• Artist Training Grounds: Mock War, Day 5


    Recruits! Our rescue mission was a success! There's been so much to do, but even in the midst of a busy week and with the grind beginning to set in, you've persevered to bring in 327 lost and captured ponies! I know it isn't easy, but you guys keep sticking with it and churning out content in stupendous numbers. With an event total of 1805 images, we're in the final stretch. Give it your all!

    Remember, send your submissions in here. Keep using full image urls when sending from DeviantART, and send any problems along to phoe@equestriadaily.com.

    Day 5: A Winner is You!
    The whirlwind of activity lately has been so intense that you can scarcely keep track of everything that has been happening. One day a griffon assault squad storms the camp and is barely beaten back. Another day you're charging in behind General Derpy's siege troops. And that princess you rescued? Hasn't. Shut. Up. Not a single day has gone by without a quip from her or a close encounter of the lemon meringue kind. All the ponies you've come to know as friends have come back smothered in cherries.

    And then all of a sudden... everything stopped. All quiet on the western front, and every other war story cliche you've ever heard. No more pastries or name calling or being yelled at. In their place, there's confetti and shocked faces and dancing in the street. "We won! We actually won!" somepony calls out. To your left, a minty green unicorn sweeps a cream colored earth pony off of her hooves and kisses her deeply. To your right, your superiors gather together and smile. Despite everything, you can't help but feel a sense of pride. 
    "You did great work, soldier," Derpy beams with pride and steps aside to reveal a shimmering portal, "You can go home now."
    But... do you want to?
    Assignment: Draw a pony coming home
    Deadline: January 27 at 7:00 pm, PST (GMT -08:00)

    Running out of time yet again (where the heck are these supposed 24 hours in the day, exactly), but I wanted to say that these images are probably my favorite set of the event so far. So many artists thinking big and putting their creativity to the test. These entries are fun and inventive, and only slightly less than half of you went for the easy Mario reference! You're amazing, and I cannot wait to see what you come up with on our final day. Good luck!

    We now proudly present to you the Day 4 Gallery:

    1) By RK-D

    Do it for the fillies, do it for the foals

    RK-D


    2) By Kamikoko



    Kamikoko


    3) By twohuman



    twohuman


    4) By Whyareall

    Escort quests are the worst. Help me, Leon!

    Whyareall


    5) By Kilemeino Calvire

    Despite all my rage, I am still a pony in a cage

    Kilemeino Calvire


    6) By Dovashy



    Dovashy


    7) By Jenbun Spahging



    Jenbun Spahging


    8) By LacionARG



    LacionARG


    9) By Joel Dash Reed

    The continuing saga

    Joel Dash Reed


    10) By Crafxter



    Crafxter


    11) By lazzyX



    lazzyX


    12) By Thegreatandpowerfulchalupa

    Once upon a time I thought this game was endless, and filled with nothing but other castles to go kick turtles out of.

    Thegreatandpowerfulchalupa


    13) By Agent Pie



    Agent Pie


    14) By appiusos



    appiusos


    15) By GoldFox



    GoldFox


    16) By Thanqol

    I'm glad the prompt was able to kick-start some ideas.

    Thanqol


    17) By TimeForSP



    TimeForSP


    18) By DruidDroid

    Looks about right.

    DruidDroid


    19) By Tesa



    Tesa


    20) By Decembuary



    Decembuary


    21) By Invidlord

    Is it a crime to enjoy being kidnapped?

    Invidlord


    22) By Bigbaddrag



    Bigbaddrag


    23) By Cloverjump

    I... just... what?

    Cloverjump


    24) By LuitentantDan

    It's funny because she's talking to herself

    LuitentantDan


    25) By Sharp Sticks

    Quite frankly I don't know how I didn't have this in mind when I came up with this theme.

    Sharp Sticks


    26) By BlondieHooves



    BlondieHooves


    27) By LtSterling

    What was that? A box!

