• Newbie Artist Training Grounds IV - Day 9

    Simple acts of kindness spread cheer better than anyone can know. A smile, a friendly comment, a word of encouragement here and there can mean the difference between giving up or driving forward... and even more. You never know what kind of impact those little things might have. So tonight? Spread some cheer. Take a minute out of your day to leave an extra comment on another artist's picture. You'll make their day, I promise. Speaking of made days, I'm very happy to report that even without the Ultimate of Prizes spurring you on, everybody dug in and put out another very impressive total, handing in 474 carolers and ponies made of joy. This brings our 8 day total to 4841 images! Sing it, ponies!

    Tonight we return to a place where we began, as We Love Fine has generously offered up another messenger bag. If you're disappointed you missed the first chance, this is your opportunity to make up for it. Thank you once again to We Love Fine for helping to make this event as great as it can possibly be.

    But I'm guessing most of you have another prize on your minds right now, huh? It's time to announce the winners of the 4DE plushes! Congratulations to each of these three winners:

    • Grand Prize (6 plushes + mystery bonus): Entry #437: Zene!
    • 1st Runner Up (choice of 4 plushes): Entry #388: InvaderRiley17!
    • 2nd Runner Up (choice of 2 plushes): Entry #723: Zyggthepig!
    Congratulations to all three of our winners! To everyone else, take heart! There are exciting opportunities around the corner, I promise you!

    Prompts, prompts, whose got a prompt? Oh that's right, it's me! There's a lot of things to do in cold weather if you're willing to go outside, and a lot of fun to be had. Don't just sit there by the fire, there's time for that later! What do ponies do for winter fun? All sorts of things! What can you dream up? Tonight: Draw a pony skiing/Draw a pony winter game! What's a pony skiing look like, anyway? I'm sure it varies from pony to pony.

    Submit all entries here by December 10 at 9 PM Mountain Standard Time (GMT - 7). As always, don't be worried about being a few hours late, just try your hardest to complete an entry as soon as you can. But right now, can you hear their voices? Below the break, some ponies want to sing and make you smile!