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EqD Training Ground - Discord's Prank Edition by Mattatatta EqD Training Ground - Discord's Prank Edition by Mattatatta
Another EqD challenge means another appearance of Wing Nut and his family! Or more specifically, Wing Nut and his cousin Daffodil!
Terrible pun and joke, I know. And I'm so sorry for how sloppy this is. I just wanted to put something quick together so I wouldn't have gone another day without drawing.
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CyberfoxVII Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
I saw this and my mind immediately went to Pajama Sam. [link]
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Mattatatta Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha
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TheJacobLB44 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Discords changes are always interesting to see. If you want to read about some more than go to AlexWarlorns Pony POV series. AJs first chapter is horryfing here is a link to the audio version: [link]
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Karach0s Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Late comment is late. :(

How do these EqD challenges work? Do you have limited time to draw a picture? Is it prompt-based or only has to be about the recent episode?

You know what I consider the most amazing about your pictures? The ability to observe how fast your own style develops, evolves and improves. I hope it doesn't come across as an insult (you know, me saying that your drawings are flawed in any way), and if so I sincerely apologize. ;) But I find it extremely interesting, and consider myself to be quite lucky, to be able to witness how your style clarifies.

It's quite fascinating, really, at least for someone who's usually as social and outgoing as Tom the Boulder (like me). :D
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Mattatatta Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Every Tuesday or Wednesday after a new epsiode, EqD posts a prompt for any and all artists to draw something based on. The prompt is always related to the recent episode. And the deadline is about a day after the prompt is posted. Once all the submissions have been collected, they are compiled into a single post, and put on the site. Artists of all skill levels take part, because the whole idea of it to help artists practice and encourage them to draw more often.

I draw because it's a way for me to practice drawing under a deadline. I hope to one day be able to draw much faster without an unacceptable quality drop. I'm terrible at drawing fast, and often make mistakes I don't notice until I'm almost out of time.

I recently took on a 30 minute challenge on Tumblr, and even though I technically cheated and used a sketch I had almost finished (the prompt was basically the same concept I had for the sketch), I still wound up with an awful picture that was submitted with only a minute left on their 15 minute submittal period. Basically, I spent 44 minutes on a 30 minute challenge, started with a half-done picture, and it still came out as a mess.

I know I make flawed artwork, I don't have an ego that makes me blind to that, and I don't mind if people point out my mistakes. It does bother me that I make a lot of silly mistakes, and that I take so long with anything because I simply have to work slow with my skill level. I want to get better in time, but it does suck that I improve so much sometimes that it makes my older stuff look completely horrendous...
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Karach0s Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
I must be reading that last sentence wrong... o.O Do you mean to say that you dislike the fact that you're improving because it makes your earlier drawings look ugly? No, I must be mistaken... ;)

Well, who am I to judge what goes on in the mind of an artist? :D The closest thing I can relate to is the quality of the code I spew out as a software developer. And boy, am I ashamed of what my fingers gave birth to a couple of years back. ;) If your feelings as an artist have anything in common, then I can get what you're talking about.
That does not mean, of course, that I'm not happy about how much I've improved as a coder over the years. Surely you must take similar pride in your newly acquired drawing skills. ;) Even if it means noticing some faults in your work (as I do in my code, especially the older parts :D ).
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Mattatatta Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's bothersome when I have to go back to old pictures and either update or completely remake from scratch because of quality concerns. It probably doesn't help that I started drawing and writing Survivor Shy in my first year of seriously drawing, and my first year of drawing pone.

I do take pride in what I've gained, but I do kick myself for my laziness, slowness, and terrible weak spots in my skill.
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KlarkKentThe3rd Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!
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nintendofreak768 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
*Profound sadness*
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