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The Sweetest Candy by NastyLady The Sweetest Candy by NastyLady
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Bon Bon is, of course, the Confectioner. I had to do an awful lot of research for this one, but it was time well spend. The history of Victorian confectionery is really fascinating! The people were of course obsessed with giant fancy decorated cakes and sweets. That was also the time some candy was actually invented. But what I liked the most was what was used as a food coloring. For example gold, for yellow. And arsenic for blue. So, yeah, don't underestimate these pretty candy balls in her hair. They're reaaaallly deadly.

Oh, and for those who are curious. The piece of candy in her mouth is an 19th century lollipop. They were made of chocolate rather than hard candy back then.

And here's the list...
Other Steampunk Ponies:
The Inventor - Twilight Sparkle [link]
The Timid - Fluttershy [link]
The Lady - Rarity [link]
The Mechanic - Applejack [link]
The Pilot - Rainbow Dash [link]
The Random - Pinkie Pie [link]
The Princesses - Celestia and Nightmare Moon [link]
The Dentist - Colgate [link]
The Flyers - Spitfire and Soarin' [link]
The Smuggler - Carrot Top [link]
The Messenger - Derpy Hooves [link]
The Dreamer - Lyra [link]
The Professor - Cheerilee [link]
The Virtuoso - Octavia [link]
The Evil Queen - Chrysalis [link]
The DJ - Vinyl Scratch [link]
The Soldier - Big Macintosh [link]
The Illusionist - Trixie [link]
The Perfumer - Roseluck [link]
The Herbalist - Zecora [link]
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NuvolaVolpe Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
WaterLily-95 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Student General Artist
I really love the research behind the design. You've done a fantastic job steampunking the ponies. I'm absolutely in love with them :)
Time-Moose Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Please make one for the Cutiemark Crusaders.
NastyLady Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm thinking about it, but none of the sketches I did with them so far made me feel "yeah, that's it!". I'll have to work on it a bit more.
Time-Moose Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Can't wait. ^^
MechanicalLora Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
it is very beautiful
Dgs-Krieger Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Hey, Nasty? You forgot to update the description.
NastyLady Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's updated now. Took me some time, uh...
Dgs-Krieger Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Oh my you're alive! :iconlaplz:

...arsenic for blue? Didn't they noticed something weird after eating it?
NastyLady Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, they have been using arsenic for a whole range of weird stuff, so I doubt a pinch more made a great difference.

And yeah. Here I am. Pretty lively.
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