• Newbie Artist Training Grounds XI: Day 6


    My Little Pony Newbie Artist Training Grounds Author Calpain

    Now our ponies are looking a tad bit happier! Friendship is the cornerstone of the world of FiM, it is in the name after all, and it is with friends that we can do so much more than if we were by ourselves. Whether it is our ponies having adventures in Equestria or yourselves participating in the NATG, we can learn a lot from the friends we make. It is my hope that during and after this event you make some new ones and grow as artists together!

    So now that our ponies have friends, how about we make things a bit more exciting? Drama is an integral part of FiM and our ponies never seemed to have a shortage of it in one way or another. That's why for tonight I'd like you all to Draw a pony in over their head / Draw a pony biting off more than they can chew.

    Another day, another batch of pones! Today we managed to bring in 102 ponies which brings us now to a grand total of 607 ponies! Not looking too bad, keep up the good work everyone!  

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    2 I still love you :3 - ZaDrEx

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    Skipped day 4, needed a break. I think it made things batter and easier for me :3

    3 The Truth Comes Out - Stadust/Dafiltafish

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    Patching things up after the fight... go to my twitter for context or look up day by day on derpi.

    4 Game patch update - Slizergiy

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    Button Mash gets into game development...

    5 Patching Friends - Stone39

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    Not so long ago, Feather met Patches the Cat and they have been best friends ever since! ^_^

    10 huggu - FraniBilly

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    11 Reconciliation - Windy Breeze

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    Ire Heaven (Left) wanting to reconcile with Writer Rhyme (Right) for hurting him by giving him a gift. But it seems Writer is already satisfied with her apology.

    12 Meeting - Soobel

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    Dusklight Blossom first time with a pony, who really cares of her.

    14 - Peruserofpieces

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    Looks like Marble found a new friend. <3 actually="" and="" bodies="" came="" expressions="" for="" hair.="" happy="" i="" m="" new="" one.="" out="" really="" shading="" some="" span="" techniques="" the="" this="" tried="" well="" with="">

    16 Day 5 - Patchmania - DarkDabula

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    "Maybe you should wait for the 'Patch of the year'-Edition"

    17 Axolotl - PonyThunder

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    Pinkie Pie makes an amphibious friend, and scares another

    18 NATG XI Day 5: Hello, New Friend - AceBlazewing

    One of my favorite ponies meets one of my favorite Pokemon. =)

    20 Love at first sight - llametsul

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    Happy Pride Month <3 span="">

    21 Newbie Artist Training Grounds - Day 5 - Larimar Studios

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    Here's the great and big winged Flurry trying to make friends with a Twilight respawn.

    22 Making Friends - Forerunner Fox

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    Applebloom making friends with a holographic pony in the fountain, Lyra making friends with Berry Punch, and Lightning Dust and Rainbow Dash patching things up! Lots of friendship going on here.

    23 Horse patching things up - Taurson

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    NATG 2021 Day 5 Draw a pony patching things up, so I drew a familiar horse trying to patch things up in a funny meme way :D

    24 NATG Day 5: Comet and Star Trail - HorseWithACoat

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    26 New friend - Wolfy

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    Twilight just got 20% cooler and made a friend for life.

    27 Patching Up - Cagey

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    29 [SFM] Never mess with a mare's cloak - red4567

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    This will not end well.

    30 Introductions - Lili!

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    I ship it I don't care what anypony thinks!

    33 Yee Haw - ThatUsualGuy06

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    I was to make a vector out of these girls, but it's unfinished. Don't know when I'm gonna finish it.

    34 Sometimes a hug can be bigger than you think - Ragmo

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    Because of the current situation some people have a hard time, even if you dont notice it yourself. Just a small thing like a hug can bring nore of happiness and joy than you think. Stay save and keep an eye out for your loved ones and friends.

    37 Wanda meets a little apple - Daimando

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    Finally, Wanda Young, HAS COME BACK TO...NEWBIE ARTIST TRAINING GROUND!(And she has Applejack to kick it off)

    40 Patching - FuzzGod5

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    Puns are the highest form of wit.