    LtSterling


    28) By Lunar Storm

    Soon, my muffin. Soon...

    Lunar Storm


    29) By Kailley Roesler

    Your setup is perfect. Be right back, falling in love with Tangled again.

    Kailley Roesler


    30) By Runbow Dash

    I'm sure absolutely nothing will go wrong.

    Runbow Dash


    31) By Slizergiy



    Slizergiy


    32) By Dusty Fortune



    Dusty Fortune


    33) By Vahnara

    This got more complicated than I was expecting

    Vahnara


    34) By SuperDSombrero



    SuperDSombrero


    35) By Ventus

    Adorable beyond comprehension

    Ventus


    36) By Haydn Allen



    Haydn Allen


    37) By Pencil Scratch

    Heeheehee! I'm just imagining the scrapey slidey sounds he's making. Hee~

    Pencil Scratch


    38) By Silvertie

    It's a good plan, I think.

    Silvertie


    39) By Norque

    Zip lines are awesome.

    Norque


    40) By JoTodak

    Faster, faster! Wheeeeeeee!

    JoTodak


    41) By PikaGirl



    PikaGirl


    42) By ThatCrazyBrony



    ThatCrazyBrony


    43) By Nezbot

    I don't know how you manage to keep doing this.

    Nezbot


    44) By Roxor128



    Roxor128


    45) By Splopp



    Splopp


    46) By Ace Of Scarabs



    Ace Of Scarabs


    47) By Richelieu88

    I have no idea what just happened.

    Richelieu88


    48) By IcySpy

    Sneaky sneaky sneaky.

    IcySpy


    49) By Sean Mirrsen



    Sean Mirrsen


    50) By Nny11



    Nny11


    51) By birdmaster1

    When I saw this, I immediately sprayed water all over my monitor.

    birdmaster1


    52) By kuser77

    Seems legit.

    kuser77


    53) By CartoonTiger

    Who's a cute pony? Hi, pony! Hi!

    CartoonTiger


    54) By Kenmdrt



    Kenmdrt


    55) By Kyttyee



    Kyttyee


    56) By You Shall Not Pass



    You Shall Not Pass


    57) By Britanniapony

    Indeed they don't.

    Britanniapony


    58) By James_Corck



    James_Corck


    59) By Mart3323



    Mart3323


    60) By Zubias



    Zubias


    61) By Little Emerald



    Little Emerald


    62) By Saddlesoap Opera

    It... it adds to the... shut up, ok?

    Saddlesoap Opera


    63) By Purplelemons

    Always be prepared!

    Purplelemons


    64) By TościkXD

    I love how she tossed a "beloved" in there.

    TościkXD


    65) By brony and proud of it



    brony and proud of it


    66) By MikorutheHedgehog

    Suddenly I'm sad.

    MikorutheHedgehog


    67) By LeonardRodriquez

    I feel like if this happened to me I would be freaking out about it.

    LeonardRodriquez


    68) By TwinQuasars



    TwinQuasars


    69) By Black-or-blank

    Even the best have off days!

    Black-or-blank


    70) By BronyGamer



    BronyGamer


    71) By W4X



    W4X


    72) By Tarynsgate



    Tarynsgate


    73) By Pinkie Swirl

    Wait, what the?

    Pinkie Swirl


    74) By ponyp

    Mecha ponies are best ponies.

    ponyp


    75) By EvanelleOnyx



    EvanelleOnyx


    76) By Sovwi

    Pfft... ahahaha

    Sovwi


    77) By B34r



    B34r


    78) By Choco



    Choco


    79) By SamuelEAllen

    I never said it needed to be complicated.

    SamuelEAllen


    80) By Ritsuko Mithos



    Ritsuko Mithos


    81) By fizmat



    fizmat


    82) By phallen1



    phallen1


    83) By AshanderHill

    My favorite part of this is the suction cup arrow stuck to the force field. It's so good.

    AshanderHill


    84) By BronyGunso

    So legit.

