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Welcome to 'My-Traditional-Pony'. Here's a few quick points!

1. This group is entirely dedicated to Traditional Media artwork of Characters and Scenes from the animated series 'My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic'

2. There are no standards on artwork. Please check out the 'Submissions' post below for info on how to submit correctly

3. Briefly, we aim to create a community, not just a group. We have many plans on Community art projects, competions, making new friends and chances to win points!

4. The featured folder is mostly hoofpicked. Please, unless you think your artwork is extremly high quality, don't submit there. Sorry about that! We activly will try to feature artwork of unseen artists to raise there online profile and get them the awareness they deserve!

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Tales of Old Equestria: Chapter 9Chapter 9: Cottage in the Woods The metallic sounds grew louder as the ponies cautiously approached the source of the noise. Hard Counter and Sheila Shadowmane took the lead, the former keeping a forehoof on his rapier, and the latter levitating a kunai, wrapped in a red aura. Pending Storm and Roswell Rivet kept pace close behind them. “W-what do you g-guys think it could b-b-be?” stuttered Pending as her teeth chattered. Sheila kept her scarlet eyes forward. “Sky Tribe. Must be.” “Are you certain?” Roswell inquired, gently patting Pending on the shoulder to comfort her. “What would they be doing out here, making all this noise?” “What would anypony be doing out here?” retorted Hardy, his purple eyes scanning left and right. “We’re in the middle of nowhere. For all we know, we’re being lured into a trap.” “Who lures ponies into a trap with loud noise?” the inventor replied bemusedly, raising an eyebrow. “It would make far more sense if they posed as a traveler, or a citizen who escaped Cloudsdale, or as a kind stranger enticing us with the promise of delicious cookies!” “Mmm, cookies…” Pending muttered as she stroked her growling belly. “I really hope it’s cookies.” Hardy sighed in exasperation. “It’s not cookies!” “Quiet!” hushed the shadow ninja. “We are near. It’s just ahead.” As the ponies advanced, they could faintly make out the shape of a wooden structure through the obstructing greenery. A large clearing in the woods opened up, revealing the previously hidden structure to be a cottage. The gang came to a stop behind a towering bush at the edge of the glade, peering through the branches in order to get a better look. The cabin sat dead center in the middle of the clearing, standing alone except for a nearby outhouse. Between the two buildings was a fairly typical vegetable garden, full of large, healthy crops. Near the front door of the cabin was a large earth pony, sitting at a cobblestone forge, hammering away on a chunk of metal, his long grey mane tossing with each strike. The forge was built right into the cabin’s structure, with a chimney directly above it, likely serving both to power the smithy and provide heat to the house. “A blacksmith?” Hardy whispered loudly enough so they could hear him over the beating of metal. “What would he be doing out here?” “Well, seeing as how he lacks wings, he can’t be Sky Tribe. Let’s go talk to him,” Roswell said with a relieved smirk. Sheila blocked Roswell with her leg as she surveyed the lone cabin in the glade. “Wait. This could be a trap.” The inventor frowned wearily. “What makes you think that?” he asked, eyeing the stallion’s worn apron and confident strokes. She turned to him, her eyes piercing his. “The Sky Tribe made a point to survey the land between Groundsdale and Canterlot, kidnapping anypony they could find, and yet he remains? That doesn’t seem odd to you?” Hard Counter brought a hoof to his chin as he thought about it. “Hmm… It’s possible the scouts simply missed this spot; we are in the backwoods, after all. Even then, they would’ve had to have been very sloppy to miss this entire glade, or the sound of metalwork.” Sheila turned to Counter. “Exactly. And look at him…” she said as she eyed the blacksmith. “Doesn’t look too friendly to me, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he was a sellsword, paid by the tribe to pose as a local in order to lure ponies like us into a trap. And he’s a big one, even for a blacksmith; I can sense he’s more than meets the eye.” “How do you sense that?” Hard Counter inquired. “Not sure. All I know for sure is that he’s definitely a skilled fighter, more than even a blacksmith should be. I say we go about our business.” Pending held up her hoof. “Um, d-don’t you guys think you’re being, well, a