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“Tock the Gnome” page update!!

Ding ding! A new page of “Tock the Gnome” is now available for reading – first one of this new year! 

Read here ❤

Or start from the beginning here ❤

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“Tock the Gnome: The Rescue Quest” is about a Gnome woman named Tock, who lives in a Steampunk culture in a high fantasy world. Driven by a Fairy Tale about a trapped Elven princess on a floating island, she convinces her friend Bumble – an airship pilot – to join her quest to rescue her. They hire extra firepower from unfamiliar lands, and together they seek the island and the princess. But what they seek may not be quite what they expected…

Proudly contains queer characters and romance, size-positivity, Faerie, spiritual magic, conundrums and tomfoolery.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi

Sunday Gnomedays 1-3-21

First of 2021 (though technically drawn last year, which is fine, since we’re not out of the situations that inspired it).

Featuring our dear Queen Arella from my comic “Tock the Gnome.” Fun advice – when you feel hopeless, do a drawing that gives hope to your most damaged, hopeless, destructive character!

Hope you’re all having the best start to the new year that you can 🖤

“Tock the Gnome” page update!!

Ding ding! A new page of “Tock the Gnome” is now available for reading – last one of this mire of a year! Thank you for continuing to show up for magic by reading Tock’s tale 💜

Read here  ❤

Or start from the beginning here ❤

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“Tock the Gnome: The Rescue Quest” is about a Gnome woman named Tock, who lives in a Steampunk culture in a high fantasy world. Driven by a Fairy Tale about a trapped Elven princess on a floating island, she convinces her friend Bumble – an airship pilot – to join her quest to rescue her. They hire extra firepower from unfamiliar lands, and together they seek the island and the princess. But what they seek may not be quite what they expected…

Proudly contains queer characters and romance, size-positivity, Faerie, spiritual magic, conundrums and tomfoolery.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi

dElfcember, “Your sElf”

Being braaaaaaave this year and drawing me, instead of a character of mine that resonates with me.

(So be kind, everyone. Thanks in advance.)

Definitely wanted to hit a vibe in which I could fit in several different Elven settings. Tolkien. “Tock the Gnome.” Yuletide. And pretty pleased with the result.

Prompt once again from the wonderful Monica Marinho.

More on the Elves of “Tock the Gnome” here.

(And don’t forget about my holiday sale, 20% off now through January 9th!)

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Sunday Gnomedays 12-27-20 (dElfcember, “Spirit Animal”)

I originally had a totally different plan for this one (I was gonna go real literal) BUT in interest of developing the “Gnomes of Middle-earth” (or G.N.o.M.E.) project some more, here is a sweet Middle-earthen Elven and Gnomish moment – in recognition of the amazing Huan the Hound, who helped Lúthien and Beren many times on their quest, and (at least in the first draft of the story) gave them a home with himself and his pack before they returned to Morgoth’s stronghold once more, and then to Lúthien’s folk, toward the end of the story.

So this, I imagine, is a moment of them just all being together, during the time that they lived with him in the forest. Thus the practical travel clothes, as Lúthien could have and would have manifested for herself and her love by her magics.

Beren & Lúthien as I first drew his Gnomishness here.

Prompt once again from the wonderful Monica Marinho.

(And don’t forget about my holiday sale, 20% off now through January 9th!)

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dElfcember, “Frost Fairy”

Posting this one a tad early in order to keep a good schedule with other, technically-non-dElfcember posts (or at least not ones on the prompt list) for the rest of the month.

So, Frost Fairy. Considering that Elves are faeries themselves, here’s a “Tock the Gnome” style Elf stretching their power to manifest ice and cold. Which would not be a stretch, necessarily, if they had already specialized their magic for the colder aspects of water. But I imagine this is a mage, not a priest (who would have had more access to a greater range of magical abilities within their chosen element), someone who’s just been dabbling in water magic. Maybe someone from a small village, up in the mountains, remote. And even though their day to day life may not be that of a mage yet, when a crisis of too-warm-weather hits one winter, and their community finds themselves unable to get help from the local temple systems for some reason…. well, what can they do but try to push their magic even further?

Their snowflake-faerie wings inspired, by the way, by the photography of Wilson Bentley.

Prompt once again from the wonderful Monica Marinho.

More on the Elves of “Tock the Gnome” here.

(And don’t forget about my holiday sale, 20% off now through January 9th!)

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dElfcember, “Hope”

Fanart Friday style! Anybody order some extra soft, casual Kiliel for Christmas?

Dipping into Tolkien a bit for this prompt (and another in a couple of days!). Though their canon story was a tragedy, I feel like hope was a big part of Kíli and Tauriel’s romance – just the idea of the hope of being together, despite all they faced….which just feels super duper appropriate for this holiday season.

(Quick style note – I know they may not look exactly like their actors here, but I’m having fun figuring out how I would like to portray them, with the movie designs as a basis. I refuse to draw Kíli without some semblance of a full beard. Prepare for that to become more of a thing.)

And if you’d like to reject canon and believe everything worked out Just Fine, may I suggest Moonraykir’s “Even Dragons Have Their Ending” series? Everyone lives, and it deals with the intense culture-clash and political muckity muck that would come from Kíli and Tauriel trying to be together, in the face of Kíli’s role as prince, and the animosity between their peoples (among other, darker things).

Prompt once again from the wonderful Monica Marinho.

(And don’t forget about my holiday sale, 20% off now through January 9th!)

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dElfcember, “Elf Sailor Venus”

The sea spreads out wide
The wind comes blowing this way
It may be a little cold
But start running forth
Do not forget

About yourself
The one I love the most
Even though it’s hard
From here I look out
And see the desert daybreak

  • “Route Venus,” lyrics by Naoko Takeuchi. (Listen here, full lyrics here.)

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For the prompt on the 21st, “A prompt of 2019.” I didn’t get to participate last year, so looking at that list, I HAD to pick this one. Still freaking out a little.

This may have been the most fun thing I have ever ever drawn.

(And design-wise, I went with Minako’s Princess form instead of her sailor uniform, since it was easier to Elfify. I chose to pretty much keep it as it is with a few adjustments/minor embellishments, as such. And of course, she’s curvy, as my take on Usagi is always curvy and she’s Usagi’s bodyguard-double.)

Prompt once again from the wonderful Monica Marinho.

(And don’t forget about my holiday sale, 20% off now through January 9th!)

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