• Newbie Artist Training Grounds XII: Day 1

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

    The years seem to keep flying by for us, with it being a busy one in the pony world and in the real world for sure. We've got a new generation of ponies to test our creative chops with and a promise of much more to come down the line, sparking some new life into our community. But as with every year we have one event that keeps on coming back for more to help train and improve artists new and old alike: The Newbie Artist Training Grounds!

    Every year I talk about how much I love this event, but I feel as if I have a slightly different perspective and appreciation on it now that I have been a teacher for a year. To see those of you grow and change over the course of the month is something truly amazing and when I see new and old artists alike take what they have learned here and apply it outside of this event it makes me swell with pride. I'm excited to see what you all come up with this year: I believe in you all!

    Of course, the NATG would not be here without a very important person. I want to give a big shoutout to the founder of the NATG, Phoe, who started the NATG way back when and took me on as a helper back when the event was young. The NATG would more than likely have never been or, at least, not in the same form we see today without her inspiration and diligence. Go give her a visit and some love at the link above!

    Now, without further ado, onto the very first prompt for the NATG, an oldie we start every new training grounds with: Draw a pony standing / Draw a pony stuck in place.

    You can find the compiler you'll be submitting your drawings to here! If you need some tips on drawing, check out our Tutorial Codex for hints and tips!

    Now, as this is our first NATG post for this year, check after the break for all the details you need for this event, including how to submit (for computer and mobile), some commonly asked questions, our schedule and more!

    If the guide after the break is too confusing or not detailed enough, we have a guide written up by a past NATG participant, Lorewolf, covering in detail how to host your pictures, how to best take photos of art on paper, how to submit and more. You can find the guide here!

    Important Details:

    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.

    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!

    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.

  • Nightly Discussion #2905


    My Little Pony Nightly Discussion Author Calpain
    Artist: mailNer

    Seapony Izzy makes a lot of sense, don't you think? The colors certainly work well for her new form!

    Evening my friends, we made it to the weekend! Are you ready to chat and relax?

    Twitter: Calpain
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  • New Freezian Junction Area and Free OpenPony Armor Set on Second Life

    The Second Life horse community continues to thrive with all of you crazy new OpenPonies flooding in! If you have no idea what that is, you can find the article going over them over here


    A new sim called Freezian Junction has opened up, adding a neat little frozen north style medieval town over the water, complete with blacksmith shops, cozy hangouts, and a little mini dungeon where you can earn a bunch of freebies to deck your Popen out in. 

    Included in the mix is the star of the show, a new OpenPony armor set that is completely free. All you need to do is delve into the "Trial Caverns" and find it. The place is littered with traps, giant spiders, monsters, and the usual silly Second Life stuff. It doesn't take long to walk out with your very own set.

    I've slapped some pictures and some examples of the armor below! Freezian can be accessed over at this URL. It is a region with no rules against adult stuff though, so be wary if you want to avoid that content.

  • Drawfriend Stuff (Pony Art Gallery) #4095

    Artist - HigglyTownHero

    Derpy appears to be having difficulty due to hooves. Will you help her?

    Art below!

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    Repairmare by HigglyTownHero on Deviantart

  • Everything Wrong With Every Little Thing She Does

    This was always one of my favorite episodes. I love me some crazy Glimmy.

    New Cinemare Sins time! Go get it below.

  • Comic: Layered Pie / Edutainment / Motherly Powers / High Standards nEvermore 57 / Movie Slate: Registering a Spike


    My Little Pony Comic Author Calpain

    It's cool that they are exploring an arc with Pinkie! They haven't really given her as much screen time as the other ponies in the comic so seeing her have some growth is much appreciated.

    Comics guys, get them after the break! Click for full!
  • A Message From Princess Cadance

    Princess Cadance explains the reasons why the Crystal Empire is where YOU need to plan your next vacation! Have a description:

    A travel tape manufactured in the early years following the Crystal Empire's return to try and generate tourism revenue, or so the makers claimed- many alternate hypotheses as to the reasons behind creating this tape have been suggested. The quality has been updated, but otherwise presented entirely as it was intended to be viewed.

    And go watch it below.

  • Rarity Wants to Become More Kawaii!

    Rarity is not Kawaii enough, and her new goal is to increase her level of Kawaii. Does a cute video make it happen?

    Get another one out of the Chinese fandom below!

  • Morning Discussion #2702


    My Little Pony Morning Discussion Author Calpain
    Artist: @_TON518_

    Don't worry Twi, the more you exercise, the easier it gets. Just don't give up!

    Morning everyone, welcome to Friday! How are you all doing? Any plans for today?

    Twitter: Calpain
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