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Copies of “Tock the Gnome” issue 1 (both printed and digital), and several of my original JuneFae sketches, are now available for purchase on my etsy shop!

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Next planned update will include more of JuneFae and hopefully some new Gnome Wings ~~~<3

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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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Both together!

Had a burst of thought about Rapunzel (my fav-o-rite Faerie-tale lady) and the abuse she suffered, and what healing from that may look like. So here is a “Tock the Gnome” backstory Rapunzel and her “prince” (….actually a mushroom farmer. And her Mother Gothel is a troll, btw).

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Finally catching up with the posting!

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Day 28 – Lonely 

I didn’t feel like drawing something sad, so here’s a Manta ray Mermaid enjoying a moment of solitude. (Shout out to my Wife cause Mantas are her favorite and this design for her has been long overdue.)

(And extra shout out to Jen Goodsell for the heads up about underwater bubble shaping 😅)

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Day 29 – Daddy

Dedicated to all the amazing Dads out there, especially those in my life.

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Day 30 – Captured

I couldn’t bring myself to draw something unhappy for this one, aaaaand I wanted to draw Misu and Mariatu from “Tock the Gnome” one more time for the challenge, so here they are! Captured hearts, instead ❤

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Day 31 – You as a Mermaid

This is more the idea of me than an actual physically accurate representation, aaaand there wouldn’t be mermaid-me without my actual Mer-Wife. So here “we” are together.

Thank you for your patience with the catchup – now onto JuneFae!

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More catchup! Of the out-of-order variety, too. I had held off on posting Day 20 because I originally wanted to scan it, but this will have to do ❤

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Day 25 – Competition

Competition is not my favorite thing ^^; I think of fighting, and meanness, and someone always loses.

So here we have a Spectacled Porpoise mermaid and Bottlenose Dolphin mermaid, since they compete for resources (which apparently has been getting very violent. Which is very scary).

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Day 26 – Frustration

(…..half the fun of this is her ruffly top, not gonna lie.)

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Day 20 – Foreigner

Featuring Misu from “Tock the Gnome” again.

Her bloodline is able to manifest legs, and breathe air, in order to deal with the surface folk. This moment is from when she goes seeking the help of the Gnomes, but she seems to find a different folk first! More context here at Patreon.

(Aaaaaaand more MerMay coming later today!)

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More catchup! Huzzah!

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Day 16 – Urgent

This one more than kinda shifted in the drawing of it – I imagine it’s an urgent message, yes, but I’m not sure what she’s so surprised about!

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Day 17 – Proposal

This one was really lovely to do – Misu and Mariatu from “Tock the Gnome” just HAD to be the “proposal” inspiration, and I hadn’t gotten to figure out how their engagement happens yet, so very much yay!

Misu is holding the bracelets I always draw Mariatu wearing in more current bonus art – details about Elven proposals and more information on how these two get to this moment is available here. Have fun reading ❤

These two are so sweet and precious to me (and my own Llady Wife) so I am SO grateful to get to explore their part of Tock’s world more during MerMay. I hope you enjoy seeing them too (even if Mariatu’s a land-lubber. Arr harr).

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Aaaaaaand again ^^; I am determined to finish, but it may be in rushes like this.

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Day 12 – Strange

This one was fun – and I was actually stumped, until my amazing Wife suggested a deep sea creature for this prompt. I ended up getting inspired by the Oarfish (….she looks so grumpy I love her).

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Day 13 – Golden

Random “Frog Prince” inspiration here.

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Day 14 – Threaten

As soon as I saw this on the list, I knew this one HAD to be Misu and her mother from “Tock the Gnome” backstory.

More context available on Patreon.

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Day 15 – Behemoth

A friendly Blue Whale it is! Really pleased with many of the little details in this one, btw.

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