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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Gnomevember 2018 days 25 and 26

More catchup!

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Day 25, “Nemesis” ~~ Also counting for 11/25’s Sunday Gnomedays.

In “Tock the Gnome,” it has been a long time since anyone saw a Troll , but the legends Tock holds so dear feature them often enough.

Always changeable, always wise, always dangerous.

This Gnomish adventurer of the past seems to have stumbled upon a very large one – perhaps they were napping amongst the earth, disguised as a boulder, which she happened to step on? Though the stories would say otherwise, I can’t help but hope they leave each other peacefully 💫

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Day 26, “Flight”

Tock-verse Gnomes might not have faerie wings, but who says they can’t build them?

(Featuring the husband of one of the characters shown with Tock in a previous entry, and his apprentice. Can you guess who he married?)

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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 ❤ 

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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 ❤ 

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Gnomevember 2018 catchup, days 13 and 14

It’s been a bit of a rough week, so thank very much for your patience. Hoping to get yesterday’s and today’s done soon, but please enjoy these in the meantime ❤

 

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Day 13, “Craft”

Tock (of “Tock the Gnome,” of course!) learned the airship creation and engineering trade from Bumble’s brother Ruggels, who has been mentioned in some of the bonus material and stories. He’s the closest to her of the Sprizzenfritz brothers (other than Bumble himself), but most of them consider her a friend, and fondly call her Tockster. Their father, Grumblethorpe, feels differently.

 

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Day 14, “Botanical”

Since these Gnomes live mostly in the dark within the mountain, the flowers they grow are also specialized to grow there, too. These are cragblooms.

Also available on Patreon with bonus world building material, for World Building Wednesday 19.

More Gnomevember here ❤

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Gnomevember 2018 days 8 & 9 – Family & Stone

More catchup!

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Day 8 ~ Family

Featuring, therefore, the found-family of the crew of The Bucket, Tock and Bumble’s airship 🌬 Super closeup for this one on Tock and Bumble, to keep it as Gnome-focused as possible, but more on them and everyone else is available anytime at my patreon! 

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Day 9 ~ Stone

The Gnomes of “Tock the Gnome” live mostly within two mountains, which sit atop a plateau, which the Dwarves live under. I had planned on doing something about the connection between their peoples regarding stone, as earth elementals, but with having to catch up I chose to focus on a single Gnome instead.

She is considering her own connection to the stone of the walls around her (by way of the stone of the caverns that the Gnomes and Dwarves meet in to trade, called Boundary Market).

In Tock’s world, that awareness of Gnomish connection to any element would come with magical awareness, too, but that has been sorely lacking in Tock’s time…. 🤫

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