• Newbie Artist Training Grounds X: Day 29

    Art, like all skills, is a gradual process. One that needs to be honed over the course of many years, and for some, a whole lifetime. It can seem to be daunting, but that is true with any new thing we try. Look back at all the other things you once 'first tried' at and see how far you've come with some of your other favorite hobbies. All the books you've read, the knowledge you've gained on certain topics or skills, it all had to start somewhere. And I hope after these 30 Days are up that this too will be a start for many of you that you'll keep pushing forward with.

    If there is anything you guys have shown me it's your sheer creativity and determination. I believe in each and every one of you.

    As we approach the end today we managed to bring in 89 ponies which boosts our total to 3545 ponies altogether! One last push to the end my friends!

    Now that we are at Day 29, I'm pulling out our craziest prompt. For those of you who have participated before you probably know what is coming before you even read it. Yes, today is the day I'd like you to try and Draw a pony or ponies doing as many of our past prompts as possible / Draw a pony jumbling things up. Luckily we have a Makeup Day tomorrow so there is a little extra time to work on this one if you need it. A list of previous prompts is included after the break!

    As always you can find the submitter 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!

    Tutorial on First Day on How to Upload

    Art Tutorials

    Day 1: Draw A Pony Standing / Draw A Pony Stuck in Time
    Day 2: Draw A Mobile Pony / Draw A Pony Springing To Life
    Day 3: Draw A Pony Filled With Rage / Draw A Pony About To Lose It
    Day 4: Draw A Passed Out Pony / Draw a Pony Chasing Their Dreams
    Day 5: Draw a Pony Enjoying Your Favorite Meal / Draw a Pony Family Moment
    Day 6: Draw a pony crushing on another pony / Draw a pony with a secret admirer
    Day 7: Draw a Pony Enjoying Your Favorite Season / Draw a Pony Whooping It Up In Town
    Day 8: Draw a pony as another species (Draw a MLP species other than an equine) / Draw a pony experiencing something unexpected
    Day 9: Draw a pony staring down their worst fear / Draw a pony hanging on by a thread
    Day 10: Draw a pony defying impossible odds / Draw a pony finding their inner courage

    Day 11: Draw a pony doing something you like to do (outside of drawing) / Draw your OC’s special talent
    Day 12: Draw a pony with a wild imagination / Draw a pony lost in thought
    Day 13: Draw a pony with a dark side / Draw a pony that’s bad to the bone
    Day 14: Draw a ponified fairy tale or nursery rhyme / Draw a pony telling a ghostly story
    Day 15: Draw a ponyfied version of your favorite book, game, ect / Draw a pony sharing their favorite thing with another pony
    Day 16: Draw a pony back from the future / Draw a pony traveling through time
    Day 17: Draw a pony with a sixth sense / Draw a pony encountering the supernatural
    Day 18: Draw a pony in grave danger / Draw a pony about to meet its maker
    Day 19: Draw a pony cheering up a friend / Draw a pony turning a frown upside down
    Day 20: Draw a pony breaking out / Draw a pony escape artist

    Day 21: Draw a pony pushing boundaries / Draw a pony stretching the limit
    Day 22: Draw a pony racing to the finish / Draw a pony running short on time
    Day 23: Draw ponies experiencing your perfect idea for an episode created / Draw a pony with a brilliant idea
    Day 24: Draw a pony doing a good deed / Draw a pony being a stand up citizen
    Day 25: Draw a pony going to a foreign land / Draw a pony caught in a tourist trap
    Day 26: Draw a pony on an adventure / Draw a pony on the wild side
    Day 27: Draw a pony giving the gift of friendship / Draw a pony mending fences

    Day 28: Redraw an older picture using what you’ve learned / Draw a pony learning from a mistake

    1 Revamp - Catwell

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    5 Amending Friendships draft - Star Shine

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    This is a redo of an older drawing of mine from the NATG 2017. It also fits the second prompt. Didn't get time to colour in again.

    7 "I uh... think we forgot a few nails." - nagoluckyart

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    10 Twidash goes Digital - MachoPony

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    Not sure if i submitted this https://i.imgur.com/bcmhR8M.jpg
    or the original sketch last time, but i wasnt happy with the color, with the magic of my new tablet, i present how it should have looked

    11 Cantershy's Tea Party (Redux) - GoggleSparks

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    Two aberrations walk into a tea party...
    A remake of this Original Drawing

    12 2020 ATG Day 28 - Sugar-Loop

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    A redraw of Roxanne from Megamind.

    13 redraw - flutterkind

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    15 How far we've come - Noctus

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    Who better to learn from their past mistakes than a reformed villain.

