• Newbie Artist Training Grounds To Start June 1st!

    Has it really been a year already? With the coming of spring and summer it means the renewal of things and new beginnings, a perfect time to hold my favorite event on Equestria Daily: The Newbie Artist Training Ground (NATG or just ATG for short)! This time around we're hitting a milestone in the event's history as we host the tenth NATG, ready to bring a new world of artists into the world of drawing pony and art in general!

    Circumstances are a bit different this time around as we do have a bit of a virus issue hanging over our heads. And as we wait for things to open up again and be safe enough to even go back outside I figured we would start this NATG a little earlier than usual by launching it on June 1st! With most stuck at home and rather bored, why not pick up some pencil, paper or whatever you have and try out a new skill?

    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 NATG 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 couple weeks or so to prepare and make time for it, so get hyped, 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