• Newbie Artist Training Grounds: Day 23


    Derpy Hooves: Master Contractor. Um, Edition. Gosh, you wouldn't think it would be so hard to remember that part, how does Sethisto do it? Anyway, I think it's fair to say that this was a very productive day for pony drawings. As I'm hammering out this post, I feel overwhelmed by the dramatic buildup. So the construction of tonight's gallery is progressing slowly, and I just can't quite nail down the reason why. Today's workload produced 139 bricks, blocks, and the ponies who love them. That brings our grand total to 4,357 pieces in all! Yay!

    Today I got my first ever thank you for constantly linking the submission guidelines! I feel so happy to be justified for constantly repeating myself in this space! This calls for an even bigger celebration, whee! And of course, the door at phoe@equestriadaily.com is always open. Goodness that sounds cheesier and cheesier.

    The Theme of the Day

    Draw a pony crying. It's a return to our Series of Emotions line of products! Now introducing the melancholy edition. Take the following words to heart and let them be your inspiration: “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief...and unspeakable love.” But if that doesn't do it for you, remember that crying can also include calling out. Ponies as Town Criers are also acceptable. There are other available puns, but you'll have to find those on your own.


    So, last night my body decided it had enough of not sleeping. After posting I crashed and I crashed hard. Pretty much blew the whole day in bed. But I feel much better now! So I'm going to talk about something I wanted to do last night but didn't feel up for. It's not very relevant tonight, but with all the ponies in swimsuits around yesterday it was floating in my head: why is it that ponies in clothes just seem so... alluring and attractive, when as a matter of course they don't wear any clothing at all? And for us on this side of the computer, it's mostly an anthropomorphic effect - they feel more human, and we're suddenly made aware that there is something to remove, which makes the whole thing feel forbidden and attractive. But how does it work for ponies?

    If you look at most designs for clothing, you'll notice they have a tendency to show off the flank, but hide the cutie mark. So if your cutie mark is a metaphysical representation of yourself bared for all the world to see, by covering it you suddenly become that much more alluring to the ponies around you. You're tantalizing. You're potential. You're teasing their imaginations. I mean, it's still context sensitive; it's not as though Rarity is just a big tramp or something, but I can imagine clubs dotting the red light districts of cities all across Equestria where attractive young fillies parade around on stage in... gasp! Clothes! Can we make this canon? Or am I just a pervert? Haha, and you thought I was going to be the sane and reasonable member of the site, didn't you? Anyway, ponies below. Be sure to wear your hard hat!




    1) By Several Alpacas (I fear this will not end well.)



    2) By Prismatic Pretzel



    3) By Philith



    4) By Gig



    5) By ChaosDrop (At least up there the tide won't come in and wreck everything.)



    6) By blindferret



    7) By dinoburger



    8) By RToasts (She's building her Assassin Rank. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.)



    9) By Thanqol (Fluttershy is building a relationship in the most healthy way possible:)



    10) By Thanqol (With ropes! =D)



    11) By DB (Without those labels I would have no idea what is going on with Rarity.)



    12) By TensaiOni



    13) By purpletrauma



    14) By Daishizen



    15) By LifeSequenceBreak



    16) By Smock (Thanks for reminding me I still need to paint my Celestia white.)



    17) By Invidlord



    18) By MHPayne



    19) By saragator97



    20) By TheWispX



    21) By HyperMark (janzybrony)



    22) By Lunar Apologist (Best spice rack ever.)



    23) By Goggle Sparks (Seth is going to be so angry when this gets built.)



    24) By Emerald Dust



    25) By Mockingbird



    26) By Doctor Whoof Fanatic



    27) By ZenEffy (But what would I do with a giant robot Lyra? Besides conquer Equestria.)



    28) By Kitty Tail (The name makes me wonder what she's planning on doing with that ship.)



    29) By Tanman



    30) By Supersheep64



    31) By Syggie (Building a pony tower!)



    32) By Heireau/HarrowTPrower (She's building her level of irritation at water. Yes.)



    33) By Blu3berry Muffin



    34) By DJ Rainbow Dash (That is a very good reason. Good luck!)



    35) By Mere Jump (I don't think Lyra knows how to play this game.)



    36) By Nido Media



    37) By rich-tea



    38) By Skyline (The artist told me they have been needing an excuse to draw Derpy and a brick. Huwha?)



    39) By Ori (So that's where she gets them.)



    40) By A Terrible Person



    41) By Blu (Why is she so many machines what is this!?)



