• Newbie Artist Training Grounds XI: Day 30


    My Little Pony Newbie Artist Training Grounds Author Calpain

    Well everyone, here we finally are: Day 30! It has been a long yet somehow quick month. I'm sure you all are feeling tired but I hope at the same time you're feeling a sense of pride and accomplishment. You've all come such a long way and I have been blown away by your dedication and your creativity. While this may be the end of the NATG take what you've learned here, spread your wings and keep on this journey you've set yourselves on.

    As with every NATG you probably already know what to expect from the prompt for tonight: Draw a pony graduating / Draw a pony moving towards a bright future.

    Today's submitter is open for an extra day in light of the holiday! Don't feel rushed if you're not available this July 4th, you've got time!

    For tonight we brought in 62 ponies which brings us up to 2435 ponies in total!

    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!
    Tutorial on First Day on How to Upload
    Art Tutorials

    If you're also posting your pony art to Twitter or you just want more pony in your life, come give me a follow on Twitter: CalpainEqD
    1 2021 NATG XI - Day 23 - Shiny - KirbyLiscious / Birdisjell

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    Had this done a few days back, but didn't submit it in time, so haha, here it is! ;w;

    4 Punisher - Don

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    too late?

    5 Stinkey - Don

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    Way too late?

    6 Future Spikes Problem - Don

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    Way too late

    7 Now Spikes Problem - Don

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    Never too late

    8 Now Raritys Problem - Don

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    Never too late maybe?

    9 Now noponies Problem - Don

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    20% too late maybe?

    10 No Problem - Don

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    Enjoy the rest of the year, No fears. July 4th - Independence Day. It's all up to you how your life goes. Be a winner.

    11 Trick or Treat - Star Shine

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

    13 Izzy best new pone (NATG d23)(makeup day) - LimitMJ

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

    16 Day 23: WrestleMaya Running Wild! - phallen1

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    In another reality (and another fandom) Maya is a surprisingly dominant wrestler in a Fire Pro Wrestling World e-fed on Twitch.tv!

    17 Flying pony - JoeyDR

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    Draw a pony reaching for new heights

    18 Party pony. - JoeyDR

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    Draw a pony being the life of the party

    19 Green Byte thinking about fluttershy. - JoeyDR

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    Green Byte thinking about fluttershy. As I do every atg.

    20 Reflecting (Corrected) - FuzzGod5

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    Played with the colors a little; added some shine to the hair and Chryssi's gems.

    21 Coming Home (corrected) - FuzzGod5

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    Played with the hair shine. Also, I remembered that Princess Celestia has wings...

    22 Maud of the Party - bobthedalek

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    Makeup for Day 24

    23 ATG XI Day 13: Happy Thorax in The Water - JustSomeGuyPassingBy

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    he very happy and he swim in the water

    24 Heat - Soobel

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    Summer heat are not very fun for big ones.

    25 Noble Quest - Allonsbro

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    26 ESCAP-3D - Lore

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    O really wanted this in color. Links to original pages 1 & 2 on the Deviantart page

    27 Going for Gold - Allonsbro

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    28 Scarred Princess - magnusmagnum

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    Beneath the title 'Princess of the Night', there is a hurt pony deep down who couldn't forgive herself...

    29 Coffee returning home - Taurson

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    NATG 2021 Make up day 3, I went to make up Day 28 were a pony is returning home, being Coffee with a bit of reflecting on the whole NATG this year, hope to go at it again next year again :)

    30 Down the memory lane - foxwhee

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    Thank you all guys for the magnificent event and a freaking lot of awesome pictures, and thanks EQD for hosting it. I joined this ATG and it was my second - and my first one took place in 2016 I think? And it was the event that brought me to doing digital art on regular (more or less) basis and basically was the beginning of my art journey - so ATGs will always have a special place in my heart.

    32 Happy Mother's Day 2021 - Erik Butterworth

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    Sorry I'm late for this, but here's my Mother's Day piece I worked on this year. Also, apologies for missing a member of the Mane Six with their mom. I haven't found her model yet.

    33 ATG 2021: Flying Under the Influence. - Spellbound Canvas

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    Drawing Prompt 14: Draw a pony up to no good / Draw a pony breaking every rule in the book Rainbow Dash after having a girl's night out with the rest of the mane 6, she decided to try and get home herself. She flew atleast two miles before crashing through an apartment window. She assaulted the tennant and screamed at a crying foal repeatedly. When police arrived, She had trashed the place. At first she resisted arrest, but eventually the booze took its toll and she was eventually out like a light.

    34 ATG 2021: Rainbow Dash a Jail Bird - Matthew D Hinkle

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    After waking up in the drunk tank following last night's incident, Rainbow Dash was ready to go home thinking that she'd be released as usual. Instead she was slapped back into hoof cuffs and was properly booked into jail. She was not getting off easily this time, no. This time she would have to endure the consequences of her actions. She was charged with FUI (Flying under the Influence), Assault, Trespassing, breaking and entering, Vandalism, and Filly Abuse. She is being held at the Equestrian Detention center without bond, awaiting trial.

