• Newbie Artist Training Grounds X: Final Makeup Day

    So very, very many Twilight Sparkles! As a fan of Twilight I completely approve of this character study of the best purple horse. Impressive work fitting them all so tightly!

    Hello once again my friends! It looks like a number of you tried your best to fit in as many prompts as you could and for that I'm proud. It shows quite a bit of creativity to make some of these mesh together into something that is somewhat comprehensible. For today we managed to bring in 66 ponies which gives us 3611 ponies in total. Nicely done everyone!

    For today's prompt, well, it's Makeup Day! This is the final Makeup Day as well so if you have prompts you need to finish now is your chance so make the most of it. We're almost done everyone! You can find all the prompts after the break!

    As always you can find the submitter here.

    For our mobile friends trying to upload, try this:

    Once you have the image uploaded to Twitter, DeviantArt, wherever try this Touch and hold the image. Depending on what browser you’re using, select the image URL by tapping the links below: Chrome: Copy link address Safari: Copy

    Use that URL in the compiler for your image. Hopefully that works!

    Max Image Resolution is 2000x2000! Resize your pictures to make sure they are the appropriate size, any image software should be able to help you.

    Animations do not animate when sent through the compiler! Include some text with your submitted animation that people should follow your links to the source to see the animation in full.

    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

    Day 29: Draw a pony or ponies doing as many of our past prompts as possible / Draw a pony jumbling things up

    1 Oleander - Huffy26

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    Well.... I'll need to use multiple drawings for this one. I'm not certain how far I'll get, but this one covers the following prompts:

    Day 4: Draw A Passed Out Pony / Draw a Pony Chasing Their Dreams
    Day 11: Draw a pony doing something you like to do (outside of drawing) / Draw your OC’s special talent (Only if I count sleeping as something I like to do)
    Day 13: Draw a pony with a dark side / Draw a pony that’s bad to the bone
    Day 15: Draw a ponyfied version of your favorite book, game, ect / Draw a pony sharing their favorite thing with another pony
    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

    6 atg 29 - Yelowcrom

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    8 NATG X - nagoluckyart

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    10 work - Soobel

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    11 NATG 2020 - Day 29: A Pony Jumbling Something Up - tallaferroxiv

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    What's the industry term called? 'Kill your babies,' right?

    13 Mmm Cookies - llametsul

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    Worth it

    14 NATG2020 - Day 29 - Chaos of order - DarkDabula

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    "This calls for a new booksorcation !"

    15 Crossover - Velvet Remedy

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    Instead of making a clever picture capturing the idea of all the previous prompts, I decided to mix together a bunch of my old drawings from this event into one big crossover.

    You can check the source for a list of all the previous pics used.

    16 Peppy Mint - flutterkind

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    17 PonyPony - Ragmo

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    You guys remember CatDog? Well here are my OCs as.. PonyPony... i guess? Wanted to draw the other halfs aswell, but don't have the time for it today - maybe will do it another time.

    18 A jumbled up Cake Mess - Daimando

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    Here's the story for this drawing: Wanda, Sunset and Twilight realize that Princess Celestia works really hard not just as the headmare of the School for Gifted Unicorns, but also as the leader of all of Equestria. That kind of work wears out even the greatest Alicorn Princess in all the land. So the trio decided to bake a cake for Celestia, as a means of cheering her up. But a bit too much of everything(Yeast included), and it results in an epic disaster that will flood the entire castle.

    19 [SFM] Everycreature's here! (NATG 29) - red4567

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    Here, I've included prompts 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 19, 21

    23 A page of pink - Noctus

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    Pinkie messed with the mirror pool again ..

    24 Flashy Shuffling - NATG - Sprite

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    Yeah, you all know the ones. The ones that imitate magicians and shit. The waterfall shufflers and ones that can somehow shuffle by fanning them in the air. Those guys. Show offs.
    Featuring Lorenzo from Yugioh GX, and his crazy non-protagonist hair.

    25 TikZ Pony Ducks! - Pingmader

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    Made with TikZducks!

    28 Final Day - Nitei

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    Spike shouldn't have procrastinated the NATG. Now he has to do all the prompts he can before it's over! Good thing he has a make-up day left.

    30 - Scarfanon

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    31 Prompt Rush 20 - EbbySharp

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    YES! I finally got them all! Some are a stretch, but I dunnit. XD

    32 Papers - Ohemo

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    34 The Road Back - Termyotter

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    The idea today basically ended up being a storyboard for a small story I thought of to respond to today's prompt. I will see if I can include that in comments, but to get a better idea of what's going on I really suggest checking the DA page. 17/28 topics covered by my estimate. I really didn't want to do a clip show for this one.

