• Newbie Artist Training Grounds XII: Day 27

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

    So that's where Pipp got the startup money for that little salon of hers. Mom can't just pay for everything, the girls need to be able to do things on their own. I just hope Sprout didn't take money out of retirement to buy that NFT.

    For today everyone we managed to bring in 47 ponies which now brings us up to 1908 ponies in total!

    As the NATG starts to wrap up, a common theme has appeared once again: rushing to make the deadline. As our ponies themselves are nearing the finish line I figured for today it would be a good idea to have you try and Draw a pony racing to the finish / Draw a pony beating the clock.

    As always you can find the submitter here.

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    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!
    Tutorial on First Day on How to Upload
    Art Tutorials
    3 It's a Hard Question to Ask - Stardust

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    Little did she know...
    4 Decisions to Destiny - EveryDayDashie

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    I guess joining NATG has got to be one of the hardest but life-changing decisions I've ever made. I wouldn't be drawing these ponies if I didn't care about NATG in the first place, and this destiny would not be possible if it were not the decisions I made earlier. I still remember struggling with making a decision on whether I should participate in NATG on the very first day, as well as questioning myself if I'm even capable of drawing a simple pony. Yes, the first drawing looks quite awful, but as I developed the skills needed for drawing ponies, my artworks started improving and now I can experiment with different poses and shading. Overall, I ultimately decided to participate in this year's NATG, and I'm confident that I made the right decision. With that being said, this drawing took me around 3 hours to finish and I hope you enjoy this piece of artwork!
    5 2022 NATG day 26 - A Pony Facing their Destiny, Making a Life-changing Decision - C_||_R

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    The Firmaments are in peril, and we've already lost the Crystal Empire. Magic for Equestria can be retained while we're gone, and Luster can maintain this machine to ensure the Sun, Moon, and seasons all keep moving.... We must follow them back... Repair whatever damage they've done..
    7 Girlfriends - llametsul

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    Adorably dorky beginnings
    8 ATG XII Day 26 - Allonsbro

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    10 NATG 2022 - Day 26 - A Rock ? - DarkDabula

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    "Oh come on Rarity, it will be gorgeous"
    12 Red pill or Blue pill? - Ragmo

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    You take the blue pill... the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill... you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. ... somewhat works better in color.
    13 The never-seen parents of Spike - Tarkan809

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    Spike had no memory about his parents being present for him… Even when he imagine of what they looked like… Unfortunately Weston was the only one that his parents are actually the ones that came for him But what if his parents came to Paradise Estate to look for their son? Well Spike’s reaction would be crying in happiness… After for a long time he finally got to see his parents… But that does not mean that he will leave his friends, he can still come to Paradise Estate as much as he wanted to… (sorry if I didn’t explained this too clearly…)
    14 Time Travel! - BlueSkies

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    Equestria is falling. Ponies are being defeated. But one smart pony finds a way out. He goes by the name "Dr. Hooves" (sometimes with a W) and tries to do the impossible, TIME TRAVEL! Will he be able to go back to the past and save the future?
    15 [SFM] Must be an Arts and Crafts Store - red4567

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    I wonder if the place offers a good dental plan.
    18 Secret and Safe - Lore / Docard

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    A little prelude to a storyline I'm working on called Too Many Pinkie Lies.
    19 NATG XII Day 26: A Second Chance - Blazewing

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    One of the most powerful, life-changing moments in Friendship is Magic: Starlight accepting Twilight's offer of friendship and a second chance. =)
    25 Fateful Showdown (NATG 2022 Day 26) - IronYoshi

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    Novo and the Storm King prepare to face off in a duel unlike any other...
    29 Life-Changing Discovery - Pone-Dancer

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    Tony as a foal stumbled across something that will change her life. Her very first mud puddle! As an adult she still loves a good roll in the mud ^.^
    31 Alyssa Rice's Destiny - Alyssa Rice

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    When Alyssa discovers the Magic Headphones for the first time, strange things begin to happen when she puts them on. Could this be the start of her new destiny?
    32 Small Decisions - Termyotter

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    I always like the idea of small simple decisions that seem to have little important impact may actually be turning points for others.
    33 The Biggest Decision - SOENJAY

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    Working at a diner, Mustang usually gets to take home the special of the day, but on his days off he is no stranger to making the tough decision of which meal to microwave.
    35 Albus Faces Voidwalker - Grrawesomeness

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    Albus finally faces his true, Celestial form. Voidwalker, faced with his fate of god-hood, what will an anxious, scarred pony like him do?
    37 "Warrior at Heart" - EmeraldPencil

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    "Stand your ground . . . take the sword of the Spirit." Not all of us fight physical wars. But we all take part in a war on a different front. Some cower. Make the choice to stand and fight for what is right! This is my largest drawing yet, and I resized it slightly to center it. As always, constructive criticism is encouraged and appreciated!
    39 Actioned Ask - Sigmath Bits

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    Simply asking can change a lot.
    41 Follow - Equestria Exploration

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    *note: I lost the delete link to the original attempt help
    43 Trixie's New House - Apple Queen

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    44 Here Comes the Light - Optimistic Neighsayer

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    Guiding Light discovers her destiny...or at least gets an inkling of one.
    45 The All Mare - Frith

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    Thank you C_II_R for the kind words about my NATG XII submissions. ^_^ Yes, the Campfire Tale submission came out particularly well. It was a bit tricky because to get the darkness of night, I had to work with the negative analog of the colours I wanted in the final product: blue for orange, white for black. This time, for 'pony destiny', I have the All Mother, destined to become a museum artifact, on display, under glass, an immense draw for the Canterlot Cultural Hippology Museum. I had a few tries at this. First this misty version of black on blue.
    46 Epona - Frith

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    Then I tried random hazy shafts of blue, brown and green under the outline, but that seemed to cause the skeleton to be suspended and it no longer seemed that it was a bird's eye view. So I tried a liquid splatter of lurid colours. I should have probably skipped trying to fill in the area and went with a series of faint spidering to produce multicoloured bones on white instead.
    47 The Bones of the All Mare - Frith

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    So, it's past deadline, but I'm attempting a rainbow spidering anyway. Who needs sleep? Sleep is for ponies who work this weekend and sleep is eternal for the All Mare.
    48 Mending Scales... and hugs as a bonus! - Rupert the Blue Fox

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    Wanted to go for this Newbie Artist Training Grounds stuffs, but with dragons! Another "what if?" pic, and, to be honest, part of me actually wants those two to BE like brothers, dragon y dragon. Even Smolder seems to agree. Who's with me on this?!

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