• Newbie Artist Training Grounds: Day 19

    This is an alternate version of a submission that was sent in tonight. I am using it here because holy crap look at those eyebrows! Ahem. So, tonight this space is going to be all about how I took the high road and did not make an extended Persona 4 reference. And I'm actually playing it as I type this, so that is no small feat. What evil lurks in the heart of ponies? We've got a lot of artists ready to show us just what's lurking on the other side of the mirror. How many? 175. I feel like I'm thinking it a lot these days, but this quickly turned into one of my favorite themes. You are constantly outdoing yourselves and I can't get enough of it. By the way, tonight pushes our grand total to 3,729 entries. Ever onwards, friends!

    Exciting part over, boring part start. Have some submission guidelines. And go ahead and send questions or use [email protected] as an alternate submission source if things go haywire. I'm being really good about answering everything sent to me lately!

    The Theme of the Day

    Draw a pony in love. As much as anything, I'm curious to see how you will choose to represent this idea. And before you get mad at me for springing Training Grounds: Shipping Edition on you, please keep in mind I didn't specify what they had to be in love with, or what type of love it had to be. Show me ponies reveling in their passions! Show me feeling! And then, yes, I also like kissing. I'm weird like that.

    I can't really think of anything else to transition into tonight's gallery with, so let me tell you the story about a dream I had once in which I got to see another me. So here I was, driving a car down a back road near the house where I grew up. It's a beautiful day, I've got nice music on the radio, and I'm having fun visiting this place I haven't been to in years. I'm not driving especially fast, but I'm also not paying a great deal of attention. A turn catches me off guard, and I crash, flipping my car upside down. Suddenly I am standing on the side of the road. I've been walking down this road that leads to my old house, and I see there is a car that just got into an accident. I try calling 911, but my cell phone doesn't work. So I rush over to try and help. There's a person passed out face down just outside the wreckage. I reach out to touch her, and my hand gets all bloody. "Hey, wake up." She doesn't answer. Blood is pooling all over the road. I turn her over, and... it's me. "Hey! HEY! Wake up! Wake up, damn it!" And then I woke up. I hate that dream.

    "You are about to enter another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, the Twilight (Sparkle) Zone!"

    1) By Fairiedragon999 (Noooo!)

    2) By Sofii

    3) By ChaosDrop (I like how Punk Octavia plays a lute. You're so edgy.)

    4) By Makkon (Picture is unrelated.)

    5) By Quint-t-W

    6) By Thanqol

    7) By Jackolako

    8) By Lulubell

    9) By Several Alpacas

    10) By PandaRoux (Well that's just plain creepy.)

    11) By Lucky Charm

    12) By blindferret

    13) By Vissia (I cannot guess whose evil twin this is.)

    14) By Blueberry Muffin

    15) By Periphery (Elegant.)

    16) By Smock

    17) By Kitty Tail (No... you're not me!)

    18) By DiZaster321

    19) By Argembarger

    20) By NikaScott

    21) By Emerald Dust

    22) By nekoneko (There's a joke here, but I'm not seeing it.)

    23) By Saphin

    24) By Ambrose (Take that, you bunny jerk!)

    25) By Vissia (This is an interesting design for an evil Celestia. Terrestria?)

    26) By TensaiOni (What if Applejack slept through the Sonic Rainboom?)

    27) By Invidlord (This is a lie and you know it.)

    28) By T-Brony

    29) By Skyline (Introducing Aquafresh.)

    30) By Vissia

    31) By Nero

    32) By The Recliner

    33) By Mockingbird (I approve of Pretty!Dashie)

    34) By DB (I love it when you guys write stories to go with your picture.)

    35) By Spiritofthwwolf (Now 20% more evil.)

    36) By Nido Media

    37) By FLASKGARG

    38) By FLASKGARG (I don't know what to say to this.)

    39) By Amehdaus (Haunting, yet visually stunning.)

    40) By Alipes (Applejill? Applejill.)

    41) By Doombah

    42) By toonboy92484

    43) By Ori (I feel incredibly wrong and dirty for liking this as much as I do.)

    44) By Mere Jump

    45) By Pony Express Hotel

    46) By DareDreamer (And the parade of not-rainbows continues.)

    47) By Partition

    48) By Sherlock Hooves (Now with beard!)

    49) By niki

    50) By Mr.Paulsen (I could see this.)

    51) By Natry

    52) By Anti-Natry (Evil!Me is very thorough in her hatred of Lyra.)

    53) By Interrobang Pie (Them's some fancy mathematics. *nod*)

    54) By Epona666

    55) By PinkamenaPie

    56) By Trot Pilgrim (Gaaaaaassp!)

    57) By Facelessguru

    58) By LifeSequenceBreak (I still don't get it, no sirree.)

    59) By TheLaughingMare

    60) By Foxtrot (Shootaloo is the best name for anything ever.)

    61) By Chris

    62) By Eponymous

    63) By Zach (Not so subtly brilliant.)

