• Newbie Artist Training Grounds: Day 7


    I have awesome friends edition. Just when I thought I would never find a good sketch-style filly, here somepony swoops in and hands me this... made just for me! Yay! I hope everypony's taken their insulin, because there is some high level diabetes coming your way tonight. It's a colt-crazy, filly fantastic submission night. I am so amazingly impressed by the quality of your ideas and the productivity you guys are showing. We're six themes in and you're still going strong. 223 itty bitty ponies so far!

    Here's your nightly reminder of the submission guidelines, the end results of which have been refined to a satiny smooth level. So good. As an extra special bonus for all of you guys interested in doing digital art, AlterForm has produced an Inkscape guide for drawing pony eyes, which I'm going to leave here for you to reference as you please. Part 1. Part 2. Part 3.

    The Theme of the Day

    Draw a pony dreaming. What do I mean by that? Well hm, I wonder. On the one hoof, a pony in the act of dreaming would provide great practice for more position training and consideration of the effects of objects on anatomy. On the other hoof, I bet there are some fascinating things these ponies are actually dreaming of. Hm, hm, hm...


    A quick round of applause to everypony for your very creative ideas. You managed to hit on just about every interpretation of the prompt I could think of, and then a few more that I hadn't even considered. Like gender bending. I giggled, I d'awwed, and I generally just loved the hell out of tonight's entries. I think you will, too. Step quietly now, and let's enter the nursery...




    1) By Anakah



    2) By Fickle (...Well. That happened fast.)



    3) By Inkwell-Pony



    4) By Luke Goldfain



    5) By Lulubell



    6) By ChaosDrop



    7) By Inspiration



    8) By Mellowbloom



    9) By Trunksi (This is a pretty neat visual effect.)



    10) By blindferret



    11) By Damian Foxx (Mother, tell your fillies not to walk my way...)



    12) By Fish0and0chips (I'm surprised nopony has written this story yet.)



    13) By A. Bernard



    14) By Saphin



    15) By FrostV952



    16) By Strawberry Spice



    17) By Thanqol



    18) By zomgitsalaura



    19) By Stabbercube



    20) By Partition



    21) By Taco Bandit



    22) By Lancer5317 (I think that's closer to 100%)



    23) By Milk



    24) By Tarynsgate



    25) By Twilight360



    26) By ClearSkies



    27) By FoxOfWar (Luna wuvs her abacus)



    28) By Lorina



    29) By Hamcha



    30) By Kitty Tail (That's right, Lyra. A whole banana!)



    31) By Squidbombed (Poor little Celly needs a hug.)



    32) By Sherbert Quillfeather



    33) By RDash



    34) By Alleen



    35) By Gig



    36) By Miyajima



    37) By Auburn Pixel (But one pun, get another half off.)



    38) By MHPayne



    39) By PandaRoux



    40) By Spark (Phoe/Lyra is the new Seth/Trixie)



    41) By Smock (Don't worry, it's playing in my head too.)



    42) By zorg



    43) By Bravura (Can't you see I'm trying to express myself? Gawd!)




    44) By Kyouhen



    45) By rich-tea



    46) By Swordplayer



    47) By Syggie



    48) By EssAeEm



    49) By Shiko (It's sooooo truuuue!)



    50) By Family Man



    51) By Jimbo1023



    52) By Nido Media



    53) By Kitsune (Even from a young age, Hoity Toity knew exactly where his place in life was: at the top.)



    54) By Mere Jump



    55) By Eliwood10



    56) By loz



    57) By Kjh242



    58) By Coquette



    59) By Mister Bristle



    60) By Mihaaaa (Filly Celestia is just so gosh darn huggable.)



    61) By Goggle Sparks



    62) By DB (In her memoirs, Trixie would note this as the moment that eventually spurred her on to true greatness.)



    63) By Circuit Mane



    64) By PenguinPlayer



    65) By Noneko



    66) By Knightly (Is that a filly Big Mac? Very interesting twist! =D)



    67) By Frith



    68) By Invidlord (Don't tell me ah cain't! Ah grew this moustache from sheer force of will!)



    69) By Mockingbird



    70) By Quill



    71) By Twist



    72) By Easteu (That's too damn bad, Blueblood.)



    73) By Ori



    74) By Moabite



    75) By PinkamenaPie (I do believe that's all six themes so far in one image. Impressive!)



    76) By Dragon Rage



    77) By DJ Rainbow Dash



    78) By Mr. Wonko (*slow clap*)



    79) By Game Broth



    80) By Amehdaus



    81) By Chromadancer



    82) By Lunar Apologist (Someday...)



    83) By The Obsessor



    84) By Poker Face



    85) By Nullh (*ahem* eeeeeeeeeeeeee~)



    86) By Shockwave



    87) By Cybie



    88) By Dangereaux (Sir, that is a pony as a Flyer. Do you think I don't know baseball from hockey?)



    89) By Captain British



    90) By Ricky (Why is her fabric on fire?)



    91) By dhas



    92) By Relias



    93) By Erthilo



    94) By Roper (I can't stay mad at that face.)



