• Newbie Artist Training Grounds VIII: Day 29

    Well my friends, here we are at Day 29. The ATG all but reached its conclusion save for a couple more of the traditional prompts we use to end the event every year. It has been a great run and you all have made me very proud over the course of these 30 odd days. Even now I find things to be amazed at such as our header tonight, submitted by an artist who has never shared their work before until they decided to give today's prompt a try and show their art to the world.

    That is what the ATG is all about and I hope like our brave artist here those of you who participated, even for a single day, got something out of this year's event that you can take to heart.

    For our prompt today we managed another 81 ponies which brings us up to 3831 ponies in total. The 4k mark is still within reach everyone!

    As I mentioned up above, our final prompts are usually traditional ones we use to end the ATG with except this time around I was given a great idea early on by one of the artists participating. As the ATG is about growth they wondered why don't we have artists redraw an earlier piece of theirs to show their progress and I thought that was a great idea.

    So for today's prompt I would like you all to Redraw an earlier piece from the ATG or if you're a veteran artist redraw one of your early pieces / Draw as many of our prompts as possible in one drawing.

    Find a list of our prompts after the break!

    As always our submitter can be found here.

    New Makeup Day submitter is here.

    Good luck everyone!

    Attention Discord Users:

    For those of you with Discord we are really pulling out all the stops this year as we have a channel on EqD's official Discord server called #creators-plus-atg for you to hang out in with your fellow artists during the event. You can join our Discord server here.

    Check on after the break for today's gallery!

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    Prompts so Far
    1) Draw a pony standing / draw a pony frozen in place
    2) Draw a pony in action / draw a pony on the run
    3) Draw a pony going nuts / draw a pony going batty
    4) Draw a pony attaining a goal / draw a pony enjoying the fruits of its labor
    5) Draw a pony enjoying a summer treat / draw a pony beating the summer heat
    6) Draw a pony as another species / draw a pony transforming their life
    7) Draw a pony in danger / draw a pony living life on the edge
    8) Draw a pony in love / draw a pony ship(ping)
    9) Draw a villainous pony / draw a pony with issues
    10) Draw a pony doing something you like to do in real life / Draw a pony doing something they wouldn’t normally do
    11) Draw a pony mingling / Draw a pony being a social butterfly
    12) Draw a pony family unit / Draw a pony leaving the nest
    13) Draw a pony from or in the future / Draw a pony exploring the final frontier
    14) Draw a pony crossing over with your favorite game, book, ect / Draw a pony putting on a show
    15) Draw a fashionable pony / Draw a pony with good taste
    16) Draw a pony facing their darkest fear / Draw a pony during the witching hour
    17) Draw a pony on an impossible mission / Draw a pony with the deck stacked against them
    18) Draw a pony experiencing a miracle / Draw a pony pulling victory from the jaws of defeat
    19) Draw an exhausted pony / Draw a pony out of gas
    20) Draw a pony running late / Draw a pony out of time
    21) Draw a pony discovering a new culture / Draw a pony with an open mind
    22) Draw a pony celebrating your favorite holiday / Draw a pony partying too hard
    23) Draw a pony going to school / Draw a pony obtaining forbidden knowledge
    24) Draw a pony doing whatever comes to mind / Draw a pony with a brilliant idea
    25) Draw a ponified version of a fairy tale / Draw a legendary pony
    26) Draw a pony pulling the wool over someone’s eyes / Draw a pony deceiving another
    27) Draw a pony with nerves of steel / Draw a pony meeting a goal
    28) Draw a pony reaching the end of their journey / Draw a pony meeting their end

    3 ATG Day 28: Nearing A Journey's End - Linzi Howard/ Creative Blossom

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    Will be later replaced with the digital version. Jonathan teaching Shiloh about how they navigate using the stars as they near the end of their journey

    8 ATG - 28 - Home - Crimson Winds

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    Rarity stands on top of a cliff, high above equestria as she looks over Canterlot, a sign that she is near Ponyville. Her home, it has been quite a while since she was last with her friends, with work piling up and her rapidly expanding business, she's eager to see them once more.

    9 Spirit Life meets her end - Horceye

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    Spirit Life's inner voice: So that̢۪s how my ass looks like

    10 2 Pages before the beginning. - FreshlyPositive

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    Twilight discovered that there were two pages left till she moves on.

    11 intruder - Matthew

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    12 Fighting Back - Matthew

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    Control is Restored.

    The giant who believes himself undefeatable is weak.

    17 NATG2018 - DAY 28 - Final destination - DarkDabula

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    "Starlight seems not to be very excited."

    18 28-2018 - alloco

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    19 In the End - banterlot

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    Eventually Emerald Dust is going to need a different earth pony to drag into her escapades.

    21 Denial - Artiks

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    23 NATG 2018 Day 28 An End - tallaferroxiv

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    More space ponies!
    Need to link all the draws chronologically somewheres...

    24 Is this the end? - Ragmo

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    Oh no; Death visits our hero to take her with him :O
    Luckely even the grim reaper has his TOS. And it seems they recently changed... so... if she doesn't accept them... everything is fine?

