• Newbie Artist Training Grounds XI: Makeup Day 1


    My Little Pony Newbie Artist Training Grounds Author Calpain

    Well everyone, you've made it! While your training is still in progress even the longest journey deserves some rest every once and awhile. As I mentioned, one of the lessons to learn while learning to do art is to know when to take breaks and not let yourself burn out. Nothing stops the artist process more often than being exhausted from your efforts so don't feel bad if you have to skip a prompt or two to take care of yourself!

    With that said, welcome to your first Makeup Day! You can use this time to relax, catch up on any prompts you missed or, if you're particularly ambitious, try some of our prompts all over again if you had more than one idea for them! Check after the break for all of our past prompts!

    As for the numbers, we brought in 75 ponies today, which bring us up to 1048 ponies in total! We made it over the 1k mark! Congrats 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

    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.

    Use that URL in the compiler for your image. Hopefully that works!

    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!
    Tutorial on First Day on How to Upload
    Art Tutorials

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    Day 1: Draw a pony standing / Draw a static pony
    Day 2: Draw a pony in motion / Draw a pony scrambling
    Day 3: Draw a pony bursting with emotion / Draw a pony who can’t contain themselves
    Day 4: Draw a pony with a secret / Draw a pony cracking under pressure
    Day 5: Draw a pony making a friend / Draw a pony patching things up
    Day 6: Draw a pony in over their head / Draw a pony biting off more than they can chew
    Day 7: Draw a pony in love / Draw a pony ready to take the plunge
    Day 8: Draw a pony as another species (Draw a MLP species other than a pony) / Draw a pony making a fresh start
    Day 9: Draw a pony making a terrible mistake / Draw a pony getting a taste of their own medicine
    Day 10: Draw a pony on a journey / Draw a pony hitting the road

    2 She do be movin tho - Stadust/Dafiltafish

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    Lyra time ALL THE TIME ((help))

    6 tiny car adventures - FraniBilly

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    7 Mission in the marsh - Zeccy

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    I can really see the improvement from day to day :D

    8 Pinkie in space (NATG day 10) - LemJ

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    Pinkie is traveling in space!

    10 Ponk on Skates - PonyThunder

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    I drew a pony *about* to hit the road. Literally. Will probably digitize this one eventually but yeah, definitely feeling artist fatigue a little bit at this point.

    11 The Road to Travel - Stone39

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    "Long time ago, me and my sweetie Feather here, we were hitchhiking down a long and lonesome road..."

    12 The Quiet Grove - Lumi'toile

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    This is my brothers OC Pixel Code in a Quiet Grove just outside of Manehatten

    13 - Peruserofpieces

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    This idea looked better in my head. I still think it's a neat concept though.

    14 NATG XI Day 10: On the Open Road - AceBlazewing

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    Apple sisters on a day out, singing an MLP classic. =)

    15 [SFM] MLP: The Next Generation - red4567

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    "Even utopias have problems. Join Twilight Sparkle and the gang as they tackle many mishaps and misadventures on their journey to continue spreading the magic of friendship far and wide. Needless to say, Twilight's twilighting days aren't over yet."

    16 - Soobel

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    Banished This journey turns hard and sad for her

    18 Day 10 - Cool Pones - DarkDabla

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    "Fast & Curious"

    21 Artist Training Grounds 10: The day - Generic-artist

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    The prompt for day 10 is Draw a pony on a journey / Draw a pony hitting the road. Well Desert Daydream fits that theme just well! The young colt left home at the age of 7 with his Lizard pal Dim as a traveling merchant, following in his father's hoofsteps.

    22 - TenebrisNoctus

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    Not feeling good today, but gotta keep drawing something <3 span="">

    23 A ride across the ocean - Daimando

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    Just Celestia ferrying Wanda, Sunset and Abigail across the ocean. Note: This entry will also be submitted for Celestia Day.

    26 Road to Friendship - ThatUsualGuy06

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    Imagine took you 8 hours to draw Trixie's wagon, from screencap. Seriously, it was so pain.

