• Newbie Artist Training Grounds XII: Day 24


    My Little Pony Newbie Artist Training Grounds Author Calpain
    Artist: Lore

    Some ponies just like to watch the world burn.

    In our world of little ponies, not everything can be sunshine and while drawing the cute and innocent can be fun it's nice to branch out a little, explore the motives of ponies and creatures that might not have the best of hearts. To grow as an artist it's important to explore all sorts of scenarios and different characters and sometimes you'll find you have fun doing it too!

    For today's haul we managed to bring in 48 ponies which now brings us up to 1764 ponies in total! Nicely done once more my friends!

    One of the overarching themes of FiM has always been about forgiveness and trying to make things right when you have done wrong. In some cases this has led to what we think are too many reformed villains in the show, but we can't deny it is an important lesson to learn not only for children but for adults as well. Since we just had our nefarious ponies causing trouble I figured a good counter prompt to the one we had would be to have you Draw a pony facing a mistake from their past / Draw a pony trying to make things right.

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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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    4 Duality - EveryDayDashie

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    Rainbow looks friendly and cute on the outside, but could look evil and wicked on the inside... is it because of Pinkie's pies last time? The prompt for today is to draw a pony up to no good or with twisted thoughts. At first glance I didn't really have a solid idea for what to draw, but then I realized that the drawing doesn't have to be completely evil and bad, so I chose duality as the theme for this piece of artwork. As the name suggests, duality refers to a state of having two completely different and opposite things. I decided to use juxtaposition once again in this drawing, which fits perfectly in the theme of duality. This drawing took me around 3 hours to finish and I'm happy with how it turns out!
    5 Who's Laughing Now? - Alyssa Rice

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    Oh no! You've been caught by Raven! Now at the mercy of her, the question is, what is she going to do with that feather?
    7 Scheming Dinky - GoggleSparks

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    It's all coming together.
    8 Mischievous Tricks - Tarkan809

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    Spike can be sometimes be mischievous for the fun of it… Even when they’re aren’t funny. But at least it’s not really that often. However for Weston on the other hand he’s not really a mischievous one but rather a “good-feather”… But he wouldn’t mind joining with Spike for the fun of it… Then again Weston doesn’t know what’s funny or wasn’t, although he can get a little impatient when waiting for someone to fall for it. Other than that there’s no problems with being a little mischievous when it comes to a little trick…
    9 Whiskey Queen - llametsul

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    Oh they shoulda just sent the whiskey~
    10 Evil Masterplan - Karboom

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    11 Maverick - GoggleSparks

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    I'm sorry, Calpain. I'm afraid I can't do that.
    12 Life of Crime (NATG 2022 Day 23) - IronYoshi

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    Clearly this is the most horrific, most unspeakably evil thing to ever happen in Equestria's history...
    13 [SFM] G5 Ponies, donut steal! - red4567

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    Izzy might be doing you a favor, Hitch. Those donuts can go to your thighs.
    16 Evil Mastermind - Ragmo

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    Oh no a trolley is getting closer - will she pull the lever or not?
    17 NATG 2022 - Day 23 - The Trickster - DarkDabula

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    "Can you really trust him ?"
    19 Evil Twist - Zeccy

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    Needed to make one for today, and it ins't great, but it is fine :)
    21 NATG XII Day 23: Cozy Preps Some Pranks - Blazewing

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    Cozy Glow's cooking up some devilish pranks...
    23 For Jagged Pill Reasons - Lore / Docard

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    Some ponies just want to watch the world burn. Jagged Pill is an accidental OC of mine from when I tried to draw an expression on Apple Jack, but she looked psychotic, and so I gave her a crazy manestyle and a knife.
    24 Would he Dare? - EbbySharp

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    Heh, I totally didn't make this joke before
    26 2022 NATG day 23 - No Good Twisted Thoughts - C_||_R

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    Sludge. That's the joke. That's the whole joke.
    31 "Target Acquired . . . Now What?" - EmeraldPencil

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    I wonder how this filly is going to get up to those cookies? Hopefully he can't, that would spoil his appetite! I decided to go for a different character than Emerald Pencil, because I don't think he would be that devious. I don't know how to do manes very well, so I went for a crew cut on this little guy's design. As always, constructive criticism is encouraged and appreciated! And stay out of trouble! :)
    32 The Formula To No Magic. - BlueSkies

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    As an Earth Pony, The Doctor really felt jealous about the magic around him. He may have a formula to give himself wings but he still can't fly. So he became evil and has only one goal, to exterminate magic so that Science can prevail.
    34 The Sequin Switcharoo - Ebony Crystal

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    Looks like RD's up to her old tricks again, this time poor Rarity becoming the victim. The unicorn was in the zone, working on a very special dress order, when she didn't notice the pegasus swapping her bottle of sequins with a bottle of black ink. Next thing she knew ink was EVERYWHERE, all over the table, sewing machine and worst of all, all over the dress. Needless to say she was fuming when she heard Rainbow bursting with laughter once it happened. Luckily for her the ink was washable or else she would have gotten into even more trouble than the dress was worth.
    35 ATG XII Day 23 - Allonsbro

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    36 My JOKER Performance - Faith?

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    I'm too far gone to regret anything.
    40 Twisted Mind - Pone-Dancer

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    Based off of The Grinch by Dr. Seuss.
    44 Twisted Treats - Sigmath Bits

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    Loop-De-Loop and pull!
    45 Devious Draught - Frith

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    As the party burbles and rumbles in the other room, one pony slips a sinister liquid into the punch.
    46 With Catlike Tread - Optimistic Neighsayer

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    The Legion of Doom vary enmity with a bit of burglary. Cozy Glow can’t stand the singing.
    47 Day 23: Her Desire to Obtain Power - TaichiKeaton

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    Cozy Glow was satisfied her dabbling in contacting the Demon Lords of Tartarus worked, however the Demon Lords were reluctant to cooperate with the filly. Her desire for power did get their attention, but being only a filly, they did not think she would be ready for such a deal yet. They underestimated how far she would go to get what she wanted, even if she had to do it herself to obtain it.
    48 Somedragon's Imminent Grounding - Rupert the Blue Fox

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    Wanted to go for this Newbie Artist Training Grounds stuffs, but with dragons! Oh, Garble, Garble, Garble.... How many times does family have to tell you about disrupting someone's gameplay? Kind of rushed, but whatever....

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