• Newbie Artist Training Grounds: Day 6


    You know, it's getting harder and harder to find good, sketch-style images that are relevant to the day's gallery theme. I may need to start raiding your earlier submissions if I want to maintain this visual style. And I do! It's how you know it's me posting these and not Emergency-Sethisto. Today's been an interesting day. We've been having some major storms brewing overhead of Phoeville, and I found myself - without thinking about it or attempting to make a joke - looking up at the sky and asking if the pegasus ponies could reschedule. Damn it, I want Equestrian weather.

    Speaking of the little flying ponies, you guys sent in quite a lot of them! I'm counting 230 entrants in this year's Best Young Flier competition. Power outages last night prevented me from telling you my "two dollar banana" story like I promised. Find that and ponies, after the break! Remember to follow the submission guidelines when sending in tomorrow's pictures. I've gotten a couple of requests to point ponies in this direction again, and since I'm such a generous ruler, have some pony drawing guides!

    The Theme of the Day

    Draw a pony as a filly (or a colt). Ok class, it's time to work on your proportions! Don't forget, little foals have different body structures from fully grown (but still little) ponies. Now, I can think of at least two different ways to pun your way out of this assignment, but I'm sure there are more. Good luck finding them!


    Ok. So. Bananas. Once upon a time in a magical place called "Indianapolis", some friends and I were all sitting around in a fancy suite at The Hyatt, I think it was, staying up way too late and drinking way too much. This being the case, we were hungry and the city was pretty much closed down, leaving room service as our only recourse. Cracking open the menu we see a fine selection of moderately overpriced foods, but one item leaps out at us. "$2 - Whole Banana". Not five items up from this you could order a pizza for something like $15, so the idea of a single banana costing so much seemed impossible. It must be some sort of dessert, or a side dish we'd never heard of, or... something! Curiosity got the better of us. And it was just a banana. Not even a very good banana, although it was whole. We stared at it for what felt like hours before bursting into laughter that never really stopped. Two dollars. Whole banana. It was amazing, you'll have to trust me. Er... right, anyway. Pegasus Gallery, ready for takeoff!



    1) By Strawberry Spice (Lyra does not need wings to fly.)



    2) By blindferret



    3) By kjh242



    4) By Anakah



    5) By Mr. Wonko



    6) By Zu Kraze



    7) By Lacrox



    8) By Latte



    9) By ChaosDrop (You know, Scoots, most athletes are too busy training to be the best at videogames...)



    10) By Milk (Sorry you missed your favorite number again!)



    11) By Fallin' Winter



    12) By Fish0and0chips



    13) By FoxOfWar



    14) By Captain British



    15) By Magnet



    16) By Damian Foxx (Kid Icarus was a great game. You should play it.)



    17) By zomgitsalaura



    18) By Nathaniel Burss (TwiddleChimp)



    19) By Thanqol (Secretly, this is why Twilight eventually just used the cloud-walking spell)



    20) By Cybie



    21) By Rayniecloud



    22) By Twilight360



    23) By Lorina



    24) By Tarynsgate (I really like the design on Scootaloo's mom.)



    25) By Chistery



    26) By Rocket



    27) By Arion



    28) By Inspiration



    29) By Mihaaaa (Oh you little punk.)



    30) By Invidlord



    31) By Shiver (And then Rarity was a Final Fantasy summon)



    32) By Rai-dash



    33) By Caramel (For Sale: Phoenix cage. Never used.)



    34) By Partition (This may be my favorite Rainboom effect.)



    35) By RoseLuckâ„¢



    36) By Spark (...Nope, nevermind. Lyra! <3)



    37) By NotaBear (Stop cheating, Scoots.)



    38) By FrostV952



    39) By niki



    40) By Smock



    41) By Daniel (danis2005)



    42) By Natry



    43) By masteredwood



    44) By Portalsoup



    45) By AlterForm (I love this so much.)



    46) By Saphin



    47) By PandaRoux



    48) By Quantum



    49) By Frith



    50) By Roper



    51) By AnonPonyD



    52) By ShinePaw



    53) By ClearSkies



    54) By Stabbercube



    55) By Pcjoyce



    56) By Family Man



    57) By Blueberry Muffin



    58) By Shiko



    59) By Squidbombed



    60) By dhas



    61) By Uncle Leo



    62) By Hamcha



    63) By Miyajima



    64) By Goggle Sparks



    65) By Lancer5317 (It was inevitable...)



    66) By Taco Bandit (Those look like they hurt.)



    67) By PenguinPlayer



    68) By kna



    69) By Trot Pilgrim



    70) By Lunar Apologist (Is this how she brings in the night? Wowies.)



    71) By Mary Jane



    72) By ^Graff



    73) By kogheys



    74) By Sneo (Hey guys, the Wonderbolts are like the Blue Angels! Also, Spike has a crush on Rarity!)



    75) By Game Broth



    76) By Quill



    77) By Kitty Tail (Does anypony else remember the F1-17A Stealth Fighter game?)



    78) By EssAeEm (And this wins the)



    79) By Basher40445



    80) By Zee



    81) By Pineapple Skitter



    82) By PinkamenaPie (Behold the power of cupcakes.)



