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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“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 ❤

(Aaaaaaaand also, Happy Orctober, too!!! I will be participating in that, even though I’m having a bit of a late start. More about that on my Instagram.)

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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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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.

Sabbat Sketches – Mabon (Persephone)

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Blessed Mabon everyone 🍂

In my practice, this is when Persephone heads back to the Underworld – not fully in Her power as Queen there, yet, but beginning Her descent and Her reunion with Hades.

Life is a part of Her, the rebirth and the green, but so is the harvest and the falling leaves. The oncoming cold and the care of lost, broken souls. She must miss that part of Herself.

May Her reclaiming of that role be smooth and welcome, may Her Bountiful Mother let Her go with acceptance, if not understanding.

And may Their love be strong as ever, and be our reminder to take care of each other.

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Sunday Gnomedays 9-9-18

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Time again 🐸🐱🍃

One of the many amazing gifts I got this birthday was the book “Vaesen” (from my llovely Wife, book by Johan Egerkrans), which says a *lot* of very fun and inspiring things about my beloved Gnomes, including this: “A nisse likes to take the shape of different animals, often a black cat or a large toad.”

So of course I had to do something with that!

With a bit of a witchy, autumn feel, since the seasons are FINALLY turning here 🍂

As for the book, click here for a peek at its delicious Scandinavian faerie goodness, then go grab your own copy via the link above!!

Previous Sunday Gnomedays here

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Sunday Gnomedays 8-26-18

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🎶 All you need is Love 💗 All you need is Love 💗All you need is Love 💗 Love is all you need 🎶💗🎶  – The Beatles (of course)

Happy Sunday Gnomedays everyone. Be kind to yourselves today, okay?

(Featuring Tock the Gnome. She is a sneaky person who sneaks herself into things even when I don’t intend her to.)

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