    35 Happy Father's Day 2021 - Erik Butterworth

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    Sorry I'm late for this, but here's my Father's Day piece I worked on this year. Also, apologies for missing a member of the Mane Six with their dad. I haven't found his model yet.

    36 Let's get that cider loaded, girls! - Erik Butterworth

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    Here's a piece I did for St. Patrick's Day this year with a little crossover work between Team Fortress 2 and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 as Pyra and Mythra help load up the cider for Applejack and Apple Bloom under Soldier and Heavy's supervision.

    37 Regret - Sigmath Bits

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    When you try your best but you don't succeed

    38 The Equestria Girls Pay Their Respects to Rick May - Erik Butterworth

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    This is piece I worked on this past April in respect to the one year anniversary of losing Rick May, the voice of the Soldier in Team Fortress 2.

    39 Paying Respects To The Soldier - Erik Butterworth

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    This is piece I worked on after learning of Rick May's passing last year to that cursed pandemic, and after watching Team Fabulous 2 Reanimated.

    40 Goodbye Rick May And Thank You - Erik Butterworth

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    This is piece I worked on after learning of Rick May's passing last year to that cursed pandemic, and after watching Team Fabulous 2 Reanimated, honoring both him and Colin Wyckoff/Kitty0706.

    41 One Year Anniversary of Losing the Soldier - Erik Butterworth

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    This is piece I worked on this year back in April to celebrate the one year anniversary of losing Rick May, Soldier's voice actor.

    42 One Year Ago We Lost A Great Person - Erik Butterworth

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    This is piece I worked on this year back in April to celebrate the one year anniversary of losing Rick May, Soldier's voice actor. This is why Team Fortress 2 will always be one of my favorite Steam games all the way to the grave.

    43 Welcome to Inkopolis, Mane Six - Erik Butterworth

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    Wasn't sure I had uploaded this last year in the NATG, so I'll submit it here as I'm a big fan of Splatoon myself.

    44 Welcome to Inkopolis, Mane Six (version 2) - Erik Butterworth

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    Wasn't sure I had uploaded this last year in the NATG, so I'll submit it here as I'm a big fan of Splatoon myself. Second version with the Squid Sisters and Off the Hook sporting their outfits from the Kyoto concert.

    47 None of you will escape [NATG XI - Makeup 3] - MagicBriz

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    Upgraded version of The promised neverland pony version ^^ Day 15: Draw a ponyfied version of your favorite book, game, ect

    48 Reminisce of a Background Pony - 6DPegasus

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    Background Lyra reflecting on the friends she once had.

    50 - ShadowGrave

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    This was from the Day 14 prompt

    51 Hayburgers - Optimistic Neighsayer

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    Full color version of my Day 24 entry. Twilight loves her hayburgers!

    52 Ryuunosuke Akutagawa pony version [NATG - Makeup3] - MagicBriz

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    Makeup Day 29: Draw a pony or ponies doing as many of our past prompts as possible Topics used: Day 1: Draw a pony standing Day 14: Draw a pony up to no good Day 15: Draw a ponyfied version of your favorite book, game, ect Day 25: Draw an impulsive pony Don't let it be noticed that I like to make pony versions of non-ponies characters xD

    53 Day23: Tai Goes For the Gold - TaichiKeaton

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    Stardust made some motivational posters to encourage her uncle Tai and he's giving it his all in achieving his goals!

    54 Day24: Stardust's Favorite Holiday - TaichiKeaton

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    Stardust loves her favorite holiday, Nightmare Night, getting to wear and see all kinds of unique and cool costumes around Ponyville at the local festival.

    55 Day25: Morpheus' Impulse Buy - TaichiKeaton

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    Stardust: "Oh boy! Just what I wanted, a mountain of mangos that could fill a house!" : D Shade isn't sure what they'll do with all these mangos, but Morpheus isn't allowed to do the shopping for a week. XD

    56 Day26: Something New to Try - TaichiKeaton

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    Stardust wants to do make something special to surprise her Uncle Albel, so she tries her hoof at learning how to make something he would love to drink, a homebrewed wine with a little bit of everything thrown in for good measure.

    57 Day27: Bitter Dregs - TaichiKeaton

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    Albel didn't want to say anything to Stardust about her special "wine", but he secretly wondered if it was potent enough to unclog the bathroom sink. XP

    58 Day28: - TaichiKeaton

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    Tai and Amber return from their travels to distant lands, up ahead along the path, they see Ponyville, their cozy home town feeling like an old friend. "It always feels good to be home again, Amber." Tai points to the town before them, Amber smiles softly at him. He is eager to tell his family and friends about their travels, and the adventures they had.

    59 This Trip Rocks! - magnusmagnum

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    Maud wanders in the badlands and thought to herself, "This is very poggers."

    60 Tea Cultural Exchange - Chopsticks

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    Apologies to HarmonyCon and BobtheDalek

    61 Day 29: You're Growing, Uncle Tai! - TaichiKeaton

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    With a magical spell to conjure up moving images of his past, Stardust shows her uncle how far he has come, through challenges, the good times, and the experiences that encouraged him to keep going.

    62 Twilight reading in dark - magnusmagnum

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    Twilight would sacrifice her sleeping schedule just to read books.