    41 Business Partners - Termyotter

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    Wanted to think of an odd pairing for this... Wat starts as a business partnership and respect eventually turns to friendship, even if they don't always see eye to eye.

    42 Feathered Friends - Bugaboo

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    43 Making a Friend - Allonsbro

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    44 Making A New Friend - Drathus

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    Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy models supplied by DJTHED https://www.deviantart.com/therealdjthed

    47 Now THAT'S How You Eat An Apple Pie! - Lore

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    Friends make friends try this.

    48 Inanimate Party - Rapidsnap (Gary Mitchelhill)

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    Once these start chatting, it will be hard to shut them up.

    49 Training Grounds Day 5 - Essentialsingularity

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    Two very cute, puffy-maned ponies who unfortunately never got to meet. Noted head-shape (and size) as something I have to work on.

    52 Ill Advised Apology - Smoke Bomb

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    Fluttershy didn't really enjoy Smoke Bomb's "Operation except with dynamite" game, and he tried to make it up to her, somewhat missing the reason /why/ she didn't like it. Fluttershy could deal with Discord, but friendship with this pony might be just a little too much.

    53 NATG 2021 - Day 5: Pony making Friends - Talla

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    Sugar Cane removing Thistle's sealant so she can finally remove her helmet after her last EVA. She still hasn't forgotten about what happened the other day.

    54 There are many faces to friendship, Ed-boy - Davierocket/Mintster

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    "And so, night after night, the heiress of the Crystal empire would free her new friend from prison and together they would cause untold mischief"

    55 ED: NATG 2020 Day 5 - Addelum

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    Hmm...although they aren't My Little Pony characters, Keldeo is a young colt.

    56 Button and Sweetie Make Two - James Stuart

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    Button thanks Sweetie Belle for helping him find his Joy Boy.

    58 - Seaclipse

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    Why yes, nice to meet you, Pinkie.

    59 NATG XI - Day 5: Cockroach Friends - CMC_Scootaloo

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    It's Day 5 of the Newbie Artist Training Grounds XI, with the prompt Draw a pony making a friend / Draw a pony patching things up! For today, I drew Ruby Pinch with her two cockroach friends Atra and Chloro from my story "Pinkie Pie's Hearth's Warming Vacation" (linked in the description on Inkbunny). I'm probably the only one in the fandom who has cockroach OCs.^^

    60 NATG 5 | When Now All I Have Is You - Will-Owl-the-Wisp

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    I really enjoy this almost comicbook-style of black shading, both the process of it and the result. =3 This was a very cathartic drawing to work on. These two childhood friends go on quite the rocky journey for a while that drives them apart emotionally and geographically for a long time, and it's nice to finally visualize their reunion after all that. Heavily inspired by the Aviators song, "Find Me (Rewind Version)."

    61 A New Friend [NATG XI - D5] - Darksly

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    64 Friends mending things, getting the hang of anatomy somewhat but not good enough yet - ADrawingOwl

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    Somewhat happy with this, surprisingly enough! The forehooves are a mess though, need to work on them more, plus the fabrics need to be improved as well. Lots of stuff to work on overall!

    66 If Lightning Dust get reformed? (NATG day 5) - LemJ

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    Starlight and Lightning Dust will probably become good friends if she ended up getting reformed

    68 Hammer Time - Nedemai

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    Hammers fix things, right?

    70 Not How it's Done - Sylphan Scribe

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    Originally, I was going to follow up a previous piece and have Celestia apologize to Luna for setting her on fire, but doing so at an inappropriate time. Unfortunately, after several power outages, I was forced to cut Celestia from the picture, and I had to make something simple to cover the story. I owe her not one, but two pictures now...

    72 A New Old Friend - SOENJAY

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    Based on an IRL friend who's been in the fandom for years but only recently got himself an OC.

    75 Sigk - Sigmath Bits

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    Needing a lot of rest

    77 Introductions - CABLEREACH

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    Possibly first time my OC CableReach meets Marble Pie. How could anypony not fall for her?

