• Newbie Artist Training Grounds XI: Makeup Day 3


    My Little Pony Newbie Artist Training Grounds Author Calpain

    At the end of a journey, it is a good time to reflect on the path you've taken to get where you are today. Did you accomplish all you set out to do? How much have you learned? And, most importantly, did you have fun along the way?

    Well gang, it has been a long road and it's time to start wrapping things up! Tonight is Makeup Day 3 so if you have some prompts you want to catch up on or take a well-deserved break, now is the time to do so! Tomorrow is the final big prompt; time to go out with bang!

    For tonight we brought in 59 ponies which brings us up to 2373 ponies in total. Nice work!

    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
    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
    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

    3 Camp Place - Zeccy

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    Day 10, 11, 13, 16, 18, 19! - Could have done more, but im kinda burned out!

    4 Remembering the Past - Stadust/Dafiltafish

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    The past couple months have been weird.

    5 ATG2021 29 Sunset Shimmer Reflects - Wissle

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    Sunset Shimmer reflects. A mirror reflection is always a look into the past, the light travels a distance after all.

    7 The Pony Never Stops - Stone39

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    Going back to an early cover of one of my first sketchbooks, here's all six of my characters taking center stage for the next round of Pony sketches that are sure to follow in the pages of my new sketchbook!

    10 Day 29 - Memories - DarkDabula

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    "You have come a long way, Twili."

    11 Way back when - TwoMakesAParty

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    A long time ago in the year 2013.

    12 LorePup - Lore

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    Lore finds himself going to a variety of worlds, but this is a peek into the one he was from.

    13 Maud Days - Chopsticks

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    Yep, did 'em all, even the "makeup" day. This was a lot harder than I expected it to be, enjoy, every panel is different!

    14 The wrath of the Windigo's Guild - Daimando

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    This prompt is a combination of three prompts Day 1: Draw a pony standing / Draw a static pony Day 11: Draw a pony alone in the dark / Draw a pony who’s a real night owl Day 14: Draw a pony up to no good / Draw a pony breaking every rule in the book And I needed an excuse to use Coldnelius Snap.

    15 [SFM] A banner of past prompts - red4567

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    Past prompts shown: 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 12, 14, 16, 18, 22, and 23.

    17 NATG XI Day 29: Memories - AceBlazewing

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    Revisiting the scrapbook of memories, because friendship is forever. <=)

    18 Looking Back - Bugaboo

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    19 The NATG - Forerunner Fox

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    Twilight rushes through my previous submissions from new angles!

    21 Paradox Glim Glam - ThatUsualGuy06

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    Can't tell how comparison between mare and filly

    22 - TenebrisNoctus

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    No time for today sadly so just something i quickly scribbled together, instead of a cool sketch page like i wanted

    23 ClipShow - EbbySharp

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    Apologies to Round Trip. XD

    26 Throwback to the past - Ragmo

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    Today we're standing infront of a mirror that let's us see back into our past - in this case the first appearance of my OC in ATG (ATG VII) which was the start day of Galacon 2017 :P Was drawing this late in the night because i was out today and just had little time for it :(

    30 Past Reflections - Allonsbro

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    The prompt made me think of that universal human phenomenon when our brain decides that we deserve to suffer and replays the horrible remembrance of our most awkward moments.

    32 A New Break of Day - Termyotter

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    I don't know how many prompts I hit, enough to justify this being on topic I think. Wrapping up the vacation of Argent and Pinea that I've used in several other entries. A bit more info on the DA page.

    33 Five Years On - SOENJAY

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    The first time I participated in NATG was in 2016. I had been a brony for about a year. Mustang has undergone quite a few changes since then, as have I.

    34 Cross-gen beach party - llametsul

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    So much, i need sleep

    35 Reflecting the past (NATG d29) - LimitMJ

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    one month of almost none stop drawing ponies

    36 Melody of the Past - DinkyUniverse

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    A melody of the past Octavia experiences one night, with her cousin Fiddlesticks back when they were fillies living on the farm.^^

    37 Crossover episode - Velvet Remedy

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    So, this is a crossover of a lot of my previous entries. Check the source to see all the links to the references.

    38 2021 NATG XI - Day 29 - A Plushie For Every Memory - KirbyLiscious / Birdisjell

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    Lil' Cheese looking through the memory book and playing with toyssss~ Every single plushie is a reference to every past prompt that I've done! C: Have fun spotting them all! Big giant doodle of a piece, haha~ Now, you may notice that the lighting looks familiar, because I know i'm unoriginal I am a sucker for this kind of lighting okay?? ;;;;w;;;;

    40 Reflection on a great memory - Note Wise

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    The journey is almost over. Drawing a pony reflecting on the past like I sometimes like to. Back in 2016, I was honored enough to play my music live for the first time and at my first ever con and felt so special and a night I'll never forget and I'll always be grateful! Been having fun with this NATG, and while I wish I could've colored more, I'm glad at least I was able to do environment designs and such. I hope you liked them also. Twitter:@NoteWise1 Soundcloud:notewise

    41 Drawing Dash - Sigmath Bits

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    So much to do, so little time!

    43 It was fun (ATG XI - Day 29) - IzurkhyDraws

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    Just draw a little of what the challenge asked for (since it was too much xd) I hope everyone likes it hehe

    44 - otsihtes

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    My past reflection is dreading 9:00 PM

    46 Day 1 through 4 - GymbalLock

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    Day 1: draw a pony standing Day 2: draw a pony in motion Day 3: draw a pony who can't contain herself Day 4: draw a pony with a secret

    47 Reflexion - Frith

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    Unless they encounter a seriously _magic_ mirror, a pony can only reflect on the past as, the speed of light is finite. The further the mirror, the further back in time a pony will look. Thus we reflect, and still we repeat the past.

    48 Day 6 and 7 - GymbalLock

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    Day 6: draw a pony in over his head Day 7: draw a pony in love

    51 [WIP] To Read of the Past - Optimistic Neighsayer

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    Twilight reading one of the great novels of Equestrian literature (you can probably guess who wrote it :-P Maybe I'll add her in later). Previous prompts used, from left to right: #10, 5, 7, 22, 14, 17, 1, 11, 6, 3, 4, 20, and 27. Didn't have time to color them, will do so eventually.

    52 NATG 29 | Through Dangers Untold Sketch - Will-Owl-the-Wisp

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    A little self-indulgence to round out the last of the complicated NATG drawings. There are only a few prompts I couldn't work in, but there is an orb for all 33 prompts/make-up days.

    53 Many Situations of Blazing Beams - Taurson

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    NATG 2021 Day 29 Draw a pony or ponies doing as many of our past prompts as possible so I drew as many prompts as I could involving @Blazing_Beams OC here :D

    54 Dreamy Memories - SazerLite

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    Motion Capture can finally rest and reminisce all the nonsense I did with him.

    55 Turning Point - SupermarineSpitfire

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    Prompts: 1, 2, 7, 8, 21, 25, and 26.

    56 Genki na Imouto (Lively Little Sister) - Lost Marbles

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    ���� 元気�妹 抱���る "You are so quiet, Lively little sister, Let me hold you close."

    58 A Fleeting Reminiscence - magnusmagnum

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    From an introvert unicorn to ruler of Equestria, she had came far. Unfortunately, she doesn't govern time and time is an unforgiving mistress. There are moments in time where she wants to go back and do this all over again. The adventures until now is but a fleeting moment compared to the time yet to come. It is a tough road to trot but she wouldn't trade it for anything else... After all, friendship isn't always easy, but there's no doubt it's worth fighting for!

    59 - ZetaMad

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