Posting this today to make note that I will be taking a break from posting, from now until Wednesday 7/28. This week promises to be very challenging for me, in part because of grief (a dear friend’s memorial is on Saturday and I am handling that as well as I handle loss in general….. which is not very gracefully/well, at all). So I need to take a quick step back.
Thank you for your understanding 🦋
As for the image above:
Every time I start a new sketchbook, I draw something just for me in the front, usually with some kind of inspirational quote related to what I have going on at the time (for example, the last one, with Yavanna and Aulë was joined by “Let us be a part of the things rebuilt,” from Moonraykir’s Kiliel works, in the face of alllllllllll the insanity 2020 brought).
The quote placed with this one is a bit too personal to share, but it came with this lovely art of Arella (tragic backstory Queen of “Tock the Gnome”) in a kind of AU setting, as if she had embraced her power and love instead of her fear.
This was very, very comforting to draw.
And also clued me in to the fact that Arella and my Gnomish Persephone have the same hair, which I feel was subconsciously not-unintentional. Ahahaha 😅
Take care of yourselves this week, dear readers/followers. See you in a littlewhile.
“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.
Something light and magic (and a little sad because I was listening to the end of “The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen” and I can’t un-sad at that).
I am working on an important correction for “Tock the Gnome” that could have been up today, but I’m gonna give myself a few more days to get it sorted. Hope you’ll look forward to that for this week’s World Building Wednesday instead ❤
Once again, doubling up on a series featuring the current and upcoming main cast of “Tock the Gnome,” to close out JuneFae and Pride Month!
In keeping with today’s earlier post, here’s Ka’thagg, another upcoming mage connected to a certain Orc we’ve already met. They’ll be coming along eventually, but it will be some time (so it’s always refreshing/heartening to draw them in the meantime!).