    BronyGunso


    85) By EnigmaticElocution

    Judging by today, Big Mac is pretty good at this job

    EnigmaticElocution


    86) By Yotu Renn



    Yotu Renn


    87) By litaganomotscoud



    litaganomotscoud


    88) By ZeldaRulz



    ZeldaRulz


    89) By CosmicRadish

    Why... why does it look like they're interrogating the muffin?

    CosmicRadish


    90) By BluBlur

    Dashie traded in efficiency for Rule of Cool

    BluBlur


    91) By mikes550



    mikes550


    92) By Pirill

    We'd all love to be rewarded for our efforts, but hey. That's war for you. Or video games. Same thing.

    Pirill


    93) By KattyPow

    This pings pretty heavily on my cute-o-meter.

    KattyPow


    94) By Zaid Yanffit

    Super Derpy's here to save us! =D

    Zaid Yanffit


    95) By Roidh

    Is that perchance an Acme brand Inviso-sphere?

    Roidh


    96) By Fox E:

    Eeeeee, tiny rescue ponies!

    Fox E:


    97) By DE Fluttershy



    DE Fluttershy


    98) By Sebbaa

    It's... kind of like drawing? I guess? I'm letting it through, but please don't do this.

    Sebbaa


    99) By Likeable



    Likeable


    100) By Scatmanseth



    Scatmanseth


    101) By Dreamwire

    Poor Tavi. That suit looks expensive...

    Dreamwire


    102) By Machel

    I am... so sorry.

    Machel


    103) By idonteven...



    idonteven...


    104) By Carprincess



    Carprincess


    105) By idonteven...(fixed)



    idonteven...(fixed)


    106) By blu-red

    Oh... oh wow. This is beautiful.

    blu-red


    107) By dear-sweet-molestia



    dear-sweet-molestia


    108) By Quiche

    Um... do you, like, need help?

    Quiche


    109) By Kyouhen

    They are pretty tiny, aren't they? Heeee~

    Kyouhen


    110) By Melon Hunter



    Melon Hunter


    111) By Mr Cartier



    Mr Cartier


    112) By Akirasip

    Yes please!

    Akirasip


    113) By HansHDsoldier



    HansHDsoldier


    114) By Mysticvulpix



    Mysticvulpix


    115) By ChaosDX1



    ChaosDX1


    116) By LemonLimeMan



    LemonLimeMan


    117) By Cap-Sigma



    Cap-Sigma


    118) By MyMiniatureEquine (a.k.a. El Lowell)



    MyMiniatureEquine (a.k.a. El Lowell)


    119) By Hebisonic



    Hebisonic


    120) By 0+LOL (ZeroPlusLOL)

    Actually, what we want is very often not in the top of a tower.

    0+LOL (ZeroPlusLOL)


    121) By Daisy Azuras



    Daisy Azuras


    122) By Gearbox



    Gearbox


    123) By Stormcaller



    Stormcaller


    124) By Spitfyre1



    Spitfyre1


    125) By Relias

    I know I've been asking a lot of you in this event. Thank you for all of your hard work.

    Relias


    126) By Otherunicorn

    Oh, it's going to be one of those rescues... =D

    Otherunicorn


    127) By Mousa The 14



    Mousa The 14


    128) By St Neon

    Bwuh?

    St Neon


    129) By CuriousPony

    Hey, it's the Doctor!

    CuriousPony


    130) By SunyStorm



    SunyStorm


    131) By I6NIS



    I6NIS


    132) By Hecmanstar



    Hecmanstar


    133) By Kevster



    Kevster


    134) By Short Circuit



    Short Circuit


    135) By Xaegrek



    Xaegrek


    136) By sev62_fmj

    I didn't know we had one of those in the budget.

    sev62_fmj


    137) By AlternateMew

    Truly, our selection process is second to none.

