• Newbie Artist Training Grounds XII: Day 28

    My Little Pony Newbie Artist Training Grounds Author Calpain
    Artist: Tarkan809

    When you're getting close to the finish, it's hard not to run even faster. Whether it is something you want or a way out of something that has been causing you stress, getting to the end always feels like a great sense of relief. I hope you all are excited that the end of the NATG is getting close at hand and that you'll take from it some well earned new techniques and skills.

    For today we brought in 46 ponies which now brings us up to 1954 ponies in total, within touching distance of 2k, everyone!

    Now after a huge rush to the finish, it's always nice to take a bit of a rest, to collect yourself and start to think of the journey you have just finished. As we come to the end of our prompts with just the last two usuals and a Makeup Day, I hope you all found something in this year's prompts to help you grow even just a little as an artist. For all of those who have come so far you certainly deserve this well earned rest so for today I'd like you to Draw a pony relaxing / Draw a pony catching their breath.

    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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    2 Be Loud, Be Proud! - EveryDayDashie

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    "You've come to the finish line! Be loud, be proud! It's the result of your effort throughout the entire month and you deserve this wonderful reward!" NATG has got to be one of the greatest accomplishments in my life. It's difficult and stressful as I need to sit in front of my monitor and draw for a whole month, but why would a marathon experience be rewarding if it's not stressful at all? Sometimes we can be burnt out as we kept drawing ponies over and over, but nonetheless it is a fun experience and it allows me to express my world of imagination and messages through doodling on a square canvas. Now, we're almost graduating from NATG. Looking back at our drawings for the first day, it definitely shows a huge improvement and I'm sure that we are all proud of our amazing achievements throughout the event. With that being said, this drawing took me 3 and a half hours to finish and I'm very proud of the result!
    3 No Alarms! - GoggleSparks

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    Crisis averted!
    5 Tongue - DoodleDonut

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    6 No wake, only sleep - Zeccy

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    "Beating the clock", cause sleep is needed for now :)
    7 “Horse-round Chase-down” - Tarkan809

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    When it comes to ponies… Spike really likes to ride on them to reach locations without being tired… For Weston he doesn’t get familiar with riding onto a pony… Although he could either fly or sit-on to their heads (might not be the perfect grip but it might be useful…) Whenever they can go along with ponies… There’s no problem riding them. (Sorry for not explaining this correctly because I’ve had almost a rough day lately.)
    9 NATG XII Day 27: Setting A New Record - Blazewing

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    As a pony who's entered quite a few eating contests, Tough Cookie often pays Donut Joe's a visit to try and beat her previous eating records, with Syntax there to time her. =P
    10 Mare-athon - llametsul

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    Nearing the end of the journey
    11 PonBox Champsionship - Faith?

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    I wouldn't want to fight Tara Strong either,
    12 [SFM] Zipp's new record - red4567

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    That was 20% faster than her previous run.
    14 Race To The Finish Line! - BlueSkies

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    3 random ponies got selected into a race. One who is smart but seems to overthink. Another one who is fast but very confident and the last one is strong and knows where he is going.
    20 Not. Now ! - Karboom

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    21 Beat the clock - Ragmo

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    Just a quick thing today - was a longer day at galacon than expected^^
    23 "Perseverance" - EmeraldPencil

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    "We know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope" (Rom. 5: 3-4). You can make it Emerald! As always, constructive criticism is encouraged and appreciated! :)
    27 Beating that Clock (NATG 2022 Day 27) - IronYoshi

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    Guess Lilly took the phrase "beating the clock" a bit too literally.
    28 Road Rage - Pone-Dancer

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    Centiponies are a great form of travel, as long as you have lots of extra food laying around!
    29 Bumble Flow is Late! - Grrawesomeness

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    32 Getting over that line - Termyotter

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    Had to deal with a whole lot of stuff outside of doing this year's challenge, so it kinda crept into what to draw today.
    39 Clocked Clock - Sigmath Bits

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    Its time is up!
    41 Beating the Clock - Frith

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    Violent action calls for hot colours, although my first attempt was a yellow sketch on blue and green. Three more prompts to go!
    43 Clock. ISN'T. Ticking! - Optimistic Neighsayer

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    I'd like to think Twilight got a looser attitude toward time as she got older.
    44 Dashie and Derpy race to the finish line - Silly filly

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    As we head to the finish line of NATG ponies are still heading too the finish line.
    45 Groggy Waifu at Six O' Clock - Rupert the Blue Fox

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    Wanted to go for this Newbie Artist Training Grounds stuffs, but with dragons! Note to self: NEVER wake up an extremely tired dragoness so early in the morning... especially after a party just hours prior. Take note, gentlecolts!

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