• Newbie Artist Training Grounds X: Day 30

    And so the last Makeup Day comes to an end! It was great getting to see all of our prompts one last time as we race now to the final day. I hope you've also liked the different artists spotlighted up today each day! Save for a mistake here and there I've tried to put a different artist up top with each new prompt so I hope you've been able to discover someone new by just checking out the top pic.

    For today as we head into the holiday weekend we brought in 128 ponies which brings us up to 3739 ponies in total! That's really a lot of pony in just 30 Days and we still have a little more to add to the pile.

    Well gang, we've made it! Today is the final prompt and I'm sure most of you already know what it is. It has been a blast this year watching you grow, but I'll save the speeches for the final gallery which will not go up at midnight EST tomorrow. I'll post it during prime time on EqD so everyone can see your work!

    Now, without further ado, it's time to Draw a pony graduating / Draw a pony celebration. You guys have earned it and I feel the celebration, considering the NATG is ending conveniently on July 4, is quiet warranted.

    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

  • 80s Ponification Album: Seventh Element - Equestria VHS [Synthwave]

    It has been teased, it is now released! From ponifications of movies from the 80s, to obligatory follow-ups to Pinkie's workout and Retro Cheerilee, Seventh went abover and beyond with this whole album that feels so delightfully nostalgic, even contributing with their own vocals! The use of pony vocal samples is wonderful too, and overall this was such an appreciated trip to an era that I feel so nostalgic about without having even experienced it, full of pony!

    Listen to the album from YouTube here, or from Bandcamp here.

  • Nightly Discussion #2210

    Knowing how many fans that Luna has I doubt she would have to kiss a frog to find a prince. Though I'm pretty sure Tia is enjoying every second of watching this.

    Evening my friends! I hope you all had a good Friday. Ready to chat?

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  • She's a Magic B**ch you can't kill her

    Have a short animation, because Trixie really is the highest level unicorn after all.

    Get it below. Language warning. 

  • Drawfriend Stuff (Pony Art Gallery) #3392

    Cadenza is here to bring cheer to all of you. Hopefully your week is going well despite crazy pandemics. I'm still waiting for aliens. I secretly want aliens.

    Art below!

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    Shadowreindeer Xbi Collab Cadence Cheerleader6 by ShadowReindeer on Deviantart

  • Comic: Signing Off 41 / 30 Days 2-3 / The Pone Wars 10:18-19

    Trying to escape from a station that has a Xenomorph running around is a hard enough task without the androids going nuts as well. I wonder how things will resolve themselves as the series continues?

    Comics guys, get them after the break!
  • New Packaging for Pony Life - Unicorn Sparkle Collection Appears

    This one was revealed way back at Toy Fair this year with completely different pagaging. It has apparently been updated to shift the ponies to a more front-facing view, and include a little blurb telling people to keep an eye out for the actual show. Consider this the stock version.

    The only place I can find with pre-orders for it currently is Toywiz, but there is a good chance it will flood stores everywhere soon anyway now that everything is finalized.

    Thanks to King Sombra for the heads up.
  • Fanfiction Updates - July 3rd

    Dash and Celestia is a combo I never thought I'd see much of.

    Get fanfics below.

  • EVO 2020 Cancelled, Along with Them's Fightin' Herds Appearance

    Apparently ponyland isn't the only community under a bit of drama right now. EVO, the annual fighting game tournament had some issues with one of their founders and ended up firing him and cancelling their upcoming event.

    This is relevant for us due to the appearance of Them's Fightin' Herds, who actually pulled out before the announcement was even made due to the drama surrounding it.

    For now, that's all we are left with, which is a huge shame since it would have been great exposure for the game.  Hopefully things will stabilize for next year.
  • Pony Plushie Compilation #414

    Thas a cute Lil Cheese right there.

    Get a bunch of awesome plushies below!

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    Lil Cheese mini plush by meplushyou on Deviantart

  • Fanfiction: The Alicorn Problem


    Author: TheTimeSword
    Description: The Society of Secret Sorcery. A domain of magic bent on helping Equestria in the shadows, or so its members believe. After causing terror in several cities, Twilight Sparkle takes charge in finding the culprits. The good news is Twilight doesn't have to deal with the society alone. Moon Dancer and Sunset Shimmer, one a former member, the other an infiltrator, are more than willing to help. Working together, they must find out the identity of the mysterious leader and put an end to the society.
    The Alicorn Problem

    Additional Tags: Magic, Mystery, Alicorn, Faith, Society
  • Morning Discussion #1981

    Oof, with all the heat up here in Michigan I just wish I could take a dip in some cool water. At least Celestia seems to be enjoying the summer weather.

    Good morning my friends, welcome to Friday! Ready for the weekend ahead?

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