• Newbie Artist Training Grounds X: Day 15

    Fluttershy as Tinkerbell is just so suiting, though I think Fluttershy would have to be just a bit more sassy to really get the Tinkerbell spirit going. Besides Tinkershy here I was pleased to see all sorts of legends, fairy tales, and nursery rhymes today, some that I had long since forgotten myself or had never even heard of in the case of ones that came from other countries. It was quite a learning experience I must say!

    For today's haul we managed to pull in 113 ponies which brings us up to 2113 ponies in total. Onwards to the 3k mark! With the momentum you guys have we should reach it in no time.

    With today's prompt we have finally reached the midpoint for the NATG everyone! First off I have to give a big thank you to everyone who has participated so far, whether it was for a single day, all the days or somewhere in between. Thanks to all of you this has been one of our most successful NATGs in the past couple years, with our daily totals not slipping below 100 so far while others did so around the day 10 mark.

    As such, tonight's prompt is a classic fun one that is a carry over from Phoe's days doing the NATG. Phoe always did love videogames so today's prompt is our classic Draw a ponyfied version of your favorite book, game, ect / Draw a pony sharing their favorite thing with another pony.

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    2 Atg202014 - ManDuMustBasukaNemen

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    "Sweet Porridge"

    3 Rarethur - Celerarity

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    The sword and the pone

    5 Equestria Daily Artist Training Grounds 2020 14a - Meto30

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    Prompt 14, "Draw a ponified fairy tale / legend", seemed to imply that the original tale must be non-pony(so that it could be ponified); I decided to twist the prompt so that requirement won't hamper the flow of narrative. My response is that of an Equestrian legend, Star Swirl the Bearded. In the latter pages of ATG2018 Star Swirl the Bearded heard of Tiandriel, Twilight, and Sunset's plan to track down the Sirens, and asked to accompany them, as Star Swirl felt responsible for the plight of both the Sirens and their human victims, seeing as he was the one who banished the Sirens to the human world. Sunset here discusses that event, the circumstances of Star Swirl's banishment spell and the use of the human world as a "dumping ground" for dangerous Equestrian magic.

    6 Equestria Daily Artist Training Grounds 2020 14b - Meto30

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    Prompt 14, "Draw a ponified fairy tale / legend", seemed to imply that the original tale must be non-pony(so that it could be ponified); I decided to twist the prompt so that requirement won't hamper the flow of narrative. My response is that of an Equestrian legend, Star Swirl the Bearded. In the latter pages of ATG2018 Star Swirl the Bearded heard of Tiandriel, Twilight, and Sunset's plan to track down the Sirens, and asked to accompany them, as Star Swirl felt responsible for the plight of both the Sirens and their human victims, seeing as he was the one who banished the Sirens to the human world. Sunset here discusses that event, the circumstances of Star Swirl's banishment spell and the use of the human world as a "dumping ground" for dangerous Equestrian magic.

    9 Sleeping Ebony - EbonyCrystal1986

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    After having pricked her hoof on the spindle a cursed spinning wheel, the princess suddenly fell into a deep sleep, which would have lasted for 100 years. Luckily unbeknownst to her, she had a handsome prince coming to her rescue with his true love's kiss that would ultimately break the spell for good and they would live happily ever after!

    11 ATG 2020 - Day 14. Horse od legends - RainbowDash1804

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    It's the Misstres of the Copper Mountain from Ural myths.. But she's a horse

    12 The firebird - Quint-t-W

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    Inspired by a fairytale: Firebird ("Pták ohnivák") stealing golden apples.

    13 - deletethis

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    14 Campfire Tails - Termyotter

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    Telling a ghost story? Got it! Well, werewolf story in this case. Oh, did we mention we have an effects budget for this story? Oh, well, we do.

    15 Ponified Icarus - Just Art Random

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    This one was bit rushed since I forgot I still have a life to live and stuff to do. So here's my take on Icarus as a pony.

    17 The Giant's Causeway - MachoPony

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    TL:DR Big bois build causeway to fight, irish one sees scottish is much bigger, dresses up like baby and scottish one flees in terror not wanting to meet the daddy if the baby is that size.

    18 The Tortoise and the Mare - nagoluckyart

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    19 Dinky's Ghost Story - GoggleSparks

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    The scariest story of them all.

    20 Anonfilly Ghost - flutterkind

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    21 Goldilocks and the 3 Dazzlings - Rapidsnap (GJM)

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    Did Goldilocks really pay a visit, or is Sonata being her forgetfulself

    23 Dashie Do? - Yelowcrom

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    It was supposed to be Daring Do but you know me...

