• Newbie Artist Training Grounds Starts June 24!

    It's my favorite time of year again and from what my Twitter feed was telling me the same goes for a lot of you guys too! That's right, the Newbie Artist Training Grounds are back once again for their 9th run!

    I took some of your advice from last year so the NATG will be starting June 24th! I wanted to not only start the event during the mid season hiatus but hopefully avoid BronyCon and the start of school in August as well. Hopefully this will reduce stress levels for a lot of you and keep you going till the end!

    For those of you who have never participated in our NATG events before it's basically an event where you can try your hooves out on creating art for the first time and improving over the course of 30 odd days.

    Artists who are veterans are more than welcome to join as well! Remember, you can never stop improving!

    As for what sort of artwork you can submit, you're welcome to submit digital art, ponies made on lined paper, paintings, elaborate origami ponies, chalk board ponies, animations, pixel art or even SFM ponies like we did last year.

    We're pretty open on what can be accepted just as long as it matches the theme in some way shape or form.

    Finally, all entries submitted for each theme day have to be a new creation of some sort. We won't be strictly policing this, but the way I see it is that if you're submitting old work you're not giving yourself a chance to improve so you're only hurting yourself.

    Once ATG arrives I'll have a more detailed post on how to submit, where to view, and what to expect out of the schedule. So until then, you guys have a week and a half or so to prepare and make time for it, so get hype, get those pencils or drawing pads ready and I'll see you all then.

    For any questions before the event starts, send them to calpain@equestriadaily.com

    Twitter: Calpain