    17 captain Dashie - Yelowcrom

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    19 Sunblock is a Thing? - NovatheShrouded

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    All Luna wanted to do was relax, but she stayed out in the sun too long. She learned two things from this experience: sunburn is not fun and sunblock exists.

    20 A simple cooking mistke - Daimando

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    Now I did say I was going to do more tearjerker drawings for the rest of the Artist Training Ground event. But with this entry, I decided to do one more that's related to the subject at hand. To do that, I did a drawing of Sunburst realizing that he cooked the cake at the wrong temperature(And burnt it). And yes, it's set at Celsius instead of Fahrenheit.

    21 Cheerleader Bonbon - llametsul

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    More Bonbon!

    23 - Deletethis

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    24 Hard Decision 3 in colour - Ragmo

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    Redraw of the same pic i did for NATG XIII which was a redraw of a pic from NATG VI this time with addes colours

    26 Puppets - bobthedalek

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    Partial redraw of my first pony piece from late 2012. View the original here:

    27 Don't mess up your makeup in front of mom, or else she'll fix you up - Zeal Crown

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    Next, lipstick.

    29 Sunset Shimmer [Redraw] - DevField

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    This is a pretty substantial improvement over the original picture, and I'm very pleased with the result. :D

    31 Redraw of a redraw - Artiks

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    I redrew the same picture as I did for the ATG 2018 redraw prompt. Both of the older versions are in the Twitter link.

    32 Expert/Master Mode in a nutshell... - NATG (Redraw) - Sprite

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    So this is a mix of NATG and a redraw. Since today's prompt offered a redraw of an older piece, I took one of my oldest pieces and completely redid it. The difference in quality is astounding.
    I'm still a bad artist, though.
    Also, this now applies to Master Mode, too! Slimes are daaaaangerous!

    34 First pony, Last pony - Soobel

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    Im not sure its a development at all.
    Ok, the time was too limited for this type of picture.

    38 NATG 2020 - Day 28: A Pony Learning from a Mistake - tallaferroxiv

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    Gotta avoid those spacepony fatalities!

    39 Candlelight Redo - EbbySharp

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    Redraw of an ATG 2018 entry.

    40 Equestria Daily Artist Training Grounds 2020 28x - Meto30

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    This is the comparison view between the three renditions of the (more or less) same composition, made in 2015, 2018, and 2020 respectively.

    41 Do not want - PianoCube

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    The small drawing is from 2013. I made 2-3 pony drawings back then, and I'm pretty sure I haven't drawn at all between then and the beginning of this NATG. It's inspired by the scene in Winter Wrap Up where Twilight it scared of some snakes.

    The body turned out slightly too long, and I'm not quite sure how I want to draw wings, but I think the end result was okay.

    43 - Scarfanon

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    44 Slip of the Tongue - Allonsbro

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    I would imagine that new earth pony parents learn really quickly to be very careful when changing diapers.
    I realized that I had not yet drawn Mr. Breezy, Millie and Cream Puff for the ATG yet, which has become a bit of a tradition of mine.

    45 Baking - Ohemo

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    46 Campfire Tails - Termyotter

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    Taking the redraw option tonight for one of the pencil sketches. Redraw of the Ghost Stories challenge.

    47 The Triumphant View III - vaser888

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    48 ED: NATG 2020 Day 28 - Addelum

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    The greatest piece of advice I've learned is the following: A good drawing begins with a great sketch.
    Hence this is why these are all rudimentary sketches.

    49 Shut Cher 'Hole! (in color) - Lorewolf

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    New work schedule is making it hard to get ambitious with my submissions.

    50 Redux - FuzzGod5

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    Two OCs pick on a self-insert. Film at 11.

    52 Night Gliding - Litrojia

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    A redraw of a sketch from August 2017, two months after I began art. I'd like to think I've improved since then :p

    54 Derp - Zeronixma

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    A redraw of this old sketch i did back in 2019: https://www.deviantart.com/anorizem/art/Old-sketch-84738168

    55 Bad Idea - MLT

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    It is not common knowledge that star ponies have long been tied to royalty. An unfortunate fact for those with ill intent.
    Whichever way you look at it, messing with a star pony is a mistake.

    56 Whats up with this Guy? - Sparkyler

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    I've learned a LOT over the years. I had no idea when I create Sparkhorn that'd I'd come this far in learning and wanting to learn more in art and animation. I don't know if this is the last NATG day or if there's more but id like to add to this post a big thanks to EQD for running such a great event.

    58 Equestria Daily Artist Training Grounds 2020 28a - Meto30

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    Sunset remembers the party a few days prior when she got together with Twilight and the two Royal Sisters for a fun night with friends and music. This is the redraw of the same composition from ATG2018, depicting the aforementioned party. Note that was also a redraw prompt, and was redrawing a party composition I made in 2015.