    AlternateMew


    138) By TheLunarArmy



    TheLunarArmy


    139) By Stardust



    Stardust


    141) By Daisy Azuras



    Daisy Azuras


    142) By PixelSprite

    Lalalalala~

    PixelSprite


    143) By Bluerobin46



    Bluerobin46


    144) By Snowsilver



    Snowsilver


    145) By EricaC78

    Trixie, you jerk. :(

    EricaC78


    146) By Scion



    Scion


    148) By Des Revell

    Ponies are heavy!

    Des Revell


    149) By Flutterhoof



    Flutterhoof


    150) By Travis Smith



    Travis Smith


    149) By 8bitbleepbleep

    It's honestly refreshing to see a Sonic reference at this point (I know the numbers derped, don't look at me)

    8bitbleepbleep


    150) By Totality



    Totality


    151) By PoldekPL



    PoldekPL


    152) By Heather

    To be honest, I'd have stopped at Faust's place.

    Heather


    153) By LittleLime/PopcornPanda

    Another hair raising escape!

    LittleLime/PopcornPanda


    154) By Hewison



    Hewison


    155) By mcatnova



    mcatnova


    156) By Connor Chang



    Connor Chang


    157) By Rakshata



    Rakshata


    158) By CaffeineJunkie



    CaffeineJunkie


    159) By Ori



    Ori


    160) By vcrmaster

    Or else, you'll... shoot? Ok.

    vcrmaster


    161) By caramelldanser on DA



    caramelldanser on DA


    162) By Nettles

    "This means nothing."

    Nettles


    163) By Mudglen

    'Fly faster!', she cried.

    Mudglen


    164) By Sketchy



    Sketchy


    165) By KriahFox

    What... what just happened?

    KriahFox


    166) By TerribleTransit

    How nice of them to give me a spotlight.

    TerribleTransit


    167) By Jinsume

    I have to assume this is a battle over the world's most important cricket.

    Jinsume


    168) By Darrtaa



    Darrtaa


    169) By The Laughing Horror

    If you don't finish the job, Cereal will be mopey all day.

    The Laughing Horror


    170) By Shinskii



    Shinskii


    171) By Muffinsforever



    Muffinsforever


    172) By Louisa



    Louisa


    173) By JimTheCactus

    Slow motion dives ahoy

    JimTheCactus


    174) By Tsuken



    Tsuken


    175) By Author Tempus

    I'm not fond of capture the flag, either.

    Author Tempus


    176) By 13era

    I like how her disguise is taking the shirt off.

    13era


    177) By SonicStar23750

    Oh, hey there. How's it going? Those are pretty neat!

    SonicStar23750


    178) By Freyera



    Freyera


    179) By Kinrah



    Kinrah


    180) By The Less Anonymous Top Hat

    KITTY!

    The Less Anonymous Top Hat


    181) By Rafasde



    Rafasde


    182) By MyBoyJ



    MyBoyJ


    183) By Dusty the Royal Janitor

    I absolutely can't wait to see how you end this.

    Dusty the Royal Janitor


    184) By thegamefilmguruman



    thegamefilmguruman


    185) By AaronMk



    AaronMk


    186) By NeonBlitz13

    I do believe your scanner flipped this on you.

    NeonBlitz13


    187) By YSuriktaY



    YSuriktaY


    188) By AllyClaw



    AllyClaw


    189) By KuroiTsubasaTenshi

    Gee, I don't know!

    KuroiTsubasaTenshi


    190) By StyxD



    StyxD


    191) By artsofallkinds



    artsofallkinds


    192) By Trekkie2063



    Trekkie2063


    193) By KillSilver



    KillSilver


    194) By Suta



    Suta


    195) By GonzaHerMeg

    Oh no!

    GonzaHerMeg


    196) By Jayden Curtis



    Jayden Curtis


    197) By CooperCL



    CooperCL


    198) By Durandal

    I'd pull Fleur into an airship, too. She's quite a looker.