    95) By Kits



    96) By Bananizen



    97) By Zork787



    98) By Lunawings



    99) By DDDchu



    100) By Lyus



    101) By Zach (Uh... guys?)



    102) By Shiver



    103) By redcladhero



    104) By Andï (I really love the makeup/combo submissions. It's like getting an extra scoop of icecream on your waffle cone for free!)



    105) By ecmc1093



    106) By Infinity



    107) By Farvei



    108) By Immersa



    109) By Sapphire



    110) By Wisdom Thumbs



    111) By VeoBandit



    112) By UnintentionalRyhme



    113) By Lolstaz



    114) By unholyhen (Inside that box is the stuffed animal Luna would continue to treasure for more than a thousand years)



    115) By kmmgreen5



    116) By Tenchi Outsuno



    117) By Muffinsforever (Brushie brushie brushie)



    118) By Luna (Everypony love ma-- yeah, you're right. Too obvious. Neat picture though, huh?)



    119) By Tanman



    120) By badzerg



    121) By Sherlock Hooves (The artist dedicates this picture to Cereal, because he loves OCs so much.)



    122) By Fetchbeer



    123) By toonboy92484



    124) By Issy



    125) By Windfall (Evidently they've been testing for Pinkie Sense for years.)



    126) By PonyLover



    127) By Omega RKB



    128) By Konig



    129) By Ego (All of my usual hyperbole and joking aside, this is one of the most amazing things I've ever seen.)



    130) By Pegasus Leo



    131) By Alipes



    132) By 041744



    133) By Latverian_Ponyfan_2993



    134) By panda_instinct



    135) By Leaf Growth



    136) By The Flying Tomato



    137) By Riokenn (If you spend your life afraid of the ground, you'll never see all the things it has to show you. And there are So Many Wonders...)



    138) By Liska



    139) By Paintroller



    140) By Doc Steedly ( Doculean )



    141) By DarthVader



    142) By Afentis (I am reminded of my youth. Those things are heavy!)



    143) By Gear X. Machina



    144) By Mistal



    145) By Moogie



    146) By Drilltooth



    147) By Sali



    148) By Atlur (Wow, look at all that win.)



    149) By T-Brony



    150) By Fox E:



    151) By Spiritofthwwolf (Prince Caelestis is badass.)



    152) By Doombah



    153) By PinkiePied (Octavia, west side ponies represent. What?)



    154) By Spiritofthwwolf



    155) By scio



    156) By Lucky



    157) By Rydel (Well, see, Equestria is like this horsey worsey... ball.)



    158) By Haafiz



    159) By DiZaster321



    160) By Prismatic Pretzel (If I were a young unicorn, the idea of horn rot would terrify me.)



    161) By ajremix



    162) By Condor



    163) By Zephire



    164) By Canadian Bacon



    165) By al03480049



    166) By Buddy Vox



    167) By rkr7



    168) By Natry (That about covers the puns I initially had in mind, I guess.)



    169) By Kt Kat



    170) By Kelz



    171) By Starlite (If I ever meet the author of that story, I'm going to hit him with a brick.)



    172) By Da Chi (This, on the other hand, seems cute and should be encouraged.)



    173) By ninjawarior



    174) By BenaSPACE



    175) By AlterForm (What does it say about me that I'm hungry now?)



    176) By Portalsoup



    177) By Facelessguru



    178) By James Lyons



    179) By MasterofRoku



    180) By Arion



    181) By Passer Palmatum



    182) By The Recliner (A note to future newcomers: don't feel like you have to include all previous themes. That could get really hard!)



    183) By Uncle Leo



    184) By A Terrible Person (And this long line of puns... is all because of you,)



    185) By Neoridgeback



    186) By PonyDrawer



    187) By Kooldude (And then little Scratch realized her life would be one of Scary Monsters and Nice Ponies.)



    188) By Ethrx (Seth!? What did he ever do? ...Oh, right. Started this blog. Ehehe...)



    189) By Taffy



    190) By Starlight Bolt



    191) By Silver Shine



    192) By Pony Stark



    193) By SiuiS



    194) By Aeiou



    195) By Avohkah Tamer (This artist and several others today admitted to breaking away from referencing templates and tutorials for the first time. I'm so proud of you!)



    196) By Why485



    197) By CreatorOfPony



    198) By K9saurus



    199) By fugue



    200) By MetalPandora



    201) By Rayn Shyu



    202) By TopoCruz



    203) By Professor Basil



    204) By ThunderThorn (She's Celestia's faithful student for a reason.)



    205) By 8ftmetalhead



    206) By Alleydodger



    207) By djTeka



    208) By RaspleZS



    209) By TapeDiggity



    210) By nuclearsuplexattack



    211) By Thattagen



    212) By Xiagu (Passing along a fun fact: Granny Smith apples were named for Maria Ann Smith. Granny once was Annie!)



    213) By Tarragon



    214) By StarStep



    215) By Ergnon


    216) By m00finsan


    217) By Pineapple Skitter


    218) By StarSongPony



    219) By Eeful



    220) By Filiecs



    221) By Spurs



    222) By Lunchmonkey



    223) By Periphery