• Newbie Artist Training Grounds IX: Day 30

    Well everyone, here we are, the final day. It has been one heck of a ride with you guys over the past 30 or so days. As always I've seen some amazing entries for each of our prompts, some very creative, taking them in ways I would have never guessed. You all have been amazing throughout and I look forward to seeing what you come up with for this last day of ours!

    For our Makeup prompt we managed to bring in 86 ponies which brings us up to 2975 ponies altogether. Looks like we will just about make 3k after tomorrow everyone!

    For today's prompt it's one you've all been waiting for: Draw a pony graduating / Draw a pony attaining their goal. You all have earned it! Congratulations my friends!

    As always you can find our submitter here.

    Animations do not animate when sent through the compiler! Include some text with your submitted animation that people should follow your links to the source to see the animation in full.

    Remember, our compiler is up a few hours even after this post goes up so feel free to submit your submission to our submitter!

    Also, if you are late submitting and the submitter is closed, don't just throw your pic into the next day's submitter. Wait for a Makeup Day to submit!

    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 #artist-training-ground 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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    7 Status Effects - MorphiusX

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    Artist Training Grounds Prompt:
    Draw a pony in a pickle

    Who knew, but ZiggyLungStudios , that the Alicorn Amulet can poison its user?? A Level 2 Windigo (among other monsters) can lower all your stats with the Weak Status.

    ...Do I need to say anything about the cockatrice?? Well just hold/mash the d-pad to break out of Petrification.

    8 Now and Then, Here and There - MorphiusX

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    Artist Training Grounds Prompt:
    Draw a pony living on the edge

    A first that I had ever drawn Little Pip, though there were so many image sources I couldn't pick just one...
    Not to mention I've never read Fallout Equestria before...

    If anyone can guess the title reference of this deviation, then congratulations, you are an otaku.

    9 *WARNING, PLEASE READ* A Drake At Large *WARNING, PLEASE READ* - MorphiusX

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    Artist Training Grounds Prompt:
    Draw a pony on the wrong side of the law

    ...And no, there won't be a money reward, its just for kicks & giggles.

    ADMITTEDLY A BIT UNORTHADOX, but someone has to make light once more on it...!

    Based on a real brony, Draco K-night Blaze/Longshotswiftshadow who is an avid, creepy Starlight fan, steals art, & grooms kids. -- For more information, to protect our community, please consult these journals through the Page URL above.*

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    AAP Warning ~ Please Share Discretely (<~unfinished, needs updates) Parenting 101 - How to Not Make a Bad Person !!WARNING!! KID-GROOMING ART THIEF ON THE LOOSE Am I bullying "That Guy"? The following pony OC is "by" Alex Latimer.

    10 Love Poisoned - MorphiusX

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    Artist Training Grounds Prompt:
    Draw a lovesick pony

    "Do You Remember 'Love'?" ~ SDF-01 Macross
    Do you remember that first Hearts & Hooves Day episode? Yeah, I do too.

    11 Love Poisoned - MorphiusX

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    Artist Training Grounds Prompt:
    Draw a ponyfied version of your favorite book, game, ect.

    Hadn't done these in a couple to some years, but hey whaddaya do? :shrug:
    Based on Kirbopher's upcoming RPG Game, Terrain Of Magical Expertise, slating for 2020.

    12 Clouded Shower of Ambiance - MorphiusX

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    Artist Training Grounds Prompt:
    Draw a pony daydreaming / Draw a pony with their head in the clouds

    Ahh, a drizzle here & there can put your mind at ease & let yourself unwind...
    The smell of fresh rain even brings me back to my memories of my youth...

    14 'Charkyora Under the Honeymoon - MorphiusX

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    Artist Training Grounds Prompt:
    Draw a pony or ponies having a night on the town

    I suggest Forever, Forever by Keiko Matsui for this art piece.
    Congrats to Acharky & Eliyora, may their marriage be everlasting until death parts them.

    15 Under Partly Cloudy Skies - MorphiusX

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    Artist Training Grounds Prompt:
    Draw a pony under the weather

    PREVIOUSLY ON Clouded Shower of Ambiance

    Hey there, pal! Need a drizzle too?

    16 CONTRA SLUG - MorphiusX

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    Artist Training Grounds Prompt:
    Draw a pony in a dire situation / Draw a pony as the unlikely hero

    Should anything bad happen to me, I need you among many other associates to carry on in my place.

    17 Day 25: Parachute Picnic - phallen1

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    Patch and Windy dropping in for a picnic in the park, in the way they are known for.

    18 Continuum Morphius VS The World - MorphiusX

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    Artist Training Grounds Prompt:
    Draw a pony working against the clock

    I updated Continuum Morphius' colour outfit, as he stuck out like a sore thumb...
    I MUST CATCH UP!! -- クロノスフラックス!! (Kuronosufurakkusu)
    Chronos Flux = Time Stopper x Time Slow ~ Continuum Morphius triggers a sudden strong cease in space time, & overtime slowly reverts back to normal after a few minutes.

