More sketches from my Equestria dreamscape. One of the advantages of getting to resubmit this artwork to DA is that I can upload it in a sequence that more closely mirrors how things happened in my sleep. Unlike on FA where they initially got thrown up in a pretty random order; which made hard for watchers to understand what exactly was going on there. Also it has given me a chance to go through and edit some of more horrific writing errors I made in those earlier postings. I have gotten better, but I still have a long ways to go.
In my last posting I commented that Petina and I were visiting Sugar Cube Corner almost daily. Another Ponyville establishment we have begun giving some of our business is the one tavern or public house in Ponyville called The Bucking Mare. The owner is a burly earth pony stallion called Taps. He has two other full time employees. His cook Shiny Cauldron who is unicorn stallion and his barmaid a earth pony mare called Black and Tan.
Black and Tan is your iconic sassy, lusty, pretty bar wench you've read about in AD&D campaigns, Swashbuckler movies, Fantasy movies and adventure novels....just in pony form. Complete with the long somewhat wild hair, in this case mane and tail, and the requisite bodice. She's hard working. Hard playing and utterly ruthless when it comes time to get the payment from the customers. Whether through a batting of her eye or the threat of physical violence result are usually the same. The bit box gets fed and she gets her tip!
Now one thing that dawn on me as these Equestria dreams began to occur on regular basis was that certain social norms were different in Pony society. Especially concerning what in the United States would be considered being indecent. When you are effectively walking around in public naked all the time it gives a different viewpoint on things that we usually in the West consider private nowadays. Like public and outdoor bathing.
Behind the Bucking Mare there is a large old barrel/ cask that has been cut in half and turned into a outdoor bath. There have been at least two occasions where I have walked by and seen Black and Tan taking her afternoon bath in it. Yes I know that the barrel would probably fall a part if you cut that way but it looks cute.