    59 Equestria Daily Artist Training Grounds 2020 28b - Meto30

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    Sunset remembers the party a few days prior when she got together with Twilight and the two Royal Sisters for a fun night with friends and music.

    60 Week 2, Re-Imagined - Faith?

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    Thanks, Gaben.

    61 - ZetaMad

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    I drew the first stalight drawing that I did 5 years ago, it took two days to finish it on that occasion, but now only a couple of hours

    62 One of my earliest drawing redone - Stardust/Dafiltafish

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    Might be regarded as a significant improvement... maybe... idk...

    (first time posting my twitter here, follow if you like my arts or me starting internet fights)

    63 Never Again - SOENJAY

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    New Year's Eve 2017 was the last time I've ever had vodka. Now I just drink obscene amounts of whiskey and cider.

    65 Return of Mare Wifi - Princess Celestia's Exposé! - dzamie

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    "Fillies and Gentlecolts of Canterlot! You all think you know Princess Celestia, but who's really behind that serene smile? I'm on the scene with an exclusive interview with the Solar Mare herself! Ready, Princesa? You know what happens if you don't tell the truth..."

    I really like her mane! I've also gotten more adventurous with my tool selection since a month ago, not to mention figuring out how to draw magic.

    67 2016-2018 Redraws - EbonyCrystal1986

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    Since this is my 5th year of being in the ATGs, and today's prompt was to either redraw an older picture using what you’ve learned or to draw a pony learning from a mistake, I decided to do 3 of my favorite prompts from the past that needed some SERIOUS redraws with a couple of changes. The very first picture of Ebony from 2016, Music in our Bones from 2017, and Ebony's Family Portrait from 2018, which was also the introduction of baby Ebony, too. I would have done more, but I was pressed for time, but I might do a few more redraws on the makeup day if I feel like it since I had a lot of fun redoing these with my new knowledge of anatomy and I'd be more proud to show these off than the ones in the bottom right hand corner. ^ ^;;;

    68 Recross the Ocean - Sigmath Bits

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    Feel the water through your wings!

    69 Desert Night Redrawn - Frown Factory

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    time taken: 2h 45min

    70 A Bittersweet Mistake (WIP) - Tigerett

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    Sugar, spice and everything nice; the pole was anything but those things.

    71 Re: Dashie - Th3iPodM0N

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    72 SLAV WISDOM - t72b

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    faint accordion music plays

    73 Finish Line (day 2 redraw) - Cornerback Fluttershy

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    74 Green Mare - Frith

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    I chose to redraw a drawing done for the 3rd NATG, back in September 2013. It was for the 30th prompt which asked, coincidentally, "Draw any previous theme". The theme was the 10th prompt, "Draw a pony with a story". I chose this one because it was particularly shoddy but would be nice if redone with a bit more skill.

    75 ATG 28 at aggie - ponyhell

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    77 No Jazzercise Redux - SazerLite

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    I don't think I learned much.

    78 Queen Twilight Fixing A Mistake - Raincloudboom

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    I actually don't completely hate Pony Life, but it works for the prompt.

    79 Standing Scootaloo (Comparison) - SupermarineSpitfire

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    The original drawing (on the left) is my submission for Day 1 of the 2019 NATG. It was my second-ever serious pony drawing.

    80 Redrawing Rainbow Dash as a Griffon - Skypause

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    Critique Welcome!
    : 3

    84 ATG10: Improvement Day - acrazzyperson

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    I'm pretty happy with my improvement, especially with the ear. It looks more like a proper ear than a giant sail. The expression came out a lot better too.

    85 NATG Day 28- Really Fluff 'em Up, Huh? - Sloppy Steve (8-bitBrony)

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    I redrew a picture from ~2015
    ORIGINAL VERSION ---> https://sta.sh/0231zh76fwsx <--- span="">

    86 2020 ATG X - Day 28 - The Fence?? - KirbyLiscious

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    "Uh oh... Dad, I think I did an oopsie."
    "Ahaha... you sure did, son... -w-"

    The original drawing is here~ https://www.deviantart.com/kirbyliscious/art/Fencing-It-ATG-6-Day-4-629110763 ;w; Man, this one is a lot better ;;w;; <33 almost="" at="" can="" do="" end="" guys="" re="" span="" the="" this="" we="" you="">

    88 Day 1 Redraw: Rarebow Waterfall - Celerarity

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    Now with a background! Sometimes you just gaze off at the horizon in awe of the beauty of nature.

    Twitter: Calpain