    83) By James Lyons



    84) By Paavi0



    85) By Evergreen II



    86) By Erthilo



    87) By Jdan-S (Nyan~)



    88) By Ori



    89) By Clinton Arnold



    90) By Ricky



    91) By Moabite



    92) By The Obsessor



    93) By Fickle (Visual puns!)



    94) By Dangereaux



    95) By redcladhero



    96) By Nullh



    97) By Twisted Pony



    98) By loveapplemint



    99) By PinkiePied



    100) By Amehdaus (Wiiiiings!)



    101) By Shockwave



    102) By Fox E:



    103) By Tenchi Outsuno



    104) By rich-tea



    105) By Chromadancer



    106) By unholyhen



    107) By Ego (You know, I really like Octavia a lot. I think I have a thing for music ponies.)



    108) By SecretPony



    109) By Kelz



    110) By Miguel (only 15 min)



    111) By Lunawings



    112) By Spiritofthwwolf



    113) By rkr7



    114) By Professor Basil (Holy crap! Cubism!)



    115) By Fetchbeer



    116) By Alipes



    117) By Kitsune (Miles Prony)



    118) By Sherlock Hooves



    119) By Dragon Rage



    120) By DiZaster321



    121) By Ash (Cheerilee forgot to account for the magic pegasus dust sprinkled on each child at birth. They... um... skipped Scootaloo.)



    122) By Starlight Bolt



    123) By Coquette (Unable to find the time to draw Rarity, this artist murdered Sweetie Belle. No, really.)



    124) By kits



    125) By ThatOnePegasus



    126) By DJ Rainbow Dash



    127) By Buddy Vox (Aural Puns!)



    128) By Xeonneo (This artist politely requests you help him name this pony.)



    129) By Luna



    130) By Doc New!FillySAOwk



    131) By Brongaar



    132) By Muffinsforever (yay)



    133) By toonboy92484 (Dash legitimately won enough of those contests to be the Iron Pony, I'm sick of you people and your Apple-pushing.)



    134) By Tarragon



    135) By Hellkipz



    136) By Blu (Formally Blü)



    137) By RaspleZS



    138) By G-Rocks



    139) By GeeSee



    140) By garnetfaerie



    141) By Riokenn (There are very real tears streaming down my face right now. I can't make them stop.)



    142) By TheWiseWolf



    143) By PonyLover



    144) By Pony Stark



    145) By Atlur



    146) By Doc Steedly ( Doculean )



    147) By Systemdertoten



    148) By Sip I.A.



    149) By Starlite



    150) By Afentis



    151) By Sapphire



    152) By djrk16



    153) By Omega RKB



    154) By Chance Witte



    155) By Zach



    156) By oghm

    Grimdark warning - linked



    157) By Kt Kat



    158) By VeoBandit



    159) By TapeDiggity



    160) By Condor



    161) By Issy



    162) By Sluggsnipa



    163) By Relias



    164) By Foxdeimos



    165) By Circuit Mane



    166) By Virga Rainboom



    167) By Periphery



    168) By Leafette (I'm trying to be clever but all I can do is d'aww.)



    169) By Illumina



    170) By ProjectFreeism



    171) By MHPayne



    172) By badzerg



    173) By K9saurus



    174) By Puffy



    175) By SiuiS (So, I um, I wrote this story a while back and...u-um... eep.)



    176) By 1337 br0n-3 (Y'know, I'm kind of surprised this is the only one of these.)



    177) By Hakys



    178) By Rainbow Flash



    179) By Canadian Bacon



    180) By Neoridgeback



    181) By Rydel



    182) By Nimble Haste (All the puns! At once!)



    183) By Taffy



    184) By Immersa



    185) By al03480049



    186) By Alleydodger



    187) By Flygon16 (I think there may actually be more jokes than legit attempts.)



    188) By Scribbles



    189) By Leaf Growth



    190) By Mockingbird



    191) By empty10



    192) By panda_instinct



    193) By calamari (Why does this keep happening?)



    194) By Topocruz



    195) By Windfall



    196) By ninjawarior



    197) By Eliwood10 (See, the irony here is that she actually has wings, so it's a double enten-- never mind.)



    198) By Sherbet Quillfeather



    199) By Spurs



    200) By Macon Mixx



    201) By Alleen



    202) By Tanman



    203) By Prismatic Pretzel



    204) By Eeful



    205) By MasterofRoku



    206) By nuclearsuplexattack



    207) By Infinity



    208) By Filiecs



    209) By Da Chi



    210) By Leo_Kiltguy



    211) By A Terrible Person



    212) By djTeka



    213) By JanzyBrony



    214) By Kooldude



    215) By lolstaz (I wonder if this was rushed?)



    216) By 8ftmetalhead



    217) By StarStep



    218) By ThunderThorn (I agree with Twilight.)



    219) By Lunchmonke



    220) By Why485



    221) By Avohkah Tamer


    222) By baby Roo


    223) By Nvr Rmbr (who tells us that Derpy is trying to break the sound barrier but cannot find it)


    224) By xadhoom


    225) By Doombah (who had technical difficulties getting this in one shot. Here's all three portions!)



    226) By Silver Shine



    227) By Aeiou



    228) By Jackolako



    229) By basharoonskis



    230) By MHPayne


    231) By Xiagu (who submitted this via e-mail slightly late, but during the period in which I was still uploading late images. Not going to punish somepony for me passing out)