dElfcember day 26, ‘Tock the Gnome’ WBW 25

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Prompt, “Ancient.”

So between this one and yesterday’s prompt of “Totem,” this week at “Tock the Gnome” we’re talking about the Elves and the nature of Faerie, and how that impacts their existence.

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Prompt list from @monicamarinhoart.

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Gnomevember 2018 days 28, 29 and 30 – COMPLETE!

Catching up, and challenge over!!

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Day 28, “Spiritual”

Featuring two priests of two different “Tock the Gnome” deities – also, the basis of this week’s World Building Wednesday on Patreon. Check it out for more information on their goddesses and priesthood.

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Day 29, “Fashion”

BUSTLES! FOR! ALL!

As these Gnomes are steampunk/Victorian inspired, I couldn’t resist ❤ Tock herself doesn’t get to rock a bustle very often (since its not as conducive to adventuring) so this was a treat to draw.

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Day 30, “Balance”

Ending with Tock herself, looking more piercing and real than usual, surrounded by some vague and creeping symbolism….

That said, CHALLENGE COMPLETE!!! I hope you’ve all enjoyed the “Tock the Gnome” focus on this (and on Orctober last month). I definitely had fun. Please do check out the comic if you haven’t yet and want to see more of this world!

More Gnomevember here 🍄

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JuneFae 2018 twenty two, with status update

Sooooo as you might have noticed, I’ve fallen quite behind again. The drawings have been happening – just not the posting, since that takes up more time. I will have all the rest of them published here as soon as I can (in the meantime, you can see them all here on dA and here on Instagram).

I also promised to end this most Faerie of months with one per day, at least, so I will be keeping on top of that. Starting with this one.

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Inspired by a conversation with my Wife and mother-in-law the other day – apparently it’s going to be really hot here this weekend, so here we have a Gnomish naturalist in preparation!

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“Eurydice in Hades”

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As previously posted looooooong ago in WIP form:

Pencil work, "Eurydice in Hades," personal piece

This was inspired by Emily Carding’s “Faery Craft”– specifically the section on Faery Zodiac. I fall in the “dryad” section, so of course the tale of Eurydice sparked wonder in me – I’d heard it before, of course, but this time I wondered what her existence is like AFTER Orpheus loses her again. She’s still in the Underworld, after all, and I can’t imagine that a strong, fae woman such as herself would just wait around until her husband shows back up.

Since my gnosis of Persephone includes Her care for damaged, hurting souls – Sketch – Persephone and the Dark Heart – I imagine that after her “rescue” is unsuccessful, Eurydice finds comfort in the care of Persephone, having to mourn her loss of life again, but also wanting to move on. And through that, she finds new purpose in however a creature of the trees would still be able to reach out to nature. Through roots, through growing, nurturing seeds in the darkness of the soil. And maybe through that, her beloved bard can still feel her presence too, and have faith that they WILL be reunited even if his desperate plan didn’t work out.

(Throwing my hat in for female autonomy AND True Love, as always ❤ )

I am very, very satisfied in my heart that this piece is finished. Not the least of which because I finally got to feature Persephone in Her “Queen of the Underworld” gown, and that this is another Faerie-devotional piece after not much time to devote to such things! I very much hope you enjoy it, too.

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