• Newbie Artist Training Grounds X: Day 11

    Holy moly, now that is some act star stuff right there, Apple Bloom. It looks like she had roped the beast and was dragged through the window upside down. That perspective combined with that look of determination in her eye, just perfect! Well done!

    I've got to admit, Makeup Days are some of my favorites simply because I don't know what to expect in the inbox when I check it throughout the day. Fear, happiness, action, naps, eating cake, it can all be there. With that said, we managed to bring in 122 ponies today which brings our total up to 1639 ponies! Nice work on catching up everyone or just charging your batteries for the next ten day stretch!

    Now that we have had our break day I want to ease ourselves back into the prompts by giving you all what I feel to be a fun one! A lot of our prompts have ponies (or other critters) that happen to be OCs and each year as different folks participate I see a different set of them. As I mentioned in a previous prompt, part of being an artist is also getting to know your fellow artists so I've brought back this prompt I've used the past couple years: Draw a pony doing something you like to do (outside of drawing) / Draw your OC’s special talent.

    As always, our submitter is here!

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    Remember, our compiler for the old prompt is up a few hours even after this post goes up with the new prompt so feel free to submit your submission to the previous day's 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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    1 Cerulean Wind (Day 1) - Just Art Random

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    Standing atop of a hill and feeling the wind flow through your mane as you enjoy the beauty of the blue skies.

    5 Biofrost (Day 3) - Just Art Random

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    6 Albel's Surprise Wake Up Call - TaichiKeaton

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    Albel wasn't expecting to spring back to life after a night on the town by Stardust's pillow attack.

    7 Albel Passed Out On the Way Home - TaichiKeaton

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    This is a normal thing for Albel.

    8 Belle in Her Kitsune Form - TaichiKeaton

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    Belle keeps an eye on the sanctuary while resting in the garden.

    9 Amber Defeats the Blender - TaichiKeaton

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    Amber stares down what is left of the noisy contraption, the blender. She is no longer afraid.

    10 One Angry Lady - Daimando

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    If you are seeing this, then Equestria Daily has granted me permission to showcase this drawing of Wanda Young in a bad mood

    Normally, I don't draw younger Wanda as if she were angry. But in this case, I'll make an exception and showcase the little lady in a bad mood. The pose was inspired by Bon Bon's pose from an Equestria Girls: Friendship Games short(Sans any hammer or chisel). So if you folks like the idea of Wanda being angry, let me know and I may draw more of her angry.

    13 Buying Time - Ikederp

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    Day 10: Draw a pony finding their inner courage

    14 Equestria Daily Artist Training Grounds 2020 01 - Meto30

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    I began the response to the First Prompt about two hours after the second day's prompt went up, so it references me being a day late. That doesn't make much sense from the point of view of the makeup day, so I am submitting an extra page with the same prompt.

    15 Equestria Daily Artist Training Grounds 2020 00 - Meto30

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    I began the response to the First Prompt about two hours after the second day's prompt went up, so it references me being a day late. That doesn't make much sense from the point of view of the makeup day, so I am submitting an extra page with the same prompt.

    16 Lost - FireFox195 & Tomasdrah

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    Animated version: https://derpibooru.org/images/2364860

    17 Fly to the Sky - FireFox195 & Tomasdrah

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    Gif version: https://www.deviantart.com/firefox195/art/Fly-to-the-Sky-845130586

    18 What Lies Beneath - Star Shine

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    I uploaded the draft of this drawing for Day 9 but I didn't get around to colouring it. So here is the final version for the Day 9 prompt; Draw a pony staring down their worst fear / Draw a pony hanging on by a thread

    19 Zephyrs Doom - Rapidsnap (GJM)

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    Now coloured in.

    20 Twi's took enough horsecrap. - BogurtYogurt

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    This is my entry for ATG #10!

