• Newbie Artist Training Grounds XII: Makeup Day 2

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

    A good lesson in this, sometimes when we are at our lowest we have to have hope that things could be a little better whether it be tomorrow, a month or even further down the line. It might not seem much at first, but it can make all the difference in the world.

    For today everyone we managed to pull in 54 ponies which brings us up to 1491 ponies in total. Nice work as we go into the next Makeup Day!

    Speaking of the Makeup Day, we've finally made it to our second rest point everyone! A chance to recharge if you please or a chance to get caught up if you still have some prompts on your list you want to tackle. I'm proud of you all so far who have stuck with it! We're now down to the final stretch and I know that you all can make it! I believe in you!

    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!
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    Day 1: Draw a pony standing / Draw a pony stuck in place

    Day 2: Draw a moving pony / Draw a pony leaping to action

    Day 3: Draw a pony filled with determination / Draw a pony ready to take on the world

    Day 4: Draw a pony discovering something unexpected / Draw a pony hiding something

    Day 5: Draw a pony meeting a long lost friend / Draw ponies who are inseparable from each other

    Day 6: Draw a pony facing their greatest fear / Draw a pony scared senseless

    Day 7: Draw a pony fawning over another pony / Draw a pony falling head over heels for another pony

    Day 8: Draw a pony as another species / Draw a pony making a change in their life

    Day 9: Draw a pony as a filly or colt / Draw a pony sent back in time

    Day 10: Draw a pony full of pride / Draw a pony going above and beyond

    Day 11: Draw a pony burning up / Draw a pony beating the heat

    Day 12: Draw a pony lost in space / Draw a pony from the far future

    Day 13: Draw a pony trying to come up with a prompt / draw a pony scraping the bottom of the barrel

    Day 14: Draw a pony doing something they love / Draw a pony picking up a new hobby

    Day 15: Draw a ponyfied version of your favorite book, game, ect / Draw a pony scene you’d loved to have seen in the show

    Day 16: Draw different pony generations meeting each other / Draw a pony exploring a brand new world

    Day 17: Draw a pony feeling hopeless / Draw a pony at the end of their rope

    Day 18: Draw a pony dreaming / Draw a pony letting their mind wander

    Day 19: Draw an exhausted pony / Draw a pony burning out

    Day 20: Draw a pony finding their second wind / Draw a pony finding the courage to go on
    2 NATG XII Day 20 - Draw a pony finding their second wind - Artevi

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    As a D&D fan, I took this prompt literally. Big Mac's character is a fighter, which has the ability to second wind. Second Wind: You have a limited well of stamina that you can draw on to protect yourself from harm. On your turn, you can use a bonus action to regain hit points equal to 1d10 + your fighter level.
    4 Continue with Courage - EveryDayDashie

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    "Don't just stop there. Continue because you'll see success at the end of the rainbow." We're already two-third through the NATG marathon! As always, I've been so anticipated and delighted to see the enormous improvement in terms of what I could draw and the art style, and I think I was able to see even more in the previous 10 days, but what gives me motivation and allows me to continue in the journey of NATG is perseverance. "You can still finish a marathon if you cannot run fast, but you'll never be able to finish it if you just stand there." There is always an action that triggers something good to happen, and that action comes from our perseverance. It is what pushes us forward, it is what gives us positive energy, it is what fulfills our sense of accomplishment, and it is what makes us succeed. I've truly learnt a lot in these 20 days, and hopefully I can continue finishing the rest of the marathon with the "NATG spirit"!
    5 Scootin' - Zeccy

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    Now, that looks cool.. I mean "RAD"! :D
    7 [SFM] Stallions can have plushies, too! - red4567

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    At least she didn't call it a doll.
    8 I'm not down yet. - Karboom

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    12 Vapor gives Sky water to continue. - BlueSkies

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    After resting, Vapor offers water first so that Sky can continue. Sky seems hesitant at first, but in the end he accepts the glass of water and fly again!
    13 Keep going :) - Ragmo

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    As much as i like and enjoy the ATG, i notice that doing it every day gets a bit "exhausting"^^ Just a couple days more and it's time for a break :)
    15 NATG XII Day 20: Second Wind - Blazewing

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    This can be considered a sequel to my submission from yesterday: Hitch regaining the motivation to go on thanks to Sparky supporting him. =)
    16 - TenebrisNoctus

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    After she franticially had to rescue and hide all of her cloud collection from zephyr`s assault she had a hard time remembering where she put them all.
    17 Workout - Soobel

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    To hold her health she must burn calories equal the sweets she love to eat. She have courage to do that.
    21 Literally Second Wind - Frown Factory