little unfair? Maybe the Sky Tribe did miss this spot, and maybe he’s a nice guy,” she said with timidness. “I think we should talk with him.” Shadowmane sighed under her breath, much to Storm’s chagrin. “Look, we can’t take any chances. We’re on a mission. All of Equestria is depending on us!” “But maybe he could help us? He might have stuff we can use, or know the quickest way to Canterlot, or-” “No,” Sheila said in exasperation. “We’ve got this under control, Pending. If we want your input, we will ask for it.” Storm gasped, visibly stunned by the ninja’s words. She turned to Hard Counter expectantly, to which he replied with a passive shrug. Pending turned her head from them, proceeding to bury her downhearted expression in the foliage of the bush they hid behind. Roswell raised a hoof in objection. “Now, okay, hold on... I think Pending makes a valid point.” “Roswell, this is nothing personal with either of-” “Do any of us know the fastest route to Canterlot from here?” Roswell inquired, cutting Sheila off mid-sentence. “Do we even know for sure how long it’ll take to get there? If it takes us too long, we may very well be too late to stop the invasion.” The dejected pegasus, still hiding her face, gave her friend a sideways glance, surprised to have somepony siding with her. Hard Counter pushed a branch aside, observing the strange stallion, before turning back to the others. “We don’t know for sure when they plan to invade Canterlot. Could be days.” The orange stallion shook his head. “Unlikely. I can’t claim to know much about military tactics or strategies or anything like that, but I highly doubt the Sky Tribe could keep all this secret for long, and they must know this,” he stated, his face stern and his voice confident. “It’s just a matter of time before word gets out, and they need to invade before that happens. And when you consider how fast they can travel by air…” The ninja’s eyes widened. “...It could be as soon as tomorrow.” He nodded in response, his eyes locked with hers. “With that in mind, how can we afford not to seek help from this stranger? He could be the only one who knows the best route to Canterlot.” Hardy grimaced, uneasiness seeping through his stoic demeanor. “And even if it is all a trap, we probably wouldn’t have been able to make it anyway…” “In that case, I suggest one of us go out there while the rest watch from afar, at least until we can verify that he is one of virtuous character,” Sheila said uncertainly. “I would propose sending myself, but we might consider-” Pending Storm cleared her throat audibly. “Guys?” she whispered. “The hammering stopped...” The others each took a sharp breath in realization: the ringing beats of the hammer had ceased. Hard Counter snapped back to the bush, pushing aside the leaves that blocked his view of the cabin. Past the leaves, he saw the face of the blacksmith staring back at him from the other side of the bush. The others watched as his cautious but calm expression quickly turned to one of alarm, as he stumbled back from the bush. “What?” whispered Pending. “What happened?” Before Hardy could muster the nerve to speak, the blacksmith parted the upper branches of the bush, his tan coat clear against the dark leaves, and peered down at the four startled ponies. He shifted his scrutinizing gaze from Hardy to the others one by one with a stony frown, his pace unhurried with a steady composure, seemingly unfazed by his discovery. “I hope I’m not interrupting anything,” he said dryly with a voice that was as deep as it was placid. The group he spoke to stared at him warily in silence. Pending spoke up. “H-hello there! Um, how are you?” she asked with a sheepish smile. The stranger’s face remained fixed. “Fairly well. And yourself?” he replied evenly. Storm bowed her head as she gave it some thought. “...I’ve had better days.” “I’m sorry to hear that,” the blacksmith replied, genuine sympathy in his voice, in stark contrast with his cold exterior. Hard Counter nervously rubbed the back of his head. “...You’re probably wondering what we’re doing here... “ He attempted a friendly smile similar to Pending’s, but only managed an awkward grin. “We were just… passing through.” “Uh huh,” said the towering stallion, his green eyes flitting back and forth between the newcomers. “And that was before you started spying on me?” “Yeah, well… this, uh, must seem quite strange to you…” Hardy replied with a shrug of his hooves. “Very,” the blacksmith interposed. “Not quite as strange as your choice of apparel, though...” He gave another lasting glance at Roswell and Sheila before settling on Pending, the only undressed pony in the group. “You seem normal enough.” He arched an eyebrow when the mare blushed in response, but he couldn’t stop a hint of a smile to form to the side of his mouth. Roswell stood up tall and cleared his throat, greeting the blacksmith with a friendly grin. “Allow me to explain everything, good sir! We are a herd of traveling performers, making our tour across Equestria. Perhaps you’ve heard of Roswell Rivet and the, uh, Rousing... Rapscallions? Or our slogan... 