    21 Day 1 (makeup): Don't look down on others - ArkaDarp

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    eventually i’ll be able to get what’s in my head down on paper

    22 Shamed of her favorite meal - Soobel

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    Princess just like us

    23 EEEEEEEEEEEEHHHHhhh?!!! - Artiks

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    I don't think gifs work on EQD so go to the source for the (lazy) animation.

    25 An unexpected sight - bluecrow

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    Makeup for Day 8: Draw a pony as another species (Draw a MLP species other than an equine) / Draw a pony experiencing something unexpected

    26 Oh Twilight.... (Day 6) - Lorewolf

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    "Oh Twilight, THAT pose! You never would have guessed how many decades it took for me to make that look natural for more than a few seconds... But then, I seem to remember catching you practicing it in front of a mirror long before you even had wings. *sigh* How long must I wait for you to ever see me as something other than a mother figure... Someone to be like rather than be with."

    27 Pony Moovin' (Day 2) - Lorewolf

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    Couldn't stop at just one pony in motion :)

    28 long - nagoluckyart

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    29 That's not Punny, Danged Spell - Daimando

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    I always pictured Danged Spell as being more of a class clown compared to the rest of his friends. Similar to Carlos Ramon of The Magic School Bus. Every once in awhile, he cracks a pun, much to the dismay of his classmates. However, when it comes to Space Puns, Spell always seems to anger a certain Moondancer. And he does enjoy getting under Dancer's fur with these Out of this World puns.

    You could say that this drawing is...Intergalactic.

    30 NATG X - Day 1: Stuck in Ancient Times - CMC_Scootaloo

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    This is my picture for Day 1. I missed this day, but decided to immediately draw something for it and catch up anyway, since the NATG have only just started. I will also submit this picture for the first makeup day once it comes.

    A long and detailed description is on Inkbunny!

    31 Nom Flashbacks - t72b

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    it just happens, suddenly twilight is just in another place and another time, seeing those faces over and over again.

    33 Sunset Shimmer Standing - Summer Gem

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    Day one entry of my favorite pony.

    34 Summer loves cheese - Summer Gem

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    Summer the kirin enjoys cheese. Yes, I've eaten cheese as a meal.

    35 Rage filled nirik - Taurson

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    NATG2020 Makeup day, so I chose to make up day3 of natg which the prompt was to draw a pony filled with rage, so whats more rage inducing than a nirik here :D

    36 Crush Plush - NATG - Sprite

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    Have some more Trixie plush shenanigans.

    This girl can't get enough of her special crush plush of Trixie.

    37 Temporal Loop - NATG - Sprite

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    My first of two make-up pieces. This one was for day 1's prompt.
    Alicorn magic, kids. Don't play around with it.

    42 - BlueStarBurst

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    This is an animation! Follow the link to see the gif!

    43 Party Pony - NATG - Sprite

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    I really didn't try on this one. I didn't really like the prompt and had zero ideas for it. Have a hastily done colored sketch of Ponk doing Ponk things.

    44 Oh Sugar (Coloured) - XeviousGreenII

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    Not a total redraw, but added colours and some minor tweaks to an earlier entry.

    47 A Watched Pot... - Nitei

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    For Day 1: Draw A Pony Standing / Draw A Pony Stuck in Time

    48 Cosmic Skateboard - Nitei

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    For Day 2: Draw A Mobile Pony / Draw A Pony Springing To Life

    50 Found Them This Way. (Day 6) - Lorewolf

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    Hope "Found Art" isn't against the rules...

    I literally just found them this way, dumped in a pile of ponies in my daughter's car seat cup holder, but they sure looked like they were having an intimate time :)

    51 Springboard Diving - Inuranchan

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    Day 2: Draw A Mobile Pony / Draw A Pony Springing To Life

    52 Angry Queen - Inuranchan

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    Day 3: Draw A Pony Filled With Rage / Draw A Pony About To Lose It

    54 Daily Sketch #288: Friend! Ship! - johnerose126

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    For Day 10: Had too much fun with this one.