    Durandal


    199) By PonyKrieger



    PonyKrieger


    200) By Fallen Angel



    Fallen Angel


    201) By Soda

    Absolutely incredible.

    Soda


    202) By Immersa

    Welp, I know what I'm dreaming about tonight!

    Immersa


    203) By LCubed69



    LCubed69


    204) By Bacon planet



    Bacon planet


    205) By Reuben



    Reuben


    206) By He11ix

    The buildup from yesterday makes this hilarious.

    He11ix


    207) By Rescue the Muffin!- Kessel



    Rescue the Muffin!- Kessel


    208) By Bionic21



    Bionic21


    209) By Aemios

    Impressive scale!

    Aemios


    210) By BrokenHero0409



    BrokenHero0409


    211) By Mad Mike

    All aboard the pony rope!

    Mad Mike


    212) By Quicksilver-the-Pony



    Quicksilver-the-Pony


    213) By ZacidrainZ



    ZacidrainZ


    214) By Exastryke

    *sighs wistfully*

    Exastryke


    215) By NullRadix



    NullRadix


    216) By Slowter

    It's the effort that counts.

    Slowter


    217) By Syggie

    How does this muffin keep getting into positions of authority?

    Syggie


    218) By Mr. Fahrenheit89

    That is a wonderfully tiny pony you have there. Pardon me while I go make incoherent squeaking noises.

    Mr. Fahrenheit89


    219) By Admitted (aka Twilight Ketchum)



    Admitted (aka Twilight Ketchum)


    220) By Mattatatta

    Heeheehee, that last panel!

    Mattatatta


    221) By Axwrend



    Axwrend


    222) By PaintDrinkingPete



    PaintDrinkingPete


    223) By Admitted (aka Twilight Ketchum)



    Admitted (aka Twilight Ketchum)


    224) By Natry

    Help, help, my Fluttershy got stuck in a tree!

    Natry


    225) By Zendric



    Zendric


    226) By RyuuKiba

    Is that Pip? I don't know how I feel about this.

    RyuuKiba


    227) By CrimsonBlossom42



    CrimsonBlossom42


    228) By Prismatic Pretzel

    ...Eeyup.

    Prismatic Pretzel


    229) By DegeTheMighty



    DegeTheMighty


    230) By Joystik



    Joystik


    231) By Jberg18

    Oho! A clever disguise!

    Jberg18


    232) By Akamaru01



    Akamaru01


    233) By Silverwind



    Silverwind


    234) By Beasert



    Beasert


    235) By Brony and a Browncoat



    Brony and a Browncoat


    236) By Vera

    This is just brilliantly creative. I love it to pieces.

    Vera


    237) By shadowfalcon76



    shadowfalcon76


    238) By 2snacks

    Hey Lyra, the fire's getting kind of ho-- oh hey is that a SNES controller?

    2snacks


    239) By ShoeboxWarrior

    They look so happy to see each other!

    ShoeboxWarrior


    240) By ponyMinion



    ponyMinion


    241) By TerminalHunter

    I'm going to go ahead and call this one of the best uses of symbolism on the site.

    TerminalHunter


    242) By Zicygomar

    The expressions on everypony's faces are absolutely priceless.

    Zicygomar


    243) By Sleipnir

    Applejack makes a surprisingly good Shrek.

    Sleipnir



    245) By Delta Pangaea



    Delta Pangaea


    246) By Blaze72



    Blaze72


    247) By Atlur

    Carrot Top is a warrior with a heart of steel. How dare you doubt her?

    Atlur


    248) By Knuckleshy



    Knuckleshy


    249) By glittering-pony



    glittering-pony


    250) By Inkblot

    Aaaaaaaand that's terrifying.

    Inkblot


    251) By Kelz



    Kelz


    252) By 1amth3guy



    1amth3guy


    253) By Pyrotwister

    Ooh, I like that dress!

