“Tock the Gnome” page update!

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

(Aaaaaaand again, the Orcish Language Guide is now available on Patreon!)

Read here 

Or start from the beginning here ❤

NOTE: There are some errors in the text of panel 5, from scanning, that I didn’t catch before. I will have those fixed up later today.

(And though there’s no Gnomes in this one – continued Happy Gnomevember! Hope you’ve all been enjoying those posts.)

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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.

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Gnomevember 2018 days 21 and 22

Caught up on these yesterday, actually, but I was too busy eating tofurkey to get them posted properly!! If you celebrate, I hope you all had a lovely day too, filled with gratitude and good food 🍄🥧🍄

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Day 21, “Storm”

Both literal, and the figurative storm of Queen Arella’s turmoil. ……. “Tock the Gnome” backstory is not always a shiny, rainbowy place.

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Day 22, “Harvest”

Showing the end product of what the mushroom farm we saw before would bring to the table! Happily cooked into a soup by Bumble, with fresh mushrooms to add as you eat! ….though Onna might not appreciate that as much as our dear Gnomish heroes do.

Aaaaaaaaand that said, I got page 89 finished yesterday as well! If all goes to plan*, it will be scanned and posted either tonight or tomorrow morning. Hope you’re looking forward to it, dear readers!

*knock on wood

More Gnomevember here ❤ 

(And don’t forget about my Shop Small Sale going on, now through Cyber Monday!)

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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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Thank you!

 

Sunday Gnomedays 9-30-18

Posting early, and featuring Tock and Onna from my comic “Tock the Gnome” ❤ Also, happy early inktober and Orctober (and good luck to anyone participating!).

May this also stand as a progress-placeholder – I’ll be at RoberCon NY tomorrow speaking on a panel about “Avatar: the Last Airbender,” “The Legend of Korra” and diversity, so all progress on all projects has slowed down while I prepare for that (especially these last couple of days). Regular work on “Tock the Gnome” and commissions will resume on Tuesday (including the posting of page 88!).

If you see me at the con, come say hi! 💕 And thank you for your patience in the meantime.

JuneFae 2018 twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen/Sunday Gnomedays (and bonus Tock WIP)

Sooooo with show prep for Salem NY Faerie Fest last week, I fell behind on this dear Faerie challenge (both in drawing AND posting. Sadface). Here are the last four, not counting yesterday’s Sabbat Sketch, which will be up later today ❤

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Twelve. Drawn during the last push of show prep, in gratitude to everyone who helped make it possible for me! Much of my family supported me in terms of supplies, help setting up (and with the prep work itself, especially my Wife) and feeding and housing me, so this was drawn with love for them.

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Thirteen. Dragon-fox fae for my aforementioned incredible Wife, who did SO much to make the show possible ❤

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Fourteen. Something magic….

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Fifteen/ Sunday Gnomedays 6-17-18. Drawn for my father, on Father’s Day! He’s not really a Gnome person, but since he helped me so much for Faerie Fest prep, he gets Gnomes anyway.

Shots of my booth and more info on the festival available here!

Getting myself drawing again now that it’s over has been a bit of a struggle, too – I was not being honest with myself about how burnt out I felt earlier in the week, so even though I had gotten back to work on page 86 of “Tock the Gnome,” no amount of my willpower was making any other work happen. Once I’d admitted that, though, it was easier to start sketching again. Which led to this WIP:

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(on a Pride piece for Tock, that is) and then also to proper JuneFae catchup. Which will include the Sabbat Sketch for Litha later, and another JuneFae piece later today too!

Thank you for your patience, everyone, I hope you enjoy these catchup posts and what I’ve shared about the festival so far ❤

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