Very nearly caught up! Day 20 is still missing – it’s drawn, but demands a proper scan, so hopefully I will have that (and today’s) up later!

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Day 21 – Weekend / Day 22 – Sweet / Day 23 – Pet

All 3 together! For weekend, I ended up drawing more the ‘idea’ of the weekend (since I’ve never in my life worked a job where I have weekends off). For sweet, got inspired by cupcakes! And for pet, I felt compelled to draw a pufferfish. They are weirdly cute.

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Day 24 – Approach

As in romantic approach ❤ (…..I got a CD of operatic versions of Sappho’s poems recently, soooooo yes.)

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Catchup and combination!

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Prompt was “Feels” 😭 For this one, that term makes me think of fangirling and that makes me think of the ships I gravitate towards, which are pretty much always doomed/separated by circumstance, so here we are.

(….don’t worry I imagine they find some way to be happy.)

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….Yeah, I know.

(And more catchup, obviously ^^; The next couple of them will be posted individually, as day 18 has been mixed with Sunday Gnomedays for another moment of Mermsih/Gnomish loveliness!)

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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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This is demanding finishing up regardless of anything/everything else I have going on.

Aaaaaaand since the linework is so pretty, I figured I’d make a coloring page out of it! Please enjoy and tag me ( @rachelillustrates or #rachelillustrates ) if you use it ❤

Also, in addition to being OBSESSED with these two now (I’m fine. Don’t send help) I highly suggest “Celestial Bodies” by AnontheNullifier if you’re in need of a less catastrophic AU of their development. It’s delicious and perfect.

Shot of the pencilwork here.

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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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And Happy Mother’s Day too to all the fantastic moms out there, especially my own Mama and mom-in-law ❤