    35 2020 NATG 29 - jumbling things up - C||R

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    Cut Restart was a real standup citizen to go against her creator to save the past for real. Too bad Network Error, in the face of his time running out, had stretched the limits of his abilities, becoming the most powerful mobile pony to have ever lived. At will he could freeze time locally, and knew Restart would come back for him once she realised her special talent's true purpose. Filled With Rage but Stuck in Time, Restart is in grave danger from her maker's wild imagination!!!

    36 Ceci n'est pas une Pokémon référence - Pony4Koma

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    Go give it your best shoot, Raven! Yeah, let us know how it turns out!

    37 Allonsbro - Allonsbro

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    Can you guess who's style I decided to imitate?

    38 A Character Study of Twilight Sparkle - Star Shine

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    I've never done this prompt in previous years so I thought I would try it this time. I did all past 28 prompts.

    40 Falling apart - Sparkyler

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    Sparky here is about to loose himself

    44 - 5 Charisma - Faith?

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    "But Caliente, we already played Babble like an Idiot!"

    45 Reunited - MLT

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    As difficult as the path may seem, eventually every story comes to a conclusion...

    (Unfortunately, DeviantArt stopped working for me right now, so I'm going to be uploading it there whenever the site decides to work)

    46 You Don't Mess Around - SOENJAY

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    I wish Jim Croce were still around today. I love his music.

    48 NATG Day 29- Trixie Longlamoon - Sloppy Steve (8-bitBrony)

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    'Trixie, did you use my 'Elongation Spell' without telling me!??!'
    'Well, yes, but I fail to see the problem here. There's just more of me to love now.'

    Trixie is looooooong

    49 Angry Gallus - Frown Factory

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    time taken: 2h 30min

    51 - ZetaMad

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    I never manage to finish this prompt, maybe it's for trying to do something more complex than I can handle...
    anyway, I'll try to finish it tomorrow

    52 Artisig Burnout - Sigmath Bits

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    Drawing so frequently really takes a Bit out on ya'!

    53 Pony staring down their worst fear, defying impossible odds, and in grave danger while standing - Lagarto

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    A pony:
    - staring down their worst fear
    - defying impossible odds
    - in grave danger
    - encountering the supernatural
    - standing

    54 Uh... Ta Daaaaaaa - Tigerett

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    she meant to do that.

    55 Winter Adventure - Cornerback Fluttershy

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    (3: angry pony, 7: winter, 15: game, 25 foreign land, 26 adventure)
    and with some looser interpretations (1: pony standing, 9: staring down fear)

    With a lot of the art you could match it up to different prompts and get some interesting stories out of the picture/prompt combination.

    60 Eating Contest Gone Wrong - dzamie

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    thought I submitted this already, haha WHOOPS

    Okay, so this was a fun one to plan out. Out of the 28 previous prompts, I grabbed:
    * Draw a pony eating your favorite meal (RD ate a club sandwich)
    * Draw a pony whooping it up (Pinkie's enjoying her commentary)
    * Draw a species other than a pony (Antoine the snek)
    * Draw a "pony" who's bad to the bone (Does Antoine count? That's hardly sportsnakeslike behavior...)
    * Draw a pony with a sixth sense (Pinkie Sense! Even mentioned it)
    * Draw a pony sharing their favorite thing (Rainbow loves competition, Antoine loves eating)
    * Draw a pony in grave danger (Assuming Antoine doesn't let her out afterwards...)
    * Draw a pony pushing boundaries (Rainbow's boundaries are pushing back)
    * Draw a pony short on time (15 seconds to go! Clock! Is! TICKING!)
    * Draw a pony with a brilliant idea (Antoine counts, right?)
    * Draw a pony on the wild side (I'm just assuming Antoine counts)

    11/28. Not too bad!

    61 Overwhelming - Minty Treble

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    I started working again and this event is getting a bit overwhelming... I still love it, tho.
    Featuring minimalist blobs of all my entries here.

    62 Hacking JavaScript Paint - SazerLite

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    After having used this tool all month, I'd be more than happy to hack it into pieces and smash them everywhere. =P
    Though for real, it's a novel free art tool for those who want to try it. Making "pixel" art with it was fun particularly.

    63 Art's Done - thattagen

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    Probably my last entry for NATG. I wanted to get one more in.
    Furikake just drew as many prompts as possible (one). Good job, Furi!

    64 Cuddly Muffin - Novaintellus

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    I love muffins! They're so cute!

    65 Rarity meets an unfriendly creature - Stardust/Dafiltafish

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    I've been watching a lot of videos about the parnormal recently. So far my favorite creepy creature is the skinwalker. This pic is about such an encounter.

    66 Coffee's overthinking prompts - Taurson

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    NATG 2020 Day29: today's prompt was to draw something with as many as the pass prompts as you can into one piece so here is Coffee overthinking all the pony prompts last month I believe there is 10 in here overall

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