    Pyrotwister


    254) By galdorpunk

    Twilight, you big cheaty pants.

    galdorpunk


    255) By JunaE_CBS

    =D

    JunaE_CBS


    256) By JudgementMaster



    JudgementMaster


    257) By Jay6

    Trogdoooooooooor!

    Jay6


    258) By Iwishicouldpony



    Iwishicouldpony


    259) By jazman71092



    jazman71092


    260) By Phalanx

    -Insert Star Wars Reference Here-

    Phalanx


    261) By GibsOfEarth



    GibsOfEarth


    262) By Rarodar



    Rarodar


    263) By Nigimi

    I'm stealing that as one of my unofficial titles.

    Nigimi


    264) By ABronyAccount



    ABronyAccount


    265) By Iomma



    Iomma


    266) By R-H-Maclanahan

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    R-H-Maclanahan


    267) By Wing Wind

    Wait, is that what I think it is?

    Wing Wind


    268) By TheMagicalFish



    TheMagicalFish


    269) By AngelKiller777



    AngelKiller777


    270) By AntisocialHappiness

    Probably when you stop beating them up and carrying them through the stratosphere.

    AntisocialHappiness


    271) By InsomniaUnending

    Trusty trusty box, never ever fails me.

    InsomniaUnending


    272) By SilentButBeardly

    Action Pie!

    SilentButBeardly


    273) By WavemasterRyx



    WavemasterRyx


    274) By Gozer The Equestrian



    Gozer The Equestrian


    275) By Level 8 Mudcrab



    Level 8 Mudcrab


    276) By nuclearsuplexattack

    Save the cupcake. Save the world.

    nuclearsuplexattack


    277) By DiscordedHarmony



    DiscordedHarmony


    278) By Pix



    Pix


    279) By Illustrious Otter



    Illustrious Otter


    280) By TapeDiggity

    Guys. We need to make this a movie.

    TapeDiggity


    281) By Kookamater

    I think this one speaks for itself.

    Kookamater


    282) By MasterofRoku

    And I could not be happier.

    MasterofRoku


    283) By Frith



    Frith


    284) By AlmightySpoonpony



    AlmightySpoonpony


    285) By derpy to the rescue



    derpy to the rescue


    286) By Shachza



    Shachza


    287) By Kitsunewolf142



    Kitsunewolf142


    288) By SolidSt33d



    SolidSt33d


    289) By Wolferahm



    Wolferahm


    290) By derpy to the rescue



    derpy to the rescue


    291) By General_Rex



    General_Rex


    292) By w



    w


    293) By BlankFlankBrony



    BlankFlankBrony


    294) By Fetter



    Fetter


    295) By Shiboito



    Shiboito


    296) By Waldo-xp



    Waldo-xp


    297) By Tosxychor



    Tosxychor


    298) By Jessicat



    Jessicat


    299) By Sundancer



    Sundancer


    300) By Powder Kicker



    Powder Kicker


    301) By Cipherpie




    302) By Pinkie Pi




    303) By rbug2006




    304) By Saphin

    This is just the best



    305) By TheMunkis




    306) By watch_it1337





    307) By Ohmyani



    Ohmyani


    308) By Thattagen



    Thattagen


    309) By Yalcahoon



    Yalcahoon


    310) By Tomek




    311) By chimicherrychonga



    chimicherrychonga


    312) By KH68

    zzzzzz

    KH68


    313) By Ohmyani




    314) By I Luv Hawrses



    I Luv Hawrses


    315) By Fiven



    Fiven


    316) By CityFlyer502



    CityFlyer502


    317) By Toaster Repairpony



    Toaster Repairpony


    318) By Paul I



    Paul I


    319) By Ert23



    Ert23


    320) By LavaZombie



    LavaZombie


    321) By SonicRatchet



    SonicRatchet


    322) By Kaji Uma



    Kaji Uma


    323) By Sandman-Ivan




    324) By Troutzorz



    Troutzorz


    325) By Philith



    Philith


    326) By Heireau



    Heireau


    327) By orangearithmetic