• Newbie Artist Training Grounds II: Day 4

    Unbeknownst to all but the most dedicated historians, the Wright Sisters were the original pioneers of the mare mustache. These brave explorers taught us that it's ok to rock the facial hair when flying your totally superfluous prop plane. Who knows where the world would be without them? Frankly, I don't want to know. In any case, this breathtaking, bold, and beautiful depiction sits in a museum alongside 946 equally wonderful compatriots. And in the middle of all of your weekend plans, no less! Very impressive, everypony. You're the best students I could have hoped for. Our grand total for the event is now 3468 entries. Beautiful!

    To submit for Day 4, simply head on over here. I can't get over how much easier this section is compared to last year when I had to pull out huge submission guideline paragraphs every day. Now it almost feels like I'm cheating.

    Now that we've thought about ponies alongside other parts of the world, let's try tackling them within physical space. Today's theme: Draw a pony on a hilltop/Draw a pony at their peak. A word to the wise for anyone worried about their backgrounds or those looking for an extra challenge: every NATG theme comes packaged with at least three alternative and punny interpretations that will let you get away with anything short of murder. Make me proud!

    But now, the moment you've all been waiting for, the Day 3 Gallery! Head on over to Pinkie's Pranks and Pointy Weapons Emporium and check out all of the awesome art. I don't know what it was about the word 'prop' that set you guys on this path, but brace yourself for a heck of a lot of swords. 'Pony with a bladed weapon' was last year, ya know. Do you want me to try out a couple of classic themes this year? Discuss in the comments!