So, some softness for Onna after the angst I drew her in yesterday, and something a bit AU for her and her dear Tock (both of “Tock the Gnome” ) – or at least we’ll see if this happens.
I know how it would fit. I know what certain new jewelry means. I know who would give them wings like this, and for what occasion…. 💕
Featuring my friend Glombie’s OCs, Frelwic the Gnome and his boyfriend, Ælfric the knight. We’d talked about them a while back, and I was so excited to finally get to draw them both! ….I do not know what their story is yet, though, so I hope this doesn’t contradict anything – but even that, making it AU in that case, is in and of itself very Faerie, yes? That space of liminality. Possibilities. So I feel like both of today’s entries are a perfect note to end on.
…..and not just because of the schmoop. Though the schmoop helps.
Aaaaaand that makes a complete challenge!! I went into this intending to be super casual about it, and of course failed at that, and still have so many things bouncing around my brainspace that I’d hoped to draw for this but didn’t make it in. Still, I chose to participate because I hoped it would jumpstart my creativity and get me set to work on commissions again (since this winter has been a challenging buttwaffle) and it has done that! Thanks again to everyone who puts out prompt lists and keeps the event going, and especially to Hitorik, who invited me in the first place.
Here’s to whatever is next! I’m gonna go take a nap.
Had to had to haaaaad to do a Faerie ring!! With the usual Victorian Gnome schmoop, a la “Tock the Gnome” (and never fear, it’s still queer! Transman above and his lady’s panromantic, if not pansexual).
Day 18!! Today’s prompts from HitorikArt – “Crown,” which pairs very nicely with yesterday’s prompts and post!
Here are the three (current) Gnomish crowns – as mentioned, even though all the wealthy/noble Gnomes of “Tock the Gnome” have and wear pointed caps regularly, and all Gnomes have at least a simple one for special occasions, only the royal family wears caps with actual crowns on them.
From left to right – the sovereign’s (currently worn by Queen Adamine), the heir apparent’s (currently worn by Princess Bartelbia), and the princess/prince/etc. consort’s (previously worn by Adamine’s husband, who has passed away).
If there were two sovereigns of equal rank, a second crown as fancy as the current sovereign’s crown would be made, but that hasn’t been the case in several generations. Prior to Queen Arella’s reign, there were two entirely different crowns than the ones above – worn by two sovereigns at once, always, but little is remembered as to what they looked like or why that was. Hmmmm….
Though its creator is Absolute Bad News, the series “Firefly” holds a special place in my heart – and it’s celestial in a sense, since it’s a space western! 🚀🤠🚀 So, considering certain foofaraw from a certain episode that happens to be my favorite (thanks Jane Espenson!), here’s some Tock Corrigan in cosplay!
(Which should be noted that this was absolutely drawn just for fun and NOT canon at all for my own series.)
If you’re looking for some charming and relatively chill Valentine’s entertainment, do check out “Shindig,” btw! I would say Tock’s up to be your Valentine, if you need one, but Onna is likely to chase you off. They’re both a bit territorial when it comes down to it ❤
It has been a trying couple of days, with the storm, so here’s a certainly AU Tock Corrigan (of my “Tock the Gnome”) manifesting darker magics by pulling water from the plants around her, a crown of Ash leaves and seeds on her head. Ash trees symbolize protection, fertility and spirituality, so I feel like this all lines up well!
(Also can we talk about how it’s already day 4, and I had yet to draw a Gnome?! Shameful!)
So I don’t really do resolutions, but I do intend to try to catch up on unfinished pieces sooner rather than later as this year begins (and get back on track with commissions, too!).
That includes a few fanart pieces, starting off with this one!
I read AnontheNullifier’s “An Auspice of Scarlet” for the first time a w h i l e ago, now, and I was (and continue to be) blown away by it and its sequel. It’s structured as a Victorian/Antebellum US reimagining of “Age of Ultron” from a specifically Scarlet Vision perspective, and it is absolutely brilliant. SO well thought out in terms of matching up the time period with character details and plot details from that part of their MCU journey, absolutely perfect characterization of everyone involved (yes, there is Victorian Tony and Pepper and Rhodey and Natasha, among many others!), great nods to the comic universe AND flawless research for the daily life and history of that time period. Not to mention complete and total respect of Wanda and Vision’s paths, both individually and as a couple (who present as heterosexual, but aren’t exactly that per society’s standards, which is also handled gorgeously). I cannot. Recommend it. Enough.
So, this piece has been a long time coming (I tried to write over it, but my signature on the piece originally read 2019! Very glad to see it finally finished after working on it little bit by little bit. And pretty pleased with how it came out, if I do say so myself!).
Again, I highly, highly recommend checking the series out if you’re an MCU fan, or even just a Wanda fan or a Vision fan in general, even/especially if you’re MCU jaded. Excellent honor is done to all. Click here click here!
And thank you, again again again, Anon, for this amazing work!
Sunday Gnomedays waits for no human! Or festival (coming to you from the Little Red Wagon Artisan Market today!! So grateful to be vending again ❤ )
As for the holidays in general, I am calmly excited (…..that’s a lie, my inner monologue is basically this on a loop right now) and grateful that I get to play with the season in Tock’s world, too! So, for today, please enjoy Tock looking comfy and happy with holly and stars. Making space, for that warmth, in her heart.
You can read more about the holidays in Tock’s pocket of Faerie here:
(And though there’s not really a holiday around it, here’s how the Orcs handle the idea of winter.)