    79 NATG Day 5: The Sonic Rain-BOOM!!! - Cynac

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    Sonic and Rainbow Dash competing in a race together is something that really needs to happen, if at all possible. I can easily see them being competitive friends against one another. Also I can see my mistakes in this sketch easily, so let's just make a game here out of this and let you all spam the flaws here. I would have fixed the correction and tried to add in a simple background if I had more time but I remain committed to submitting whatever I managed to create today; I will go back to fix and improve these designs in future, I promise.

    80 Please... - RaphaelDavid

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    I know this ain't original.

    81 Stuck With A New Friend - dzamie

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    Fluttershy is such a sweet pony, and now she's found yet another creature to have tea with. Only issue is, with the arachne's preferred seating arrangement, she has to rely on the spider to take a more active role in her drinking.

    84 Fuzzy Funny Friend - Pone-Dancer

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    Blossom is the kiddo of Prince Darious and centipony Unity. She's very fluffy and sorta...special. This isn't really her fault since she's pretty much a fuzzy feral caterpillar XD Her cousin Valiant isn't quite sure what to think of her. As long as she stops eating his precious shooter marbles it'll be okay. For whatever reason she's obsessed with snacking (and regurgitating) the glass toys. Valiant belongs to A-Generic-Artist-Lol Blossom was designed by SakiMiaji

    85 Patch-Up Job - Lore

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    Believe it or not, my storyline about Fizzy's shampoo eventually leads here.

    86 A Little Friend - Vaser888

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    87 Guiding Light's First Fan - Optimistic Neighsayer

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    "You wrote this? It's *wonderful*! You have to publish this... and make some more!"

    89 Fruity Friends - DinkyUniverse

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    Peach Fuzz and Boysenberry becoming friends.^^

    90 Patching up the "wall" - DummyHorse

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    I wish I had more time with this one. I had little time, but managed to get it submitted. :)

    91 Friend on the moon - MagnusMagnum

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    The moon was a lonely place to be. She need somepony to talk to; a friend to break this deafening silence. She could only think of her sister but she only exist in her memory and she miss her...

    92 Puppysmiles with friend - Frith

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    I remembered that Puppysmiles made a friend with a paradore. It was dead. The live ones all ran away. And then I spent three hours rereading part of the book. So easily distracted.

    93 - ZetaMad

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    95 Artist Training Grounds 5: Captain Obvious - Generic-artist

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    "Draw a pony making a friend / Draw a pony patching things up, Well Mocking Bloom and Little Dam met one long night in a field, in which Little Dam and gotten into a fight with a few other colts just mere hours beforehand.. Mocking had been following Little Dam from a distance for a long period of time.. He proved to be determined and full of spark even though he had gone through a lot of pain that led to bullying.. Of course the first thing Mocking would say to such a brave young colt is "You look like crap." in which Little Dam retorted with "I know Captain Obvi" in the most sarcastic tone ever.

    96 Stardust Makes A New Friend - TaichiKeaton

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    Stardust meets a moth pony named Moon Charm, and they had fun playing around the glowing warmth of a lamp post one fun night.

    98 New Friends - Ginger FerroChrome

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    Feat @LBRCloud

    99 - Sethisto

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    I fail at schedules. Derp.

    100 NATG Day 5- OMG, they were roommates??? - girl_of_stupidology

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    Here’s my weird headcanon yall, my hot take: After the events of S7 Shadow Play, Sunburst, I guess accidentally volunteered himself to give angst-ball Stygian a place to stay over at his house, back at Crystal Empire (bc yeah, I don’t think going back to 1000 year old house is a good idea-)... I mean, they both benefit from each other I guess, Stygian needs more friends,,,Sunburst needs to get out of his room every so often,,,Both of them need either emotional support,,,or a *cough* well balanced (sleep) schedule— Point is, they started to grew fond of each other’s company :-) I call them my “Nocturnal Nerds� eheh. Another teensy winsy side headcanon is....Probablyyyy Sun mayyyy have a gay panic crush on him????? (Also Styg cooks, guess Sun doesn’t have to eat instant ramen 24/7 anymore)

    101 Applying Patches - phallen1

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    The Canterlot High Skydiving Club. All two of them. Windy helps Patch keep his parachute from falling apart, and Patch does the same for Windy's laptop.

    102 Making Friends - Eliza