'Rated R for Riveting'?" This raised an eyebrow from the stranger. “No?” Roswell feigned mild disappointment in response. “Ah, well, we have yet to make it mainstream, so it's understandable you haven’t heard of us. More to the point, we were making our way through the woods, where we then stumbled upon you. Apologies for not approaching you sooner, but we wanted to be sure it was safe; you wouldn’t believe how often bandits pose as regular ponies these days!” The smith’s face was impassive. “I see. In that case, your caution was justified. Equestria isn’t as safe as it used to be,” he said before extending a hoof to Roswell. “The name is Hammer Drop. I take it you’re Roswell?” The orange pony shook hooves with Hammer. “Indeed, I am.” He gestured to the others. “And these are my Rapscallions: Handsome Hardy, Shady Sheila, and Pending the Puerile.” “Hey!” Pending objected in a whiny manner. Her face softened as she pondered something. “...What does ‘puerile’ mean?” “You see?” Roswell asked the blacksmith. “So puerile.” “...I can’t imagine why such an all-star cast would flounder in obscurity,” Hammer Drop replied dryly. “Anyway, feel free to hang around if you’d like. You’re probably quite exhausted from your travels.” The thespian-loving pony nodded his head with a grateful smile. “Oh yes, quite so. Much appreciated, good sir!” The blacksmith, Hammer Drop, made his way back to his cabin, leaving the four to gather themselves. Hardy waited for the large stallion to return to his forge before murmuring, making sure to be quieter than they were before. “I’m having a hard time getting a read on him. As far as I can tell, he seems harmless, but a few things aren’t adding up.” The ninja nodded. “Like what a blacksmith is doing all the way out here.” Roswell chuckled quietly to himself. “Guys, come on…” he said in mild amusement. “You think the Sky Tribe set all this up in the short time we’ve been on the lamb? His forge is built right into the cabin, and it doesn’t look like a new addition.” “True,” Hard Counter conceded. “And even if it were all a hoax, there are far more believable setups they could’ve gone with. Thoughts, Pending?” He turned to the side where the green mare had been sitting, but she was gone. “What the...?” The three of them quickly looked around them, and noticed that Pending Storm had already made her way towards the cabin. Sheila sighed as she face-hoofed. “Naive girl. She’s far too trusting for her own good.” Roswell chuckled again. “Say what you will, but in my experience, Storm can sense the goodness in others,” he said, following it with a wink. “I am her best friend, after all, so you can tell she’s a great judge of character.” He trotted over to meet up with Pending and Hammer, kicking up a few dried leaves as he went. With a shrug, Hard Counter began to follow, but Sheila grabbed his sword belt to keep him still. He turned his head toward her with a bemused expression. “Can I help you…?” “Listen,” she said, looking at the ground. “Those two aren’t warriors like us, and we’re on a dangerous mission of utmost importance. They’re slowing us down.” He brushed her hoof off of his belt. “We can still make it there by tomorrow’s dawn, even with them tagging along.” She frowned, nearly stomping her hoof in frustration. “We don’t know that for sure. Are you truly willing to risk Canterlot for them?” He pivoted towards Sheila, their murmurs now slight whispers. “And what did you have in mind, pray tell?” “Assuming this isn’t a trap, the blacksmith might be able to give us directions. Once we’ve confirmed his trustworthiness, we should consider leaving those two here.” Hard Counter audibly scoffed. “Seriously? And what if the Sky Tribe finds them? This place isn’t exactly camouflaged.” “Would they truly be safer with us? The Sky Tribe are searching for us, and they may very well know our destination by this point.” “If that happens, we’ll protect them.” She tilted her head slightly. “Like Crash Landing?” The ninja was met with a threatening glare. “Watch it,” he growled. She took a moment to consider her words. “Look, that last fight was intense, and it was up against a common squad. We don’t know what else they might have sent after us.” He shook his head, refraining from looking at