• Newbie Artist Training Grounds III - Day 9

    In the game of life, there are winners and there are losers and there are also birds who play board games. Which one are you? Easy way to tell - do you own and use a Twitter account? The answer is clear! But the real winner is me, because I have all of you, and your 381 game crazy ponies! Who could ask for anything more? As of today, that brings our grand tally to 4062 images, which is yet another fantasic milestone. Ponies! Ponies by the thousands!

    And as we zero in on the one third complete mark, let’s blow a noise maker (fweee!) and get ready for another day of pony. This is the part where it starts to get tough, no so much because of themes but just the happy little fellow known as attrition. So as you go through tonight’s gallery, I’d like to request you pop into a few galleries and offer the artists some compliments or thoughts. You don’t have to do it every night, but the impact that some kind words can have is extraordinary, and I hope you won’t underestimate it.

    But, galleries, galleries, show me to the galleries! We’ve got arcades, we’ve got tabletops, we’ve got the freshly cut grass and always, always tiger blood. With… everything that entails. References and familiar faces, worn out places, wrong reference Phoe. Nevermind me, just step in, have fun, and try not to lose The Game.

    Sometimes in the course of the NATG, some themes will echo of older ones. We certainly hope they don’t get stale. But even if it has a familiar feel, you can always have a new experience if you try out some different looks. Do I hear makeovers? I think I do! Tonight: Draw two ponies with swapped manes/Draw a pony made over. Get your entries here by 11:59 PM, Pacific time on Saturday, August 24. Everypony’s drawing for the weekend!