• Newbie Artist Training Grounds XI: Day 10


    My Little Pony Newbie Artist Training Grounds Author Calpain

    Well everyone, we are finally here in the double digits! It's hard to believe that we are a third of the way through the NATG already! Hopefully, you all have been hanging in there so far and that you're getting the feel for drawing more frequently. If you're starting to feel some fatigue, don't worry. After today's prompt there will be a Makeup Day for those of you looking to catch up or in need of some much needed rest.

    Now that we've had several chances to draw our ponies in a variety of situations I'm hoping to have at least some prompts that will give you chances to experiment with scenery, lighting and hopefully more complex pieces. Don't worry though if you don't feel like you're ready for it, take things at a pace that is comfortable to you! In the end, your ponies will be right there with you which is why today's prompt is to Draw a pony on a journey / Draw a pony hitting the road.

    For tonight we managed to bring in a total of 87 ponies which brings our grand total up to 973 ponies!

    As always you can find the submitter here.

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    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!
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    2 ATG Day 8: Cheerilee's New Groove - Lahtdah

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    I'm tired, hence the bed. With that said, this turned out much better (and easier) than I anticipated.

    3 Breakfast Gone Wrong - Stadust/Dafiltafish

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    Lyra made the mistake of trying to cook.

    6 Fire and wood dosn't mix - Zecora

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    Today prompt was perfect for what I had in mind for the continueation of yesterdays prompt xD

    7 Nyx rolls a 1 - Slizergiy

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    Nyx gets a critical fail. Much regret.

    12 - Peruserofpieces

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    Apple Bloom has made a terrible mistake.

    15 Bird not boat - Aliasing_ghost

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    20 Artist Training Grounds 9: Long live the sun - Generic-artist

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    Day Nine; Draw a pony making a terrible mistake / Draw a pony getting a taste of their own medicine. Well, I planned on actually skipping out on this day but ended up making a storyboardish thing for this of Princess Celestia and Nightmare Moon fight in which NM got her magic on the Elements before Celestia. I colored over a sketch and changed the mode as I said this isn't a too much of a high effort thing. Celestia and Nightmare moon belong to Hasbro.

    22 Portal Hijinks - Stone39

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    I wouldn't say "Pony Life" was a *terrible* mistake but... It's definitely a weird version of Ponyville to fall into for Nicole. Even more so if its the Wild Siders' dimension.

    23 Taste of own medicine - Ragmo

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    Medical advice: dont make your own medicine - it doesnt taste good and/or will not help you with whatever you have - most of the time

    24 Get Well Soon, Redheart - ThatUsualGuy06

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    When the nurse is sick. Someone already beaten me to it, but here it is. Yes, the artist had a cough too. But he didn't take a medicine like Redheart.

    27 Rush Got Into A Fight - Lili!

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    Rush said some things she probably shouldn't have. Now she's crying her eyes out on her kitchen floor.

    28 NATG XI Day 9: Cafe du Chaos - AceBlazewing

    Who's making the bigger mistake here: Pinkie by accepting coffee from Discord, or Discord by giving Pinkie caffeine? You be the judge. =P

    29 Brians Revenge - Rapidsnap

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    Forgot to include Brian in Day 8, but Brian is back with a vengence and giving Tempest Shadow a taste of her own medicene.

    30 Not on my watch, bub - Daimando

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    After treating Golden Lace like she's the VIP, I decided to give her a taste of her own medicine, courtesy of Sunset Shimmer. XP

    31 NATG Day 9 - Lt. Derpy's Mishap - Clarke Otterton

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    Look's like Lt. Derpy forgot to tighten her camera straps again. That's the second time this week; her flight commander is not going to be happy! Based on a fan fiction, "Absolutely Everything".

    36 Mixed Emotions - Bugaboo

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    Anger isn't the only emotion that we need to worry about.

    38 - otsihtes

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    Kirin immigration

    39 - Soobel

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    Last evening when all was ok. Responding to mr Rich's flirts was really terrible mistake.

    40 Under the Weather - AquaticVibes

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    43 Waxing Moon 2 - Lore

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    The joke is, Maud wasn't even joking on stage.

    46 Oops! [NATG XI - D-09] - Darksly

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    49 NATG 9 | Mistakes and Miscalculations Sketch - Will-Owl-the-Wisp

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    ... I thought I could storyboard the entirety of "The World Was Wide Enough" from "Hamilton: An American Musical" in one day. TO BE FAIR, I did. In pencil. Messily. The mistake was thinking I could do that as well as clean it up with a digital pass, but the clock was ticking and I need sleep at some point. I plan to plug away at the clean pass in my downtime and will hopefully be able to submit it on one of the make-up days. In the meantime, anyone who's brave enough to decipher my sketchbook scrawls is welcome to view the pencil storyboard pages here: https://sta.sh/01360bjb28y

    50 A terrible mistake! - foxwhee

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    51 Run, Trixie - Seaclipse

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    52 Bad Brews - phallen1

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    Featuring Kinyua. Much to her regret.

