dElfcember day 31, “Your sElf” (challenge complete!!)

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….a prompt to which I say that I don’t exist in the “Tock the Gnome” world (that I’ve been mostly focusing on) but Mariatu certainly does!

She’s been a part of the story since before Tock herself even existed, and certainly stands more for me than any other character (and Misu, for my Wife 💙). She stands for much of who I thought I wanted to be when I created her as a teenager, and much of who I do want to be in the world now. She’s evolved with me, and for that I am very grateful.

So, here she is, in my stead.

The Gnome statue she’s holding is based on the Uppsala Gnome from the books by Rien Poortvliet and Wil Hyugen, in honor of my Gnomishness (even though dear Mariatu ended up Elven! Which, honestly, just shows how far back she goes – but that full story is for another time).

Thanks for sticking with me for another challenge, everyone. Absolutely taking a break from these now. And I hope everyone has a safe, smooth end to 2018, with a blessed and bright start to 2019!

Prompt list from @monicamarinhoart.

Complete Gnomevember here.

Complete Orctober here.

Complete Mermay here.

Junefae here.

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Sunday Gnomedays 12-16-18 and dElfcember 14, 15, 16

Some catchup, with Elven-Gnomish communication!

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Day 14, “Crystals”

I imagine that where the Elves of “Tock the Gnome” live, the caves are like crystal forests.

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Day 15, “RapunzElf”

I also feel like those Elves would have a lot more ethereal version of this tale, but I went a more traditional route anyway. So consider this semi-canon, for the comic ^^;

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Day 16/Sunday Gnomedays 12-16-18, “Magic”

Featuring some “Tock the Gnome” secrets, not that the Gnome here understands the sense she’s getting!

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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Sunday Gnomedays 11-18-18 and Gnomevember catchup!

With these, I am all caught up again! Thanks for your patience. Please enjoy 🙂

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Day 15, “Heroic”

I’ve mentioned before in some of the “Tock the Gnome” Patreon bonuses that these Gnomes, especially the upper classes, are noticeably binary gender-stratified (and that’s starting to get a bit worse in Tock’s time).

As it is in our world, it is SO important that we be allies to each other, and speak up when we see injustice.

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Day 16, “History”

…..so, a little bit of Gnomish angst. More about this to be revealed in the future 🤫

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Sunday Gnomedays 11-18-18/Day 17, “Cave”

Featuring more of our mushroom farmer from day 5 – though I wonder why she’s heading into that strange light, dressed in her finery and an officer’s coat ……(fun fact: Tock has one of those too. She inherited it from her paternal grandfather. Perhaps this lady got hers in a similar fashion?).

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Day 18, “Astronomical”

Went with something simple but I am super charmed by it (aaaaaaaand with this, I am caught up! Yay yay!).

More Gnomevember here ❤ 

More Sunday Gnomedays here ❤ ❤

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