her. “No,” he said definitively. “If the tribe finds them here, not even the blacksmith would be able to protect them. We’re not losing anypony else, and that’s final.” With that, the knight walked away from the scowling Sheila, meeting up with the others at the cabin. The ninja closed her eyes with a tired sigh. In times of intense frustration, she had been trained to clear her mind, or risk compromising her judgement. I would’ve thought he of all ponies would understand. The mission comes first. She observed as the others threw caution to the wind as they conversed casually with Hammer Drop. Exhaling again, she continued the thought. I suppose I should’ve expected an earth pony to put emotion before reason... perhaps I should depart without him. After confirming for sure nopony was looking her way, Sheila teleported into the trees above, perching herself atop a branch. I’m a Shadowmane. Why would I need them?__________________________________________________________________________________ Though she tried to hide it, the mint-colored pegasus was more than a bit nervous as she approached the strange stallion at his forge. They probably think I’m a useless scaredy-cat… Pending thought as she tried to stop her legs from shaking. I’ll show them. I’m better than I seem. The burly stallion moved a few things around on his forge, preparing to switch to quieter tasks while these so-called performers visited. “I apologize for not having anywhere for you all to sit,” he said, eyes fixed on moving his equipment out of the way. “I don’t often have guests.” Storm dropped her plot to the ground with an audible thud, and gave a tired sigh. “That’s okay; when you’re as tired as this pony, you can sit anywhere and it feels like a bed of clouds. I don’t even care that dirt is getting in my-” Her train of thought halted as she sniffed the air, prompting the just arrived Roswell to raise an eyebrow at her. “-tail… What is that amazing smell?! It’s... heavenly!” Hammer Drop stared off blankly as he took a sniff. “Oh!” he uttered, rushing slightly to the furnace, placing an oven mitt over his hoof while opening the slide, and pulled out a metal pan. He brought the pan over to Pending and Roswell, revealing it to be lined with chocolate chip cookies. “Almost forgot about these. Feel free to help yourself…” he placed the baking pan on the rim of the forge. “-once they’ve cooled, of course.” She gave a delighted squee as she eyed the baked goods. Her tongue hung from her mouth as she fought the urge to eat them off the tray immediately. “Pending…” Roswell warned. “Remember what happened last time you didn’t give it a minute to cool.” “Hey, I survived it once- and twice- maybe a few other times... point is, I’ll be fine!” The corner of Hammer’s mouth curled in amusement. “I assure you, they’ll taste far better if you can actually feel your tongue.” Hard Counter arrived from his prior discussion, wearing a cautious smile upon his face. After catching a whiff of it, he soon noticed the batch of cookies resting on the forge. “You’ve got to be kidding me.” “See, Hardy?” Pending gestured to Hammer Drop. “Told you I had a good feeling about him-” “So, Hardy…” Roswell interjected quickly. “Where’s everypony’s favorite ninja? “Well, she should be-” The swordspony turned behind him, but Sheila Shadowmane was nowhere in sight. He looked to the bush they had been hiding behind, but he saw no sign of her silhouette through the leaves. No... she wouldn’t… Hard Counter thought to himself. She wouldn’t leave without me, would she? His teeth gritted, and he grew increasingly tense the more he stared at the bush. No, she did... stubborn fool! Should’ve expected this from an arrogant horn head… “Hardy?” He briefly jolted as he snapped back to reality. “She... I don’t know,” he said in defeat, still looking behind him. “What do you-” Roswell stopped himself, his face lowering. “Sh-she is coming with us, right?” The swordspony replied with deafening silence. Hammer Drop glanced at the group, before going back to preparing for his next project. “So... how are things back in civilization? Not much happens around these parts.” “You’re completely cut off from everypony else?” inquired Hard Counter. “Not completely. The mailmare brings me mail every once in a while, usually from family, or folks looking to commission me. For the most part, she’s my only source for the ongoings of society. Come to think of it, she never stopped by today,” he said, scanning the sky above. “Wonder if something went wrong...” “Don’t you get lonely being all by yourself?” asked Storm. “I’m not by myself,” he stated matter-of-factly, lifting up his forging hammer. The tool had a shiny, silver