• Newbie Artist Training Grounds: Day 26

    It should go without saying that tonight's gallery is a special dedication to Madmax. She's been churning out amazing art and hilarious pony comics since this fandom was still finding its legs, and I'm happy to take this opportunity to give something back to her. If you're reading this, I hope the many, many ponies who drew tributes for you make you smile, and I hope those smiles help you through the rough patch in your life. Thank you for everything. But, we are whalers on the moon ponies on a mission, and that mission so happens to be the delivery of drawings of ponies drawing. An absolutely massive number of you took up the banner of the bonus challenge, so a huge percentage of tonight's 176 entries feature her glorious visage. Our grand total is now sitting pretty at 4,836 images. Woo! And just in case you missed it yesterday, here's the Event Archive link if you want to go diving through old galleries and can't find them. You can also click the Event button on the sidebar.

    Ever onwards and forward, friends. Here's your daily link to the submission guidelines so that you can continue to send me ponies, and yet another reminder that my e-mail is still phoe@equestriadaily.com. Apparently some of you are still entertained by this paragraph! I am both surprised and very very happy. I hate being boring.

    The Theme of the Day

    Draw a pony raising (or pretending to raise) the sun. In honor of June 21st, the Summer Sun Celebration, we're paying tribute tonight to our dearly beloved Princess Celestia. So give her your art, or draw a pony pretending to be her, or draw a pony partaking in this festive day's activities. Something to do with ponies and the sun. I'm not picky. I hope she isn't either. I'm so sick of the moon. Heck, you know what? Bonus theme! Draw me overthrowing her. That'll learn her. (bonus bonus theme: me failing and winding up on the moon).


    So once again I find myself with like fifteen minutes before this thing needs to go live, and a need to talk to you and be entertaining, and i have no idea what to say (I'm so sorry in advance to the last, like... 30 of you to submit so far. Commenting on all the pictures I want to is becoming impossible). I was all set to get this done early, probably toss another big thank you in Madmax's direction, because she's awesome and deserves all of my flank kissing and well wishes, but instead what I wound up doing is getting involved in a two hour argument with Cereal Velocity about whether or not it was imperative for us as a planet to develop warp drives. And ultimately what we decided is that we're both nerds. So instead of something thoughtful and awesome you get this. Oh dear.



    1) By Philith



    2) By Thanqol



    3) By Mellowbloom (That stool looks uncomfortable.)



    4) By Mandy Tise and Jebun Spahging



    5) By Philith (Turn round and round forever, no side complete without the other.)



    6) By T-Brony (Lauren Faust's special talent is making people fall in love with animation.)



    7) By ChaosDrop (It's difficult to work in the dark, but it makes for one heck of an image.)



    8) By Colt.45 (Puns cause a mental reaction called a Rebound. Derpy here is causing a Double Rebound.)



    9) By Lucky Charm



    10) By The MedocreSock (If it helps to know, a lot of the ponies here spend a long time on their submissions.)



    11) By Sneo (This next song goes out to a very special listener.)



    12) By Silent Oink (If you zoom out you'll see Madmax holding that pencil.)



    13) By Zork787 (A question for all of you: does it startle you when Pinkie does this?)



    14) By Edzepp (I bet that tickles.)



    15) By RoyKirbs



    16) By Gig



    17) By Tarynsgate



    18) By Goggle Sparks



    19) By Smock (Sweetie, one of these days you need to learn to count.)



    20) By [s]Mooke[/s] Sweetie Bell



    21) By Saphin (A bonus round of applause to Madmax for sitting so still while so many ponies draw her into existence.)



    22) By Invidlord (I think Chuck Jones would approve.)



    23) By Dangereaux (Put on your Serious Face, it's time to art.)



    24) By Relias (And all the little fillies say we luv u.)



    25) By Pony Stark



    26) By Tibberly



    27) By Amehdaus (Is there really a world without ponies? I say no.)



    28) By DB (Note the Equestrian Innovations brand self adhesive.)



    29) By Nero (What's all this about a goldfish sewing your chair back together?)



    30) By Alipes (Coloring is a fun activity we can all enjoy together.)



    31) By Natry



    32) By Emerald Dust (After the ceremony, there will be cupcakes and punch.)



    33) By Chocolate Splash



    34) By GonzaHerMeg (Oh come on, Dashie. Embrace your inner filly!)



    35) By Sherlock Hooves (I think the care taken to make her recognizabe somewhat blunts the Picasso stye, but it's still funny.)



    36) By Ori (Friendship is MC Escher.)



    37) By Kitsune (Just sit still, darn it!)



    38) By 041744



    39) By Partition (There's a ton of fantastic emotion pouring from this one. Can you feel the love?)



    40) By Interrobang Pie



    41) By Ambrose (Now that is talent!)



    42) By DashBoom



    43) By Farvei (+1)



    44) By TheLaughingMare (Just how deep does the rabbit hole go?)



    45) By Zarcophagus



    46) By Nido Media (We've seen a lot of variations on this idea, but this one is my favorite because of what it means to the artist.)



    47) By Dinoburger



    48) By Wing0002



    49) By Vergioso (Not an easy thing to get that sitting on a cloud.)



