Gnomevember 2018 day 5 – Mushrooms

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Posting a day late due to life shenanigans yesterday – thanks for your patience everyone!

(Reminder – most of the time I will have these up on my Instagram more promptly.)

The only crop that Tock-world Gnomes harvest from within the mountain (as opposed to the surface, as we discussed on Sunday) are mushrooms – those are grown in caves far in the stone, above the deeper stone under the mountain where the Dwarves live. Mushrooms make up much of the Gnomish diet, and farming them is a historical art passed down among a handful of families who have been doing pretty much just that for generations.

It is said that they have an unexplainable knack for it….

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Guest of the Day-ish – Tickle

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Some of you who have been following me for a while might remember that for a period of time, each weekend, I would post “Guest of the Day” drawings that I did for specially selected customers at my support job (I think most of those got posted on my Instagram, actually, but I digress).

My employers there discontinued the program, so I haven’t gotten to draw there in that way for a while….. but occasionally, someone checking in will request something fun. Today, someone asked for “a fun drawing….maybe something silly like a robot tickling a dinosaur.”

I think I delivered 😀

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Sunday Gnomedays 11-4-18, Gnomevember 2018 day 4

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Prompt, Animals 🐏

“Tock the Gnome” Gnomes who live in the cities don’t interact with animals too much in Tock’s time, but the few small communities that live on the mountains’ surface are very dependent on them (as are the city Gnomes, actually, they just don’t think about it) – aside from farming vegetables, there are also many sheep farms, from where the Gnomes get fiber to make their clothes and other linens!

So here is a shepherd , possibly on his way to market with his flock, if the fancy pointed hat is to be any indication.

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Gnomevember 2018 day 3 – Hat(s)

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Focusing on the difference in the hats they wear, of course! 
I’ve mentioned before here that pointed hats are worn very specifically for special occasions, the only Gnomes that wear them constantly are the upper classes – the wealthy, and nobility, that is. Those persons probably also have several hats, too, while the working class usually only have one (and the poorest Gnomes would not even have one at all).** 
So here’s two Gnome ladies of very opposite classes, swapping hats for their own reasons (but also to show that that’s definitely an area of their culture that needs to grow. Check out the comic to see how things go!).
**Gnomes don’t have much of a written history, but there is some historic artwork that survives showing all sorts of Gnomes wearing pointed hats on a regular basis. If someone ever brings up what this might mean, people around them often politely and conveniently change the subject.  Best not to rock the boat, after all.

Gnomevember 2018 day 2 -Kiss

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Of a sort, anyway:

The Gnomes of Tock’s world begin this level of affection with bumping noses – which is also often done platonically between close friends and family members, buuuuuuut it means a little bit more between two people interested in each other 💕

Lucky for these two ladies their budding romance is between two people of similar class levels, so their story would be a relatively smooth one – more about class stratification issues with tomorrow’s prompt!

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