• Newbie Artist Training Grounds IV - Day 13

    Don't be silly, Coco! There's nobody out there, not at all! Certainly not a large gathering of ponies, and doubly certainly not a bunch of ponies who are really into puns. So you have nothing to worry about, go back to your prompt and enjoy your cocoa. But oh, if you have time, could you let us in? There's kind of 365 of us outside, and it's getting a little cold. Once we get inside the door, that'll bring us to 6425 total images. Just a few days left! Do your best to help make our final total one to remember!

    It's interesting having our final push be on a weekend. You would think that would leave more room for people to draw, but really it tends to work out that people schedule more activities over their weekend than at any other time. When was the last time you were really free on a Saturday night? And if you were, didn't you really just want to make it 'you time'? I can't say I blame you. It's a little hard to excuse yourself from your friends and families to draw a cute little pony. You probably don't feel like you really have the time. But I would encourage you to dig a little deeper and work a little harder to find those little holes in your schedule you can fill with a sketch. It doesn't take much! You'll like the way it makes you feel.

    Prize time! IDW is the latest returning champion, and let me tell you, if you have to repeat a prize, you can't really do much better than an awesome comic pack including hand drawn pictures from the official comic artists. It's a super cool and unique prize that anybody should be thrilled to own. Take your shot at one today! And of course, thank you again to IDW for throwing their lot in with the ATG and giving such an amazingly generous prize for us to offer. It's been a fun and unique twist to this year's event and we couldn't possibly have pulled it off without help from people like them.

    Our Day 11 winner is a delicate balancing act, with the suave and cultured Octavia balancing precariously on some fractured advice. Hang in there, filly! Lucky number 98, our winner is ArrJaySketch! Congratulations, and we'll be in touch with you shortly!

    For a lot of reasons, winter is a great time to take a trip. Folks from warm climates like to head to cooler ones to partake of all the snowbound activities, and those from cooler places sometimes like to run away from subzero temperatures to remember what the sun looks like. And of course, it's a fantastic excuse to head back to your roots and see old friends and family again, that the business of our lives keeps us from keeping up constant contact with. The overarching trend in our final few themes is "warm the heart", so with that in mind, Draw a pony traveling/Draw a pony family.

    Submit all entries here by December 14 at 9 PM Mountain Standard Time (GMT -7). Just make sure you take the time to check out tonight's gallery below the break before you jet off to draw your adventuring ponies. We've got the fire all warmed up, and it just won't be the same without you!