head, and despite how heavy it appeared, Hammer Drop handled it seemingly without effort. “I have Graveil here, the only companion I ever need.” The swordspony gave an involuntary snort. “You named your hammer? It doesn’t... talk to you, does it?” he asked with mock hesitation. The blacksmith looked directly into his eyes, replying in a sober tone. “Don’t be ridiculous, Handsome Hardy. Graveil would need a mouth to speak.” He turned his head to face Graveil, inspecting the head. “...That’s why she communicates through telepathy.” Hard Counter looked at Hammer Drop blankly. “...That’s a joke, right?” “Ooh, ooh!” Pending lit up, raising her hoof like a filly in a classroom. “Do you have a restroom?!” “Pending, why didn’t you go in the woods?” asked Roswell. “Uh, cause I’m not an animal, Roswell! Gosh.” Hammer Drop sighed. “It’s over here.” He pointed towards the outhouse across the garden. “I’m used to travelers asking for it.” “Thank Celestia!” she exclaimed as she ran into the outhouse, slamming the door shut. Hard Counter rolled his eyes with a mildly entertained smirk. “Anyways... Do you happen to know the quickest way to Canterlot from here? We’re sorta in a rush.” “I do. How soon do you need to be there?” “Tomorrow, preferably no later than morning, if we can.” “Oof...” Hammer Drop muttered. “I suppose it might be possible to make it, but that’ll require going through the mountains. I’ve made note of several paths that allow shorter travel time-” “Hey, that’s great!” said Roswell excitedly. “...however, without a guide, the journey could be quite treacherous. You may very well get lost, injured, and perhaps worse. By yourselves, it would be foolish to attempt, I’m afraid.” “Okay, so why don’t you lead the way?” Hardy asked assertively. “You would be well-compensated for your help, I can assure you.” The brown stallion’s eyes narrowed at Hardy. “Sorry, but I simply can’t drop everything to help you. I have deadlines to make for these commissions, and I never miss a deadline.” Hardy’s eyes widened as his face became a fierce scowl. “To Tartarus with your deadline! This is of utmost importance!” He took a few aggressive steps forward. “Help us, and you’ll never need to make another deadline ever again!” Hammer Drop tilted his head slightly, and gently placed Graveil on the rim of the forge. He gave Hardy and Roswell a curious look. “What could possibly demand such urgency? Hm?” The blacksmith sat upright, his expression changed to that of a stony frown. “Who are you ponies, really?” There was another pause, but before he could reply, the inventor noticed Hammer’s eyes glance up to the left of him. Roswell turned his head, following the line of sight, and his eyes widened. Hard Counter took notice of his change in expression, and turned his head as well. In the distant sky, a dozen or so black shapes were seemingly hovering in the air. It took a moment of observation before Hardy realized they were getting bigger- no, closer. No... no way, please, not here, he thought as he gripped his rapier. Curses, Sheila, where are you? The swordspony pivoted at Hammer Drop. “Did you set us up?! Was this arranged?!” Hammer raised an eyebrow, seemingly taken back. “I beg your pardon?” Roswell Rivet placed his hoof on Hard Counter’s chest. “We don’t know if he’s involved! We need to take cover! They might not have noticed us yet!” Hardy pushed the hoof away with a low growl. “Fine, but we can’t leave without Pending! There’s no time to pull her out of there!” “Maybe we could-” “Get inside,” Hammer interjected before Roswell could finish. “I don’t know what’s going on, just get inside the cabin now.” The gray and purple stallion was prepared to argue, but stopped himself. He patted Roswell on the back and gestured toward the cabin. “There’s the door, come on!” The two ran inside swiftly as the blacksmith resumed work on an unfinished blade. To be continued...
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Alright guys, I just want to clear a few things up. For one, sorry I haven't been more active. Honestly, managing this group kinda stresses me out sometimes. What I want to ask of you is to simply submit your art to the correct folders. Another thing is that this group is specifically for traditional art. Please don't submit your digital paintings and vectors. A lot of them are awesome, but they will be turned down. Some days I am barraged with submissions that don't fit. From now on, I won't be accepting anything to the wrong folders, and I probably won't give an explanation either. Especially if you send me digital art, I'll just click decline and move on. Real quick I want to run down the list to clarify what goes in what folder:

