• Newbie Artist Training Grounds to Start June 1st!


    Has another year passed already? It feels like I was just typing out a post like this not all that long ago. Not that I am complaining because it means we get to start one of my favorite times of the year: The Fourteenth Newbie Artist Training Grounds! This year we're starting a little earlier on June 1st to better accommodate for the early July holidays in the US and elsewhere. 

    We will have the usual marathon of 30 prompts over the course of the month to help stir inspiration in you all to get those MLP ideas in your head down on paper, digital canvas, or whatever artistic media strikes you!

    For those of you hearing about the Training Grounds for the first time, it's a 30 day event where a new prompt is released each day. These prompts can be taken literally or twisted into inventive interpretations all while helping you get into art by practicing your craft and improving over the course of those 30 prompts.

    Artists who are veterans are more than welcome to join as well! Remember, you can never stop improving!

    As for what sort of artwork you can submit, you're welcome to submit digital art, ponies made on lined paper, paintings, elaborate origami ponies, chalkboard ponies, animations, pixel art or even SFM ponies like we did in years past.

    We're pretty open on what can be accepted just as long as it matches the theme in some way shape or form.

    Finally, all entries submitted for each theme day have to be a new creation of some sort. We won't be strictly policing this, but the way I see it is that if you're submitting old work you're not giving yourself a chance to improve so you're only hurting yourself.

    Once NATG arrives I'll have a more detailed post on how to submit, where to view artwork, and what to expect out of the schedule. So until then, you guys have a couple of weeks to prepare and make time for it, so get hyped, get those pencils or drawing pads ready and I'll see you all then.

    For any questions before the event starts, send them to calpaineqd@gmail.com.

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