    42) By Farvei



    43) By Sherlock Hooves (Reminds me of Pittsburgh, the city I cannot come up with a pony name for right now.)



    44) By midnight shadow



    45) By PonyWithPasta



    46) By EssAeEm



    47) By GonzaHerMeg (Apple'd!)



    48) By Axwrend



    49) By Nullh (Hey, did your friends watch you draw this? What did they say?)



    50) By Chromadancer



    51) By Dangereaux (Derpy spent today building my self esteem. Now she's building yours!)



    52) By Alipes (I miss my Lego brand bricks.)



    53) By Amehdaus (Now I have a sad.)



    54) By Bananizen



    55) By TheLaughingMare



    56) By Chocolate Splash (But why is she pink?)



    57) By Nimble Haste



    58) By Vergioso



    59) By Chocolate Splash (I'm thrilled, in fact.)



    60) By Miyajima (She's building a new constallation for somepony. I can't tell who (yes I can))



    61) By Rachel



    62) By Partition (Evidently the pegasus wings got cut off by a rogue scanner. Or is Mayor Mare just racist?)



    63) By Kelz



    64) By DI-FL (I agree with this with every fiber of my being.)



    65) By DCPIP



    66) By Argembarger (I know your pain, Twi.)



    67) By Atlur (All together now: d'awwwww)



    68) By Gunny



    69) By Argembarger's Sister (When #66 was drawing, his little sister got so excited she decided to try too. SO CUTE!)



    70) By Starlight Bolt



    71) By badzerg (The continuing adventures of Longshy.)



    72) By Kuroi Tsubasa Tenshi (So how much longer before Evil!Twilight is defeated?)



    73) By Doc Steedly



    74) By ASGallardo (This is canon.)



    75) By Da Chi



    76) By Chris



    77) By Chris (Do you want to know why I don't take a break? It's because of things like this. All of my love.)



    78) By Rydel (Note the classic Pelyponysian style. Yes I'm brining that back.)



    79) By PenguinPlayer



    80) By Saphin (Building confidence!)



    81) By Buddy Vox (It always stinks when this sort of thing happens. Also, I don't believe you that you're not a pony.)



    82) By RaspleZS



    83) By Doppelgänger (I don't entirely know what's being sewn here.)



    84) By Ego (Come to think of it, applying frosting with hooves is no easy task.)



    85) By Relias (Don't worry too much about pushing boundaries every day, some nice cloud castle building is fine, too.)



    86) By kits (I approve of... some of this. Can you guess which parts?)



    87) By Passer Palmatum (Bodybuilders have always kind of grossed me out.)



    88) By toonboy92484 (It's important to establish good credit.)



    89) By Kephra



    90) By Neoridgeback (Gasp!)



    91) By Natry



    92) By mr.Paulsen



    93) By Starlite (Do you feel guilty yet? Huh? You should, you jerks!)



    94) By Ambrose



    95) By Kitsune (Canterlot wasn't built in a day.)



    96) By Kt Kat



    97) By Prismatic Pretzel



    98) By Uncle Leo (I am the best Princess ever.)



    99) By Spurs



    100) By Tarynsgate (I like how the controller only has a kill button.)



    101) By Shane Jasperse



    102) By Horizon Bound



    103) By Sapphire (I guess she would be the one to build it.)



    104) By Easteu



    105) By Immersa



    106) By Zach



    107) By Xiagu (Personally, I think Azami is a better general. I like Drana more, but that's probably not Twi's schtick.)



    108) By Infinity



    109) By rabidcow147



    110) By deniper (Relationship building!)



    111) By rabidcow147



    112) By Kooldude



    113) By Jeff



    114) By Tenchi Outsuno



    115) By otherunicorn



    116) By AlterForm



    117) By redcladhero (Wow, that's... that's going to take a while.)



    118) By Albert



    119) By DareDreamer



    120) By Thattagen



    121) By cartoonlion (I will never forgive or sympathize with Gilda. Ever.)



    122) By Shockwave



    123) By nuclearsuplexattack



    124) By Circuit Mane



    125) By Whyareall


    126) By DJ RBDash


    127) By Eeful


    128) By monotreme



    129) By Fox E:



    130) By jberg18



    131) By Leaf Growth



    132) By Virga Rainboom



    133) By Frith



    134) By djTeka



    135) By Randomjack



    136) By ShoeboxWarrior



    137) By Liska



    138) By Periphery



    139) By Heireau/HarrowTPrower