• Newbie Artist Training Grounds XI: Day 27


    My Little Pony Newbie Artist Training Grounds Author Calpain

    Trying new things requires a bit of courage, a willingness to know that what you getting involved with might be hard at first and that there might be frustration involved. You need to be able to push through the initial pain and keep striving to improve. In the end, even if you find out the thing you tried isn't to your liking at least you gave it a fair shot and that is what matters.

    Well, as long as you don't end up hurting yourself like Trixie.

    Tying into the idea of new things being hard and frustrating tonight's prompt is something important I think all people, artists or no, need to learn to deal with. Regardless of how good you are at something you are going to end up failing at times. But even in failure, it is important to remember to not dwell on the failure itself and instead turn it into an experience you can learn from. That's why for tonight I'd like you to Draw a pony experiencing failure / Draw a pony tasting bitter defeat.

    For today we managed to bring in 53 ponies which brings us up to 2198 ponies in total! Lovely work, everyone!

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    3 An Attempt Was Made - Stadust/Dafiltafish

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    Time for more cooking youtube videos

    6 Growth spurt - Zeccy

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    Fluttershy had a growth spurt, now she is teasing Rainbow Dash >:)

    7 Ramp - PonyThunder

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    Had to continue from yesterday's prompt when I thought of this

    9 Rainbow Dash reaches for the stars - Daimando

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    When you say reach for new heights, is this what you mean?

    10 [SFM] Li'l Springy Cheese - red4567

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    That's why she's called your "highness."

    11 Nicole's on a Roll! - Stone39

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    While she does bake pastries and cakes at the Chai's Cafe in Las Pegasus, Nicole has never tried baking her own bread at home until last year!

    12 Second Thoughts - Velvet Remedy

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    Don't tell Fluttershy.

    13 Newbie Magician Training Ground - Termyotter

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    So, earlier (see DA for link, Day7 entry I think) Trixie had been looking through a particular series on advanced stage magic. Well she decided to try and get through most of the series in a month. There were a FEW challenges along the way, but that's what you have to do to hit the heights.

    14 Fear of Failure - Pi

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    Hardest part of trying something new is taking that first step knowing you're going to suck at it. It's still worth taking.

    15 Day 26 - High Apple - DarkDabula

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    "Hang on, AJ !"

    16 - TenebrisNoctus

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    I really hope that on one of the remaining days i will be able to find enough motivation to actually make a proper coloured piece for this years NATG

    17 Try everything - Ragmo

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    First time singing - would you listen or run away? :P

    18 Cooking Belle - ThatUsualGuy06

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    Another NATG entry featuring magic aura, lol.

    19 Magical Training - llametsul

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    She went to Tia's School for Gifted Unicorns for a reason

    21 NATG XI Day 26: Hobby Reversal - AceBlazewing

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    After the events of The End in Friend, Rarity and Rainbow Dash decided to give each other's literary interests another try. As such, Rarity's ready to hunt for treasure Daring Do-style, while Dash is ready to start hunting for clues at a crime scene.

    22 NATG 26 | How It Grows Sketch - Will-Owl-the-Wisp

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    It's something true to pass on down to generations yet to come

    23 All Aboard! - TwoMakesAParty

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    Silverstream is Equestria's newest train driver?

    26 Windy Day - Bugaboo

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    29 Reaching New Heights - Allonsbro

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    30 Look Who's Coming For Dinner Bowl - Lore

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    Definitely not Lore or Sandra

    32 2021 NATG XI - Day 26 - The Cloud Cover - Kirbyliscious / Birdisjell

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    Fluttershy breaks through the cloud cover for the first time since being on the ground! :0 Or something like that!

    33 ED: NATG 2021 Day 26 - Addelum

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    After Princess Luna's banishment to the moon, Princess Celestia climbs up the tallest peak in Equestria every year on the anniversary in a symbolic attempt to be close to her sister.

    35 I Believe I Can Fly - SOENJAY

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    Mare tried to help Mustang understand what flight feels like. She's quite a smol pone though, but she gets good marks for effort! Also I got my white light desk lamp again, so no more yellow tinge.

    36 Airborne Berry - DinkyUniverse

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    Cherry Berry becomes airborne inside her hot air balloon!^^

    39 - otsihtes

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    43 New Dress - Optimistic Neighsayer

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    "Mirror, mirror (who is me)... Does purple and beige make more ponies see?"

    44 BOOOM! - MagicBriz

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    Flower Bud wanted to try a bit of science, but the results were somewhat catastrophic (at least he did not get to greater). Remember not to play with dangerous chemicals, and always be well protected (?

    46 Switch - Frith

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    A light switch! Electricity! Could this be the end of Equestria as we know it?

    47 Reach for the Sky - Sigmath Bits

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    She believes she can fly!

    49 Faster than Universe - magnusmagnum

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    50 Coffee reaching new Bagel heights - Taurson

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    NATG 2021 Day 26 Draw a pony reaching for new heights I wanted a doodle something adorable with Coffee and Bagel with Coffee reaching new heights but its just her in general since Coffee mostly teleports up instead of hiking XD also I realize that taking pics at night is.....

    51 A Paraglider Built For Two - phallen1

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    It's not a parachute! It's something new for both of these dorks.

    52 - ZetaMad

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    53 - Rhythm 95