• Newbie Artist Training Grounds XIII: Day 16


    You know, to someone in their 30s like me, it's interesting to see Minecraft have a resurgence in recent years. It was popular when pony was just coming out back when I was in college and now it has managed to take off to even greater heights since. Amazing how things shake out, no?

    For today we managed a lovely 65 ponies which now brings us to 1187 ponies in total! Keep it up everyone, we're in the second half!

    Now for our prompt, I thought of having this one right around today as way to help not only expression an emotion you all might not have had practice with, but a way to possibly vent your own exhaustion and frustration as well. The NATG is quite a marathon and is tiring for everyone involved and tensions can get high as the event drags on. That's why for today I'd like you all to Draw a pony being pushed to their limit / Draw a pony about to break.

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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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    1 IT'S MEEEE - Santi0095

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    BUY THE GAME :D : https://basically-games.itch.io/baldis-basics-plus (Promotion %0 paid)
    4 Pokemon Rarity Meeting - Snowfilly

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    7 Crossing the Line - Tidmouth

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    Shout out to any music readers who can figure out the tune Tidmouth is whistling!
    8 Buzzing Bees - Zeccy

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    She like the bees :)
    10 Dude, Get off my car! - CreedyBoyRocksMC

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    Simba is refusing to get off his car for no reason at all XD
    11 NATG 15 - Poet of the Piano - Isuvyw

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    A ponified portrait of Frederic Chopin.
    12 P4 - 32232232

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    14 Jotaro Kujo - Healthpack

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    Man I love Jojo
    15 A Tide of Rats - In3DS

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    16 That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Pony Slime - Termyotter

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    Okay, let's shoot this thing from the beginning. We got our slime. Now we need a dragon.... where is he?
    18 Pony mimics - PinkR

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    Crossover with Vita Carnis
    19 Sew Magical! Sew Cute! - TealMintMoonrise

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    Left to right: Cherry Jubilee, Spitfire and Fluttershy in the pony-toy style of Lalaloopsy! I know Hasbro might merge with Mattel, but let's extend a hoof of friendship to MGA too.
    20 Twisted - Llametsul

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    Red is dead
    23 NATG XIII Day 15: Video Game Double Feature - AceBlazewing

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    I decided to do a double feature with this one, for two of my favorite video game franchises: Animal Crossing and Pokémon. =)
    24 Pip-Pipp Road Trip - EbbySharp

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    Social media influencers gonna influence
    25 Pony Eater - Ragmo

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    Manga/anime are close enough to book/movie right? Loved the Soul Eater anime back in the days, even though i wasn't a fan of their ending. Im currently reading the manga... and yeah... its very obvious at what point the anime deviates from the manga... quite a bit. The sad thing, when the anime get ahead of the manga T.T
    26 [SFM] Crossing the river - red4567

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    For what it's worth, flying does make crossing a river anticlimactic.
    27 Pinkie Pie cross show's boundary - KevinHz19

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    Pinkie doing her silly ability to break fourth wall and crossing over the show series boundary. And she crosses the show's boundary to say hi to us viewers (Made a rare mistake with marker, in first panel under her right hoof. Sketchbook slipped a little and made me upset after what happened. So, sorry for minor slip up of marker error on this)
    28 Gryphon Horus guard - LeOebele

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    29 Last Seen - Equestria Exploration

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    Jaded Jasper: Last seen leaving the crystal fair following the Crystal Empire's return and Sombra's initial intrusion
    33 Vampone Survivor - phallen1

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    Patch is playing the role of Anponio Belpaese, vampire hunter. Now only if he had a vampire to hunt.
    34 Rock and Stone - Ace Play

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    How would you explain this to Managment?
    36 Mitsuri Kanroji - Aethereus Entropy

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    Well, today a little ponification. The pillar of love Mitsuri Kanroji from Kimetsu no Yaiba. Pd: I have to practice how to draw braids, it's hard yet....
    37 The Lich Horse - Faith?