    53 Helping Hooves - Termyotter

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    SOMEpony had to try something from The Book of Irresponsibly Dangerous Stage Magic, and Starlight went along with it (probably to prevent too much injury). Trixie was sorry and offered to help her with something (not specified). As this tends to keep happening Starlight decided to show what its like to be dangled out for a trick. (P.S> Snuggles is a total softie, but nobody's told Trixie (yet) )

    55 NATG 2021 - Day 9: Terrible Mistakes - Talla

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    space pones!! woo!! yeaaahhh!!!

    58 ED: NATG 2021 Day 9 - Addelum

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    Based on a childhood experience.

    61 NATG2021 - Day 9 - Derpy NOOOooooo!!! - Cynac

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    Tried something digital for once. I love the idea, but I can see things within this picture that is off balance and wrong. The core idea is in there but I really need to redo this picture after this is all done (did I say that before). Also, if you haven't noticed (although, I'm sure you have) , I completely missed out on the 8th day of the NATG challenge. Had stuff to do in real life but still really want to complete it sometime in the future. Anyway, hope you all enjoy this one and I can't wait to improve on this concept mock cover.

    63 Breakfast is... oh... - Sylphan Scribe

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    Sometimes, breakfast is best burnt to ashes and forgotten about.

    64 Trust Issues - dzamie

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    Perhaps the big, carnivorous sphinx may not be the creature you want to trust to give you a fair challenge, especially while blindfolded...

    66 Too Much of a Good Thing - SOENJAY

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    Mustang might hate the heat of summer, but with summer comes macaroni salad, the one saving grace. It seems he got a little too carried away eating one of his favorite foods and as everyone knows, too much of anything is bad. Also, hooray for the second canon appearance of Mare! Based off a dear friend of mine, she's an optimist, adventurist, and violinist.

    67 Making a bad move, muzzle is off, and some other bad mistakes - ADrawingOwl

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    Muzzle is off here, plus the body size is off. Oh well, next time as always.

    69 ATG XI Day IX - RizDub

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    NEVER mess with someone else's food. You don't know what issues they may have with it. Hopefully Rainbow Dash'll learn from this. Hopefully.

    70 Apple Meds - James Stuart

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    The prescription says to match four colors and take all by mouth. Side effects include weight gain, hair discoloration, hair growth, and temporary loss of your cutie mark. Since she can't afford her medication, Kellsher Pharmaceuticals may be able to help.

    71 Ritalin-Ridden Redheart - Sigmath Bits

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    Ever wonder what your patients experience?


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    That one time when I was still very new to the farm and tried to do a good thing but may have confused the pie sisters names.

    73 Poor Planning - Pone-Dancer

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    Fantasy Bash's best friend runs an explosives business. Fireworks, bombs, whatever you can dream of! They're both always looking for more ponies to take under their wings to help further the business. Fantasy gets a little interview with a young colt with a flair for fire! It ends...well? Colt belongs to A-Generic-Artist-Lol

    74 Twily No Swiping! - RiceChex

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    Stealing that pearl from Queen Novo was a terrible mistake Twilight!

    77 Golden Harvest Takes Her Meds - DinkyUniverse

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    Carrot Top takes her medication so she can be healthy as her garden.^^

    80 ATG Day 9: The Greatest Mistake - Lahtdah

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    Earlier today I was rewatching the first few episodes of MLP Season 1 with friends on a server when this moment came along. In retrospect this scene now has a ton of meaning, but at the time it was such a minor moment. In any case, I found it to be perfect for the ATG prompt.

    81 Potent - SazerLite

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    Don't Do Drugs.

    82 The Fine Print (Treaty Troubles) - Optimistic Neighsayer

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    Guiding Light made two mistakes with her Equestria-Griffonstone peace-trade treaty: 1) overlooking some language that would allow any Griffonstone state property up to grabs for any Equestrian creditor, and 2) more gravely, not sounding the alarm until it was too late.

    83 Trixie's punishment (NATG day 9) - LemJ

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    i forgot to submit it lol

    84 Doom Puddle - Frith

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    A puddle swallows another victim! Everypony knows puddles hide horse-swallowing bottomless pits. Here's another safety tip: don't step on cracks, trot under a ladder, break a mirror...

    85 - ZetaMad

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    86 A Mistake At Sugar Cube Corner - TaichiKeaton

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    Shade knows how to make the best of an innocent mistake and Stardust is very happy to help her mum hold the sign, even if she's too little to read what it says yet!

    87 Deciding to play Civ6 - Taurson

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    NATG 2021 Day 9 Draw a pony making a terrible mistake, which relates to what I did today, in which played Civ6... and made the mistake on not doing much arts today.