    50) By Mere Jump (Classically brilliant.)



    51) By rich-tea



    52) By Nullh (Madmax is a really cute pony. I'm just saying.)



    53) By Spiritofthwwolf



    54) By TensaiOni



    55) By Colaz



    56) By Miyajima (This is a callback to the Day 4's fruit eating theme. Revenge!)



    57) By SNF-Akatsuki (I hope so, too.)



    58) By A.Q. Nichols (Very tiny ponies make me so happy.)



    59) By The Obsessor



    60) By Fickle (Way to go the extra step and a half to make this pop.)



    61) By Colin



    62) By CogWeaver (I'm totally entranced by this idea.)



    63) By uSea (All you really need to do is look around you.)



    64) By loz (Being a unicorn must make this so much easier. Erasers taste funny.)



    65) By Squidbombed



    66) By PinkiePied (Not a drawing, but within the spirit of today.)



    67) By EssAeEm



    68) By Silverfang



    69) By Afentis



    70) By badzerg (Recommended listening: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKLpJtvzlEI)



    71) By Kaiserin



    72) By Chris (I'll be honest, I did worry a little that with all the Madmax tributes we might lose out on some puns. Thanks for picking up the slack!)



    73) By Rraden



    74) By Erthilo



    75) By Chromadancer (HUGS!)



    76) By Chris



    77) By DI-FL (Those wacky artists and their cartoony renditions of life.)



    78) By LifeSequenceBreak (Wait. Derpy, how did you...?)



    79) By Moogie



    80) By The Recliner



    81) By Tabs (I may need to hire you for a project.)



    82) By toonboy92484



    83) By Jdan-S (Knocked this one out of the park, I think.)



    84) By RaspleZS (My fears were unfounded!)



    85) By Crimson Risk (No reason to feel silly. Thanks for participating!)



    86) By Moongaze



    87) By Lunar Apologist (I don't see how this is in any way an unworthy tribute. You're crazy, Mr. Apologist.)



    88) By kits (It's meta enough, but only just barely.)



    89) By Mockingbird



    90) By Zach (Have you ever let time drift away just staring at the rain?)



    91) By Fisher (We will never run out of Derpy-vision related jokes.)



    92) By AlterForm



    93) By Argembarger



    94) By Captain Fabulous



    95) By Tenchi Outsuno



    96) By Ego (Why great artists should team up.)



    97) By Atlur (Can you name all the ponies Rarity is designing for?)



    98) By Tanman



    99) By Uncle Leo



    100) By el (Drawing blood counts too, I guess.)



    101) By pageturner1988 (Fun fact: I am terrible at poker. I have huge tells.)



    102) By Riokenn



    103) By [LG]Gamer (Lyra is the King of Games.)



    104) By Neoridgeback



    105) By Relias (What the-- oh gods. You didn't. Ow.)



    106) By Infinity



    107) By Chance Witte



    108) By Kt Kat



    109) By Ariel Lichaa



    110) By Muffinsforever (D'aww, filly.)



    111) By Leaf Growth (That's about as hardcore meta as it gets.)



    112) By Kyouhen



    113) By Gunny



    114) By Randomjack (Inspirational puns ahoy.)



    115) By Mr.Paulsen



    116) By Foxtrot (Well, I figured there was an outside chance.)



    117) By fetchbeer (Knew we'd get one of these eventually.)



    118) By GeeSee



    119) By Horizon Bound (You are slowly slaying me with saucy Lyra.)



    120) By Geradex



    121) By Djrk16



    122) By Panda_Instinct



    123) By Eeful



    124) By Bigponymac



    125) By Buddy Vox



    126) By MasterofRoku (Yay, compliments!)



    127) By Natry



    128) By otherunicorn



    129) By Circuit Mane



    130) By Sali (I wish you could see my face right now. It is so red. So red.)



    131) By Immersa



    132) By Spurs



    133) By Starlight Bolt



    134) By Da Chi



    135) By Prismatic Pretzel



    136) By A Terrible Person



    137) By Syggie



    138) By Kuroi Tsubasa Tenshi



    139) By Krys



    140) By FoxOfWar



    141) By Horizon Bound



    142) By Erica C



    143) By Frith



    144) By Easteu



    145) By rabidcow147



    146) By Kelz



    147) By DareDreamer



    148) By ShoeboxWarrior



    149) By ASGallardo



    150) By Shockwave



    151) By Starlite



    152) By Chronicler



    153) By Thattagen



    154) By Periphery



    155) By Virga Rainboom


    156) By DJ RBDash


    157) By Hiro


    158) By Lurkingear


    159) By Sagebrush


    160) By Sarahmena Diane



    161) By TapeDiggity



    162) By Destroyerbaby



    163) By Kooldude



    164) By nuclearsuplexattack



    165) By Fox E:



    166) By BronyQuest



    167) By Jiyrath



    168) By Passer Palmatum



    169) By Eliwood10



    170) By Doombah



    171) By 8ftmetalhead



    172) By djTeka



    173) By Liska



    174) By comicaldayv



    175) By usernr333



    176) By Jeff



    177) By Jenna-su