• Newbie Artist Training Grounds XI: Day 7


    My Little Pony Newbie Artist Training Grounds Author Calpain

    Leave it to Lyra to have such a tasty treat fail so spectacularly. But even though things didn't go eat this time she isn't defeated by her delicious failure, when times get tough she keeps soldiering on. Tonight we've seen a lot of ponies dealing with the hardships of the things they undertake, some of them even struggling with art. Remember, as artists it is ok to be overwhelmed at times as long as you know you need to take some time to do proper self-care. Far too many push themselves way too hard and burn out as a result.

    So while you all are learning and pushing boundaries I hope you are also learning your limits. It is just as important as learning your craft in my opinion.

    While our ponies are digging themselves out of their respective messes and getting back on stable hooves again, I figured tonight we have a more light-hearted theme. While friendship is an important part of the show, love has also played a vital role as well! Heck, we even have a Princess of Love in the show and baddies that feast on the emotion as well! That's why for tonight I want you to Draw a pony in love / Draw a pony ready to take the plunge.

    With the completion of today's prompt, we managed to bring in 94 ponies tonight, giving us 701 ponies in total as we wrap up our first week of the NATG. Nicely done everyone, keep up the good work!

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    2 More than can be chewed - ScoutGuy

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    Bit off more than she could chew. Or attempted to, anyway. Literal, simple, but to the point of the prompt.

    3 Amazing What a Little Bit of Thermo-Magic can do. - Stadust/Dafiltafish

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    The prompts allow for the narrative to continue.

    6 Giant Gummi Goodness! - Stone39

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    Is this a dream, or do they make gummy bears this big? Either way, Nicole is certainly enjoying herself!

    7 Just a bite - RaphaelDavid

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    Well, if you're trying to do both chewing and biting an ice cream, then you'll regret it, Sweetie Belle.

    9 Cupcake contest (NATG day 6) - LemJ

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    Can Pinkie break the record of having the most cupcakes on her head?

    10 Just scribbles - TenebrisNoctus

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    dont have a lot of motivation for todays prompt, so i drew something that shows both

    11 Filly Derpy's Big Muffin of a problem - Daimando

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    Derpy you silly filly. I think you bit off more than you can chew.

    12 Anxiety - Pi

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    Wish I could draw this better but this is actually just me today so i cant

    13 Writer's Block - Windy Breeze

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    What it feels like to be devoted to a work you can't complete due to a block in your mind.

    15 Hoof Biting - PonyThunder

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    I now have it in my head-canon that Twilight Sparkle is a big proponent of self-help books, and that Applejack has a tried and true method for kicking bad habits.

    16 - Peruserofpieces

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    I feel you, Twily. I can't swim either.

    18 Biting more than you can chew - Drathus

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    "Pinkie bit more than she could chew, but she is just not letting that donut go" Pinkie Pie model supplied by DJTHED https://www.deviantart.com/therealdjthed

    20 Too many books - Professional Horse

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    21 Day 6 - Cake Exception - DarkDabula

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    "PinkiePie.exe caused an cake out of bounds exception !"

    22 NATG #6 - Honey Badger

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    23 Sombra Can't Swim - Lili!

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    Turns out Sombra can't swim. How is he getting out of this one? Been thinking about swimming since it's super hot where I live right now.

    25 [SFM] Sundae Best - red4567

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    Even those with bottomless stomachs have limits.

    26 Frustrating Process - Bugaboo

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    27 Filly Rainbow Dash and a Giant Pie - Daimando

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    Is this the reason why Rainbow Dash hates pie?

    30 Imminent loss - AquaticVibes

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    Cool guy email B^)

    32 Piefest 2021 - Rapidsnap (Gary Mitchelhill)

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    Brian soon realised he was in over his head when going again the Pony Shaped food disposal unit that goes by the name of Pinkie Pie.

    34 NATG Day 6 - Art Class - Clarke Otterton

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    Sweetie Belle said Apple Bloom should sign up for their college's life painting class - if only Apple Bloom had known what that meant. It's going to be an interesting semester!

    35 Overworked Twili - Froodiz

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    Princess duties can be hard work.

    36 NATG XI Day 6: Too Much Ice Cream - AceBlazewing

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    Even an avid ice cream lover has to have their limits. =P I apologize for how Rarity's mane turned out. I've never been good at drawing more elaborate hairstyles. ^^;

    37 Much work to do - Ragmo

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    We all have those days where there is work, social live and other things all happening at ones and everything seems to much. Ask for help if you need it. People will help you :)

    38 - otsihtes

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    40 Exercise - Soobel

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    Flying are surely over her head and too much to bite.

    45 Bad Influence - Termyotter

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    In over their head and biting off more than they can chew huh.... Hello Trixie. Several days before having to be bailed out again because she got in over head and nearly lost the same. Even after past close calls... well, she doesn't lack confidence in her ability. Starlight: Why do you keep that series of books around Twilight? You know she's the only pony that reads it. Twilight: Its a very interesting dissection of stage magic at its highest levels. Starlight: You know how she gets when she reads it though. Twilight: Oh no. Starlight: I honestly don't know if you're being sarcastic right now or not.

    47 Help a Friend - Luna

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    Uploaded on derpi to my sketch posting alt account, but I want the submission to link to my main account if that's ok.

