dElfcember 13, “Wolf”

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With a Wolfrider from “Elfquest,” of course!

Had to had to. I’m very grateful for these comics and what they’ve given me over the years.

“Strange blood! No regrets. We would not turn aside.

It brought us safely through the fire where all the others died.

Strange blood! Howl again, for now we know too well:

Better a friend on paths unknown than be alone in hell!”

~ Leslie Fish, “Strange Blood,”

from “A Wolfrider’s Reflections”

Prompt list from @monicamarinhoart.

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dElfcember days 10 through 12/WBW 23

Catching up, and as it says, including today’s “World Building Wednesday for “Tock the Gnome!”

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Day 10, Ice

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Day 11, Bard/WBW 23

The first of two parts of today’s World Building Wednesday! About magic and music together for Tock-verse Elvenkind.

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Day 12, Ginger bread/WBE

Second part of today’s WBW! Which led me in a much different direction for these Elves than you might expect….

Full post available here ❤

Prompt list from @monicamarinhoart.

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dElfcember, days 1 through 8

So I fell into another drawing challenge ^^;

I am very, very busy with commissions right now, but I’m going to do what I can to squeeze these in for fun in-between. As you might have guessed, I’m leaning towards world-building for “Tock the Gnome” again (….<3 ) but any spoilers will be tagged/noted and I will probably include a good smattering of Tolkien-style Elves (and maybe some “Elfquest” ones too!).

Here we go! Prompt list from @monicamarinhoart.

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Day 1, “Holly.” – also counting as 12/2’s Sunday Gnomedays.

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Day 2, “Tea.”

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Day 3, “Reindeer.”

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Day 4, “Winter Elf.”

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Day 5, “Pine Tree.” (Available with bonus information for “Tock the Gnome” World Building Wednesday here!)

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Day 6, “Snow.”

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Day 7, “Moon.”

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Day 8, “Owl.” – Our first specifically Tolkien-style Elf of the challenge!

Aaaaaand Bonus dElfcember available here for patrons, in the form of this month’s Thank You drawing

(Today’s Sunday Gnomedays will be up later today. Doing my best to get back on track with that and other regular posts, including Tock’s World Building Wednesday.)

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Fanart Friday (late) – Luke and Mike

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Belatedly, but here we are!

From this past Friday – a sketch I did recently for the amazing DrMistyTang of DeviantArt and Tumblr, of her leading guys, Luke and Mike, from her comic “Grey Eyes.”

Check out their story here ~ https://www.deviantart.com/drmis…/gallery/32229396/Grey-Eyes
And support her work here ~ https://www.patreon.com/mistytang/posts

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Fanart Friday(ish) – Abe & Nuala

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(Yes, belatedly, whoops.)

Got to finish up this little pencil drawing of “Hellboy II”s starcrossed lovers. My Wife and I rewatched it recently and I still very much wish they’d had a happy ending (to the point that I have a headcanon now of the forest returning Nuala to life upon the condition that she work to prevent her brother’s return. Perhaps someday I’ll get to write it).

(Also, moral of story: Sign me up for that Doomed Romance anytime.)

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Sunday Gnomedays 7-15-18

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Something unexpected this week – I actually had two other ideas in mind (Tock with her Goddess Carwen from “Tock the Gnome,” or more Gnomish Persephone love with Hades maaaaaaybe) but this ended up demanding finishing instead.

So. “Beren the Gnome.”

A little while ago I treated myself to a copy of “Beren & Luthien.” Lord of the Rings is one of my fandom passions, and I wanted to see how the amazing Alan Lee set about illustrating this delicious tale, and I must say I fell in love with it upon the first telling (there’s several different versions/evolutions of it in the book, and I love the first one so much that I haven’t even gotten through all of them yet).

Most importantly. And even though I know this is not what the great Tolkein meant …….originally, Beren’s people were Gnomes.

(That sound you hear is me shrieking in delight, still resonating from when I first read it months ago.)

Again, I know that was not the intention. In that first telling, he seems to have meant an Elf-like race of intelligence and wisdom, from “gnosis” …..but how could I have read that and NOT run with it?

So here’s Beren, the Gnome, and Luthien (who herself is quickly becoming my favorite LotR lady), with his “hat” above them (the story didn’t specifically mention these Gnomes wearing hats, but still) and the Silmaril that he is sent to steal for Luthien’s hand. The pawprints around them reference the hound Huan, who sheltered and aided them much.

I hope to draw more of them soon – I know, I know, but I am ~*absolutely*~ headcanoning Beren’s Gnomishness 😀 – but in the meantime I do highly recommend checking the book out. Tolkein’s world building is always inspiring.

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