• Newbie Artist Training Grounds IV: Day 2

    Oh, Applebloom. Never change. And let this be a lesson for everyone. It's not really important if you "succeed", what really matters is that you tried. Or apple'd. Or something. In all seriousness, that first effort is tremendously difficult and oh so very important, so I'm thrilled as all get out to see so many names I don't recognize from previous years. And to you returners, welcome back! Every single one of you is amazing, and I'm proud to see you here at the start. 14 more days to go! We've kicked things off with a bang, with 709 entries racing right out of the gate. Wow! Let's see how well we can keep up the pace! For a look at the gallery, check right here! Peruse, be amazed, and above all, comment comment comment! Your fellow artists need comments to breathe!

    On a more serious and technical note, I'm sad to say I've had to remove a fair number of entries this year. We don't discriminate for art styles or mediums, you can make whatever you want, but please, please, please actually make something specific for the event. That means don't submit old drawings you have lying around, and don't send me pony creator entries. You can do better. And you will.

    Today's prize pack comes from IDW, who are determined to break some sort of record for craziest giveaway. Entry in today's prompt will give you a chance to win the IDW MLP Treasure Box, featuring all of the cool swag you see above you. We are incredibly grateful to them for their generosity, and hope it spurs you onwards!

    Speaking of onwards, you guys need a prompt, and you need it right now. There's a method to the madness here, and a madness to the method. While day 1 gets you acclimated to the idea of drawing the body in the first place, Day 2 introduces you to the concept of motion. How does the body work when it's moving? What changes? How do you even convey motion? Your homework is to think about it. Don't feel bad for keeping it simple if you have to, sometimes the simplest idea is best. With that in mind, tonight: Draw a pony movin'/Draw a pony groovin'. Run with it however you see fit.

    Submit all entires here by December 3 at 9 PM Mountain Standard Time (GMT -7). That's 24 hours from the initial time of this posting. Remember, there's a few hours of wiggle room on the end so don't worry if you're slightly late. We're still here, and we'll still accept you.