So here we are again. Week 2 is over! Already!
Where did the time go, eh? It seems like just yesterday that I was slaving away over a hot keyboard, trying to get all your entries together. How you've grown *sniff*
So, draw a pony representing a country was the theme this week. You lovely folks have managed to make 74 pretty patriotic ponies. They say authors are judged on the success of their second novel. Don't look now everypony, but I think we're doing OK :) It's been nice to see some folks really going to town on this theme, and some others taking the time to represent a country. In fact it reminds me of a European tradition that stretches back through the decades. Let me tell you of...
The Eurovision Song Contest
Yes! On one special day a year, all of Europe puts aside their differences and enters a terrible europop song into this contest, then every country tactically votes for their neighbouring countries. It's glorious and terrible. On the night of the final I invite everyone around to my house, where we get blind drunk and shockingly jingoistic. I can highly recommend it! Nothing beats a house packed full of crazy people shouting after each result is read out.
Mostly the entries are just terrible. The only saving grace for this festival of europomp is that one year this masterpiece was entered for Finland. Fillies and gentlecolts, I give you Lordi...
Enough frivolity! Time for the serious business of looking at ponies. Here's all the submission you guys have kindly drawn this week. Fabulous job! A great big thanks to everypony who submitted a picture this week. Those of you who didn't, I want to see your pics next week, okay? If you get stuck for ideas, want a hand with anything or are just having a crisis of faith, send me or any of the admins a note on DevArt.
We're here to help you folks get better at drawing, give us a chance to :D
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1 RydelFox (Better redesign than the film? I think so! -Nullh)
2 VirgaRainboom (So... shiny... -Lunar Apologist)
3 Haccicat (I like that Canada's food is a waffle. With maple syrup, I presume? -Lunar Apologist)
4 Delta939 (I want that hat SO BAD! -Nullh)
6 Baisre (Very pretty! I'd quite like to hear how you made this -Nullh)
9 Invidlord (So this: http://youtu.be/NbKNKfePCrs -Nullh)
10 Sir-Dangereaux (Comin' again to save the motherf---in' day, yeah! -Lunar Apologist)
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11 Rydelfox (Did you just summon Spike in one turn? That's against the rules, isn't it? -Lunar Apologist)
13 Otherunicorn (Is the flyswatter for the unholy amount of venomous bugs native to that Celestia-forsaken land? -Lunar Apologist)
15 demented-Mr-Paulsen (COMRADES. -Lunar Apologist)
19 BishopOfWar (It's a submission, and a tute! You win a prize, sir! -Nullh)
21 FoxOfWar (No idea why, but your ponies remind me of G1 ones -Nullh)
22 Bananizen (I would pay cash monies for a toy like this. -Lunar Apologist)
24 Project-hedgecat (Brohooves for my UK bronies! Now I have Big Country in my head -Nullh)
26 Chromadancer (Wow, I bet getting those stars in her mane is a real pain in the flank! -Lunar Apologist)
27 Argembarger (If Japan ever does their own version of the show, I'd demand it included this. -Lunar Apologist)
28 SamuelEAllen (Le Gasp! Such betrayal, Fluttershy! -Lunar Apologist)
30 Egophiliac (Good stuff as always! How are you so talented? You bathe in other artists blood, right? -Nullh)
33 MoonlightScribe (You Scots are showing up us southerners! -Nullh)
34 MoonlightScribe (English Rose needs more tins of lager and barely controlled kids :/ -Nullh)
35 AmbroseButtercrust (Love this style! Duck Soup was great -Nullh)
36 Atlur (I think even without the French flag, this would have been a great pun :) -Lunar Apologist)
37 Capriphon (Djibouti! Also, cool design! -Lunar Apologist)
39 Alipes (Alipes battled through personal injury to bring us this sketch. I doff my cap -Nullh)
40 Rhanoa (Ou est le piscine? -Nullh)
41 LifeSequenceBreak (I like this! As-is, it's got a very Southern Song Dynasty/Chan Buddhist feel to it. Very nice! -Lunar Apologist)
43 kitsuneymg (Oh, you! -Lunar Apologist)
44 hip-indeed (Got some sick moves, son! -Lunar Apologist)
49 Moabite (Does this remind anyone else of the Bayou Tapestry? -Nullh)
50 Nullh (I see you decided that if this was going to be political, you'd take the pun all the way ;) -Lunar Apologist)
51 Easteu (I am in love with this! -Nullh)
52 Necrodios (I had no idea Georgia was named after St. Geroge. OMG LERNIN' -Nullh)
53 yiKOmega (Oh my gosh! This is the best crossover. -LunarApologist)
55 yiKOmega (Carrotdog! -Nullh)
56 NonoPony (I was expecting more orange, but I like it! -Lunar Apologist)
57 Shockblock99 (This is a landmass I had not considered! Poor Antarctica -Lunar Apologist)
58 GonzaHerMeg (I love the colors you've got going, here! -Lunar Apologist)
60 Invidlord (I can't decide if this would be the best place to live, or the worst. -Lunar Apologist)
62 Delta-Pangaea (LONG LIVE THE LUNAR REPUBLIC! -Lunar Apologist)
63 Jeff Martinez
64 Jeff Martinez (Dracula pony! I love it! -Lunar Apologist)
65 TerribleTransit (This amused me way more than it should have! -Lunar Apologist)
67 Rumikoholic (This is adorable! -Lunar Apologist)
68 Tecknojock (Lovely stuff. I'm a total sucker for pencil work! -Nullh)
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71 CrunchNugget (Poor Derpy. She just wants us all to get along! :( -Lunar Apologist)
72 PVRyohei (Fun fact: Hetalia is the best history comedy anime ever. -Lunar Apologist)
73 ReadToasts (This is awesome art, AND your post was informative! I like it :) -Lunar Apologist)
74 Fatum--Inanis (Just got it in :D -Nullh)
Here's a few folks who missed the deadline. Enjoy!