Sunday Gnomedays 5-1-22 – Blessed Beltane!!

Hail to the earth and hail to the fire
Hail to the sea and the rain
Hail to the air and hail to the spirits
Hail to all life on Beltane

Blessed day of Love and spring Union, everyone (but especially my fellow witchy folk 💟 And especially the fae, in their infinite wisdom – and of course, blessed Samhain instead to my friends in the southern hemisphere!!).

With it having been (or continuing to be) a challenging time, had to bring some self-indulgent Tock and Onna in for the holiday, with flower symbolism also seen in their dream sequence.

May our day be filled with blessings, whimsy, and hope – wherever we are, whatever we’re going through. And thank you *all* for following my work.

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Sunday Gnomedays 3-27-22

/almostkiss 💕

This is actually an older sketch, and I believe I posted it on Patreon a whiiiiiiile back, but it came back up in my stratosphere yesterday and I wanted to share it further.

(….I’m not saying I was checking it in reference for an upcoming scene, but I’m not not saying I was checking it in reference for an upcoming scene. So 🤫💕)

More on Tock and Onna here anytime

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Faebruary 2022 the twenty-seventh AND twenty-eighth (challenge complete!) ❤

Catchup for day 27!! Prompts from PadawanDesign (jumping backward on their list a bit) and PhoenixFeathersArt – “Mech” and “Stars.”

So, some softness for Onna after the angst I drew her in yesterday, and something a bit AU for her and her dear Tock (both of “Tock the Gnome” ) – or at least we’ll see if this happens.

I know how it would fit. I know what certain new jewelry means. I know who would give them wings like this, and for what occasion…. 💕

Day 28!! From HitorikArt’s “Key” (from day 27) and PhoenixFeathersArt’s “Moon” (to pair with the Star theme above, since the prompts were presented together!).

Featuring my friend Glombie’s OCs, Frelwic the Gnome and his boyfriend, Ælfric the knight. We’d talked about them a while back, and I was so excited to finally get to draw them both! ….I do not know what their story is yet, though, so I hope this doesn’t contradict anything – but even that, making it AU in that case, is in and of itself very Faerie, yes? That space of liminality. Possibilities. So I feel like both of today’s entries are a perfect note to end on.

…..and not just because of the schmoop. Though the schmoop helps.

(And everybody check out Glombie’s work, it is super charming! Go go!)

Aaaaaand that makes a complete challenge!! I went into this intending to be super casual about it, and of course failed at that, and still have so many things bouncing around my brainspace that I’d hoped to draw for this but didn’t make it in. Still, I chose to participate because I hoped it would jumpstart my creativity and get me set to work on commissions again (since this winter has been a challenging buttwaffle) and it has done that! Thanks again to everyone who puts out prompt lists and keeps the event going, and especially to Hitorik, who invited me in the first place.

Here’s to whatever is next! I’m gonna go take a nap.

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Faebruary catchup! Days 26, 23, 24, 25 (with Tock WBW and Sunday Gnomedays!)

Thanks to the insanity of this past week, here we are finally with 4 more Faerie pieces 💗

Firstly,

Day 26 (though having been started earlier) – off-prompt with this one, in light of what’s happening in this human realm right now.

I stand with Ukraine.

Click here for information on how you can help, even if you’re far away.

Day 23, from HitorikArt‘s “Branch” and the spirit of PhoenixFeathersArt“s “Forest.”

Leading into this week’s “Tock the Gnome” World Building Wednesday post – in which we take a quick look at the plantlife of Tock’s realm, and the intention behind the style of the forest of the Lowlands!

Full post here 🌳💕

Day 24, from PadawanDesign‘s prompt “Wind!”

I don’t often feature the vague, sprite-like fae that manifest occasionally in Tock’s story (and backstory! Also, as drawn above!), on their own. So, with this busy week I’ve had, here they are!

This was just… so nice to do. Calm. Simple. Hopeful.

Day 25, from HitorikArtPadawanDesign and PhoenixFeathersArt – “Game”, “Spirit” and “Seelie court/Unseelie court.”

This makes extra sense if you’re familiar with some of the worldbuilding around Tock’s realm. A juxtaposition of the Gnomish goddess Carwen, and her foil/sometimes partner, the Gnomish goddess Anosmia. There are forces at play, in the world 🤫

Also, I’ve mentioned somewhere recently, but I don’t remember exactly where (what’s with today, today?) that though the more traditional courts of Faerie don’t exist in Tock’s realm at this time, beings who could considered Seelie or Unseelie could pop up in any culture, physically manifested or otherwise. That absolutely applies to these two, too. At least from a certain perspective.

Obviously I’m still a bit behind, but this is a start. Please enjoy, and in the meantime – if you haven’t checked out “Tock the Gnome” yet, there’s lots more faerie art and story to tide you over until then!

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Faebruary 2022 the twentieth AND twenty-first (and Sunday Gnomedays!)

