• Newbie Artist Training Grounds XIV: Day 12


    Sometimes when you are trying something new or just trying your best to challenge yourself it's best to keep an optimistic attitude and try your very best to shoot for the best you can do! Shoot for the stars and eventually, you be able to catch one for your effort.

    As for today's haul, we managed to bring in 59 ponies which brings us up to 722 ponies in total! Keep on keeping on my pony friends, you've got this!

    Much like how you should be pushing yourself as hard as you can, it can be quite scary to do so. Sometimes it feels like you're exploring some lost ruins with no idea where you are, but with careful diligence, you can discover the secrets you seek. That's why for today's theme I'd like you to Draw a pony exploring a place lost to legend / Draw a pony off the beaten path.

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    Check on after the break for today's gallery!
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    Previous Prompt: Draw a pony reaching for the stars / Draw a pony stopping at nothing
    1 Stary Aspirations - ponerr

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    “The first pony to reach the stars…”
    3 - DoodleDonut

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    4 ATG2024 11 Luna nomming a star (mini animation) - Wissle

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    animated at source, if gif doesn't work here
    6 Catching Little Stars - Zeccy

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    Wanted to make a better background and lighting, but Im to slow and not good enogh for that yet :)
    7 To the Stars - In3DS

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    "Let's reach out for the skies, with wings we soar up high." - Rui En & Taufik Batisah.
    9 Earlier times to perform Sonic Rainboom - KevinHz19

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    Rainbow Dash trying to perform her Sonic Rainboom in earlier times and possibly fail in a moment. Don't worry, she'll get it at the Best Young Flyer competition event.
    11 You are the Superstar (NATG 2024 Day 11) - IronYoshi

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    All those Mario Party sessions have made him a bit too weary...
    12 Enter the Night - EmilyLsArt

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    Starring (no pun intended) Princess Luna in all her nightly glory! I may have found my awesome watercolor style during the process...
    15 To the moon! - Ragmo

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    I dont think Caveman Pony has thought about how they will get back to the ground. But for now he has his fun :) even though it seems to be a one-sided fun
    16 Although they look preety far! - Sleepless Eevee

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    I immediately thought of "Reach for the stars" from Sonic colors as soon as I saw the prompt.
    17 The Movement of the Stars - Star

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    Time and time, the stars align. They show what once was. What happened because of the movement of the stars. The cosmic dance of the quasars. yet here now again a remembrances of when it began. It hurts to think of what was, the cosmic dust that shows my flaws. Of what could have been if I was able to start again.
    19 NATG 2024 day 11 - A Pony Reaching for the Stars / Stopping at Nothing - C_||_R

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    Waanya, having stolen and corrupted a wizard's contemplative orb, and despite the common knowledge that Nightmare Moon was prophesised to fail, will make whatever deal with the stars it takes to try and thwart Princess Celestia's preparations.
    20 To the Stars! - Mintwhistle

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    In which Star Hopper (a pony from G1) rides on a UFO to the stars! (How is she breathing without proper space gear? Don't ask me.)
    21 Star Leap - EbbySharp

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    24 [SFM] Izzy got a star! - red4567

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    Cue the Super Mario Galaxy Star Get music!
    25 Time's up! - mafon

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    Twilight's gonna ace this test, and no one can stop her a.k.a. "One more hour it is" and "I'm not getting paid enough!" 
    26 Yovidablown - Lore/Docard

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    You know she gets better at it.
    27 Reaching for the stars - Faery Elise

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    29 Drops of Jupiter - phallen1

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    And did you miss me while you were looking for yourself out there?
    30 Shane tries to catch Svengallop - Shane Park

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    During concert at the Sweet Apple Acres, Coloratura one of the friends with Applejack is singing along together in front of everypony. Suddenly, Svengallop as former Coloratura, Manager came back to steal original music before got away and Coloratura couldn't stop him. Instead, Shane borrows other pony's car to stop Svengallop by chasing him down. But, Shane attempts to stop Svengallop before Police barricade roads, Svengallop evading again...
    31 NATG XIV Day 11: Humble Beginnings - AceBlaewing

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    I feel like the journey to earn one's cutie mark is a pony's equivalent to reaching for the stars. At times, it feels confusing, difficult, maybe even impossible, but you don't want to give up, because you know that when you finally earn it, it'll all be worth it. Even if the way you earn it isn't grandiose or spectacular, it's still meaningful, because that mark represents who you are. =)
    34 2024 ATG #11: MLP Fanart: Luna in the Stars - Blackblade360

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    Title: 2024 ATG #11: MLP Fanart: Luna in the Stars Here’s a drawing for Prompt #11, Draw a pony reaching for the stars / Draw a pony willing to stop at nothing In this artwork I drew Princess Luna flying over the night sky. Each star represents each character that been in the same room or interacted with Luna. The one with the many lines is Rarity, and next to it is Sweetie Belle. The curly star represents Pinkie Pie The Star with the zig zag is Rainbow Dash, and next to it is Scootaloo The Star with a Apple like symbol is Applejack, and next to it is Applebloom The Star with the two sides going upward is Fluttershy then the final star is Twilight’s cutie mark, alongside another smaller star represents Spike Heres the Derpibooru version: https://derpibooru.org/images/3382234
    35 Stopped - Frith

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    Perhaps I should have stood an inert pony figurine on a blank page of my sketchbook, taken a picture et voila! A pony stopped at nothing. That's art! But this works too and drawing the pone from behind is hard, yo! The mane and tail hiding all the shaky details helps.
    37 "Fascination" - Emerald Light

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    Shoot for the stars, little one. I realized with this image that it is hard for me to draw stars XD. "Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it" (Proverbs 22:6 ESV)
    38 Sombra - DominicToblerone27

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    40 Rainbow Dash reaches for the stars - SuperSonicRainboom

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    I felt like I could've done something more unique for this prompt but I couldn't really think of anything, hopefully tomorrow sees better results
    44 Hayseed Kasem - SOENJAY

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    It's a bit lazy and a bit late, but it's here. Listening to re-runs of Top 40 on Sunday mornings always brings a smile to my face.
    47 Mater Magicae - Cahan

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    Astra benedictio, descende et tangere. Ego sum, qui mutare. Ego mater magicae.
    48 Into the Sky! - Novaintellus

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    Pray tell us what the Skunk Works team came up with this time
    49 Into the sky - PinkR

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    51 get rekt princess - Tor-bear

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    52 Talking past each other - SkulltanEve

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    On Nightmare Night, a brave filly with a special interest in space exploration asks Princess Luna a pointed question.
    53 Reaching for the Stars... - Oxfordinary

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    I wonder what Luna's mane would feel like? Don't think I'd want to risk my life to find out.
    54 - Zeta

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    55 Average Night at Trixies - GoldenMidnight (or Angus)

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    Spray paining didn’t work. Back to the drawing board.
    56 NATG Day 11 - Reaching for the Stars - peachyraccoonsart

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    Look! There is a star coming out in the sky!
    57 Friendship-Ex-Machina (Animation) - spicyricexxiv

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    “Met to make magic, kindled by the spark”
    59 Grogar's Game - Dark Ritual - Khazard

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    A dark wizard has been working on a fiendish ritual and nothing has dissuaded him. The party must go and stop it before it comes to fruition, failure is not an option. Both sides will stop at nothing, who will come out victorious?

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