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    70m out of ideas, a dumb reference was made
    22 More Than Just Second Wind - Rapidsnap

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    A competition to eat Baked Beans will not only cause a pony to have second wind, but to have many more winds after it.
    23 Bicyclette - Frith

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    Done with the prompt, "second wind" in mind. I figure a quadruped would ride a tandem bike and steer with their head.
    24 - DoodleDonut

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    Trying out some different style stuff for funsies
    25 Second Wind(igo) - Friendship is Horses

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    They didn't notice the first one that showed up, so they kept arguing.
    26 Wind. - JoeyDR

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    27 Unbreakable (NATG 2022 Day 20) - IronYoshi

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    Even through the worst of times, Novo will not let her past get to her.
    30 ATG XII Day 20 - Allonsbro

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    31 "Breath of Life" - EmeraldPencil

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    The ultimate second wind! I am happy with how this turned out, and I hope that you are getting your fuel from the same source as this pony! As always, constructive criticism is encouraged and appreciated.
    32 Creative Courage - Alyssa Rice

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    When courage strikes, Darby gets inspiration for her creativity.
    34 Ebony's Breaktime - Ebony Crystal

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    As said in the last entry, Ebony can sometimes get lost into working for her clients, however, she couldn't ignore little Sunshine, especially whenever he got her attention. Whether it was feeding him, playing with him or just snuggling with him on her bed, she took those times during the day to try and get her second wind after a long night or morning of work, all the while grateful that the little guy came into her life when he did.
    37 Food Motivated - Phutashi

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    Same Pinkie.
    39 Wayward Wing Wind - Sigmath Bits

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    Now that's what I call a Wind Rider! Wait, no, that's another pony ...
    40 Pick Yourself Up - Termyotter

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    Sometimes you have to pick yourself up when you get down...
    41 Day 20: Tai Finds His Courage to Carry On - TaichiKeaton

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    Tai feels refreshed, excited and inspired to keep going in his art journey. Stardust joins in the the silly entrance performance as Belle looks on and giggles at them.
    43 Liquid Courage - SOENJAY

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    "So take another shot of courage. Wonder why the right words never come, you just get numb." -Eagles, circa 1973. Tequila is kinda super gross.
    45 He is the Courage - Pone-Dancer

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    Marvin, despite being a rather popular architect, is incredibly socially awkward. He's selectively mute so large parties and social pressure is a bit too much. Luckily Chaos is there to make things more tolerable ^.^ Chaos belongs to KiaraXKovu27
    46 Twilight sparkle finding the courage to go on as the princess of friendship. - Silly filly

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    Twilight was very unsure of her role as princess at first but found the courage too go on and spread the magic of friendship across Equestria.
    47 Bridlelands - Faith?

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    The main boss is Handsome Applejack
    48 Boop Da Sprout - https://www.deviantart.com/adean-eris-micheals

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    Caticstropic is my Gen 5 Draconequus oc and the grandson of Discord and doesn’t approve of his grandfather Discord and tries to be the opposite of him by trying to keep the magic of friendship alive between Earth ponies, unicorns and pegesai alike along with other creatures in Equestria now even though he’s still a creature of chaos but prefers to help instead of causing more trouble but here is Caticstropic being friends with Sprout Cloverleaf by giving him a friendly boop on the nose.
    49 Motivational Speech - Optimistic Neighsayer

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    I’m not sure if Broadside Barb actually expected that to work…
    50 Day 20 - Second wind - Hiddelgreyk

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    Combined the prompt with a birthday gift today, ayy
    51 Caticstropic and Sunny Starscout going on a friendly stroll - https://www.deviantart.com/adean-eris-micheals

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    A cute picture of the Gen 5 pony Sunny Starscout going on a friendly stroll with my Gen 5 Draconequus oc Caticstropic having a good time.
    52 Hitch attracts a Friendly Bear - https://www.deviantart.com/adean-eris-micheals

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    Since Hitch is a real critter magnet he one day goes to the woods on a camping trip and attracts a friendly bear at first scaring him not knowing what the bear would do to him but the bear gives Hitch a great big bear hug making himself one of Hitch’s new animal friends.
    53 +1 - Stardust

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    *animal crossing noise*
    54 Out of Broken Pieces, Comes New Whole - Rupert the Blue Fox

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    Wanted to go for this Newbie Artist Training Grounds stuffs, but with dragons! My attempt at a piece of inspiration... Rupert style! For real, what this means is that the broken/popped balloons lying around represent shattered pieces of the past, and the one this guy is standing shows that despite the hardships, he has managed to find his ground and keep on moving forward. Makes sense, right?

    Twitter: Calpain