• Newbie Artist Training Grounds XIV: Day 27

    Being able to go to your happy place or to find a way to clear your head is just as important for artists as it is for the rest of us. In an age where we are looking out more and more for our mental health, it is important to take care of yourself and know when back away from our work and stressors and take some time for ourselves.

    As for our happy, relaxing ponies, we managed to get 51 ponies wrangled up today which now brings us to 1521 ponies in total! We finally broke the 1500 mark, everyone! Excellent job!

    Speaking of taking care of ourselves, I know you are all feeling pretty tired at this point. I am too, it takes a bit out of you hoping the prompts are good enough and having your schedule revolve around a certain time every single day. But we are in the home stretch with less than a week to go and I believe that of you can make it! So for today, to let us vent a little about how tired we all are, I'd like you Draw a pony feeling drained / Draw a pony in need of a recharge.

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    Attention Discord Users:
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    Check on after the break for today's gallery!
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    Previous Prompt: Draw a pony finding their happy place / Draw a pony clearing their mind
    2 - Don

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    3 - Don

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    4 - Don

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    6 - DoodleDonut

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    7 Mind Disk Cleanup - In3DS

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    Don't forget to chkdsk and sfc /scannow while you're at it.
    8 Next stop : Hangover - Fleximus

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    Remember kids, always drink your barrel of cider with moderation.
    11 Trixie Achieved Enlightenment - Wissle

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    I had this idea for a comic because of the current ATG prompt, but I wanted it to look good so I did it with vectors. Trixie is so modest and humble, it's amazing. There's a dub of this when you click Wissle
    13 NATG XIV Day 26: Dispelling Doubt - AceBlazewing

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    Even a pony as outwardly confident as Cookie has doubts that trouble her from time to time, and at those times, she finds it helpful to clear her mind by remembering the faces and voices of the ponies who matter the most to her. =)
    15 Cleansing of the Mind - Star

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    If she can get into the dream realm what about that of the mind?
    16 Aunt Milkthistle Aural Alertness - Lore/Docard

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    Testing some color storytelling concept for an upcoming short story comic project about Treehugger's childhood bully. This is her Aunt Milkthistle doing some meditative aura awareness exercises.
    17 My little garden - Ragmo

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    He's got lots of hobbies and thats just one of them :3 Btw these aren't just any stones. These are parts of the rock from "Proper goodby" - last years NATG final prompt. Over all those thousend of years the rock got split up to lots of small stones by mother nature and Caveman Pony will find all parts of it someday.
    18 Happy Place - Frown Factory

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    the happiest place of them all 50 minutes
    19 Blossom Fields - EmilyLsArt

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    Blossom's happy place is at the cherry blossom fields!
    20 2024 ATG #26: FoE Fanart: Feeling Calm - Blackblade360

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    Here's a drawing for Prompt #26, Draw a pony finding their happy place / Draw a pony clearing their mind In this fanart, former raider Wing Crasher is finally free from being in a group of raiders, and now getting some good friends that he deserves. Heartbeat is also putting some bandages on his broken wing as well Derpibooru: https://derpibooru.org/images/3392041
    22 Peppy Together! - Mintwhistle

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    Kind of a loose interpretation of the first one. Pinkie and Gummy are celebrating something... but what? Or are they doing it just because? (alternate titles: happy together, party together)
    23 Learning to Fly - phallen1

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    Can't keep my mind from the circling skies; tongue-tied and twisted, just an earthbound misfit, I
    26 [SFM] Three Meditating Ponies - red4567

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    Yes, I know I made this gag in a previous NATG, but I couldn't think of anything else to make.
    27 Muffins on the Mind - Nedemai

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    I did this, sat outside, than proceeded to draw another.
    28 Muffin Land - nedemai

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    This was a doodle that turned into a second entry.
    32 Happy places on clouds - KevinHz19

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    But Rainbow Dash, which clouds aren't yours and are okay to clear out to make a clear sky? Wonder if she chooses random clouds or has a preferred main cloud to nap on.
    34 Happy Place (touch grass) - Frith

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    That happy place where pone touches grass and the grass touches you. Pencil drawing which I transferred manually into a random line generator called the Scribbler (ZeFrank made it), which I used to colour it, because I can.
    35 Meditation Mare - SOENJAY

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    Life can be stressful at times. Mare makes sure to set aside some time for self care and meditation to offset her usual hyperactive personality.
    38 Clear Mind, Clear Profit Loss - Termyotter

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    Its a talent to be able to silence your thoughts. Trixie's really good at it. Too good at it. I mean there's no way she'd fall for this any other way.
    41 For the Birds (NATG 2024 Day 26) - IronYoshi

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    Novo is at her happiest when she gets to see her bird friends!
    42 NATG Day 26 - A Unexpected Happy Place - peachyraccoonsart

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    I didn't expect for the usual "happy" place like Universal Studios with the two happy ponies.
    44 Day on the Lake - Novaintellus

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    45 Happi Twi - spicyricexxiv

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    "Close the blinds, this is all I need"
    46 Twilights book love. - GoldenMidnight (or Angus)

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    “Now Twilight, as my student you need to study very hard. Here’s the essentials, ok?”
    48 In Twilight, at Clearing, at Ease - Optimistic Neighsayer

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    Deer are crepuscular and love clearings for food and cover. I think I'm happy.
    50 whoa - Tori

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    51 - PinkR

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