Orctober 2018 day 1, with Prompt List <3

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Coming to the party a little late, and honestly wasn’t planning on it, buuuuuuuuuut someone asked me for a link to a prompt list. And here we are.

I am aware, also, that my handwriting is terrrrrrible, so here is a more legible list:

  1. Strong
  2. Flower
  3. Rain
  4. Laugh
  5. Rush
  6. 6 Song
  7. Fight
  8. Friend
  9. Tusk
  10. Move
  11. Look
  12. Message
  13. Steed
  14. Leader
  15. Capture
  16. Oath
  17. Stars
  18. Pride
  19. Cairn
  20. Swim
  21. Faerie
  22. Family
  23. Wound
  24. Wise
  25. Love
  26. History
  27. Fire
  28. Breath
  29. Skull
  30. Rest
  31. Magic

The drawing on the left is, of course, my entry for day 1 – Strong. For some reason it made me think of how Orcish strength comes often from community, and how strength itself can be a quiet, interior thing.

Also, in case it wasn’t clear from the style of the Orcish lady above and all behind her – I will indeed be focusing on “Tock the Gnome” style Orcs for this challenge. As such, all future Orctober drawings will be posted over there.

And lastly, please feel free to use this list yourself! Tag me too, if you don’t mind – @rachelillustrates or #rachelillustrates .

Happy Orctober everyone!!!

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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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Fanart sketches – Blythewood

So I’ve recently been introduced to (and positively inhaled) the Blythewood Series by Carol Goodman. It was wonderful, and though I’m technically done reading it and don’t have a lot of spare drawing time right now, I had to get some of the characters – and the feel of the fantastic world – down on paper. I have a feeling they’re going to be with me for some time, and I am very grateful and inspired.

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From top left, clockwise (hah) – Avaline Hall, Raven, a couple that may stand for any number of loves in the story, Helen van Beek, Nathan Beckwith, Daisy Moffat, and Featherbell. And throughout, the Shadows, of course.

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From left to right – Miss Lillian Corey and Miss Vionetta Sharp.

“But how could I have even thought such a thing, when the only person I ever want to be with is you?”

If you’ve never heard of the series, seriously seriously go read it. It’s like Harry Potter, but with an all girls’ school and faeries!!!

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Characters © Carol Goodman. Fanart by me, of course.