• Newbie Artist Training Grounds IV - Day 15

    We did it, guys! We're here! The very last and final day of this installment of the Newbie Artist Training Grounds! We've brought you here from all levels of talent and walks of life, hoping to teach you even just a little bit about what you're actually capable of. A picture a day! A better sense of art than when you started! You, yes you, could learn to draw a pony. And the one who taught you how? Well, that was you, too! You came together to make Day 14 one of our bigger ones, clocking in at 653 happy little ponies. And that's enough to bring our two week total to 7426 images! We did it, guys!

    Tonight is a night of celebration, graduation, and coming into your own as artists. While I hope that we've been able to hand you the spark of motivation you needed to get started, or to start anew, after tonight it will be up to you to see how far you can carry your interest and your passion. I can't give you prompts forever, and as much as I wish I could, I can't be the one behind you telling you to push forward forever, either. Sooner or later, that has to come from you. Whatever you do, and whatever your level of involvement in this ATG has been, I implore you not to hang up the art supplies after tomorrow. Keep at it. You don't need to draw every day, but keep drawing. Keep improving. Keep surprising yourself. There's so much left for you to do, but you've built so much for yourself to do it with!

    Final days mean final celebrations, and final giveaways should live up to the hype. 4DE, Enterplay, and Diamond Select agree, so they've joined forces to help us make sure Day 15 creates more winners than ever! Five lucky people will get their choice of two 4DE plushies! One will take home Diamond Select's vinyl Applejack bank. And one more will receive a Crystal Games booster pack along with the mane six playmat you see above you, autographed by every member of the Enterplay Dev team! There is no ranking to these prizes, each one is given out in true raffle fashion, but we hope they make you happy, and we hope they push you to hand in a final picture worthy of the celebration! Thank you so much to all of our sponsors for working with us at Equestria Daily to make this event shine. We didn't make it easy on them or even give them a lot of time to prepare, but to the last every one of them stepped up and delivered. We can't thank you enough. You share in the accomplishment of this event, too.

    And now, our Day 13 winner! With a pencil drawn image of Pinkie boarding what I have to say is a very pretty train, entry number 195! Congratulations to Sparroew! We'll be in touch soon to set up shipping!

    To settle things, I have to ask you for one more prompt. There's a tradition in the ATG of looking back from the ending to see the beginning, and learn how much you've grown through your willingness to stick things through and grind. I see no reason today to break from that tradition. Tonight, Draw any previous theme/Draw every previous theme. This is your final project, make it something to remember!

    As always, submit all entries here by December 16th at 9 PM Mountain Standard Time (GMT -7). And also as always, don't hesitate to turn in a late entry; our last day counts just as much as our first, and I'm not about to shut the door and prevent you from trying to go all out on this one. One more day, everyone. It's been an honor and a pleasure hosting you here.