• Newbie Artist Training Grounds XI: Day 23


    My Little Pony Newbie Artist Training Grounds Author Calpain

    Nothing wrong with an innocent prank as long as it doesn't hurt anyone, right? Still, make sure you don't take them too far and end up getting pranked back even harder like Rainbow Dash.

    One of the things I've always loved about pony art is that it is incredibly varied. By this point in the NATG, with our variety of prompts, you've hopefully seen that ponies can fit into all sorts of scenarios. Whether it is the epic, the silly, the heartwarming, the sad, ponies tend to fit in anywhere without it seeming out of place. Hopefully, the versatility of ponies will serve you all well into the future!

    While our ponies do like to get along and cooperate, there is also a sense of competition between our pastel-colored ponies. They want to be the best and show others they are the best, especially certain orange and blue colored ponies. That's why for tonight we want our ponies to be at their best as you Draw a pony winning a competition / Draw a pony going for gold.

    For tonight we brought in 58 ponies which brings us to 1974 ponies in total. So close to 2k everyone!

    As always you can find the submitter here.

    For our mobile friends trying to upload, try this:
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    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 Top Tier Pranks - Stadust/Dafiltafish

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    She knows not why she does stuff like this.

    9 Pain - LimitMJ

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    Pain? Pain.

    10 Gotcha - Daimando

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    Uh-Oh. Looks like Golden Lace is all wet. I'll get my coat.

    11 NATG XI Day 22: Some Things Never Change - AceBlazewing

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    Look who's up to their old tricks again. Knowing how simple their tonic was to make, I wouldn't be surprised if it was just cinnamon mixed with black pepper. Where's Applejack when you need her? She'd put a stop to this.

    13 Easily Mistaken - TwoMakesAParty

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    CMC pranksters yay!

    14 [SFM] Pranking the prankster - red4567

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    After all these years, Rainbow Dash still dresses in style.

    16 Day 22 - Head Sweater - DarkDabula

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    "Rarity, you need a new measuring tape !"

    17 Naughty Pickle - ThatUsualGuy06

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    Or I should've made Pickle Barrel more manly in this pic...

    21 Who's Pranking Who? - Stone39

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    The three best pranksters in Ponyville have a great and powerful rival on their hands. Or do they?

    23 Prank master - TenebrisNoctus

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    This was the first thing that came to mind. Good ol times ey?

    24 Cold shower - Ragmo

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    Oh no. Someones smile will be turned upside down in a moment :( Atleast it's a cool down for those hot days we have right now

    25 Slow Reaction - Bugaboo

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    She had eaten 2 hayburgers already!

    29 - phallen1

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    My idea of a fun "prank" is doing something nice for someone and making sure they have no idea it was me.

    31 Accept No Substitutes - Termyotter

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    So, the "you look alike" comment from Ember sort of inspired some friendly payback from Twilight and Starlight. Why not just roll with it a while and then later everyone have a big laugh about it.

    32 Snappy Prank - magnusmagnum

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    Oh no... who is Dashie going to prank next?

    39 Da Boss - SOENJAY

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    This is the first imagining of Filly, Mustang's boss and owner of Filly's diner in Whinnysota. I always pictured her as a sweet older unicorn in her late 50s/early 60s who treats Mustang as a surrogate son. She speaks with an extremely heavy Whinnysotan accent and values honest hard work above all. She is married to her loving wife, local politician and previous mayor of Whinnysota, Juniper Blue. You might see Juniper a bit later after the NATG ends.

    41 - otsihtes

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    The most inside joke of inside jokes~

    42 Mischievous Mare - Sigmath Bits

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    What dastardly deeds is Dash pondering?

    44 - ZetaMad

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    45 It Burns - llametsul

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    Well that back-fired

    46 Never had it comming - DummyHorse

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    47 Whoopsie it Does that Sometimes - DinkyUniverse

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    Oh Lyra, wait till Bon Bon finds out about this stunt, that's some high quality ketchup your using.^^

    48 Prank - Allonsbro

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    I play this prank at work sometimes. The two doors into the office are right next to each other on a corner and occasionally someone will be entering from one just as I am coming through the other. I knock on the door and make some kind of noise like the door hit me. It always gets a fun reaction and the one who got pranked has a good laugh too.

    49 It's just a prank, Dashie! - Note Wise

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    Twitter: @NoteWise1 SoundCloud: notewise "Nehehe..! Have fun, Dashie!" This was a fun idea, First time doing a sitting pony and thankfully due to some great reference images I think I got her down well. I really wanna try shading when I can. Hopefully with the next one I can! We'll have to see what happens. This whole event has been fun to do! I really like this and maybe I can try and go back and do the old ones for some fun and more practice. <3 Note Wise

    50 Boop - Optimistic Neighsayer

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    Ponk sees Anon. Ponk boops Anon. Ponk gets Anon's nose.

    53 Pulling the wool over her eyes - Sonicsuns

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    Technically matches both prompts =P

    54 Pinkie Pie Water Bucket Prank - Twilightning

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    Inspired by Calvin and Hobbes

    55 Wool Over Your Eyes - SazerLite

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    Insert "You Died" joke here.

    56 Wool - Frith

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    Cobbled together various fixes for the eyes, ears, nostrils and hooves. Threw in a styled mane. The hash pattern is supposed to be an abstraction of a knit texture, indicating 'wool sweater'. I see three other wool sweaters in the submissions, about as many wool caps/tuques and a surprising number of sheep. Forwards! On to the next prompt! Sleep first...

    57 Hors being bought up - Taurson

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    NATG 2021 Day 22 Draw a pony pulling the wool over someoneĆ¢€™s eyes so I drew @MidPrem Hors here being pulled over here by Flim and Flam.

    58 Tai Pls - TaichiKeaton

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    Tai thought he could pull the wool over his niece's eyes with a false screen to hide his growing pile of unfinished work, but he didn't realize Amber thought it was a new toy and a pair of adorable Bastet demon pony paws were poking from underneath. Stardust caught on quickly to the ruse.