    64) By Chromadancer

    65) By GonzaHerMeg

    66) By Jdan-S (Oh, uh... H-Hello there. *blush*)

    67) By Eidolon Proggy

    68) By fetchbeer (In case you were confused, this is a giant Sweetie Belle with heat vision destroying Ponyville. Aren't you glad I cleared that up?)

    69) By McGack

    70) By rich-tea

    71) By Scootaleo

    72) By Coquette (Black Hole Sun, won't you come and wash away the rain...)

    73) By Ironhoof

    74) By ProjectFreeism

    75) By Eliwood10 (You'd better, Doctor!)

    76) By A.Q. Nichols

    77) By Kudalyn (I request... neigh, DEMAND somepony writes a story where these two swap personalities. Instant 6 stars.)

    78) By ShoutingRyan

    79) By Dangereaux (Celly's other sister Nova. She explodes the sun when she feels like it.)

    80) By Lee Readman

    81) By Syggie

    82) By Taco Bandit

    83) By Fisher (uuuuuuuuuuuuu)

    84) By PenguinPlayer

    85) By Dragon Rage

    86) By Pacce (The joke is obvious considering who drew this.)

    87) By EssAeEm

    88) By Doctor Whoof Fanatic (In a bizarre way, this is comforting to see.)

    89) By Philith (Nopony would cry if Obscurity here got murdered.)

    90) By ShoeboxWarrior

    91) By mmelvin420

    92) By The Flying Tomato

    93) By Afentis

    94) By Kaiserin

    95) By badzerg (I'd like to think you have been building up to this for 18 days. That's so fantastic.)

    96) By PinkiePieFan

    97) By Relias (Still no match for Tyson.)

    98) By Lancer5317

    99) By Lunar Apologist

    100) By Sapphire

    101) By kits

    102) By Rachel

    103) By Periphery (*dies laughing*)

    104) By DI-FL

    105) By Tanman (D'aww.)

    106) By Rydel

    107) By Zephire

    108) By DJ Rainbow Dash and Infinity

    109) By TheWizardOfWack

    110) By Neoridgeback

    111) By Shockwave (Twilight enjoys her muffins.)

    112) By Pony Stark

    113) By T-God

    114) By redcladhero

    115) By Xiagu (Wow, Evil Phoe is a terrible pony. And I guess she gets the magenta mane by canon.)

    116) By Kyouhen (This explains a lot.)

    117) By Atlur

    118) By Sali

    119) By Kt Kat

    120) By Uncle Leo (The long awaited return of Sethisto-cube!)

    121) By Sorekey (Pffffft... ahahaha!)

    122) By Panda_Instinct (So many of these are so great. My sides hurt.)

    123) By Buddy Vox (Special note for the artist: I know it's stressful and frustrating when disaster strikes, but don't give up. You'll get through this!)

    124) By RaspleZS

    125) By Goggle Sparks

    126) By Rraden (Snipershy.)

    127) By Immersa

    128) By Milk (Welcome back, Milk! S'been a while!)

    129) By Starlite

    130) By MasterofRoku (Poor Lyra...)

    131) By Fox E: (This is a scene from a fanfic. Do you know which one? I do.)

    132) By TopoCruz

    133) By Dreub

    134) By Ego (I'm trying to come up with a name for this guy. Vincent Chrome?)

    135) By Paintroller (I was terrified nopony would do this. Thank you.)

    136) By TapeDiggity

    137) By Prismatic Pretzel

    138) By Erica C (I honestly wouldn't have thought of this.)

    139) By Kelz

    140) By Xenotet

    141) By Thomas Cool (Evil!Derpy is the most dastardly pony ever.)

    142) By Starlight Bolt

    143) By MHPayne

    144) By rabidcow147

    145) By emeralddarkness (This is impressively terrifying. Please continue working on it, oh artist who claims it is unfinished.)

    146) By Entropy

    147) By Kuroi Tsubasa Tenshi

    148) By Da Chi

    149) By Mistal

    150) By Nullh (Digging the cutie mark.)

    151) By Spurs (Welp. Contest's over. Goodnight everypony!)

    152) By Circuit Mane

    153) By The Lovely Penguin

    154) By Avnas Ishtaroth

    155) By Virga Rainboom (I... well then. Ok!)

    156) By Leaf Growth

    157) By Kooldude

    158) By Drilltooth

    159) By 8ftmetalhead (Hey don't yell at me, it's Seth's stupid time zone!)

    160) By A Terrible Person

    161) By Periphery (Evil Roseluck is bored during armageddon. The horror!)

    162) By nuclearsuplexattack

    163) By Albert

    164) By DJ RBDash

    165) By Hawaiianshirtedpony (I love the hell out of this one.)

    166) By monotreme

    167) By Randomjack

    168) By Phantom G

    169) By djTeka

    170) By Starbunch

    171) By Eeful

    172) By Heireau/HarrowTPrower

    173) By Frith

    174) By Thattagen

    175) By Muffinsforever

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