    19 No Coffee, No Peace!! - MorphiusX

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    Artist Training Grounds Prompt:
    Draw a refreshed pony / Draw a pony on holiday


    OH YEAH? Then either we riot or Blissy will sick Twink on yee.

    20 IBW: Ideal Brony Wonders (ATG 2019, Day 22) - MorphiusX

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    Artist Training Grounds Prompt:
    Draw a pony in an artist’s style that inspires you / Draw a pony fanboying/fangirling

    Surely there are many other illustrators of Ideas & Design Works who bring My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic (& its many brother/sister spin-offs & midquels), but I gotta give props to these mares & gentlemen, of how memorable they are, whether it'd be for the right or wrong reasons, & you gotta admit, how their art style distinguishes from each other. We still draw, we still grow, we are still learning...

    21 Toot Toot Rainbow Rescuer (ATG 2019, Day 23) - MorphiusX

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    Artist Training Grounds Prompt:
    Draw a pony experiencing your favorite moment in the fandom / Draw a pony experiencing how you discovered FiM for the very first time (SFW)


    I may have vaguely remembered this scene during an advertisement with the parody song "Equestria Girls", and it was also before A Canterlot Wedding, & Camaraderie Is Supernatural got me fully invested with FIM altogether.

    22 Day 30 Afriendgers (assemble!) - Roderick je

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    The NATG will return Question Mark

    Also this was all for the pun
    It is called a long con 🤪

    23 Day 30 day20 nick of time - Roderick je

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    EG Fausticorn playing with G1 Infinity Pones

    24 Late 28: Out of Juice - Frith

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    Oh fuzz, I really messed up the eyes and the foot on this one. After I'd spent the day on it I was worried about the body trunk being too long, but those eyes. Don't know what to do about those. Probably move elliptical reflections way over to the other side.

    25 Pixel horse in the great outdoors - daExile

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    It's a good day to try myself at pixels. Colour choices are limited by tool used :D

    26 Death Battle - Starscream Vs Rainbow Dash - Gary Mitchelhill (Rapidsnap)

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    It was the death battle between Rainbow Dash and Starscream that introduced me to MLP.

    30 2019 ATG IX - Day 26 - Royalty - KirbyLiscious

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    Ah yes, Equestria's princesses. Distinguished and powerful rulers, they are regal, beautiful, elegant, gracefOH SHOOT OH HORSEAPPLES-

    32 The Colt Witch's Smile - GoggleSparks

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    Make Up for Day 1: Draw a pony standing.

    33 Scootaloo Meets Bow Hothoof - EbonyCrystal1986

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    Once Scootaloo "safely" made it to Cloudsdale, she was in for a VERY big surprise, having not run into Rainbow Dash, but Dash's own dad no less! Needless to say she was BEYOND happy to meet him. Bow on the other hoof, might want to get his ears checked out later from all of the squealing Scootaloo was making...

    Day 22's prompt was to either draw a pony in an artist's style that inspires you or draw a pony fanboying/fangirling and I've been meaning to make some fanart since I first saw Parental Glideance , so I figured now would be the perfect time for it x3;;;

    34 Rainy Day Fun - EbonyCrystal1986

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    Like a lot of little ones, Ebony LOVED to get outside when it was raining and jump in the puddles, not even caring that her hooves were getting dirty in the process. Of course she always had her glasses and bangles off whenever she played. She loved getting dirty, but those things were special to her and she didn't want them getting all muddy. Hope she doesn't get a cold for staying out there too long...

    Day 25's prompt was to either draw a pony enjoying nature/draw a pony exploring the great outdoors and I figured this would count for both. And yeah a lot of memories came flooding back for me since I used to love playing outside in the rain, too when I was little...and yeah I DID get colds every now and again, too ^ ^;;;

    35 - https://www.deviantart.com/wolfspiritclan

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    My ponysona Ruby working as a rouge smuggler for Darth Vader, it’s a crossover fanart of my ponysona Ruby and my favorite Star Wars villian Darth Vader, Ruby doesn’t want to work for Vader but somehow she has no choice.

    36 SHE COMING - dstears

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    Day 27: Draw a pony pushing the limit

    37 D22: Draw a pony in inspiring artist's style - Barhandar

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    From left to right, Yoditax, Acesential and Shydale. Would do more but I'm running out of juice and still need to finish another entry.

    38 Nature I guess - Zypdv-HP

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    Just compelling myself to draw a thing. I'm not feeling inspired lately.
    I haven't really developed my OCs much. Anyway, a weary pone in the nature.

    39 Mayor Mare - EbonyCrystal1986

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    Even though Princess Twilight Sparkle does rule over Ponyville these days, Mayor Mare still has her own part to play when it comes to helping the citizens in the town, including helping to inform them of everything that's going on during the day such as important events and the like. And of course helping the Princess with her duties on the side as well.

    Day 26's prompt was to draw a pony in control/a pony leading and since I've never drawn Mayor Mare before, well I figured it'd be fitting. :3

    42 Head In the Clouds (Day 16) - Pone-Dancer

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    Flying with only two legs is rather difficult, and it is especially hard when you want to watch the pretty mares walking down below. Twinkle Toes will often have a crash like this. Thankfully it's a cloud and not a tree!

