• Newbie Artist Training Grounds III - Day 27

    I don't normally post comics in this spot but I think you'll agree my hands were tied here. Hasta la vista, Bon Bon. What do you mean the T-100 didn't say anything as it sacrificed itself to change the future? What do you mean they kept making movies after that? I'm sorry to be the one to tell you this, but you're from some alternate timeline or something, because that never happened. What did happen, you ask? Well, this day in history the NATG artists drew 232 ponies in a most perfunctory and timely manner. That brought our grand total to an astonishing 9180 images, which frankly blew my mind.

    Just a few more days to go. Mark your calendars. Have you ever had trouble with a theme? Sat there and pounded your head on your desk trying to make an idea come out? Well, here's a secret: me too. Coming into this year I felt like it should be very easy for me to craft somewhere between 30 and 60 fresh themes and interpretations to be inspiring and beloved by all. This has not always turned out to be the case. I know roughly where I'm going, of course, but sometimes when it comes time to make a theme spring to life, I reach into the well and instead find a pit of inky blackness. I'm telling you this tonight because I've seen a whole bunch of people ruing their lack of ideas or creativity, and I want you to know that this is a thing that happens to everybody. Even me. So if it happens, dig down, come back to your roots, and remember that tomorrow is another day. Ok? 

    Now, come with me if you want to pony. Our gallery tonight is pure science fiction, a rush and a mad scramble waiting to happen, and a burst of creativity the likes of which you haven't seen since next Tuesday. The turnout is as amazing as it's ever been, and everyone's been jacking in and filling out their quotas like champions. And tonight we're all chromed up and ready to run. Take a spin, omae. You'll like what you see. 

    For themes tonight I'd like to take a return to our "opposites" style, and put that little slash to work depicting two sides of the same coin. Where light, so too dark. For every figurehead, someone behind them with the plan. So tonight, let's get Machiavellian up in this joint. Tonight, Draw a pony ruling/Draw a pony plotting. Submit all entries here by 11:59 PM, Pacific time on Wednesday, September 11. Do you have what it takes to be a Prince...ss? Oh dear. Back in the dungeon I go.