• Newbie Artist Training Grounds XII: Day 10


    My Little Pony Newbie Artist Training Grounds Author Calpain
    Artist: 32232232

    Sometimes when you are traveling the time streams you run into some pretty interesting characters along the way. At least he looks friendly!

    And here we are everyone! Day 10 of the NATG! We've made it through to ten prompts already. Feels a bit like we've been doing some crazy time travel ourselves, doesn't it? What that means is that after today's prompt you all have a chance to take a break if you wish or try to catch up as after this prompt is our first Makeup Day! You've all well earned it, excellent work!

    For today though we managed to pull in 74 ponies which brings us up to 766 ponies in total. Well done!

    While every day you should take pride in the fact you've gotten this far in the NATG, even if you haven't completed all the prompts, the fact you've done what you can for the event is something that should be applauded I'd say! That's why for today I would like you all to Draw a pony full of pride / Draw a pony going above and beyond. I know you all have!

    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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  • Nightly Discussion #2914


    My Little Pony Nightly Discussion Author Calpain

    Filly Zipp is pretty darn cute, don't you think?

    Evening my friends! Another weekend come and gone. Time to relax and get ready for the week ahead?

    Twitter: Calpain
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  • Discussion: What Do You Think of OCxCanon Shipping?

    Original Characters were originally a pretty big debate in the very early days of the fandom. People weren't too keen on becoming the next Sonic the Hedgehog fandom, where googling "your name" following by "the hedgehog" would lead to something potentially weird most of the time. Eventually the fandom cracked, and OC's became just a regular thing, so much so that "your name" followed by "the pony" makes the sonic fandom look tiny in comparison.

    We've fully embraced the idea of original horses, but what about original horses hooking up with canon characters? I've had a few people demand we cut back on this over the years with some of the most hilarious emails I've ever gotten. What do you think of it though? Is this a type of art you avoid? Or is Rainbow Dash being commissioned with someone's personal OC in a loving romance something you can get behind?

    Discuss below!

  • Discussion: Would You Consider Derpy Hooves to be the Fandom "Mascot?"

    Derpy has been a huge part of the fandom since the earliest days of pony, and is one of those original backgrounders that we've made absolutely ridiculous amounts of content of. We've had ups and downs with her thanks to the adoption in the show followed by subsequent removal and battle to save her. Fanwise, she's one of the most influential characters.

    A debate came up in one of my Discord chats the other day. Some argue she's the fandom's mascot, while others disagree. What do you think? Is Derpy Hooves a big enough deal to represent our silly little horse fandom? Or are there other characters that take the role a bit better?

  • Comic: Distressed with Destress / Moon Raider / Smarty-Pants / nEvermore 58 / Divided 22 / Pinkie Day One


    My Little Pony Comics Author Calpain

    School can be pretty stressful...and I know I don't want any passive-aggressive lectures from Fluttershy, that's for sure.

    Comic, everyone! Get them after the break! Click for full!
  • Drawfriend Stuff (Pony Art Gallery) #4104

    Artist @corruptedluna

    Pony is monocrome. Pony is beauty.

    Get art below.

    [1] Source
    by CorruptedLuna on Twitter

  • Radio Plays: Doctor Whooves Living Legacy - Minisode 1: The Line / FoE Lore Series Episode 5

    It's crossover time again! We've got some Doctor Whooves and Fallout Equestria daily for you radio play fans out there. These are a bit shorter than normal, but still good. Get them below!

  • Balloon Party 5 - Everfree Park Rangers - Woodland Guide Album Released

    An armada of musicians have teamed up once again for the 5th official Balloon Party album. Last time we posted one of these was a whopping 7 years ago!

    This one stars musicians new and old and a host of different genres, but one overall theme of the mysterious Everfree. Have the description:

    For the 10th anniversary of the release of Balloon Party: 100% No Feeble Cheering, musicians old and new gathered to assemble a compilation of brand new songs in celebration of Fluttershy, the bashful pegasus pony! What you're looking at is the official 5th album in the Balloon Party series.

    The concept album takes us on a tour through the Everfree forest, where Fluttershy, an expert of the mysterious location, shows us its most unusual and interesting secrets. Misguided spirits, underground biomes, exercising fireflies, and other surprising spectacles await the listener in the form of 20 passionately crafted compositions.

    The music and the album itself is free; it is free to download, free to distribute, and free to remix and use in your own projects. Please enjoy and share this tribute.

    You can find it over here on bandcamp for free, along with a Youtube embed of the entire thing below.

  • Featured Music: Soundscape Diary / Maybe I'm Not

    We have a pair of tracks this morning for anyone in the mood for a little variety. A Ponies at Dawn song from Koa and BlueBrony starts us off dedicated to Marble Pie, followed by more dreamy pop from Vylet! Check them both out below.

  • Morning Discussion #2711


    My Little Pony Morning Discussion Author Calpain
    Artist: Horsesrnaked

    Some habits are really hard to break, eh?

    Morning everyone, hope your sleep was restful. Time to get the day started with some chatting!

    Twitter: Calpain
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