• Newbie Artist Training Grounds XII: Day 14

    My Little Pony Newbie Artist Training Grounds Author Calpain
    Artist: @Phutashi_XD

    Coming up with your own ideas for a project can be very hard, but hopefully not so hard you blow a blood vessel like poor Cal here. Trust me, it is usually a bit easier than that, I only blow a few blood vessels every year.

    For today we managed to bring in 61 ponies and that brings us to 1103 ponies in total!

    Today we are going with a less meta prompt that I hope you all will like. This one was actually a suggestion from Twitter and I think it applies very well to our NATG! Doing the NATG is an opportunity to try something new, to do something you love, so I wanted you to share that feeling and experience with your ponies tonight as you Draw a pony doing something they love / Draw a pony picking up a new hobby.

    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, or 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!

    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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    1 Twilight's Amazing Prompt - Leo - StarScatterArt

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    A perfect reference to a perfect prompt!
    2 Breeze Highwinds - Colour Bass

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    Hi, I live in UT and thought if I got this in by 12 my time it would be ok but it looks like the prompt for Draw a pony in space or draw a pony in the future just barely close. Is there aaaaanyway you can still post this PLZ? Plz?! I keep missing the deadline because I'm in Mountain time and I think you're in a different zone. Thank you so much if it's possible.
    3 ... - Stardust

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    7 A Prompt Paradox - EveryDayDashie

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    Uh... Rainbow, I think you're taking the prompt way too far. Dear Princess Celestia, today we have a very special prompt, and that is to draw a pony trying to come up with a prompt. So I took the idea and went even further, eventually creating what I call a prompt paradox. Imagine if it just goes on forever and never stops... Anyway, it took me quite some time to actually think of what to draw for this ridiculously abstract prompt, but I still managed to pull it off. It looks satisfactory and I'm quite happy with how it turns out, especially the prompt in the top-left corner.
    8 Meta - Zeccy

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    Sometimes it is hard to come up with how, who and in what pose to draw them horses in ;) Would love to get better at action shots!
    10 NATG XII Day 13: Artist's Block - Blazewing

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    This one's pretty much a mood for me whenever I just don't have the drive to either write or draw, and thinking of my own prompt is right out. XD
    11 Intervention - DoodleDonut

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    12 NATG #13: Art block - MrKat/Panko Pai

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    When it's day 13 and you're starting to run out of ideas
    14 Head Empty - llametsul

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    She tried.
    17 To the very bottom - Karboom

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    18 Empty head - Ragmo

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    For todays topic i look like her :( Need more practise with non-standing ponies. Didnt put much time into it today because i wasnt able to come up with something better; and before it gets even later i just started this
    22 Trying to Get An Idea (NATG 2022 Day 13) - IronYoshi

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    This is an extremely relatable thing, especially when doing month-long art gigs like this...
    23 until the last drop falls - Minty Treble

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    26 Two Ponies Standing - Frown Factory

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    130m DN: So, your idea is...? SG: Draw two ponies standing! DN: Oh for Celestia's sake...
    28 Out of Ideas? - Rapidsnap

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    In case no one gets the reference. It's related to the Equestrian Statue of the Duke of Wellington in Glasgow which is known for people to put various traffic cones on it. Just search Glasgow Horse Statue and you should find images of it in all its traffic coney glory.
    29 "Creativity Hurts Sometimes Man" - EmeraldPencil

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    First time coloring a pony drawing, feedback and constructive criticism encouraged and welcome!
    31 EQD ATG2022 p13: Pony coming up with the Prompts - meto30

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    This is my response to prompt 13, "Draw a pony coming up with prompts," depicting Twilight Sparkle in her zone.
    32 The Struggle - Bubblegum

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    Source can be NSFW!
    33 Bottom of the Barrel - Desert

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    Just imagine he's scraping something down there
    34 Plant-Based Meat - GoggleSparks

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    Featuring Rudolf Tresprite (The Wendigo), Barley the Sprite, and Goggle Sparks from Them Fightin Herds Verse.
    36 Scraping a Barrel - Pone-Dancer

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    Peppa got stuck in a barrel. Scratching and scraping doesn't work. She relies on another for freedom. I just wanted to draw the meme ngl.
    37 Thinked too hard - Phutashi

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    CalpainEqD had a full recovery and went on making awesome prompts for NATG
    38 Going back to the "well" and digging - Termyotter

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    Very short of time today. When you find the barrel has one thing in it,... there's gotta be some stuff below it, right?
    39 Lazy Cider Leftovers - NiTEi

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    Rainbow Dash is perfectly content getting any amount of cider she can, even if that happens to be the remaining bit that's too low to come out of the tap.
    40 Brainstorming - Faith?

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    Actual photograph of my brain
    41 POV - SOENJAY

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    You're the last gob of peanut butter in the jar.
    42 [SFM] Still cleaner than the dumpster - red4567

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    Bottom-barrel fruits are an aquired taste.
    43 How Do I Prompt!?! - Spellbound Canvas

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    Calpain is going insane trying to figure out a prompt for NATG.
    44 The Blind Buys - Ebony Crystal

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    Ebony always loved going to the antique shop in Ponyville, having gotten used to the one in Canterlot. While on her latest trip there, she bumped into Sunburst, who was visiting on his break from the School of Friendship. The stallion in question had gotten his latest blind buy, and of course that got Ebony's curiosity perked. She ended up buying a barrel for herself and invited him to her place so they could open them together. Fascinated by all of the things they found inside, needless to say, she just might have found a new hobby...
    48 Spike Thinks Up A Drawing Prompt - Friendship is Horses

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    Every newbie artist: *Draws Rarity making out with Spyro the dragon* Spike: NOOOOOOO
    50 To the Last Drop - Optimistic Neighsayer

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    It's still too hot outside.
    51 Hmm... Who should I draw? - BlueSkies

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    I have drew all of these characters.... except for two.
    52 The Promptficy - Sigmath Bits

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    So, uh ... it was actually I that suggested today's prompt. And then Calpain suggested what I draw for it. Everything's gone backwards.
    58 Colours? - DominicToblerone27

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    Missed the last few prompts due to not feeling well, so have a drawing of my OC Toblerone but with some colours added in. A bit more lemon yellow looking rather than the pale yellow he is meant to be, but it is interesting to try out colours for the first time in forever.
    60 Day 13: Nothing Seems to Come To Mind - TaichiKeaton

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    Sometimes it feels like those ideas are just a stone's throw away and you don't even know it!
    61 Under a Barrel with Garble - Rupert the Blue Fox

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    Wanted to go for this Newbie Artist Training Grounds stuffs, but with dragons! Smolder’s right… maybe the big red draggie IS taking meaning a bit too literal.

    Twitter: Calpain