Auto-Delete Submit your art here if you don't read things. Anything sent here, will have zero chance of appearing in the group unless you resubmit it to the right folder. It will be declined on sight, and this keeps a lot of the bulk of miscellaneous .

Rainbow Dash: This should be obvious, but apparently isn't. What goes in this folder? Rainbow Dash. Not Dash and another character, not the entire mane 6, not Flufflepuff, not any of your OCs. Rainbow Dash... This is what honestly drives me nuts the most. This is the first folder on the list, so if you don't choose a folder before clicking "submit," this is what's automatically submitted. Please click a folder that fits the best.

Other mane six folders: Same thing, only it ain't the first on the list. Just remember each folder is for just that character. No other character should be involved. Maybe a pet or animal or such, but we have other folders for other characters

Equestrian Royalty: Any of the princesses, Shining Armor, Prince Blueblood, etc. Anyone of royalty.

Vinyl a-o Octavia: Vinyl Scratch and/or Octavia. Either or both of those two. If there's another in the mix, goes to 2+ characters or OC + canon. This just for those two

Derpy Hooves: Single character, that'd be Derpy

Spike: Apply the same to Spike

Cutie Mark Crusaders: Any or all of the CMC. That includes Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle. Scootaloo, and Babs.

Trixie: Just Trixie

2+ Canon Characters: Second most wrongly used folder, just after Rainbow Dash's. NO OC'S! There is a folder for that, this one is for CANON characters only.

OC with Canon Character: Here we go, if you have a pic that includes a fan character with a canon character, no matter the amount of either, it goes to this folder

OCs - Original characters: This is for YOUR characters and other fan created characters! If it ain't an official character, you can put it here! So long as it's just OCs. Any amount of OCs, just make sure it's ONLY OCs, please. If there's any canon characters involved, well if you've read this far you should know where they go.

Gore a-o Mature: If it shows nudity or gore, or any form of graphic content not suitable for kids or for viewing at work, it goes here. If you have to put a mature tag on your pic, there should be no question on where it goes. It goes here.

Comics: Should be self explanatory. If you submit a comic page, it can go here, regardless of other folder criteria (EXCEPT GORE/MATURE!)

Plushie a-o Products: Mostly plushes, but sometimes other merchandise gets sent here

Anthro a-o Humanoid: Anything and everything anthropomorphic or humanized. That includes EqG. Also includes OCs. So long as it's not a mature theme, everything anthro/human goes here. (Comics can still go to comics)

Crossovers: Things that are MLP crossed with some other universe. Deadpool hugging Pinkie Pie? Goes to crossovers. Spike joining the Teen Titans, goes here.

Other Characters: For canon characters that are not on this list. NOT OCS!

Lyra a-o Bon Bon: Same concept as the Vinyl/Octavia folder. For just Lyra and/or Bon Bon. One or both. Any more than them goes to another folder.

Competitions: This folder has caused a lot of confusion and even between mods there have been disagreements. Now seeing as I'm the only active one left, guess we're going with my interpretation. This folder was meant for contest entries to contests we'd hold. I'm not going to clear everything out of it or delete it, but consider this one dead. It's not meant for advertising contests, it's for contest entries. We accept art into the gallery, not ads.

Landscapes or Scenes: Basically artworks of Equestrian places that don't focus on characters any.

Literature: Fanfics. Literally the only exception to the digital rule, only because we don't expect you to write out and scan your fanfics. Though I guess if you just feel like doing that, this folder works for that too. And like I said, fanfics. Fiction. Not advertisements. This is for stories, not random journals.

Pony Pets: Each of the mane 6 ponies have pets of some sort. This is where pics of them go. Winona, Tank, Opal, etc. If the pet is with their owner, you can put that in that character's folder, or 2+ if fitting. This folder was made for pics of just the pets, because we had not fitting folder for that.

Antagonists: You know who's an enemy of Equestria and who's not if you've kept up with the series, so I feel like this one is self explanatory. Chrysalis and King Sombra do not go to Other Characters, they go here. Discord pics are in here, but since his reformation, things have gotten a bit jumbled and he kinda spread a bit of chaos around the gallery. I think there's three separate folders he shows up in, if I'm not mistaken. If he's drawn as a villain, put him here. If he's being a sweetheart, I suppose Equestrian Royalty fits best.

Cosplays: MLP themed costumes go here.

Tutorials: If it's instructional, it goes here. Even if it would fit other folders, this keeps it where someone could more easily find everything that could be useful, instead of going through every folder to find helpful images.

Commissions ads: This folder is for advertising your commissions! (commission journals are not literature,  they go here not there) This folder has it's own rule journal, where you can also find a link to a template. Here is the journal:
Folder for CommissionsWe have opened a folder for commissions! Feel free to add your journal entries with descriptions of your rules and prices. Here is a template; just copy it to your journal, remove unnecessary parts, and add correct prices and types of arts.
Don't forget to add one or two examples for each type of art, using :thumbXXXXXX: tag. And there are reminders in the template. ^^ You can find this tag in the right column at the deviation page under the title “Thumb”. After you add the tag to the journal text, it would look like this:
Traditional black and white drawing: 1 USD or 10 points

Traditional full color drawing: 2 USD or 20 points

The rules:
1. Stick to the template. It will help people to compare different proposals.
2. Post only journal entries to

If you actually read this far, really, thank you. If there's ever any questions or confusion, please don't hesitate to ask. We can clear things up. If you just submit away and expect me to just put it where it belongs myself, like I said at the top of this post, I may just delete it an move on. It's much less frustrating. Thanks for reading guys!
We have opened a folder for commissions! Feel free to add your journal entries with descriptions of your rules and prices. Here is a template; just copy it to your journal, remove unnecessary parts, and add correct prices and types of arts.

