• Newbie Artist Training Grounds XI: Day 29


    My Little Pony Newbie Artist Training Grounds Author Calpain

    Coming home, especially after being away for so long. It's a wonderful feeling being back in the place you belong and as our journey here at the NATG quickly comes to an end I hope you find the same sort of comfort when the event is over. You've all done so well and I couldn't be more proud of you.

    As always with the last couple prompts, tonight we are bringing back an old favorite that we have done for years now. For you veterans out there you know what is coming. That's right! For tonight I want you to Draw a pony or ponies doing as many of our past prompts as possible / Draw a pony reflecting on the past.

    For tonight we brought in 56 ponies which brings us up to 2314 ponies in total! Nice work 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

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

    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.

    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!
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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

    Makeup Day 1

    Day 11: Draw a pony alone in the dark / Draw a pony who’s a real night owl

    Day 12: Draw a pony visiting a strange new land / Draw a pony visiting where no pony has gone before

    Day 13: Draw a pony enjoying some summer fun / Draw a pony baking in the sun

    Day 14: Draw a pony up to no good / Draw a pony breaking every rule in the book

    Day 15: Draw a ponyfied version of your favorite book, game, ect / Draw a pony sharing their favorite thing with another pony

    Day 16: Draw a pony taking a breather / Draw a pony out of energy

    Day 17: Draw a pony being inspired / Draw a pony beating impossible odds

    Day 18: Draw a pony experiencing your most cherished memory / Draw a pony living life to the fullest

    Day 19: Draw a pony on an adventure / Draw a pony on a noble quest

    Day 20: Draw a pony procrastinating / Draw a pony with no time to spare

    Makeup Day 2

    Day 21: Draw a pony lost in their imagination / Draw a pony zoning out

    Day 22: Draw a pony pulling a prank / Draw a pony pulling the wool over someone’s eyes

    Day 23: Draw a pony winning a competition / Draw a pony going for gold

    Day 24: Draw a pony celebrating your favorite holiday / Draw a pony being the life of the party

    Day 25: Draw an impulsive pony / Draw a pony making a split second decision

    Day 26: Draw a pony trying something new / Draw a pony reaching for new heights

    Day 27: Draw a pony experiencing failure / Draw a pony tasting bitter defeat

    Day 28: Draw a pony on the last leg of its journey / Draw a pony coming home

    Day 29: Draw a pony or ponies doing as many of our past prompts as possible / Draw a pony reflecting on the past

    1 Meta Pie - PonyThunder

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    This image also doubles for how I've felt during the heat wave the past few days

    4 ATG2021 28 Sunset Shimmer Reading - Wissle

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    Sunset is almost done with the last book in the series. She has an interesting reading style, AJ really rubbed off on her it seems.

    5 Home - Stone39

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    "When I come home and see you again I'm gonna bring the night as my oldest friend I'm gonna stay with you, and won't repeat mistakes I no longer want to roam I'll do whatever it takes To come home."

    7 IT'S COMING HOME - Stone39

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    IT'S COMING HOME! Nicole's been... slightly interested in the Euro Football series. That being said, she's very enthusiastic about England staying in the running. (I'm gonna be torn if England and Spain are put up against each other.)

    8 Coming home - Velvet Remedy

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    I've always had a headcanon that Pinkie was sent to Ponyville at an early age and only visited the farm again after reaching adulthood.

    10 Return - Forerunner Fox

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    This is a continuation of my submission for the prompt on day 10

    11 [SFM] She's on her way back home! - red4567

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    Say, where does Luster live anyway?

    13 Last steps to the finish - Ragmo

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    Just a couple more steps (days) and we've done it! One month of daily (more or less) of drawing a pony. \o/ Don't quit now! You can do it

    14 NATG XI Day 28: Returning From Adventure - AceBlazewing

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    This is a sequel pic to what I drew for Day 19. There, Tough Cookie and Syntax were off on an adventure, and now, they're coming back home from it, tired but happy. =)

    15 No More Tears - James Stuart

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    The shampoo is made from Spike's tears.

    16 This is BIG! Like REALLY BIG! - Pi

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    Starlight is so smol in this that I really wish I'd have used thicker lines before shrinking her. Oh well, turned out alright. Might finish this to a full piece later, I really love this scene.

    18 Welcome Back to Canterlot! - ThatUsualGuy06

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    20 The end of the journey - TenebrisNoctus

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    Draw a pony not coming home... This is more dark than my usual themes (and propably not what was intendet) But somehow i "felt" like it.

    24 Celestia and Luna return hoime - Daimando

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    Question to everyone: Do you think I should draw Celestia and Luna with this kind of face from here on out? Or stick with their usual Alicorn face that Lauren Faust made?

    25 Welcome Home - llametsul

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    *Alien clicking noises*

    28 Reunion - magnusmagnum

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    "It doesn't matter what you become, I will always love you, Luna."

    29 - ZetaMad

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    30 Last Leg - Allonsbro

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    32 Take me Home - TwoMakesAParty

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    ...to the place I belong.

    33 End of Line - Termyotter

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    So, this drawing challenge has been quite the journey for me... so that's what I drew.

    34 That road that i traveled... - MagicBriz

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    My imagination does not accompany me, so I could not think of anything, then I remembered the final episode of MLP and thought, I could make a drawing of Twilight remembering all the adventures she had with her friends, all the way she traveled to get to where she is: On the throne of Celestia. The drawings that I put in opacity are old, I thought to put screenshots of the series, but it was not an idea that I liked, and since doing each scene would take me much more time than I had to make the drawing, I preferred to use those old drawings.

    36 Nedi's Journey - Nedemai

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    Only two days left now!

    38 Home Run - Optimistic Neighsayer

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    She'll get home alright, but will she be safe?

    39 Mustang's Apartment - SOENJAY

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    "It's not much, but... y'know, it's ahh.... not much." Mustang's apartment is 100% just Linguini's apartment from Ratatouille. Just the most pathetic 1 room living space you've ever seen.

    40 NATG 28 | Home at Last Rough Sketch - Will-Owl-the-Wisp

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    This is much rougher than I would have liked, and it's missing *something* but I can't for the life of me figure out what at present. Time to just call it and try again tomorrow.

    41 Rose Onto Home - DinkyUniverse

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    Roseluck trots back to home after a lovely trip to the flora market.^^

    43 Until Next Time - Bugaboo

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    44 Drawing Drainage - Sigmath Bits

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    Just a few more prompts ...

    51 Starlight and Trixie's Homecoming - phallen1

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    "Thank you for flying with Iron Will Discount Air Travel! Remember to return your equipment to us if you want your deposit back."

    52 - otsihtes

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    ATG At the beginning: I'll do colored drawings every 4 days! ATG 1/3 in: I'll just do more complex sketches! ATG 3/4 in: 10 minute sketch to turn in 3 minutes before the deadline GO

    53 The Last Leg - Frith

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    On the last leg of her journey, Smoll Hoss eased down the steep grade, her load of eyes shifting in the baskets on her back. Picking her way through the jumble of the foothills was going to be tricky, but beyond that, good grazing awaited in the shadow of the headlands where she'd be able to take a short break. Did anypony here a pony traveling down a leg? How about pogo-bouncing on one leg down the road? Allonsbro [30] did! Bravo! 8^D

    56 Back to Form - SazerLite

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    Before this year's NATG ends, I figure we might as well bring Motion back to his initial form once more.