• Newbie Artist Training Grounds XIV: Day 2


    And off we go! It's nice to see that after 14 Newbie Artist Training Grounds, I always find something creative and surprising from those who enter. Especially on the prompts that have been here since the beginning such as the classic 'Draw a Pony Standing' prompt. Equally lovely is seeing the return of some familiar faces as well as some new ones deciding to join the fun as well.

    A big welcome to you all! Let's all have a blast over the next month!

    For our first night back, we managed to bring in a total of 66 ponies! Not a bad start, if I may say so myself. Let's see what we have cooking for tomorrow.

    Now that we've popped our ponies into existence, we need to start getting them moving. I'm sure they are a bit stiff after being inactive for so long. So today is another NATG standard as I would like you to Draw a pony taking its first steps / Draw a pony coming to life!

    As always you can find the submitter here.

    For our mobile friends trying to upload, try this:
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    Use that URL in the compiler for your image. Hopefully that works!

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    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!
    Tutorial on First Day on How to Upload
    Art Tutorials
    Prompt was Draw a Pony Standing / Draw a Pony Holding Its Ground
    1 ED: NATG 2024 Day 01 - Addelum

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    Here we go again! A quick warm up drawing, nothing too fancy. I always start off with a Twilight Sparkle.
    3 Pass you will not - Zeccy

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    Hope to be seeing some ponies being dawn! <3 span="">
    4 Holding Dirt - EbbySharp

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    It's that time of year. Good luck everyone!
    5 - Peruserofpieces

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    6 NATG 14, Day 1 - Fleximus

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    Hello, thanks for that really nice event ! I hope i didn't do mistake while submitting here... if it's the case, don't hesitate to tell me (if you had time, of course) Also hope to being able to post more during that most for the event, so... see you soon maybe ! Take care of yourselves Fleximus
    7 Princess Seira - SeiraTempest

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    8 - Asus

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    9 Pnikie Pie standing (for how long? ^^") - KevinHz19

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    Pinkie Pie, standing and showing her smile. Knowing her though, how long she can stand, hold still before excited with happiness to bounce?
    11 Vapor Trail - Mintwhistle

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    It's that time of year again. I wasn't sure who to draw, so I just drew Vapor Trail. (And yes, the "sky" is green.)
    12 Pastel Brightheart Standing - EmilyLsArt

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    Another year, another NATG... let's do this!! Expect more characters rather than my ponysona (Pastel Brightheart) soon!!
    13 Thats MY ground!! - Ragmo

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    Be carefull. She's very territorial about HER ground. And here we go again for a month full of drawings :3
    14 Sunny - Wolfy

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    18 - AdamV20/Sawmaster

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    And here we are again! This time in digital! Just coloured the most basic way with bucket, I’ll leave proper shading for later. I was trying a brush with smoothing turned on, and it feels a little like cheating. But I’m happy with the result Altough this pose feels preety generic. But hey, we need to start from something.
    21 A new day, a new challenge - Professor Venturer

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    Surprise! I’m now participating in Equestria Daily’s Newbie Artist Training Grounds for the first time! This should help me to overcome burnout. On that note, tell Bob I said hi :)
    22 - DoodleDonut

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    24 Twilight Sparkle - Soobel

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    Tablet computer is broken. I dont remember, when i drew traditional way recently.
    26 NATG Day 1 A Pony Standing - GoldenMidnight (or Angus)

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    I use to do digital art a lot more as you can see with my older art. But recently I switched to paper and learned to draw ponies the proper way. This is Bubble Drop! An adorable OC I created today, she likes to read books and do chemistry, she got her cutie mark by creating a cure to the cutie box when she was a filly.
    27 Standing Ground (NATG 2024 Day One) - IronYoshi

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    Queen Novo is standing firm so that her favorite beach spot isn't taken.
    29 - PinkR

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    31 NATGA 2024 day 1 - Draw a Pony holding her ground(s) - C_||_R

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    Princess Luna considers trying a new brand!
    32 Day One - Standing - Caneighdian

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    Thanks for another awesome year of NATG! It's been a while, but I'm excited to try the challenge again. - Phoebe <3 span="">
    33 Standing in for year 5 - Termyotter

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    Okay, getting into year 5 of this I'm not sure I can come up with new ideas, so a wee bit cynical start.
    34 Holding ground - Termyotter

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    Well, part of the prompt was "holding ground" so went totally literal with it.
    35 NATG XIV Day 1: Password - AceBlazewing

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    Cookie may be proud to have a clever little niece like Pastel, but sometimes she can be a little TOO sharp, like when her chubby aunt is stuck in her own doorway. =P
    36 Sparklehorse - Tori

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    38 Archive - Equestria Exploration

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    Prior to her career in storytelling, A. K. Yearling, briefly worked as a researcher for the 'National Archives for Equestrian Artifacts and Ponthropology'...
    42 Day 1 - SqueezyMouse - squeezymouse

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    No DA but I upload everything to Derpibooru due to anxiety. I also mistook the days, thought yesterday was like the day we were supposed to upload, and then drew it in like 30 minutes, hahaha oh im a wreck
    43 2024 ATG #1: Fanart: MLP G1 Glory - Blackblade360

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    Heres my Derpibooru gallery just in case: https://derpibooru.org/profiles/Blackblade360
    44 CloudZilla - Adit

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    Plus ULTRA
    45 Taut - SkulltanEve

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    This is my first drawing in five or so years and my first ever drawing on a computer. It's not meant to be any pony in particular.
    46 My Ponysona - Absolea

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    47 Elise holding her ground against Queen Crysalis - Faery Elise

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    I wanted to shade more and change the colours of the inking, but ran out of time. When I read "Draw a pony holding their ground" this is the first that popped in my mind. The pony is my oc/sona. Basically me.
    48 Long Day and Short Night - Novaintellus

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    Why's he so tall and hot, it makes my job hard
    49 Tug - NiTEi

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    52 There are many ways for a pony to stand - Chira

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    57 Holding Grounds - Frith

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    S'up? Holding my grounds. Barely.
    59 Bad Legal Joke No. 1 - Optimistic Neighsayer

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    60 NATG Day 1 - peachyraccoonsart

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    61 NATG 2024-01: Stand - phallen1

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    Think about direction; wonder why you haven't before.
    62 The Reassurance of Miss Sparkle - spicyricexxiv

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    “Dont you fret, I’m here to help all the way”
    65 Grogar's Game - Party Queue - Khazard

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    Grogar's Quest, a fantasy world to quest to your heart's content. Through the use of magic, a new game has been made for ponies to enter an entirely new world full of adventure and whimsy. Five ponies have entered the queue and been put together into a party. Will they succeed? Only one way to find out...
    66 A Pony Standing - Taichi

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    Tai takes a moment to enjoy the view from Artist Point, where he can see Ponyville down below, and the lofty castle of Canterlot in the mountains. Just standing in this spot, he can feel the flow of inspiration in his hooves as he starts on another creative journey.

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