• Newbie Artist Training Grounds XI: Day 12

    Loving the entries for today everyone! I think so far this has been one of my favorites with tons of creativity and such a wide variety of ponies in the dark or just...hooting it up. Now that you all have gotten a bit of a chance to mess around with lighting I hope you can see how it can be used to set a mood for a scene as well as what shading is required as you pay attention to light sources that aren't direct sunlight.

    For today's prompt, I'm asking you to possibly stretch your limits a bit more. We know that the world of Equestria is a big one with many different lands and at least one portal to another world completely. Being able to place your ponies in specific places can really expand the scope of your images so that is why for tonight I want you to Draw a pony visiting a strange new land / Draw a pony visiting where no pony has gone before.

    For tonight we brought in 82 ponies which now brings us up to 1201 ponies in total! Nice work everyone!

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    5 Midnight Visitor - llametsul

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    This seems like a prompt meant for a specific type of artist.

    7 Need Sleep - Stadust/Dafiltafish

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    It is a catchy song tho.

    10 Darkness - Frith

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    A Night Mare for the new technological age. Tools used: Wacom, ZeFrank's Scribbler, copy/pasted onto black.

    11 nighttime - FraniBilly

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    13 Day 11 - Night Read - DarkDabula

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    "Just another 5 minutes"

    14 - Peruserofpieces

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    Experimenting with a stylistic approach again.

    16 Video game night (NATG day 11) - LemJ

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    It's 2 a.m. in the night , seems like somepony is getting tired

    17 Hello, Darkness - EbbySharp

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    18 Totally In the dark - Termyotter

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    Alone in the small dark box as she does her latest trick (a variation on the old swords into the box one) Trixie has a moment of clarity, before once again falling totally into being all in the dark about herself as more swords are put into the box. Yup, it's the "No, it's the children" meme

    20 The midnight bookworm - Daimando

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    Had an excuse to draw up colt Sunburst reading in the dark. So here you go.

    22 NATG XI Day 11: Late Night Reading - AceBlazewing

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    Twilight's usually the night owl, so I had to wonder what Starlight would do if she were up at night. What else? Reading about her favorite subject in the world: kites. =P

    23 [SFM] You shouldn't use that quote - red4567

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    When you forget to tell your student about Nightmare Moon.

    25 I Can't Have Daylight... - Stone39

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    "Please save me twilight..."

    29 All alone in the dark - Wolfy

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    H-hello?! Is anypony there??? R-rainbow Daash?! S-swee-teee Bell?! Apple B-bloom?! Are y-you there???

    31 Early Start - Bugaboo

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    Somepony is excited to start her new Princess of Equestria duties

    33 Wereowl - Frith

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    They only come out at night. In the deep woods and on overcast nights in the dead of winter, the wereowls seek out the unwary. These beings look like ordinary ponies by day, but at nightfall they grow restless and seek secluded areas in which they transform into giant owls with fanged mouths and with a giant talon emerging from each hoof. In Equestria, ponies are magical and sheep are few.

    34 Pony in the dark - joke - Ragmo

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    Well - thats just a joke idea i had for this topic but i like it :P - let's see if it gets in :)

    35 Anyone there? - Ragmo

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    Darkness is one of those scary things - we can't see if there is something and even if we can make out something, we might not know what it is :( let's hope that matchstick will burn for some time or that she has more of them or a candle Edit: where is her right hoof? uuups

    37 Luna in the Dark - Cagey

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    ...Whose skull is that?

    38 Night Owl - OatmealAreYouCrazyy

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    If you want I have a yt channel with comedy animations and edits at OatmealAreYouCrazy and same for insta @oatmealareyoucrazyy

    39 Luna - Frown Factory

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    Had no idea what to do for today's prompt, so here we are...

    40 Nightmare Moon - ThatUsualGuy06

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    Just Nightmare Moon (Pre-Luna :v) standing in the forest, looking at you with a not-to-happy expression. If anyone wants the transparent version, leave a comment in the source. :)

    42 Alone in the Dark - FuzzGod5

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    Is this the first time this guy has been ponified?

    43 Midnight Oil - phallen1

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    Midnight Oil is a researcher at the University of Chicacolt, and a colleague of Daring Do. And maybe she admires the adventurous pegasus, just a little. She's a great help during late nights delving into research and secrets.