    25 Shakesphere - Soobel

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    26 Starlight Glimmer in Die Sterntaler - Daimando

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    For this one, I thought of the Brothers Grimm in a nod to "Die Sterntaler," or the Star Taler, or Star Money. In that story, a little orphan girl gave away everything she had due to her altruistic nature. As a reward for her generosity, she was rewarded by the stars with a new shift of the finest linen, plus enough money to be rich for the rest of her life. Here, we have a take on a variation I saw when I was a kid, based on a picture that an artist did.

    The main difference is that Starlight Glimmer(Or rather herself as a filly) is the child who gave everything away, and would be rewarded for her generosity. In order to make this shot feel magical, I had to go with a monochromatic color scheme on the background, all while rendering the moon and stars with a noticeable glow. If I get enough demand, I may do a storybook-like variation of this involving the characters of my MLP Universe.

    27 A Very Happy King Sombra - Leopard NDF

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    29 Cinderella - Frown Factory

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    time taken: 1h 50min

    30 NATG2020 - Day 14 - Odin - DarkDabula

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    "Don't look at me like that !"

    31 Goddess of the Hunt - NotADeliciousPotato

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    Artemis is the Greek goddess of the moon and the hunt.

    (I just really wanted to draw a whole lot of blue, OK? It's my favorite color lol)

    32 2020 NATG 14 - fairy tale - C||R

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    Raven stole all the light of the world from the Sky Father because he kept it in a box and the world in darkness; and it was a hassle finding anything or going anywhere.

    34 Rapunzel - Ragmo

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    Today our heroineis stuck in her tower... must be pretty boring... and she can't visit the barber. Maybe in modern versions of this fairy tale she's stuck in there because of a pandemic... I hope she has enough toilet paper.

    37 Purple Pony Purim - dzamie

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    Haman, played here by Trixie, has noticed that Mordecai, played by Twilight, has not bowed down to her. In fact, she refuses to do so. Trixie is unimpressed by her morals, and plans to murder every single Jew for this. I guess in this version, Spike would be Esther?

    Y'know, this probably looks really concerning without context.

    39 Ghost story? - LizardWithHat

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    ... this story is already to creepy form me!

    40 2020 ATG Day 14 - Sugar-Loop

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    Giselle from Enchanted in her blue curtain dress <3 span="">

    42 Rub-a-dub-dub - llametsul

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    insert lennyface here

    48 Day 14 - Ponified Fairy Tales/Ghost Story - Caneighdian

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    Butterfly isn't very good at ghost stories.

    49 Tangled - Juanita Taylor

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    Discord makes a pretty good Flynn/Eugene, don't you think?

    50 the call - t72b

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    there are some ancient and terrible secrets that a ponies mind are not meant to hold

    53 And then I said BOO!!! - Zeal Crown

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    54 A Summer Sun Night's Dream - phallen1

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    The Summer Sun Celebration comes around, Princess Luna is feeling left out and being sullen, and some fey little pony calling himself "Puck" approaches Princess Celestia offering to get Luna off her back and have a little fun. One thing leads to another, things get a little out of control, and next thing you know Luna is magically in love with Trixie who's been turned into a donkey.

    55 Twilight and the Beanstalk - Taurson

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    NATG2020 Day14 today's prompt is to draw a ponyfied version of a fairy tail so of course I would chose Jack and the Beanstalk ^^

    56 Story - Ohemo

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    59 Not so spooky story - PianoCube

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    Rainbow is getting excited by her spooky story, but Starlight isn't quite feeling it.
    First time drawing 2 ponies instead of 1 for one of these, and it took way too long. Tried to experiment a bit with expressions here.

    60 - Scarfanon

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    61 NATG 2020 - Day 14: Pony from a Fairy Tale - tallaferroxiv

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    Here I'm drawing another pony that's gonna be totally fine.

    62 Gone to Hell - Allonsbro

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    64 A Novel Explantation For The Brown Mountain Lights - Skypause

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    I really struggled with her snout and ears being cute and round enough...

    She's not supposed to be Luna but she did kind of ended up looking on her!

    Critique welcome!

    67 Ravepunzel - Pony4Koma

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    Who am I without my sexy bun and dowdy glasses?

    69 - Pirill

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    70 Jack and Jill - Pone-Dancer

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    Jack and Jill went up the hill,
    to fetch a pail of water.
    Jack fell down,
    and broke his crown,
    and Jill came tumbling after.

    I love dark nursery rhymes ^.^

    73 Ooo! - Sigmath Bits

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    AJ tells a spooky ghost story!

    77 The Legend - vaser888

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    78 Run run run, as fast as you can! - Dex

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    You can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread filly!

    79 The Photographer's Account - MLT

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    Seeing an astral being for yourself would likely be a spellbinding if not fearful experience given their shear size.

