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The Shady Trough by Equestria-Prevails The Shady Trough by Equestria-Prevails
The night is still young

(had to include Meadowlark and Sunshine :iconegophiliac: because they're awesome)
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SharpySaber Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015
Here's some good pub music.

Mightnight told me to play this for her co-worker.
HeranHull Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015
So that chapter on Diaries of a madman was inspired by this artwork? Really amazing, I always thought You used that scene as model
BrysonMichealCano Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Student Artist
I need to actually watch MLP now (I usually don't because I'm 15 and live with my grandparents...awkward...) But as far as I know, Bat Ponies don't they? Or...I don't even know.
Angelwings200 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
They appeared briefly in "Lunar Eclipsed", and there is a vampire pony in "Bats!", but otherwise, I haven't seen bat ponies.
BrysonMichealCano Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student Artist
iWantcoal Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This, my friend, is where everything started.
HyuugaHigure Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
ShadySableye77 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That White Colt looks similar to my Pegasus oc
LordSleeper Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Smug smile is...well...smug, and I'm loving it!
QuasExortWex Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
They're Thestrals, not Bat Ponies.
Suchacommotion Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Awww yeeeah
EphemeralMemory Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Diaries of a Madman

First Published : 19 Aug 2012

Earliest Comment on this Page: 8 Aug 2012

It seems the writer took some inspiration from this image. (Or..they are one and the same, which I highly doubt.)
T'is quite well made though, so I fault him not. 
Genbe89 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
I always thought that was Cassandra, she looks so beautiful here compared to her other pics where she looks ready for battle, I would love to see more art of her
Equestria-Prevails Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lots of comments here I shoulda answered long ago, sorry! This is a really really old pic and most of the characters weren't named then, but they've since been in more pics:

Front table: Midnight Blossom, Cloud Skipper, Cassandra Ironclaw

2nd table: Jasmine, Frolicsome Meadowlark, Sunshine Smiles

3rd table: Pitaya (green hair)


Pic wasn't based off any fics :)
Merc-King Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
Thanks for the update even when it's late. Do they have background story or fanfic(s) about their background? 
Nocturnechill Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
For those of you wondering what story its from.… its in here. but no spoilers from me as to where. have fun searching!
NavaroneIsRealNavi Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Student Artist
Diaries of a Madman!!!
An1m3Ha1r Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
No wait, crap, he'd kill me if I said that...
Still, Diaries of a Madman has got to be the greatest fanfic of any series ever.
(please tell me that's what you're referencing, right?)
Ronnocx Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
Is this from something? I really need to know.
Sturmlion1 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Last time I was in a bar like that drinking and playing poker I drew the Dead Mans Hand. Won the hand but quit right afterword's. My luck is enough someone would put a round in my skull.
RainbowBeam1 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME!! Bat ponies are awesome!!
RukarioTrainer Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Given it's night though wouldn't the Lunar guards be on duty? ;p You'd think they'd all be in the bar during the day and it would be a bunch of the solar guards there at night. hehe. Either way amazing drawing!
hvgtd Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
You should try another version of this, only with the original suites. I'm of course referring to to Swords (modern equivalent is Spades), Wands (modern equivelant is clubs), Cups (modern equivalent is hearts), and coins (modern equivalent is diamonds). It would fit more with the mystical feel that MLP provides, and it probably fit more with the characters.
TXgamePRO Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
Love the picture and just want to ask, which one is Sunshine and Meadowlark?
Silnev Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
I wish I could slip into a "racial" tavern unnoticed. Tried it once, the whole time the other patrons stared at me. Apparently they didn't like fat people. 
Fujin777 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Cool image.
dudephat Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've literally had this tab open for 4 hours. Just so I can go back and look at this every now and then. Can't get enough of that awesome bat pony OC. ^3^
FralLeman Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
So, when we gettin' an episode about (Non-vampire) bat ponies?  I mean, come on what little girl (or grown fan >.>) wouldn't want a bat pony?  HASBRO MAKE AN EPISODE!
7331Dude Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Dude, please be more perceptive... Decent scenery by the way.
Reimx Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Bats pony are in the bar entertainment and drink , which is a beautiful painting :D (Big Grin) 
Jusey1 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Love this picture. Huge fan of bat ponies... Even made my own OC into one!
jerrmy12 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
I now love vampire ponies.
Jusey1 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
You do realize this is a picture of bat ponies, not vampire ponies... Yes? There is a difference between the two.
Coruptedspirit Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
Actually if this is based off what I think it is, the batpone playing poker is a vampire
Tempestii Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
These are OCs that belong to this deviant. And I know for a fact that she is not a vampire.
Jusey1 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
And I say. No.
Coruptedspirit Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
fair enough
jerrmy12 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Yes, stupid auto correct...
TheDragonshy Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
omg i would so hang this as a wallpaper in my room ;) its cool :3
RhinoKitty Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist… someone has been stealing your art.
MLP-OC-Creators-Wiki Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks to you I'm gaining back my interest in drawing best ponies. :) :) :)

MLP-OC-Creators-Wiki Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ACK! ******BAT****** ponirs
MLP-OC-Creators-Wiki Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know what I mean -_-
Mirriora Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
diaries of a madman...
KSchnee Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Writer
I keep coming back to this picture for inspiration, because I'm writing a fanfic with a pony that must look like the grinning batpony girl. Help! She won't let me stop writing the story!
SilverWing27 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This looks like a place where the show would incorporate. They should though. We've been seeing the mane 6 and the day ponies, I would like to see what happens during the night with the bat ponies. You know a story of Luna this time and the bat ponies coming out and doing their usual night rounds. That would be so awesome.
KittyCuddleCakes Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
asdf21real Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
What chapter of diary of a madman is this based on?
This picture really captures the mood of night, i dont know why but it gives me that feeling that i had when i went out on halloween years ago, i always had a dreamesque feeling, if that makes sense, when outside during halloween night, this picture gives me that feeling in a good way, i cant explain it, it feels like a calm yet crowded and exciting environment, god i sound like a mental patient sometimes.
Aarongamma6 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
Is there a fanfic for all these pictures you have made? I love them all and the whole setting seems very interesting. It's a nice little story you have set up with all these guards for what looks like Day and Night.
allclaimingdarkness Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Yes, the fanfic this picture is based on is Diaries of a Madman, by Whatmustido. It's an awesome read and you should try it.
From left-right= Midnight Blossom, Quisling(a changeling), and Shade.

Sunshine Smiles is at the table to the left sitting next to the stallion with the eye patch.
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