    44 NATG 2021 - Day 11: Pony in the Dark - Talla

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    A feeling of darkness.

    45 The Sleep of Monsters, or No Rest For The Wicked - Lili!

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    Sombra has stayed up too late studying and is having nightmares again. Tried to go for a more surreal, impressionist look with this one. Inspired by Francisco de Goya's "The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters."

    47 NATG Day 11 - Yours Truly, Rarity - Clarke Otterton

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    The mare with the action-packed expense account, Equestria's fabulous fashion detective, Yours Truly, Rarity. Inspired by my love of old detective radio shows.

    48 NATG XI - Day 11: Ghost Stories after Midnight - CMC_Scootaloo

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    Noi is the biggest fan of horror and ghost stories in Ponyville. So, naturally, she often spends an entire night reading ghost stories. It's way past midnight now, but she won't be going to sleep for quite some time.

    49 NATG 11 | A Touch of Zebra Magic - Will-Owl-the-Wisp

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    Inspired in part by SlyphStorm's song "Stripes and Spells"

    52 First Caving Experience - Sprite

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    Poor Sapphire's first time caving on her own. Probably looking for her parents for something... Let's hope she finds them soon!

    53 Is Scoots Afraid of the Dark? - James Stuart

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    Submitted for the approval of the 11:59pm Society...

    54 Night Flight - dzamie

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    Fly Ball prefers to fly at night. Not only is it less stressful on her eyes, but the stars are beautiful, and the lack of other ponies gives her peace.

    55 Good Morning - Sylphan Scribe

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    I really need to figure out how to do a front on perspective.

    56 Night Owlowiscious - Sigmath Bits

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    A never-ending stare

    57 Alone - RaphaelDavid

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    Got burned out to do Day 9 and 10. Anyways, I'm back with another entry.

    58 - otsihtes

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    The mooon making stars or something cause she likes the night

    59 - DummyHorse

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    Not exactly alone in the dark

    62 Nighthawks - SOENJAY

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    I drew some pones who are night owls. Based on the famous painting "Nighthawks" by Edward Hopper, circa 1942.

    63 Alone, Yet Surrounded - Pone-Dancer

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    Bright Lights (Bri) may not look like an Umbrum hybrid. She's a large chonky Clydesdale gal who's team captain of the mare's hoofball team. Yet her main giveaway are her eyes...when in the dark the pupil-less eyes will expand and glow just like her Umbrum mother's do. She has the bizarre ability to speak to shadows! Anything that makes a shadow (couches, chairs, lamps, anything) can be spoken to. Obviously her favorite are pony shadows! They're incredibly lonely and always happy to fight for her attention. As a foal she'd spend hours on end with her shadow world friends. Her parents were scared that it'd impact her real-life relationships somehow, or mess up her social ability. It did not; she knows how to balance both worlds equally!

    65 Inky Rose [NATG XI - D11] - Darksly

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    67 Late Night Reading - Mat

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    Been at this all day and late last night. Loved drawing it

    68 Gem Hunting - Nedemai

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    Wanted to try a version of this on my tablet.

    71 Day 11 - Twilight and Ghost - Note Wise

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    I really wish I could've given myself more time on this one or did better. But just a bad day today honestly and couldn't do anything...I want to work on my lighting and shading more. Hopefully with my next day off I can do some more and play around with it as I continue these. Thank you for the support and be safe Note <3 notewise="" otewise1="" soundcloud:="" span="" twitter:="">

    73 Chirpy's Lost Archive Hunt - DinkyUniverse

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    Chirpy Hooves exploring a dark long forgotten archive dungeon deep underground. Who knows what will be found that has been long forgotten.^^

    75 Candlelit Twilight - Twilightning

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    77 Empty Room - Optimistic Neighsayer

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    It's especially dark if no one's around to listen.

    79 Late nights at the Office - Sparkyler

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    "It's hard to concentrate, but I can't sleep. I guess it's just the stress of the job."

    81 - ZetaMad

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    82 Coffee alone thinking late at night - Taurson

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    NATG 2021 Day 11 Draw a pony alone in the dark / Draw a pony whoĆ¢€™s a real night owl so I drew Coffee to knock out both of these talking to himself to think on why he stays up super late ( which kinda relates to me atm)