



    149) By Mistal



    150) By Nullh (Digging the cutie mark.)



    151) By Spurs (Welp. Contest's over. Goodnight everypony!)



    152) By Circuit Mane



    153) By The Lovely Penguin



    154) By Avnas Ishtaroth



    155) By Virga Rainboom (I... well then. Ok!)



    156) By Leaf Growth



    157) By Kooldude



    158) By Drilltooth



    159) By 8ftmetalhead (Hey don't yell at me, it's Seth's stupid time zone!)



    160) By A Terrible Person



    161) By Periphery (Evil Roseluck is bored during armageddon. The horror!)



    162) By nuclearsuplexattack



    163) By Albert


    164) By DJ RBDash


    165) By Hawaiianshirtedpony (I love the hell out of this one.)


    166) By monotreme



    167) By Randomjack



    168) By Phantom G



    169) By djTeka



    170) By Starbunch



    171) By Eeful



    172) By Heireau/HarrowTPrower



    173) By Frith



    174) By Thattagen



    175) By Muffinsforever