• Newbie Artist Training Grounds XII: Day 20

    My Little Pony Newbie Artist Training Grounds Author Calpain
    Artist: da-Exile

    Napping, now that is something I've gotten a bit accustomed to lately after getting COVID, but more often than not it isn't illness that makes us exhausted. Work, stress, and the future, they are all things that chip away at our resolve and can bring us to the point of collapse. It's how we tackle this exhaustion, this burn-out that defines how we find a way forward: do we just resign ourselves to it or do we try to find a way to make a better path for ourselves. A lesson not only for the tired artist but for all of us in this present time and place.

    For today we managed to bring in a lovely group of 57 ponies to add to the total, bringing us up to 1437 ponies altogether.

    As I mentioned above, it's what we do after we reach the breaking point that ends up mattering the most. What do you do when the end of your rope is frayed and you don't quite know what to do? That's why I didn't want to end with ponies just being exhausted, but finding a way forward so for today I would like you to Draw a pony finding their second wind / Draw a pony finding the courage to go on.

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    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 Under the a snowy night - Amy

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    A snowy night with magical Diamond
    4 Sleepy Day - Stardust

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    Tired days and hard weeks, practically normal at this point.
    5 Do It... For... NATG! - EveryDayDashie

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    With more and more abstract prompts in the later stage of the journey, it seems like Rainbow starts to suffer from the immense stress of NATG. Somepony please give her a warm hug... This is another one that I can really relate to. Drawing is definitely fun, but doing this for a long period of time can be extremely stressful. After being halfway through the NATG marathon, I feel like this event is starting to make my life feel more and more stressful every day. I've been staring at my monitor and drawing for hours since I participated in this event and I really want a break that allows me to relieve all these pain from drawing and enjoy what I love to do. Hopefully, I can get enough rest on the upcoming makeup day. With that being said, this drawing took me around 4 hours to finish as well and I'm glad with the result!
    8 Daylight Saving's Time - Faith?

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    You ever realize how they made the moon horse live on the moon for a million years?
    9 Tired, Cranky pon just wants sleep - FraniBilly

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    Gosh I've missed 2 prompts already due to a lot of stuff happening so I am also tired and cranky.
    10 Burnt Out - DoodleDonut

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    12 I HATE MONDAYS - Minty Treble

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    13 Sky Stinger's Exhaustion - BlueSkies

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    It seems Sky is exhausted and Vapor is telling him to rest. But will Sky continue?
    14 In peace - GoggleSparks

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    He's taking a long rest. That's all.
    15 Derping Hard, or Hardly Derping? - Lore / Docard

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    Whoever's it is, it serves them right for owning such a big and inviting mailbox.
    16 Shut up and Coffee. - Karboom

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    17 NATG2022 - Day 19 - Tilt - DarkDabula

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    "One of those days"
    18 This is fine... - Ragmo

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    Something fitting for the current weather. Stay hydrated guys
    19 Work-Horse - Zeccy

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    Yea.... Im outta juice for now :I
    21 NATG XII Day 19: A Boop After a Long Day - Blazewing

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    I'm hoping to see plenty of adorable father-son moments between Hitch and Sparky in the future. =)
    22 Do Big Mac's Dream of Sleep? - Rapidsnap

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    Its happened again, Applejack as gone off to save Equestria from the latest threat and poor old Big Mac is left to do all the heavy lifting duties on the farm.
    27 Farm Life - ComradeSparkle

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    28 Overworked Queen (NATG 2022 Day 19) - IronYoshi

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    Given all she has to deal with, Novo is by all means exhausted. What she needs is a vacation.
    31 Do Big Mac's Dream of Sleep? - Rapidsnap

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    Poor Big Mac, left to do all the heavy work on the farm as Applejack has gone off to save Equestria again.
    32 https://www.deviantart.com/teakay-c-ii-r/art/2022-NATG-day-19-Exhausted-Ponies-923281915 - C_||_R

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    A big friendship project calls for some all-nighters, from all the mane characters.
    33 [SFM] It'll probably be six minutes. - red4567

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    This pony knows her sister better than any social media apps combined.
    34 Exhausted Darby - Alyssa Rice

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    I was too tired to draw something, so I ended up using a base for this one. I hope it's alright. (Base is by ElementBases)
    37 Mostly Dead Changeling Sketch - Termyotter

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    Callback to Day 15 entry "Dead Phoenix Sketch"
    40 Pony Puddle - Frith

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    Pony puddle is feeling the heat exhaustion.
    41 ATG XII Day 19 - Allonsbro

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    43 Rise and Shine - SOENJAY

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    *Alarm going off*
    47 Ebony's Timekeepers - Ebony Crystal

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    Sometimes Ebony can forget to go to bed on time, especially after a long week of filling out commissions for her many clients, however, ever since Artistic and little Sunshine came into her life, those two have been helping her get to bed at her usual bedtime, even if it's by force sometimes...tonight seems to be one of those nights, the mare having fallen asleep in front of the laptop after finishing her latest piece and before she could start on the next. Artistic having spent the night there just in case, gently carried her to bed with his magic, little Sunshine yawning before he got into his bed, too, smiling as he was glad that he now had some help getting his owner to bed on time.
    48 "Lights Out" - EmeraldPencil

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    Sometimes, no matter where you're at, you just gotta let your head fall back and take a quick power nap! This image gave me a chance to completely focus on the head of the pony, and since I drew it on a larger scale than I normally do, it was easier to add detail and get the shape just right. As always, constructive criticism is encouraged and welcome!
    50 Flywheel Failure - Sigmath Bits

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    Mayday! Mayday!
    54 Burnout - Friendship is Horses

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    Exhausting day. Not a great picture, but very much drawn in the spirit of the prompt. Tried something more complex at first, but couldn't remotely get the proportions right. Brain is melt.
    57 NOT a morning Dragoness - Rupert the Blue Fox

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    Wanted to go for this Newbie Artist Training Grounds stuffs, but with dragons! Poor Smoldy.... I wonder what happened for her to lose so much sleep? Think caffeine will kick her into shape?

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