A bit of a delay due tooooooo an update on my Etsy shop yesterday!! Finally reopened after the holidays (and the massive “What” of January). Now featuring a new character portrait commission option, as well as restocked comics and new prints!

🌼 Click here to check it out! 🍃

And now back to our regularly scheduled Faerie-delight – Day 20, and Sunday Gnomedays!! From HitorikArt‘s “Deer,” with PhoenixFeathersArt‘s “Seelie” and “Unseelie.”

I couldn’t not do the Deer prompt, but as this fell on a Sunday, and considering that the Heart of Faerie (of “Tock the Gnome”) is a very fluid thing…… 🦌💕

More on them here.

And day 21!! From the lists of HitorikArtPadawanDesign and PhoenixFeathersArt – “Amulet” and “Treasure” and “Winter” (again).

It has been an effing heck of a season, already, so I certainly wouldn’t mind a magical amulet that protects me from snowdrifts. Treasure, indeed!

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Gnomevember 2021 day 28 (Sunday Gnomedays!)

Today’s prompt being “Coffee break!”

This is absolutely semi-canon for “Tock the Gnome” (as in I’m not sure if this is exactly where they’ll end up, but it might be). Tock and Onna are in the Gnome lands, on a train – Onna has been hired as muscle for a trip full of dignitaries, and Tock’s gone along with her, determined to turn it into a working date. As luck would have it, something in the engine breaks down, and Tock is there to fix it (fancy gown or no!). Afterward they rest, having some coffee that’s been “borrowed” from Bumble (which he would have taught Onna to make, Actia having taught him).

You can read more of their specifically canon adventures here! Including the comic proper, which is also available across several platforms.

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Full prompt list here 🍄 (Inspired by Qdnox and Hitorikart‘s Orctober lists! Used with permission.)

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Gnomevember 2021 day 14 (Sunday Gnomedays)

Today’s prompt being “Favorite Holiday!” So, had to had to go with Peacenight-time of the Gnomes of “Tock the Gnome.” It coincides with human Yuletide, sharing much of the same imagery and themes – and though I acknowledge its a bit early for such things right now, I couldn’t resist some mistletoe kisses for Tock and Onna!

You can read more about the holiday here:

Peacenight-time lore and history.

Short story, “Hope in Peacenight-time.”

Short story, “Peacenight Evergreen” (with bonus art in which you can see more of Tock’s dress from above!).

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Full prompt list here 🍄 (Inspired by Qdnox and Hitorikart‘s Orctober lists! Used with permission.)

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Gnomevember 2021 day 7 (Sunday Gnomedays)

“Dreams unwind, love’s a state of mind” – Fleetwood Mac, “Rhiannon”

Today’s prompt being “Priest/Casual Wear,” we have something a bit AU for “Tock the Gnome” – Tock herself as a priestess of the Gnomish goddess Carwen, lady of Love and Creation. She’s wearing a variation of one of the clergy’s garments that I’ve drawn before. And as for casualness – Carwen, being the most open and free of the Gnomish pantheon, has followers who wear the most comfortable clothes!

(And of course, couldn’t resist drawing Onna with her!) 💗

On that note, taking the opportunity for some world building goodness – Carwen’s clergy are among the only of the Gnomish pantheon that are encouraged to live as they please outside of their worship and preaching – having few official temples, they don’t really have an organized structure that can demand that they live together within a Temple Proper, so most priests of Carwen live in family homes with their spouses or relatives. Marriage is encouraged, absolutely, but not a requirement – should someone be aromantic, or polyamorous, they are as welcome to enter her service as anyone who falls in line with more mainstream Gnomish social assumptions about romance.

You can see Carwen in the comic here, and more on her worship is available here!

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Full prompt list here 🍄 (Inspired by Qdnox and Hitorikart‘s Orctober lists! Used with permission.)

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Orctober 2021 day 31 (and Sunday Gnomedays!)

Last day last daaaaaaaaay, ya maggots!!! Today’s from Qd, “Spirits.” With a nod to my intended theme of Stones, too.

💫🧚‍♀️ Blessed Samhain as well to all my witchy kin celebrating this day of remembrance, otherworldliness, and magic 🧙‍♀️💫

(And of course, Blessed Beltane to all celebrating in the southern hemisphere!)

Considering the prompt, and the similarity of these hats to certain pointed others, I couldn’t resist another Onna and Tock moment to wrap up this challenge! Thanks so much once again to Qdnox and Hitorikart for the prompt lists, I had a wonderful time. Everybody please check out their work, links to their pages are below!

Aaaaaaand of course, stay tuned tomorrow as we slide right into the next faerie-lovely challenge! Hope you all like what I posted this month, and look forward to what’s to come.

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Previous Orctober drawings here (this year’s theme – Stones)

Prompt list from qdnox 💚

Prompt list from hitorikart

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