    80 Yak and the Beanstalk - Faith?

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    81 - Lorewolf

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    Part 1

    83 Needs more Pargon - Lagarto

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    Her name's Grimoire.
    She likes dark magic and horror stuff.

    84 I swear it's not Dross - Minty Treble

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    El Silbón, El Silbador, The Whistler. He carries his fathers bones on his sack, and if he catches you, you will suffer the same fate. You can rest if you hear him close, cuz he is miles away... but beware if you hear his whistle in the distance... HE IS ALWAYS MUCH CLOSER THAN YOU THINK.

    85 Mysterious Pony - Cornerback Fluttershy

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    86 - Th3iPodM0N

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    88 Lil Red Delivering Bread - MalixCrash

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    I wasn't really feeling today's prompt cause I was excited about yesterday's and I missed it cause I spent the whole day designing a new character.

    So here's an uncolored red riding hood.

    This was also posted on twitter!

    89 am big - SOENJAY

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    I've been reading Fallout Equestria with some friends and Mac is regarded as a war hero and legend. I tried to find the actual quote on his statue plaque, but I couldn't so I settled on a quote that my friend Faith? came up with.

    92 - ponyhell

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    93 Legendary - Frith

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    I had not drawn Twilight in her future full-power form and since I figure she could be considered a living legend, all I'd need would be to depict her looking powerful. Then I saw the end-credits drawing of Celestia from the Movie.

    94 Little Red Apple Bloom - Novaintellus

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    Beware the Wolves teeth Little Red!

    95 Don't climb the Stairs - Sparkyler

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    96 Day 14: Lighting is hard - ArkaDarp

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    i'm not nearly good enough with pencil to achieve the desired effect

    98 Scary StoryOcean Streak

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    Based off the scene in Red Riding Hood where the hunter cuts open the wolf to save the people the wolf ate and replaced them with stones, all whole the wolf slept. I don't know and doubt there are hunters in MLP, so I replaced him with AJ.

    100 Thimbleshy - Rainspeak

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    Thumbelina + Fluttershy

    102 Are you a fairy? - EnigmaDoodles

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    Not really based on any specific fairy tale, but I felt like it fit the prompt! Radiant Hope, a lonely little girl, discovers a creature with butterfly wings and immediately assumes he's one of the fairies she's always believed in. Unbeknownst to her, he's actually the prince of a fear manipulating race of shadow creatures. Together, they form a lovely friendship, and maybe even something more...

    Sure seems like a fairy tale, doesn't it?

    103 Rumpelhorseskin - SazerLite

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    I probably shouldn't have picked Rumpelstiltskin for a quicker drawing.

    106 NATG X - Day 14: This is what true horror looks like! - CMC_Scootaloo

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    For today, I decided to draw a digital art piece. I have begun drawing one for Day 12 as well, but that turned out as too massive to finish in a day, so it's filed as a long-term project.
    This picture here is simpler, but it was such a joy to draw it! Noi is one of my favourite ponies and fillies, just like I do, Noi has a passion for zombies, so I feel especially close to her! <3 14="" a="" also="" and="" bit="" day="" decided="" draw="" fairy="" for="" general.="" ghostly="" has="" headless="" horror="" horse="" i="" imagination="" in="" it="" legend="" loves="" much="" noi="" not="" nursery="" of="" or="" ponifed="" pony="" prompt="" raw="" rhyme="" s="" she="" since="" so="" span="" stories="" story="" stretch="" tale="" telling="" tells="" that="" the="" thing="" to="" who="" zombies="">

    107 Story Time with Rainbow Dash - SupermarineSpitfire

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    108 The Two Sisters - Tigerett

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    I'm sure that nothing distracting will occur when in the company of multiple baby animal companions.

    109 NATG Day 14- Always Arrive in Style, Darling - Sloppy Steve (8-bitBrony)

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    This is a gif, please follow the link to my DA to see the full animation!

    110 the leyend of the fairy and the wizard - ZetaMad

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    la leyenda del hada y el mago (the leyend of the fairy and the wizard) is a song of the band "rata blanca", when I read "draw a ponified fairy tale, nursery rhyme or legend" I don't know why is the first thing that came to my mind

    111 Robin Hoof - JustShyr

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    112 - Twilightning Storm

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    Applejack gives a horrifying telling of "The prissy ghost who drove everypony crazy with their unnecessary neatness."

    113 Pony Sekibanki - thattagen

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    It's Touhou's own rokurokubi, Sekibanki! In Japanese mythology, rokurokubi were women under a dark curse, whose heads would detach and float around on their own while they were sleeping. The ones with extending necks preferred pranks and lamp oil, while the ones with detached heads (nukekubi) went for blood!

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