    27 Trip - FuzzGod5

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    A trip is just a journey from the top of your legs to the floor.

    28 Sister team - Velvet Remedy

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    Was getting kinda late. Surprised I even finished it as much as I did.

    29 Oakey Doke's Woodland Journey - DinkyUniverse

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    Oakey Doke takes a trot through the forest. She is going on a hike today.^^

    32 Going full throttle - Ragmo

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    I need to replay Full Throttle some time soon. I'm not so happy with the outcome, but it was fun doing it :)

    36 ESCAP-1 - Lore

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    Wait for it...

    37 ESCAP-2 - Lore

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    Waaaait for iiiit...

    38 ESCAP-3 - Lore

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    39 Journey - llametsul

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    40 Movin' Right Along (WIP) - phallen1

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    I wasn't able to finish this tonight, but at least I was able to get the base colors down. Something to finish for the make-up day.

    44 On the Road - Sprite

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    NSFW Source! https://derpibooru.org/profiles/Sprite Nothing like starting on your journey as a Pokemon Trainer with your favorite Pokemon!

    45 On the road again - Allonsbro

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    46 Journey - Termyotter

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    Decided to follow-up the two I did for Day 8 (#43). Also decided to cover all the suggestions. Both are on a journey to Argent's (hippogriff) home. They're hitting the road literally and figuratively. Oh, and they're on a 'Journey' ( "Any Way You Want It" by Journey).

    47 Road to Friendship - Bugaboo

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    50 - otsihtes

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    51 ED: NATG 2021 Day 10 - Addelum

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    To live on the land, we must learn from the sea. -John Denver

    53 The Journey Begins - ScoutGuy

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    Off on a new journey/adventure, though not with the greatest of companions. Not quite how I wanted it, but it's as good as I can make it, I think.

    54 Voyage - Seaclipse

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    So it begins... let the journey be the adventure

    56 Captain Pinkie - Sylphan Scribe

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    "I can almost see a place I can see my house from up here!"

    57 On a cloud journey - ADrawingOwl

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    Wings should be better, plus cloud shapes.

    58 Hitting The Road [NATG XI - D10] - Darksly

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    59 Hittin the Road - Pone-Dancer

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    Twigg is quite literally hitting the road. Darned potholes!

    60 Last Canadian Horse Pirate - dzamie

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    And it's a heave! (Ho!) Hi! (Ho!) Coming down the plains Stealing wheat and barley And all the other grains!

    61 Hitting the Road - SOENJAY

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    Yea, this was a very literal interpretation of the prompt today. I was chaperoning an event tonight, got home late, and didn't have much time to draw something substantial. At least I tried making the pose a bit dynamic?

    63 He Hoo'Far Travels - Sigmath Bits

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    Who's far? Hoo'Far!

    64 Hit the Road Derpy - Spellbound Canvas

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    They said hit the road... right?

    66 Aquatic Treasure - Windy Breeze

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    Treasure hunting with Rainbow Dash and Thunder Light!

    67 - ZetaMad

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    68 Train Lag - Optimistic Neighsayer

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    Guiding Light needs a good long rest... and so does this artist.

    69 Trip - Frith

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    This pony is totally tripping (on her mane) and hitting the road! Ouchie! The hooves and legs are giving me a lot of trouble. Let's see if I can get them into shape. Horse ears are just so dratted fluffy. No wonder I can't get a fix on a shape under all the fluff.

    71 Our Journey Here is Never Really Done - RiceChex

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    Now we know what it took all along. And our journey here is never really done. For it is more than just a mark. It's a place for us to start. An adventure that has only just begun.

    74 Big Blue Sea - SazerLite

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    He is sailing his merrily way to nowhere in particular.

    75 Hors hitting the road - Taurson

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    NATG 2021 Day 10 Draw a pony hitting the road, so I think I went with the literal term with Hors here hitting the road :D