• Newbie Artist Training Grounds XII: Makeup Day 3

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

    Day 29 is always a difficult prompt to pull off, but I always enjoy seeing just how many of the other prompts you all manage to fit in and in such creative ways at times. With today over that means there is only one more official prompt left and you all know what that is (at least if you've done these before, otherwise it's a bit of a surprise).

    For today we managed to bring in 46 ponies which brings us up to 2049 ponies in total!

    As for today, it is our final Makeup Day! Time to kick up your feet, relax a bit or try to catch up on prompts you missed in the past. Enjoy the day everyone! The finish line is literally in sight now.

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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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    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
    Day 21: Draw a pony returning from a long journey / Draw a pony on an adventure
    Day 22: Draw a pony having a blast / Draw a pony party
    Day 23: Draw a pony up to no good / Draw a pony with twisted thoughts
    Day 24: Draw a pony facing a mistake from their past / Draw a pony trying to make things right
    Day 25: Draw a pony stretching the truth / Draw a pony with a tall tale to tell
    Day 26: Draw a pony facing their destiny / Draw a pony about to make a life changing decision
    Day 27: Draw a pony racing to the finish / Draw a pony beating the clock
    Day 28: Draw a pony relaxing / Draw a pony catching their breath
    Day 29: Draw as many previous prompts in a single picture as you can / Draw a pony pulled every which way

    1 I Did It! - EveryDayDashie

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    "This is where it all began... As I approach with determination, I witnessed art expressed in millions of shapes and forms." As we're about to wrap up NATG for this year, I think it would be interesting for me to look back at things I drew in the past 4 weeks. The prompt for today is to draw as many previous prompts in a single picture as you can. It's a very challenging prompt and the only way to make good use of this prompt really is to be creative and think outside the box. (The joy on Rainbow Dash in this drawing shows her pride and sense of accomplishment after participating in NATG, so technically this drawing satisfies the prompt for Day 10, which means it includes at least one prompt.) Nevertheless, I managed to come up with an idea of showcasing my previous prompts and the concept of a NATG yearbook. I gotta be honest, this is not an easy prompt to work with. This drawing took me 5 hours to finish and I'm very proud of the result!
    3 An Eventful July - EveryDayDashie

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    2 submissions on the same day! This time I decided to draw all 28 prompts from scratch and squeeze all of them into a calendar. After finishing the previous drawing, I was trying to think of a better method that allows me to draw pony bodies more efficiently. I managed to come up with a solution and it works pretty well in this drawing. I was also able to imagine a story while drawing on different slots of the calendar. But the fun thing about this drawing is that its storyline is very flexible and you can try to come up with a complete story for this drawing if you want to. Anyway, this took me 3 hours to finish which is significantly shorter than the previous attempt. I'm very happy with the result and I hope you enjoy this second submission for today's prompt!
    7 The Doodles - Faith?

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    The Greatest Hits
    8 [SFM] The Mare on the Chair - red4567

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    Past prompts shown: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 23, and 27.
    9 You Didn't see me playing with my dolls? - Don

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    They're My Little Pony Action figures
    10 You and I - Don

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    They're My Little Pony Hybrids
    11 Embers end - Don

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    They're done
    12 Spikes end - Don

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    They're just getting started
    13 Memory Share - Tarkan809

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    Spike and Weston had been through so many adventures, and yet time flies by. To remember the times that they have went with each other, they have looked at their photo albums to review the adventures that they have been… It might not be over yet for them but yet that have a non-forgettable past even the future… (P.S. I didn't have any enough time to do the previous prompts so maybe on the last make up day I could try to at least get it to work on doing the other prompts on my spare time. So yeah...)
    14 Nap time - Don

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    They're just napping as the world burns Been a busy month
    16 Wrong direction - Ragmo

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    Uhm hindlegs? What are you doing? You're facing the wrong directions, plz turn around.
    19 NATG XII Day 29: A Proud (and Stuck) Aunt - Blazewing

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    This picture combines prompt elements from Days 1, 4, 5, 10, and 14, woven into a single narrative: Tough Cookie and Syntax go on another exploration, with Cookie's niece Pastel in tow. Pastel runs ahead, Cookie follows and gets stuck. Syntax is unamused, but Cookie is proud because her niece made her first find on her first adventure. =P
    23 "DISCORD!!!" - EmeraldPencil

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    This has Discord's handwriting all over it. This one was fun! I decided to use props for this one, like my drawing for prompt #6. This drawing includes prompts 1, 2, 6, 16, and 27. As always, constructive criticism is encouraged and appreciated!
    24 Overwhelmed - EbbySharp

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    Imma have to pass on the big one this year, but kudos to those brave souls who attempt it, lol.
    25 Lyra, Bonbon & Pipp - Frown Factory

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    140m Containing 5 - Draw ponies who are inseparable from each other (Lyra & BonBon) (12 - Draw a pony from the far future (Pipp in regards to L&B)) 14 - Draw a pony doing something they love (Pipp making videos, Lyra being a liddle shid) 16 - Draw different pony generations meeting each other 23 - Draw a pony up to no good (Lyra) 28 - Draw a pony relaxing (BonBon, for now)
    26 Lighting Rush! - Colour Bass

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    Here's for, Draw a pony finding their second wind / Draw a pony finding the courage to go on. I know... that was awhile ago... :)
    27 Embracing Chaos (NATG 2022 Day 29) - IronYoshi

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    This was an absolute challenge. I'll just leave it at that. Can you spot the nods to the previous prompts I did?
    30 ATG XII Day 29 - Allonsbro

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    Bam! Fulfilling 4/5 of the prompts I've missed. This was a lot of fun.
    31 All of Them - Phutashi

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    Higher resolution here: https://www.deviantart.com/phutashi/art/All-of-them-ATG-29-924526328
    32 Puppy Tugs - Pone-Dancer

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    Valentino is popular with the doggos XD
    33 Crabs - Frith

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    In the shallows of Maretime Bay rests a pony we once knew, getting pulled every which way. Head crabs rule Maretime Bay.
    34 ED: NATG 2022 Day 29 - Addelum

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    There's 36 partial or full Pokemon-style ponies here and 1 My Little Pony here if you want a count, Calpain.
    35 NATG Memories - BlueSkies

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    I had such fun during NATG 2022. It improved my art and made it interesting. I always wanted to draw because I love to create fictional scenarios.
    36 A Poor Fit - Termyotter

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    Mac has never managed to fit in either place. He wasn't very good at being a changeling, and still gets so much wrong with being a pony. Both parts pull at him, whether its some duty to the past or to friends, but both seem to make demands of him that he can't meet.
    41 My Artistic Process - SOENJAY

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    Day 29s prompt was to "Draw as many of the previous days prompts as you can" so I went with the days that I missed this year because I was at a New Hampshire NASCAR race. This is my artistic process: thinking of the prompt all day, trying to come up with a clever idea. Being struck with inspiration about an hour before the deadline and slamming out a drawing. Being relieved that I got the prompt submitted on time.
    42 A Bit of Burnout - Sigmath Bits

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    Hard not to be burnt out at the end of it all!
    46 Now That's a Stretch of Tails! - Rupert the Blue Fox

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    Wanted to go for this Newbie Artist Training Grounds stuffs, but with dragons! Why is it that our two favorite young draggies always get "roped" into these situations? Well, it's a cartoon, so who am I to judge? Really! Anyway, enjoy.

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