• Newbie Artist Training Grounds XI: Day 14


    My Little Pony Newbie Artist Training Grounds Author Calpain

    Good evening once again everyone! Looks like we managed to get quite a few ponies either trying to enjoy the weather or escape depending on their heat tolerance. Hopefully, this prompt gave you a little more experience with scenery as well as a chance to mess with lighting! I'm really happy to see you all putting in a good effort to expand your scenes beyond just our ponies, but don't fret if you're not quite there yet; you'll get there!

    For our next prompt we're going to change things up a bit again! While our ponies are usually paragons of good there are some bad eggs out there that can cause quite a bit of trouble out there in Equestria. That's why for tonight we're going to have some fun exploring the dark side as I want you to Draw a pony up to no good / Draw a pony breaking every rule in the book.

    For tonight we managed to bring in 73 ponies which brings us up to 1342 ponies in total! Keep it up everyone!

    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!

    If that doesn't work, you can Touch and Hold an image, open it in a new tab and the URL of that tab should be what you're looking for.

    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!
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    2 Mistakes - Stadust/Dafiltafish

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    Remember kids, keep your wife awake when she's sunbathing.

    3 Surfin' Belle - Mango Island

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    Summer in the US, means a whole day (OK, ALMOST a whole day...) at the beach! While everyone else is hanging out in the sand, Sweetie Belle wants to ride the waves! Lyrics is from: Surfin' U.S.A. - The Beach Boys

    4 Soaking in sisters glory - Zeccy

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    "Thy have done a great job this evening, sister!"

    9 Water fight (NATG day13) - LimitMJ

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    Trixie and Starlight are having a great summer time

    15 [SFM] Mares just wanna have sun - red4567

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    Don't get too toasty, marshmellow.

    17 Day 13 - Hot Summer Moon - DarkDabula

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    "Poor Luna, I am with you !"

    18 Sun Bath - Velvet Remedy

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    How do you think the princess keeps her coat so pristine?

    19 Fun on the Beach - Stone39

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    Pinkie is twisting to Rarity's fun song on guitar, enjoying the summer sun!

    20 - Peruserofpieces

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    I really can't decide if this is clever or just lazy. XD

    22 Baking in the sun at the beach - Ragmo

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    Well - it is what it is - baking in the sun. Not so satisfied with it today (espacially the eyes/face) - but then again i'm tired today.

    23 Beach Tree - Lore

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    Turning it in unfinished I'm itching to color it

    25 Big Seashell and Little Seashell - Daimando

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    Sunset Shimmer and Wanda Young playing in the water and collecting seashells. Wanda has a revamped swimsuit, ditching the skirt.

    26 Summer Heat - llametsul

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    Wanna go for a swim?~

    27 NATG XI Day 13: Summer Treat - AceBlazewing

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    I couldn't think of anything for last week's, so I apologize for that. I'd been using main characters for most of my entries, so I wanted to break out an OC for this one. In this case, I decided on my plump (and proud to be) treasure hunter, Tough Cookie. =)

    30 Summer! - ThatUsualGuy06

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    32 Beach Bum(p) - PonyThunder

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    Re-upload with a better background, thanks to having a bit more time today than I thought I would.

    33 Fun In The Sun - Bugaboo

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    34 Royal Summer Vacations - magnusmagnum

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    "This is so much more fun than the castle!"

    35 NATG 13 | Summer Lovin' - Will-Owl-the-Wisp

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    But ah, oh those summer nights!

    40 Lobster Bake - Termyotter

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    Continuing with Argent (hippogriff) and Pinea's (changeling) trip to Mount Aris. You can't go without going to the beaches there. They don't get a lot of changelings out this way. Just because its a plated bug-like thing that's turning red in the heat doesn't make it tasty to eat. Bug is friend not food!

    41 Luna's Beach Day (Sketch) - Spellbound Canvas

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    Since I already made Baby Celestia in a swimsuit at the beach, I figured I might as well make Baby Luna in a swimsuit at the beach. I will vector it later, right now I just want to get the sketch into the submitter.

    44 NATG 2021 - Day 13: Pony Enjoying the Summer - Talla

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    45 Summer Fun - Allonsbro

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    When ones best friend is a yak, one must be wary of cannonballs.

    46 - James Stuart

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    Scootaloo's surfing, Sweetie Belle is pretending to sing like a merpony, and Apple Bloom is showing off her architectural prowess.

    48 Enjoying the Sunshine - Tenshineko01

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    Flutterbat is loving the sunshine. Now, she is trying to figure out how to eat the pineapple.

    50 Basking in the Sunlight - NotADeliciousPotato

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    NATG 2021 Day 13: Draw a pony baking in the sun. Serene Dive basks in the sunlight on a beach. After making an earlier ATG image consisting of only unnamed ponies, I was interested in developing and naming some of them, starting with this one.

    51 ED: NATG 2021 Day 13 - Addelum

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    Alicorns have two things to avoid if they're playing beach volleyball: 1) try to not use their powers of flight, and 2) not popping the beach ball with their horns!

    52 Enjoying The Sun [NATG XI - D13] - Darksly

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    53 Sunny Day - DinkyUniverse

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    Sunny Daze and Peachy Pie enjoy some summer fun at the beach.^^

    54 Cella w/Drink - BirbNerd17

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    “Yay, drink!�

    56 - ZetaMad

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    57 Eggs Cooked Dragon-Style - dzamie

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    It's an unofficial dragon pastime: the hot summer sun can turn your naptime into snacktime! You don't HAVE to use your own eggs, but they can be convenient if you haven't been with a guy dragon recently.

    58 Pizza Time - Sylphan Scribe

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    What better way to enjoy summer than with some sun baked Pizza?

    60 Blind Baking - Sigmath Bits

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    Derpy, nooo!

    61 Sunning in the beach - ADrawingOwl

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    Getting back into the swing of things! Colors could be better, and I messed up the layers here

    62 Summer - SOENJAY

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    Theo and Syntax are having a ball watching and filming Mare's new skate trick. Meanwhile, Mustang is attempting to find some cool relief in the shade of a tree.

    63 Pony Paddle - SazerLite

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    Note to self, swimming is much easier to animate than walking.

    64 Summer Snacks - Pone-Dancer

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    Blossom loves the summer! The weather is so pleasant and the fields are ripe for prancing. There are also pretty and interesting things to look at/play with...okay most likely eat. Eating colorful bugs is generally a bad idea though; she'll learn this the hard way >.<

    66 Drinks with the Sun - Optimistic Neighsayer

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    "You can take your amulet off too, Miss Guiding. We will be here for a while after all."

    68 - otsihtes

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    69 NATG Day 13 - Summer Nap - Clarke Otterton

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    Applejack enjoys a nap in the field on a lazy summer afternoon.

    71 Bake - Frith

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    Smoll hoss is outdoors, baking in the sun. The tray clamp is based on a brace placed on a horse to facilitate "floating" (filing down) molars.

    72 Applejack baking in the sun - Taurson

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    NATG 2021 Day 13 Draw a pony baking in the sun, I chose Applejack to be baking in the sun here, relaxing about just causally

    73 ATG Day 13: Lovely Mare on a Mid-Week Break - Lahtdah

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    Why is she holding her own umbrella, no one really knows. In any case, this is inspired by a real background pony who I think deserves more attention.

    74 Fun in the Sun - Rhythm 95