    43 Not Feeling Like Herself (Day 18) - Pone-Dancer

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    Kricket Crooner does not feel like herself. On top of being ill, she has a raging crush on Dough Boy. These emotions are pretty rare/new, and Kricket quickly discovers that she is a tsundere. You can tell that she likes him because she just says she'll hurt him vs. actually doing so.

    46 Airline Atmosphere - Sigmath Bits

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    Enjoying the views of the great outdoors from a birds-eye view.
    From inside the safety of an aeroplane.

    49 Clarification Catastrophe - bobthedalek

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    Unused image for day 29's 'Draw a pony mixing things up'.

    52 Countdown - Gary Mitchelhill (Rapidsnap)

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    Not sure those outside the UK will get this, it's a British Gameshow, it can be found on You Tube.

    54 AJ and Rainbow - Frown Factory

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    Entry for day 28. AJ standing (day 1 prompt), RD showing her moves (day 2) or boasting (day 6).
    Rest of the Mane6 cancelled due to heatwave.

    55 Sleeping Rainbow Dash: The Revenge - Harry

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    Same image as Sleeping Rainbow Dash, but upside down. To be honest, I think RD looks cuter this way.

    56 Consequences of Losing a Bet - Barhandar

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    Day 1: A Pony Standing + Day 12: Draw a pony who lost a bet

    58 Late 10: Kirin - Frith

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    This is for the "another species" prompt. I started this two and a half weeks ago and I did a good job of blocking out where everything went. I didn't leave quite enough room for the horn, but that doesn't really show, so mostly I just had to tweak the width of a few legs and fill in the eyes and all the little details everywhere. That took two hours.

    60 Favorite Moment in Fandom - EbonyCrystal1986

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    Proposal and wedding videos are some of the only things guaranteed to make Ebony cry, especially if they involve some of her favorite ponies, so needless to say she was THRILLED when her two favorite storytellers got engaged in the most adorable way possible!

    Day 23's prompt was to Draw a pony experiencing your favorite moment in the fandom / Draw a pony experiencing how you discovered FiM for the very first time (SFW) and I had a really hard time choosing, but rewatching TheLostNarrator's proposal to Magpiepony back in 2017, yeah it's definitely up there as my favorite moment in the fandom. Also I DEFINITELY prefer this pic of those two compared to the one I did back then. Just sayin'... ^ ^;;;;

    61 ..Pot - MaiSky

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    An unspecified day, but still..

    62 ..Look - MaiSky

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    My best attempt thus far. Still needs a lot of work, but even so my improvements over these years been nice to see. In these 4 years it was nice to see others here (probably you reading this) post their work too! For this event a massive thanks to EQD staff and It will be a great memory... but this chapter soon will draw to a close and just like the drawing : I'm looking forward to it!

    65 Late 11: Fried Derpy - Frith

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    This too I did the rough work two and a half weeks ago, right after the Kirin rough. The prompt asked for a pony with rotten luck. Again the rough is close to on-model and I had just to tweak it slightly, strengthen lines and fill in details. Like Murky Number Seven, judicial line placement and shading, trying not to smudge. Unlike Murky, who is a natural, I can't draw from memory. I finished that novel a few weeks ago. It was HUGE! Twice as long as Fallout: Equestria.

    66 Day 27 Inked and Colored - Allonsbro

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    71 Unfortunate Circumstances - SuperCyclone

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    So I’ve always been a sucker for MLP grimdark stories, and I wanted to draw some of my favorite characters together in one picture.

    72 Late 12: Lost a Bet - Frith

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    On the same day as the last two (at least I think it was the same day, this rough was almost complete) I'd picked an idea for 'a pony who lost a bet', unearthed a few stills to match, and got the image started. Most of what was missing was details in Applejack's hair and bold lines in her eyes. I guess I could give the drawing the double-thick lines used in the show... Nope, I don't have 2 hours to spare redoing just about everything.

    74 - SazerLite

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    77 Standing Proud - Novaintellus

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    It's been a while since I've stood on my own hooves

    80 Photosynthetic Picnic (ATG 2019, Day 25) - MorphiusX

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    Artist Training Grounds Prompt:
    Draw a pony Enjoying Nature / Draw a pony exploring the great outdoors

    Nothin' like a natural source of Vitamin D to open yourself up & seize the day. Its also a first time I experiment in my Subterra form as a pony.

    Hi there, birdie. Would you care for some bird seed?

    81 Wicked Hitchhiker (ATG 2019, Day 26) - MorphiusX

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    Artist Training Grounds Prompt:
    Draw a pony in control

    82 Midnight Peaks - SazerLite

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    Princess Luna spends some atmospheric alone time.

    83 Late 17: Dancing Queen - Frith

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    I totally have ABBA's Dancing Queen on repeat in my head while working on this picture. The WIP I left on the page was a lot sketchier than the last three I polished off, but the important part, getting head and limbs the right size and putting the eyes and nose where they should go, already there. This is for the 'night on the town' prompt. I never do this. I'd rather go to a movie. "She's having the time of her life." "... dancing queen, only seventeen!"

    86 Boasting - Bluepi

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