• Newbie Artist Training Grounds X: Day 25

    While I love all the entries we get for the NATG I always do find the ones where the artists try their best to tie all the prompts together into some sort of narrative pretty fascinating. In a way it makes me feel like I'm making the choices in a Choose Your Own Adventure type story.

    Evening everyone! Here we are on Day 25 as we start to make the sprint towards the finish. This coming week we should be able to finish everything up and finish strong! Today we brought in 74 ponies which now brings us to 3179 ponies in total. Keep it up everyone!

    For today's prompt I was thinking of not only Equestria but the time of year. With a holiday coming up in the US and summer being the prime time for travel (at least when there isn't a pandemic going on) I figured maybe our ponies should check out some other places outside of Equestria. Today I'd like you to Draw a pony going to a foreign land / Draw a pony caught in a tourist trap.

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    3 Tia being kind - Soobel

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    Really! She shared the cake!
    But im not sure its a good deed, give a cake to pony, who have serious overweight issue...

    5 Repair Pony - Star Shine

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    Torque is always willing to help out everypony. Putting in the hard work even with little recognition. Well she can be my featured pony for today.

    6 Equestria Daily Artist Training Grounds 2020 24a - Meto30

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    Sunset reflects on the events of the day, and her outlook on life in the human world.

    7 Equestria Daily Artist Training Grounds 2020 24b - Meto30

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    Sunset reflects on the events of the day, and her outlook on life in the human world.

    12 Kirin Karen - Taurson

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    NATG 2020 Day24: todays prompt was to draw a standing citizen or a pony doing a good deed so who else would be a standing citizen besides a Kirin Karen... in the worst ways
    (this all came from me thinking my friend said Karen instead of Kirin)

    14 Hiatus, The Blockbuster. - GoggleSparks

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    Helping out artists in need since 2012.

    15 Sonata gives Adagio a hand - MachoPony

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    Even in defeat, they remain friends

    17 "Do a good turn Daily" - Sparkyler

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    As a Scout, we were taught to always be helpful to others and that was one of the many things I live by to this day is to always be kind and helpful towards other people, which was also a quality that I saw in Friendship is Magic. One of the many positive qualities I gave to Sparky here; he always wants to do good to others

    19 - Scarfanon

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    20 Dashie tried to do a good deed - Yelowcrom

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    Dashie tried to do a good deed by tidying up Twilight library, she did her best

    21 - Pingmader

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    22 Peppy Mint Brooming - flutterkind

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    24 smile for the papers - Noctus

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    Todays prompt made me think of this scene from "a royal problem"

    26 In Service - Allonsbro

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    29 Community Service is Magic - nagoluckyart

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    31 NATG 2020 - Day 24: A Pony Doing a Good Deed - tallaferroxiv

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    "As a Priestess of her Love, one must attend to the needs of those ponies in your care. It is known that yours is the duty to carry them into this world, officiate their sacred bonds and make sure of their health. But you are the ward of their full lives, as you will see them come, so you too must see them leave with as much reverence."

    - Expert from "Duties of the Red House: On keeping and tending to Ponykind", by Dolores Heartstrong 956 p.r.

    33 Happy Meal - Termyotter

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    I kind of like the idea of changelings not quite "getting" ponies all the time. Obviously a number lived among them but there were probably others that spent most/all of their time in the hive too.

    34 Help - Ohemo

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    35 [SFM] Cookies for everycreature! (NATG 24) - red4567

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    Did you really think Silverstream would hoard all those cookies for herself?

    Continuation from what I've made on Day 13: https://www.deviantart.com/red4567-2/art/SFM-Even-brats-have-standards-NATG-13-845589091

    36 2020 ATG Day 24 - Sugar-Loop

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    Fluttershy bottle feeding some of her foster kittens! This is your diabetes for the day, Flutter lovers. You're welcome.

    37 Snuggly Griffon! - dzamie

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    Griffons are ponies, right? Sometimes you just need a good cuddle, especially from a fluffy catbirb.

    39 Free Hugs - Th3iPodM0N

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    40 Soup Kitchen in need of Volunteers! - Zeal Crown

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    41 - ponyhell

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    42 A Kind Umbrella - Tigerett

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    buncha baby ducks, sit with em until noon~

    43 Initiative - MLT

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    If you were to see an innocent astral being under siege, what would you do?

    45 Zecora is Applejack's friend - Daimando

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    For this entry, I decided to continue my drawings that are meant to be heartwarming in these dark times. And why not bring in Filly Applejack and Filly Zecora for this moment? Here, I have Applejack comforting Zecora to remind her that they are both friends. And to really nail down the idea that they are friends, I had Applejack of all ponies rhyme.

    47 Sunbeam's PSA - Pone-Dancer

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    Ravenpuff's character Sunbeam does his part by keeping his hooves clean! This helps everyone else stay healthy ^.^ What a good pone citizen. If only more were like this...

    48 Comedy Night at the Root Cellar 001 - Lorewolf

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    Everypony's favorite Ponyville-adjacent stand-up citizen. She's at The Root Cellar, the speakeasy run by Tree and Lore inside a giant tree stump.

    49 Standing up - upstanding - Frown Factory

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    time taken: 50 min

    50 ED: NATG 2020 Day 24 - Addelum

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    Headlines for the day were "Reindeer in Headlights"

    52 Watering a Flower - NotADeliciousPotato

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    After the ambitious picture I uploaded last night, I wanted something lighter as a breather.
    So here's Starlight just watering a flower.

    53 I'm Still Standing! - Sigmath Bits

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    Yeah, yeah, yeah!

    56 Macho Libre - Faith?

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    These are my stretchy pants

    57 Fluttershy's Good Deed - NovatheShrouded

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    A good deed can be anything that helps, such as cleaning up the environment and recycling. Fluttershy has a very considerate and kind heart.

    Left some things unfilled of color on purpose, like the leaves and flowers.

    59 Stand Up Citizen - Frith

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    A "stand up citizen" sounds like an elected official doing a comedy routine. S8 E3 provided the reference for the stage and microphone.

    60 - ZetaMad

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    64 NATG Day 24- Appul Hors - Sloppy Steve (8-bitBrony)

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    You can't get more stand up than AJ

    65 NATG X Day 24 Sketch - Skypause

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    I really tried to make the gryphon and zebra cute... and the changeling just looks bad... I don't know what's going on but I had a tough time of it today. I wanted to sketch a verity of creatures in a way I don't normally (with that cute chubby cheek thing people do...) and I'm rather frustrated because of it today... I'm SO BAD AT THIS compared to where I want to be... I even have trouble with their head shapes... ugh... Some days I feel like I'm making myself WORSE...

    Critique and drawing advice welcome.

    66 Prized Pony of Ponyville - Cornerback Fluttershy

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    67 - SazerLite

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    68 - Deletethis

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    70 Take a Bit, Leave a Bit - SOENJAY

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    With Bits seemingly equivalent to a dollar, does this even make sense? Who knows!

    73 Derpy Got the Key to the City - Stardust/Dafiltafish

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    Anatomy is a bit off, but it was fun to draw. I think I'm getting better at wings.

    74 Trail Cleanup - Celerarity

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    Everypony do your share!

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