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Prompt – Wedding ❤

Some of the details are inspired by what my own was like (mostly that each bride is getting to do her own thing, stylistically, which worked very well for my wife and I). I imagine the bride on the left is a librarian, and the bride on the right works with birds.

Also, sometimes, I feel silly or irresponsible that I focus on lady gnomes so much, and that so many of them end up super super queer…..but then that moment passes and I remember what I’m here for, right? Ohohoho.

(And we just talk about the fact that the theater company I’m working with actually reposted this on their instagram? What is my life 😀  )

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Prompt – First Kiss ❤

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A new page of “Tock the Gnome” is now up for reading!

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…

NOTE: Will contain lesbian romance, size-positivity, Faerie, spiritual magic, conundrums and tomfoolery.

So the lovely DrMistyTang, Zimeta and ratscout have been holding a contest over on deviantART for their very, very fun series, “The Chronicles of Dru.”

(Contest information and all entries here.)

Getting this in nearly at the last second, but I had to join the fun! Below is my story submission and first, some supplemental art for it, including character design and details on how Gnomes are in Dru. As much fun as the story was to write, it was a super fun challenge and an honor to come up with Gnomish design for this world.

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Now without further ado…

~ For Fairy Love, a “Chronicles of Dru” tale~

Navaie the Elf Witch left Elf Port well over a decade ago, and had no intention of ever going back.

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Getting back into the swing of things, commissions and trades-wise. Starting with this lovely for MustLoveFrogs at dA.

Her “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” work is just so much fun, especially her comics, and when she asked me to draw Babs Seed and Twist being all smooshy romantic, I was happy to oblige. I’ve absolutely fallen in love with this pairing, and I don’t get to do as much fanart as I’d like, so yay for the opportunity ❤

Thanks again Frog, and please everybody, go check out her work!

(Also, happy early Valentine’s Day!)

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For some reason I’ve been having trouble getting back into the swing of things, art-wise, so I finished up this teeny sketch I did last summer.

OTP time is important too, anyway. And while I totally respect and am impressed by the openness of their relationship, the idea of these two beeeeeeee-yoooooteeful ladies someday getting hitched warms my hopelessly romantic heart.

Original is roughly 2 inches by 4 inches, btw.

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.