• Newbie Artist Training Grounds III - Day 20

    Mustn't stop, mustn't slow down, mustn't run away! Must train, must train, can't miss a day! It's tense and there's a lot of pressure right now, especially with school being underway for most everybody who attends such things at this point, but now is not the time for quitting! We're two thirds of the way there, we can make it to the end! And even though our header pony today is wrong and it's alright to let the NATG take a back seat to the rest of life every now and again, it's his spirit and "stick-to-itiveness" that we're here to honor today. That unquenchable fire brings us another 250 ponies and... uh... trains. All together, that brings us to 7474 images! Stretch for it! We can add another digit to that counter!

    We've hit 20 days. How are you feeling? If you've been with us from the start, you're probably starting to feel a little bit tired. I know I do! But that's ok! Sometimes tired is a good feeling. In this case, it's certainly worth it. But with the reaching of another hallmark date, it's time for us to open our arms and welcome those who have arrived late, and all of you who have for whatever reason missed out on a theme. Even if you'd just like to do another one for an older theme, the Makeup Gallery mark 2 is the place to be! This gallery closes at 11:59 PM, Pacific time on Friday, September 6, so get those makeup submissions ready!

    Tonight's gallery is a trip down memory lane for anybody who watched movies in the 80s and 90s. If you love yourself a good training montage, start up your favorite medleys and hop on in! There's more to it, of course. You're a more creative lot than to hand in 200 of the exact same idea. Although if you did, that'd be ok. Dare I say it would even be interesting to see? I think it would. That's not  challenge, mind you, I'm just thinking out loud. Being in the Newbie Artist Training Grounds has always meant having the freedom to interpret a prompt as literally as you see fit.

    We've finally hit the tail end of our emotional prompts, which means it's time to get fired up! Feel the burn, the fury of the sun! Tonight, Draw a furious pony/Draw a pony burning up! Submit all entries here by 11:59 PM, Pacific time on Wednesday, September 4. But you don't need me to tell you that! Rawr!