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Laughing Stocks by Bad-Pierrot Laughing Stocks by Bad-Pierrot
Here's another commish for :iconogbobbydee: featuring a scene that he wanted me to illustrate featuring 2 folks getting tickled in a Mark Twain-esque backdrop. Here's his caption for the pic:

"If teenage boys were caught kissing or 'taking advantage' of someones daughter, they were put in the town stocks and tied down, and their shoes and socks would be removed. Members of the town would randomly take turns tickling their feet with feathers and fingernails, on and off for an entire day. Sometime, the prisoners' feet would be painted with salt brine, and goats would be put to the task of licking it off, tickling the boys to near madness. The girls especially relished watching the boys having their feet licked, smiling with delight as they listened to their hysterics, begging helplessly for the goats to stop."

Hope you guys enjoy!
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cullyferg2010 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015
Sorry, read about it in an old Popular Mechanics issue from the mid 1960s that had an article about different means of execution.
There had been a German king during the time of the Reformation did the same thing with criminal offenders.  However, he had the prisoner's feet soaked with cream and then had kittens set to lick them.  The prisoners, literally, died laughing.  Saved on the cost of paying the local executioner.
Bad-Pierrot Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
There's no way that's true. -_-
magica12 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
why does the girl giggling in the background remind me of dorothy gale a bit

LOLorelse412 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Student
This is so cruel......... I LOVE IT !!!
BullshitDetektor Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
amazing picture and sweat idea ... feet tickling in public and young girls are allowed to watch - extrem embarrassment
and this was done in Greek history?
cfowler7 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its funny but this is also a form of punishment in Greek history ^^
Bad-Pierrot Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very true. I think that's what the person paying me was going for. Hope you like it!
LegendofVelotron Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
It reminds me of Ann of Green Gables.... lol
hadzi12563 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
I think it was very useful to punish teenagers by this method. it is bad when young boy kisses yuong girl/ The boy must be punished. and in my opinion feet tickling is the best punishments for teenage boys. i wish this punishment will be used in modern times
tigerbreath13 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ancient Romans did that too
leeladebris Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
The girl looks liek Becky from Tom Sawyer no Bouken
RawPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011   Photographer
Hello! I am here to leave a comment for dA's 11th birthday challenge!
I must say, reading the story behind this definitely made it take on a new feel for me. One of those things that appears to be lighthearted and comical, but has a slightly disturbing backstory to it...
Anywho, I love your style! It has a very stylistic simplicity to it, which is very pleasent to look at and drew my eye right away. And the goats are adorable! :D
Bad-Pierrot Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Much appreciated.
Feathers01 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
THis picture is amazing. :) I love the idea to start with; the whole stocks and public tickle torture is a big win for me. The idea of cute girls watching makes it all the sweeter. Wonderful colour work and great job on the poses of the goats! :)
tickler818 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Personally I would LOVE to see the cute girl in the background being tickled!
That being said, this picture - as ever - is extremely good! :D
heretichero666 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Pretty good for your second male tickle pic dude. I like it. You are getting a bigger variety of pics on here and I like that. The commission turned out well and I like your stock work. Have you considered doing more stock situations? I hear they were used in the Inquisition, witch trials, Renfaire festivals, and as torture by the ancient romans and arabians. Just an idea if you ever draw stock tickle victims again. I hope you do soon. You draw animals licking feet very well.
DashadyAlien Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
aaah very nice , i love that setting and it looks so bright and colourfull , an art piece well made
Bad-Pierrot Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks.
Blackout787 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
I love the pic, but the thing that stood out was the girl laughing at them from the side, that made the pic right there. Especially the way she is laughing at them, I mean the hand to the mouth and the other down at her waist. That is awesome.

In all, GREAT PIC!!!!!
MissPulchritudinous Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Ooh, those poor lil' cuties~

Speaking as a female I'm pretty excited about finding some new /m work. So. Yeeeaahhh! XD
Bad-Pierrot Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Glad I could help.
Ramennemar Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
good stuff
doomie220 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
I'm not much of a fan of male tickling but nyou do a great work in your art still!
KevNC Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
Good stuff.
alphazion Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
Not often that I like */m stuff but this is awesome. :D
Phuram Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work. For me the highlight of the pic is the giggling girl.
Gurtel Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
God bless you! Thanks for the male tickling!
RangerLoki Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
Umojar is the bestest. +1
Bad-Pierrot Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Aw yea.
CheshireCaterling Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
Oh wow...don't often see male tickling from you...nicely done...:D
Bad-Pierrot Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It's not often that it's commissioned. It seems like my announcement helped to broaden my audience so I'm getting commissions that are a bit more varied.
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