Don't forget to add one or two examples for each type of art, using :thumbXXXXXX: tag. And there are reminders in the template. ^^ You can find this tag in the right column at the deviation page under the title “Thumb”. After you add the tag to the journal text, it would look like this:

Traditional black and white drawing: 1 USD or 10 points
BBBFF by umneem

Traditional full color drawing: 2 USD or 20 points

The rules:
1. Stick to the template. It will help people to compare different proposals.
2. Post only journal entries to the folder, no image advertising is allowed.
3. You must take traditional art commissions; digital commission proposals are optional.
4. You must take pony-related commissions; non-pony commissions are optional.
5. Update you commission information when you change something, for example, if you have many commissions and can't take more. Outdated entries will be removed from the gallery, for example, if they have broken thumbs.

If you have any questions and proposals, feel free to comment on this journal entry.
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SerenePony Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2021  Hobbyist
Hi, I was wondering where I cam put my artwork featuring the upcoming gen 5 characters.
umneem Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2021  Student General Artist
Can you give an example of characters you want to draw?
SerenePony Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2021  Hobbyist
Well since Gen 5 is now becoming a thing, you can see people drawing the leaked new characters like Sunny, Izzy, Pipp and Hitch.
I have been asking around other groups Im in and not a lot of them have folders for the Gen 5 ponies yet.
umneem Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2021  Student General Artist
So far the group has only two drawings of new characters in the Other Characters folder. If you add some more I can make a new folder for them. I also recommend to add appropriate tags so the drawings can be easily found later.
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Malte279 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2021  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm very sorry, I accidentally submittet one clearly digital rather than traditional image of an OC. Please feel free to remove it. It happened on accident when I was submitting to a number of groups and for a moment didn't pay attention. My bad Blush 
umneem Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2021  Student General Artist
No problem, you can remove a deviation from the group yourself.
Malte279 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2021  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much, umneem :) (Smile) 
I had been unaware (thank you, for making me learn something new ;) (Wink)), but found how to do this. The digital picture is now removed.
SerenePony Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2020  Hobbyist
Heya, I'm looking into groups to see if there are some more active ones around for me to join and show off my art (lol).
Is this one active still?
umneem Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2020  Student General Artist
I'm not sure about other groups, but artists put their art here almost every day.
SerenePony Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2020  Hobbyist
okidoki, only because I am noticing some groups almost completely going silent now, leaving me with less places to submit my art, especially for my traditional stuff.
I will join up with this group and submit some stuff as I go. Thanks for replying.
umneem Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2020  Student General Artist
No problem, I'm waiting for some art from you. ^^
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mlp-melodymark Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2020  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello, I have a question.
Does the drawing have to be fully traditional or could it will have some digital art aspect in the drawing like this for example...
Best Friends (Redraw Gift) by mlp-melodymark
The piece is primarily traditional only with an add on digital background along with some little highlights done digitally. Would pieces like this be accepted or not?
Thanks for your time.
XeviousGreenII Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2020  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would say that as long as the picture began its life in physical medium and as long as the "main thing" (like the characters here) was done traditionally, it should be okay I guess. So at least I would accept it!
mlp-melodymark Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2020  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok! Thanks so much ^^
Just wanted to make sure before I got kicked out or in trouble, saw y’all are really strict about digital art being placed here.
umneem Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2020  Student General Artist
I agree. Feel free to add drawings like this in the group.
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Malte279 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello :iconumneem::iconxeviousgreenii::iconvaser888:,
thank you very much for your work in creating and maintaining this group :)
I'm wondering though if there is any chance to lessen the time frame for submissions to this group a bit? There are many traditional pieces I would really like to submit (most of them crafts), but with the rate of two submissions per week it is going to be stretched out for a really very long time. I understand the risk of too large a pile of submission comming in to handle if the limit is lifted too much, but is there any room to make the limit a little less tight?
umneem Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2019  Student General Artist
Thank you for your message, because there was an issue with incorrect settings. I fixed group limits as it was intended, now it should be two deviations per day.
Malte279 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, thank you very much, umneem :)
Mana-Kyusai Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm open for commissions. I don't know if there is a place to post it?…
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