    58 Aflutter - Juanita Taylor

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    For the record, I like you, Spike. XD This is my first entry here. I wanted to submit for the "Draw a pony crushing on another pony / Draw a pony with a secret admirer" prompt. Hope y'all like it!

    59 Flying With A Kite - PianoCube

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    For day 9, "hanging from a thread". Missed out on several of these because reasons, but I'll try to do most from now on.

    Posing the legs in images like this is definitely something I need to work on. I think the end result turned out pretty well in this case, but it took forever with trial and error before it started looking somewhat natural (particularly the bent front leg).

    60 Banana Cake - Pony4Koma

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    Kinda of a meany DBZ reference hehehe...

    62 NATG X - Makeup Day 1: Lost Temper and Lost Life - CMC_Scootaloo

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    The picture here was drawn for Day 3 with the prompt "Draw A Pony Filled With Rage / Draw A Pony About To Lose It". I immediately had to think of Dinky's famous rage face when I heard that prompt.^^

    A long and detailed description is on Inkbunny!

    63 second wind - sharpshadowXII

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    64 Day 3 Rage - Kishkumen

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    make-up for Day 3: Draw a pony filled with rage

    65 The Unnamed Feeling - JustShyr

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    66 Horse Apples, Here We Go Again! (ATG 20, Makeup Day 1) - MorphiusX

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    Artist Training Grounds Prompt:
    Draw a pony standing

    So Suddenly, about a couple days ago another Artist Training Grounds was announced & I just found out yesterday. I gave myself time to prepare so I can catch up, so that I can participate...

    Participate with sore traditional hands.

    -- So a ghost of a prompt tried to approach me -- & I approached it back, as we get all leery at each other!
    Freakin' Bullshlocke...

    68 Day 7 - Snow v2 - Tempest Light

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    Sun Dogs are neat.

    69 Spring Has Sprung! (ATG 20, Makeup Day 2) - MorphiusX

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    Artist Training Grounds Prompt:
    Draw a mobile pony/Draw a pony springing to life

    Featuring Bright Idea.

    I thought I'd add a typical pun in this prompt, with...... hm, I should explain the joke. Anyone who knew or grew up with these "shoes", you get a cookie!

    Meanwhile, I made a younger sister to Zap Apple Haywood, Gala Dumpling in response to Foal OC's being playable in Ponyvania: Order of Equestria.

    Also my favorite bird weapons to top 3 would be:
    Rainbow Jay - Deals Smash Damage the Hardest, has highest Intelligence
    Mega Dove - Covers a wider area out of all other bird weapons. Second Highest Damage, behind Socorro Dove.
    Star Dove - Augments the power of your Stand, Guardian Horse.

    70 A Pony Standing - Lagarto

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    72 Tired - Rainspeak

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    Day 4: Draw A Passed Out Pony

    73 Ignite With [MY IDEALS]! (ATG 20, Makeup Day 3) - MorphiusX

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    Artist Training Grounds Prompt:
    Draw a pony filled with rage / Draw a pony about to lose it

    Have you saw a particular intro scene from My Hero Academia to know where this goes?

    Inferno Morphius pitted against an unlikeable antagonist who was a comic exclusive character notably from "The Good, the Bad, & the Pony", Andy Price's King Longhorn, leader of the bandit gang of Cattle Rustlers!

    And as I witnessed him being immune from fire, notably Pinkie Pie's pepper breath (from all the Windigo Ghost Peppers) in addition to being doused with flammable "syrup".

    Well, I figured my fire form would be no match for him, but with I were to intake a whole jar of Frank's Hot--er-- I mean, Windighost Sauce, it'd augment my inferno form into a SUPER SAYIAN BLUE--er-- I mean, Super Fire form, or Blue Plasma. Blue fire being the most powerful fire than normal fire, fun fact.

    76 My name is Nova - NovatheShrouded

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    Draw a pony standing/Draw a pony stuck in time. This is my OC, Nova Shroud, standing before you, looking forward to what else is in store for NATG.

