• Newbie Artist Training Grounds XII: Day 18

    My Little Pony Newbie Artist Training Grounds Author Calpain

    I've always loved these little stories some artists turn the prompts into, it's fascinating to see what sort of twists and turns they take with each one that is posted.

    We've had another chance to put our ponies through some darker moments which I hope helped you with some different expressions and maybe to get some of your own sad feelings down on paper. Artwork is a great way to express yourself so it can be an instrumental tool in getting out how you exactly feel, whether it is happy or sad.

    For today we brought in 55 ponies which puts us up to 1325 ponies in total!

    Now for today, something a bit more light hearted and fun. We've all been caught letting our minds wander a bit when we aren't focused on something completely or even slipping off to sleep when we're completely bored. Sometimes the worlds in our head are just a bit more interesting than the world we have around us at the current moment. That's why for tonight I'd like you to Draw a pony dreaming / Draw a pony letting their mind wander.

    As always you can find the submitter here.

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    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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    4 Life Without Hope - EveryDayDashie

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    There are times when we're demotivated by criticisms from other people or unsatisfactory performances on social media platforms. If you've ever felt that, you're not alone because we feel the same too. Nopony likes to be discouraged, but I have to admit that sometimes it's necessary for a change or improvement to happen. I was constantly discouraged from working on arts (especially music) and that feeling was definitely not enjoyable. At first I felt like I was wasting my time drawing for nothing, until when I realized that I was building up my perseverance during the event. It's not simply procrastinating, but is a meaningful way of procrastinating because I learnt plenty of skills and human values during the event. Anyway, this piece of work took me 2 and a half hours to finish and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. The result looks wonderful and I'm happy with it. Keep working hard and do your best in the rest of the NATG journey!
    7 Hopeless Feeling - Ebony Crystal

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    Was inspired by Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep? for today's prompt. One of my top favorite MLP:FiM episodes of all time, it hit me on a personal level, especially after a recent re-watch. Having dealt with my own anxiety, I feel like I connect with Princess Luna more, too.
    10 What studying maths does to a pony. - Aking

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    I swear the existence of an unique Haar's mesure on locally compact topological groups isn't as depressing as it sounds.
    11 Lonely - DoodleDonut

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    13 Hopeless Dinky - GoggleSparks

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    She will get better, though.
    14 [SFM] No cliffhangers here - red4567

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    The consequences of disunity have really gotten more severe these days.
    15 Bleakest Moment (NATG 2022 Day 17) - IronYoshi

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    You'd have a pretty gloomy outlook too if you were in Novo's shoes around this time...
    17 NATG 2022 - Day 17 - Lost Hope - DarkDabula

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    "Sometimes it's hard not to loose hope"
    19 No More Hope - BlueSkies

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    It seems that poor Rose got stuck in a parallel universe. And there is no way for her to get back now. (Doomsday reference)
    23 NATG XII Day 17: Dispirited - Blazewing

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    This one's a reference to a scene from my story about Tough Cookie and Syntax, when Cookie becomes disheartened when her impatience nearly costs her and Syntax dearly.
    25 Better days - Cloud Burst

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    28 SadpleJack - Whisper

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    Allergic to apples :(
    32 "Hope When It's Hopeless" - EmeraldPencil

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    It's always good to know that in this life, one is never truly hopeless. Though sorrow lasts through the night, joy comes in the morning. I have found my Hope. How about you? (P.S. I am very pleased how this picture turned out. I didn't cool the picture this time because I thought that the warmer color fit the mood. Also, all of the pictures for this prompt are the epitome of the "do guys even have feelings?" meme XD.)
    33 Day 17 - End of the Rope - Hiddelgreyk

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    This is now the second Hideo Kojima game I've referenced during this year's ATG. Who knows, maybe I can get another one in later?
    35 Hopeless Darby - Alyssa Rice

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    Yes, this is my first time participating in Equestria Daily's NATG, so I apologize if I'm late. I'm planning on drawing the rest of the future prompts to hopefully keep myself busy with drawing. I knew now was the good time for me to draw this because I've been feeling pretty hopeless for the past few months.
    36 The end of my Rope is Heavy - Pone-Dancer

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    Life is tricky. And difficult at times. So many little things pile up over time; it's such a burden. Someday you just might snap.
    37 Depressed Dash - Frith

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    Depressed Dash is feeling hopeless.
    38 Wedged - Friendship is Horses

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    The situation seems hopeless, with RD wedged so snugly into this weird hourglass-shaped crevice, and a predator nipping at her tail. If only she had the end of a rope to grab onto...
    39 Isolation - Optimistic Neighsayer

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    Hopelessness breeds isolation, and isolation breeds hopelessness.
    41 ATG XII Day 17 - Allonsbro

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    Oh no! Looks like Hitch turned his back for a moment and Sparky got into his DVD of Episode 4. Now Hitch is without Hope. I'm tired, so this probably seems a lot more funny right now than it actually is.
    42 The End is Near! - Phutashi

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    Maybe a bit sooner… ????
    44 Hang In there Buggy! - Termyotter

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    Took a shot at the old motivational poster. It is at the end of one's rope sort of.
    45 Sunshineless - NiTEi

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    Some days lack sunshine.
    47 The Day of her Judgement - Spellbound Canvas

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    "You killed him Twilight. No one else, just you. He will never be given a second chance at life. So why should you?" Took me approximately 30 minutes.
    50 Feeling Hopless - Kay

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    Handdrawn today because i'm lazy
    53 Hilarious and Original - Faith?

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    54 Even big bad dragons got feelings...! - Rupert the Blue Fox

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    Wanted to go for this Newbie Artist Training Grounds stuffs, but with dragons! I tell ya, it ain't easy being the alpha of the teenaged dragons. Moreover, it seems all the guilt of him tormenting Spike and co. has finally started to eat him alive. Leave it to kind-hearted Smoldy to console.
    55 Day 17: Everything is fine - TaichiKeaton

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    They were worried about him, they knew he was working too hard, putting too much pressure on himself, and they wanted to reassure Tai it really isn't as hopeless as it feels at the moment.

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