    49 Twi being Twi - Demitri Timberwolf

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    10/10 this is basically how she was when she found out she was going to take over after Luna and Celestia retired

    53 What Else to Expect - James Stuart

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    What to expect when Pinkie is expecting a party of 2...

    55 Over Your Head - FuzzGod5

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    Obvious water joke number 43 of 218.

    56 Up Up and Away - ThatUsualGuy06

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    58 - Lore

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    At The Root Cellar again.

    59 NATG Day 6 - Yona and Sandbar Mock Comicbook Cover - Cynac

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    "Yona want Sandbar to grow big & strong....like Yak! NOW EAT UP!!!!" I really loved how this turned out, Sandbar really has more than he can chew....literally. I decided to make it a mock cover, since I didn't know exactly what kind of background I wanted; and I thought the title of the comic would be a cool touch. Besides, the characters and their expression really tells the story here, so what else do you really need?

    60 ED: NATG 2021 Day 6 - Addelum

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    Inspired by the Bruce Bogtrotter cake incident in Roald Dahl's Matilda.

    61 She tried - Sylphan Scribe

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    I have no idea how to draw mecha. I did it anyways. Don't worry about Tia, she'll figure it out.


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    Im slowly getting more comfortable with two characters interacting together, getting their comparative sizes/ body language/ layering is something I just must get more familiar with.

    64 Coffee going over his head - Taurson

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    NATG 2021 Day 6 Draw a pony in over their head, I kinda just animated what I thought the literal meaning of this would be with Coffee going over his head here :D

    65 Darksly-z's avatar In Over Her Head [NATG XI - D6] - Darksly

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    66 Day 6 - Nedemai

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    It has been a day.

    67 Day 6: World's Largest Cupcake - Note Wise

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    Pinkie thought she was ready to take on the world's largest cupcake all by herself! But..she didn't think it was gonna be this intense.. Twitter: @NoteWise1 Soundcloud: NoteWise

    69 Day 6 - In over my head - Hiddelgreyk

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    So in over my head, this day is the first time I actually managed to get anything out.

    70 A bit too high now, are we? - ADrawingOwl

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    Not too awful today! Didn't draw this on paper then do line art over it, done entirely in digital today bb! Woo hooo!

    72 NATG 6 | The Trouble with Tribbles - Will-Owl-the-Wisp

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    Well... at least they aren't parasprites, right? Plus, they purr! Can we really blame Flutters for feeding them?

    73 Copout - SOENJAY

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    I ran out of time, inspiration, and willpower today.

    74 Pizza Time - Pone-Dancer

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    Not much to say about this one. Elmo the lil spider-pony has just ruined pizza night for his entire family. It'll take him a month to eat that whole thing!

    75 Artist Training Grounds 6: A little chaotic - Generic-artist

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    Draw a pony in over their head / Draw a pony biting off more than they can chew. Well, Star Tart decided to babysit... And well that didn't go too well as the kid is .. VERY chaotic

    76 NATG XI - Day 6: A Big Piece of Cake for the Birthday Girl - CMC_Scootaloo

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    Brown Sugar got herself a big piece of chocolate cake for Day 6 of the Newbie Artist Training Grounds XI! Is it more than she can chew? Yes, yes absolutely. But doesn't matter, because chocolate cake. This picture is kind of another illustration for one of my ponyfics, "Wish for a Mother" (Link is in the description on Inkbunny). Brown Sugar's sixth birthday party happens at the beginning of the story and she stuffs herself with several pieces of chocolate cake during the party. She might have looked something like this while she did so.

    81 Galloping Rumbling Tummies - DinkyUniverse

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    Gallop J. Fry and Rumble having a meal together, taking larger bites then they possibly can chew.^^

    82 Friday Noodle Funkin' - dzamie

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    Sorry, Gallus, looks like you're not the best chimeric rapper around.

    83 - DummyHorss

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    Didn't have time to finish. 😔

    84 - ZetaMad

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    85 Formulae - Optimistic Neighsayer

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    "If I just add a little bit more, tweak a little there, scratch the part about the monads... no, that should be an F-sharp... ha ha! I might just discover the secret to it all!"

    86 Up to the Highest Height - SazerLite

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    When Motion went kite flying, he didn't realize that his new stick pony form made him significantly lighter.

    87 Modest Pile of Rarity - Pegapone

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    Hiding under your responsibilities like a blanket is always a good option.

    88 Underwater - Frith

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    What was the prompt again? Oh yeah, pony in over their head... That's why I drew a pony underwater. Who else took the wet way? Ah! FuzzGod5 (55). Shafts of light in the water. I should have thought of that.

    89 Always 'till last minute - Ginger FerroChrome

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    In over my head on the whole daily art thing :P

    90 - ShadowGrave

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    92 Over Her Head - thattagen

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    Rarity goes a little overboard on derby fashion statement...or maybe not overboard enough?

    93 ATG Day 6: Livin' the Life - Lahtdah

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    This goes out to all the artists who commit to the daily grind of being an artist as a career. It is mind-blowing how much you have to juggle, and often feel way over your head. Thus, I couldn't think of a better subject for this prompt than you.

    95 Undersized filly, oversized sword - MagnusMagnum

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    Maybe giving a claymore to a murderous filly wasn't the best idea...