    77 Cheer Squad Ocellus - NovatheShrouded

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    Draw a mobile pony/ Draw a pony springing to life. Ocellus is springing into the air, full of team spirit.

    78 Frolicking In The Autumn - Rainbows2424

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    Autumns a nice time, you know? All the leaves and chilly air...

    79 Where's My Cake... - NovatheShrouded

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    Draw a pony filled with rage/Draw a pony about to lose it. Somepony should have realized not to mess around with Celestia when it comes to cake. Most likely going to get a one-way trip to the moon when she finds them.

    80 Day 8: Celestia Okami - thattagen

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    I just love the art style of Okami. Here's my take on Celestia as Amaterasu.

    81 Day 9: Twilight Impostor Syndrome - thattagen

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    Twilight confronts her impostor syndrome and fears of inadequacy head-on. It's easier to squash these things when they're right in front of you.

    82 Twi Psycho 100 - thattagen

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    RIP Library.
    100% FURY
    Inspired by Mob Psycho 100

    85 Family is my strength - Sparkyler

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    89 2020 ATG X - Day 10 - Courage in the Face of Chaos - KirbyLiscious

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    :) I hope everyone is still going strong!! Ya'll still got this!! ^^ <3 span="">

    92 Secret Agent Sweetie Drops - Novaintellus

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    [Day 10] The name is Drops... Sweetie Drops

    93 makeup - ponyhell

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    94 SPIDER!! - Rainbows2424

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    Its her fear

    96 Day 1 Color - Raincloudboom

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    Since I had completed all the prompts already as pencil sketches, for make up day I decided to color them all in.

    106 Autumn - Celerarity

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    Isn't autumn wonderful? I'd add some more flourishes like leaves, but then I'd be even later for what is already a make-up!

    107 Untouched by Time - Harbinger

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    Day one "standing/stuck in time" late submission.

    108 Bike Ride - Harbinger

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    NATG day 2 "Draw A Mobile Pony / Draw A Pony Springing To Life".

    "I like what I do, I do what I like
    I can quit and get it back like I'm riding a bike"

    First time I tried to doodle somepony with pen.
    Hopefully it gets better.
    You know, this whole event is about that, so...
    We'll see

    109 Catavia - Aero

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    110 - RealShadowGrave

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    111 It does not even hurt that much - Harbinger

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    Day X submission.
    Sometimes is very hard to start doing good.
    But when You take this first step, all the fears suddenly fade out.
    Then it comes that satisfaction, that thanks to Your little sacrifice someone else may live another day.

    Blood donation is life saving, especially nowadays.
    Stay safe.

    113 Rainbow's Courage - Aero

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    114 Left Seat - Blaster M

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    Rainbow Dash finally convinced Fluttershy to fly her Peachcraft Princess.
    Fluttershy is scared to fly twin engine aircraft, even though she is type certified.

    115 Twilight passed out - Aero

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    117 Minty Treble, just standing - Minty Treble

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    just my OC for Day 1, pony standing

    118 Melody, following her dreams - Minty Treble

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    Melody from My Little Pony Tales, as Countess Coloratura for Day 4: Pony Chasing Their Dreams

    119 High Tension Wire - phallen1

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    A follow-up to the Yona & Sandbar pic I did for day 9 of last year's ATG. What could break first: the parachute lines, or Sandbar's ribs?

    121 NATG X: Day 2 - Squeaky_Belle

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    Day 2: Draw A Mobile Pony / Draw A Pony Springing To Life
    This isn't finished but there isn't much time left so o h n o

    122 NATG X: Day 4 - Squeaky_Belle

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    Day 4 Prompt: Draw A Passed Out Pony / Draw a Pony Chasing Their Dreams
    Some fans may remember this OC! She's Forty Winks. She can never sleep. Text taken from Griffinilla + SoGreatAndPowerful - 40 Winks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f50P6OJWLbc

    Twitter: Calpain