    25 - Settop

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    27 The Journey to Submission - Versatex

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    For years and years, some stupid anxiety has kept me from sharing anything publicly. Then yesterday, I came across the Artist Training Grounds event on Equestria Daily, and I decided it was time to shake it off and just dive in head-first.

    The first time trying something scary is always the hardest, and so I feel like this branch of the journey has ended by reaching that point. I thought Apple Bloom fits the theme of overcoming fears to do what you really want to do, and so here she is contemplating her own submission to ATG =).

    29 It's So Quiet - AaronMk

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    "The contrast between [Tarkovsky's] Solaris and Stalker is clear. In Solaris we get an Id machine, an object which realizes your nightmares, desires, fears. Even before you ask for it, as it were. In Stalker, it's the opposite. A zone where your desires, deepest wishes get realized on condition that you are able to formulate them, which of course, you're never able; which is why everybody fails once you get there in the center of The Zone."
    -Slavoj Zizek on Stalker, Pervert's Guide to Cinema.

    30 ..Cliff.. - MaiSky

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    31 The End...? - Lou

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    Will Trixie save herself from falling?! Did I almost mess up this prompt by confusing it with another!? Probably! (sorry ><)

    32 The Journey of a Poney - Sigmath Bits

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    It's about the Journey,
    Not the end.

    33 Meeting the Reaper - dafiltafish

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    I never liked that the Grim Reaper is always portrayed as scary beyond belief, perhaps on the way to whatever life awaits after this one, he/she just chats with the recently deceased and prepares them for the next chapter in their existence.

    34 ATG VIII 28 - Tun Rae

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    Nothing to say here :/

    35 Finally Wonderbolt - Aku Neko

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    End of a journey, yet beginning of another

    36 Calpains Cliffhanger - Gary Mitchelhill (Rapidsnap)

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    Rapidsnap tried to play nice, but Calpain didn't listen, so his hoof was forced and left Calpain hanging for his life from the cliff. Will Calpain survive?

    37 Sticky End - Ebby Sharp

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    Little macabre, little meh, but I could not devote a lot of time to it today. I at least tried out that thing where the outlines somewhat match the colors. A visit to the tutorial links is in my future. Good night.

    38 Panic - Novaintellus

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    Now is the perfect time to panic.

    40 Immortal Twilight - MuddyMallow03

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    41 The Finish Line - The Vintage Pone

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    Junebug reaches the Finish Line!

    44 At Journey's End - WerdKcub

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    Almost there!

    47 ED: ATG-Day 28-Gauntlet Cleared - Addelum

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    Spike realized that having a friend in a Dragon Lord was worth more than lording over dragons himself.

    51 Another Job Well Done - ZoneSystem

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    Daring Do has safely retrieved the Seven-Sided Chest of Chicomoztoc. Now it̢۪s time to go home, relax, and write her next book!

    54 - Scarfanon

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    56 - sharpshadowxii

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    Yeah, this ain't great.

    57 Beatrix meets the rear - Mister Twister

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    Despite this being simple, I am proud.

    59 LA CARTULINA!!!!!!! - Minty Treble

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    "SH*T, THE HOMEWORK!!!!!!!!!"

    It's too late now, just accept your fate.

    60 Equestria Daily Artist Training Grounds 28 - meto30

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    My submission for the last prompt was too late to make the deadline. If you want to see it, it can be found through a link in the DeviantArt page.

    61 I See My End! - Pone-Dancer

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    I see my cause of death. And it looks delicious. 20 pounds of hamburger, ketchup, and cheese? Yes please!

    64 It All Ends - Stone39

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    Feather is relieved to have finally reached the end of the book series that she's been reading. :)

    66 2018 ATG VIII - Day 28 - The End and Beginning - KirbyLiscious

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    The end of the old Twilight Sparkle, and the beginning of a new journey....

    69 Limeheart and Huffy - Huffy26

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    And here's Huffy Honeystar and Limeheart Lovestruck! Both of them are my OCs that I've been working on for a while now.

    72 NATG D28 - Krash42

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    BronyCon 17 was my only MLP convention
    I drew a Blank Canvas when I was there
    Really hope I can be there next year

    73 - ZetaMad

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    74 ATG 2018 [Day 28]|Finally made it! - BluestFlames

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    This is my drawing for the Artist Training Grounds on Equestria Daily!

    Today's prompt was to: Draw a pony reaching the end of their journey / Draw a pony meeting their end.

    So I drew Winter reaching a city far away from her home!

    76 Road - RhythmPixel

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    End of the road, though there is always opportunities for journeys. Something like that.
    Quick pic once again.

    79 Fizzy's Climb - SazerLite

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    Probably should have used bubble magic, but she wanted to push herself to the limit.

    80 Pinkie Meets Her End - Frith

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    There's at least one other prompt. I know because I checked. Thus the not-end, not-cake result.

    81 Proud Author - Binky T.

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    Quick last minute sketch since shit came up tonight. I can imagine after the end of a long adventure, finally publishing a new book is a little weight lifted from Ms.Yearlings's withers.