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    Shoutout to photoshop crashing halfway through
    39 You'll Never See It Comin' - Lifes Harbinger

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    Although it may have been a little much for Liberty to do an all-out attack on a single enemy... sometimes you just have to assert your dominance. I also think she just likes to do the pose at the end.
    42 Helluva Meetup (NATG 2023 Day 15) - IronYoshi

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    Looks like Stolas is no longer on Stella's personal hit list. How will Yosh and Lilly get out of this wacky situation?
    43 Hitch and the Forgotten Land - Mintwhistle

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    Here's an idea I've had for quite some time, but never actually got around to drawing until now! Hitch finds himself in a strange new world... where the critters still won't leave him alone. And his badge is missing. Again. (also it took me about 3 hours to make this)
    44 Above The Waves - Lili Dash!

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    Yes, this is a Titanic reference. One of my favorite movies of all time, it's been on my mind due to... recent events. I decided to recreate the famous scene with King Sombra and my ponysona. I did a different method of coloring for this one, as I wanted to evoke the feel of an impressionist painting. Yes, I am fully aware this is cringe. I will try not to do more cringeworthy OC ship art in the future (heh, ship :3).
    46 Pastel In Pink - EmilyLsArt

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    Pastel Brightheart as Kirby! One of my favorite video games from my childhood. :)
    48 "Time to Build!" - Emerald Pencil

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    Building time! I wonder what that "J" is a reference too? Drawing ponies in Minecraft form is so much easier than in normal form; it's great! I suppose it could also help to break down ponies into their base parts to help organize a sketch easier. Verse of the Day: Anyone who listens to my [Jesus'] teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash" (Matthew 7:24-27 NLT).
    49 Beavis and Butthead - Frith

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    I thought it would be interesting to draw Beavis and Butthead as ponies. So, here you are.
    50 Costume Party Logistics - Buckweiser

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    "Is this embarrassing for you? Cos I certainly don't mind that they think I'm Tom Cruise."
    52 Snoot Symphony - Khazard

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    Pipp and Fang collab together for a hit new song
    53 Cyberpunk 2099 - KiwiPLUR

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    This one goes out to you, dude. You know who you are.
    55 Pinkie's Crossover - Ebony Crystal

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    Ebony was visiting the castle library to check out a check out a few books, when she heard Pinkie giggling in a corner. Curious she went to check around, but didn't expect to see her flank staring back at her, through a portal??! She sweatdropped as she facehoofed at her friend. She knew she had her ways, but this?! "Can we go one single minute without weird stuff happening?!!" Ebony blinked as she heard her words repeated at the same time by someone on the other side of the portal....she wondered if she should question Pinkie just this once...
    56 2023 NATG day 15 - Ponified Crossover: Federation Society on the Imperium's Scale - C_||_R

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    Starchild is a high-orbit engineer who lives in a galaxy with the Federation's Mid-24th Century eudaimonia on Warhammer 40 000's scales of time and breadth. Skin&Bones has been awoken, having slept through an unknown number of cataclysms and millennia.
    57 Dark Sun Celestia - Cahan

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    Being merciful deity, Celestia covers her eyes even when she goes to the battle. One look at her uncovered visage is enough to melt mortal body and soul, because she is the Sun and primordial fire herself.
    58 RuneSigcape - Sigmath Bits

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    Some ponies just ain't made for armour ...
    59 Muad'Dib - CrystalLord

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    The spice must flow. DUNE, ponified
    60 Starlight Atop the Spire - Novaintellus

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    They're driving the reactor core to a meltdown!
    61 Any Colour You Like (BW) - Optimistic Neighsayer

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    Not quite as many chances to shine for Guiding Light on rock organ, but hay, it’s good experience.
    62 Amethyst Ponyfied - Silly filly

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    Steven universe amethyst in pony style!
    63 Ponified - ArtsyGum

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    I got into the Sonic mood again and wanted to draw Amy as a unicorn. -w-
    65 - Zeta

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