• Newbie Artist Training Grounds XIV: Makeup Day 1


    When we leave home we often find ourselves in a place that becomes unusual to us, taking time for us to adjust until it eventually starts feeling like a home. But when we return to our original home after a long enough time sometimes your town and even your own home make you feel both out of place and right at home all at the same time.

    As they say, you can never go home again.

    Speaking of something nice and comfortable, we are officially on our first Makeup Day! That means if you have been keeping up with the prompts so far you have earned a day off or if you have some prompts you need to catch up on or just want to attempt a prompt again you're welcome to do so. We're a third of the way through the NATG, you've all earned it!

    As for today, we managed to bring in 52 ponies which brings our ten-day total to 604 ponies! Not too bad everyone! Let's keep pushing towards 1000!

    As always you can find the submitter here.

    For our mobile friends trying to upload, try this:
    Once you have the image uploaded to Twitter, DeviantArt, or wherever try this: Touch and hold the image. Depending on what browser you’re using, select the image URL by tapping the links below:
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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!
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    Previous Prompt: Draw a pony feeling out of place / Draw a pony feeling right at home

    All prior prompts:
    Day 1: Draw a pony standing / Draw a pony holding its ground
    Day 2: Draw a pony taking its first steps / Draw a pony coming to life
    Day 3: Draw a pony throwing caution to the wind / Draw a pony tiptoeing around danger
    Day 4: Draw a pony on a wild goose chase / Draw a pony stuck between a rock and a hard place
    Day 5: Draw a pony shrouded in mystery / Draw a pony with friends in high places
    Day 6: Draw a pony learning the ropes / Draw a pony offering a pearl of wisdom
    Day 7: Draw a pony with their better half / Draw a pony finding someone special
    Day 8: Draw a pony not thinking straight / Draw a pony who has lost their mind
    Day 9: Draw a pony working for peanuts / Draw a pony working a crummy job
    Day 10: Draw a pony feeling out of place / Draw a pony feeling right at home

    1 Home is where the muffins is - Zeccy

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    Didn't wanna draw the sad part of todays prompt: So here you have a happy Derpy/mufifn getting freshly made muffins! <3 span="">
    2 Where you can sleep in perfect peace - In3DS

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    Home? A place where you can sleep in perfect peace, without fear - a place where you feel a sense of belonging.
    4 - DoodleDonut

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    6 - Soobel

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    Comfort zone
    7 What your Cutie Mark is telling you - KevinHz19

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    Applejack with Rarity's Cutie Mark, making dresses. Sadly though, we know dress making isn't her expertise. This definitely was out of place for her to perform during the Cutie Mark mix up incident.
    8 "Tu casa es mi casa", now - Fleximus

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    Twilight POV : Coming back from a friendship emergency and found this
    10 To Belong - Sleepless Eevee

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    This comic is inspired by the Pdologue of the Fanfic "The return of midnight sparkle"
    11 Well deserved rest - Ragmo

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    Normaly i mostly draw Swift Sword during NATG and only occasionally Caveman Pony. But so far he was in all but 1 of my images :3 While he has lots of fun, he isn't used to so much atention. So he's taking a nice nap on his favourite rock :)
    12 Honey, I'm Home - Buckweiser

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    Any arrival you can walk away from…
    13 Home on the Beach (NATG 2024 Day 10) - IronYoshi

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    A polar hippogriff on a tropical beach? Very out of place, but Icy got use to her new home eventually!
    15 NATG XIV Day 10: Reflections on a New Home - AceBlazewing

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    I still hope to be able to make a story with Blazewing one of these days, but I've at least gotten far enough to establish how moving to Ponyville was the right call for him, as it's been proven by other ponies before him. =)
    16 NATG 2024 day 10 - Feeling Out of Place, yet at Home - C_||_R

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    I really feel conventions to be quite magical. While they take me out of my habitual and preferred place of being, there is no other public space which feels so welcoming and energised /)
    17 Sleepless City - Zeepheru

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    18 The Canterlot Wedding - Star

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    Fancy Pants and Fleur De Lis ditch the Wedding. After all who wants there identities stolen.
    19 Wrong time, wrong place - Frown Factory

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    Zipp found a truly garish castle
    20 Comfy Brightdawn - EbbySharp

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    Snug as a bug in a carpet
    22 Sleepy Head - Golden Midnight (or Angus

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    Had to rush it a bit.
    23 I'm home - mafon

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    There was no intention to make it so grim, but it kinda happened by itself.
    24 Dash Dance - ManDuMustBasukaNemen

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    26 Home Is Where the Heart Is - EmilyLsArt

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    Remember those "heart-shaped pony" drawings everybody did in the early days of the MLP fandom? Well, it's kinda made a comeback my next prompt. Starring Sweetie Dreams, a custom pony I got designed by Brush-Prism on DeviantArt.
    28 The Mother of Maretime - Mintwhistle

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    Semi-continuation of my Day 5 piece; this time, Sunny's mom returns home to find that the exterior of her old home has changed significantly. And that's just the beginning of the story... (Most of my time with this piece was spent on the Brighthouse, as you might expect. I might continue this story if another prompt provides for it.)
    29 [SFM] Found the right ponies - red4567

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    First time this year I made a prompt with two panels instead of one.
    33 Fluttershy enjoying some tea - SuperSonicRainboom

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    Drew Fluttershy enjoying some tea in her cottage, settled some something simple.
    35 Flutters - DominicToblerone27

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    36 Home - Frith

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    Pony at home feels at home. The carrot helps. Comfort food.
    37 - Zeta

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    38 Home - SOENJAY

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    I was listening to one of my Billy Joel CDs on a 2 hour ride home to visit my parents a month or so ago and when this song came on I had the vision of a ZippxHitch image to go along with it. I love these two so much.
    39 Acres - KiwiPLUR

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    "My Mas told me all these used ta be apple trees... Wish Ah coulda seen 'em"
    40 Glowy Sword - Termyotter

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    Some ponies need a little help to be shown where they're out of place and where they may better fit in... (I admit this is pushing the definition of the prompt a bit)
    43 No Judgement - Novaintellus

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    Breakin' the Law, Breakin' the World
    45 2024 ATG #10: MLP Fanart: Feeling good with others - Blackblade360

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    Here's a drawing for Prompt #10, Draw a pony feeling out of place / Draw a pony feeling right at home In this fanart, even tho it doesn't seem much, it represents how Misty felt home with the rest of the main members of G5, and pretty much forming this group version of the Mane 6. Derpibooru: https://derpibooru.org/images/3381082
    46 Claws accepted - Don

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    Gen 5 dragons source of hair?
    47 Claw's not accepted - Don

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    Gen 5 dragons source of hair?
    48 Claw the Dracony - Don

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    Gen 5 dragons source of hair?
    49 NATG Day 10 - Wrong Rooms - peachyraccoonsart

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    You picked the wrong room, buddy!
    50 Eepy Poni Pile - spicyricexxiv

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    "I know that home is where my friends are"
    51 date - Vicsterrs

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    52 Grogar's Game - Weapon Training - Khazard

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    Weapons have been acquired! Now its time to hit the training hall to get those skills up. Though it seems we have a wide spread of experience and enthusiasm here. Might take some time for the others to come up to par.

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