Fanart Friday – “Grima Mog”

Just finished another self-care re-listen to the audiobooks of Holly Black’s “The Folk of the Air” series.

And apparently with every re-listen…… I am gonna end up more and more devoted to Grima Mog. It’s happening. Yes, she is a cannibal. Yes, her alignment likely falls in some kind of grey area, at best. Yes, I would follow her into battle anywhere.

So πŸ’š Had to draw her how I see her.

(Nose and cheekbones based on Lucy Lawless’ thanks to someone’s recommendation on Tumblr that she would be *perfect* to play her, and I agree.)

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Gnomevember 2021 day 8

Today’s prompt being “Soldier!” So, Tock’s grandfather, who served in the Gnomish military during Arella’s daughter Feodora’s reign. That cone he’s holding under his left arm is the Gnomish helmet, the cap on his head is their non-combat uniform. And yes, we’ve seen that coat before.

Her father’s family, including this strapping gentleman, are inventors – so, on a world building note, his having been in the military means that the Gnomes do conscript their citizens into soldierhood as the Crown deems necessary. It is assumed and accepted that this has always been the case, but the royal archives only have record of such conscriptions from Queen Arella’s time onward. Hmmmm….

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Full prompt list here πŸ„ (Inspired by Qdnox and Hitorikart‘s Orctober lists! Used with permission.)

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Gnomevember 2021 day 2

Today’s prompt being Weapons/Full body.

So! Combining both, and using this opportunity to lean as heavily as possible into the Victorian/steampunk inspiration I take for the Gnomes of “Tock the Gnome” (at least the current ones). And to showcase a falcata, since I love them so much that they’re the official sword of the Gnomish military.

This highly decorated lady, therefore, must be a solider currently off duty βš”πŸ’š

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Full prompt list here πŸ„ (Inspired by Qdnox and Hitorikart‘s Orctober lists! Used with permission.)

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Orctober 2021 day 21

Today’s from Qd, “The Orc Worst Fear!”

The Orcs of “Tock the Gnome” are very concerned about resources, living in a space where they believe they have to vie against each other and the neighboring Brogh for their very survival. They rely on their own strength and the lush forest around them, plantlife and animal, to live. So to them, being cut off from the forest – in a cave, underground, malnourished, with a broken weapon and tattered, unadorned clothing – would be the absolute worst nightmare.

Previous Orctober drawings here (this year’s theme – Stones)

Prompt list from qdnox πŸ’š

Prompt list from hitorikart βš”

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Orctober 2021 day 16

Today’s from Qd, “Mr + Mrs. Orc!”

This one nearly stumped me, since that title’s a bit more heteronormative than I lean – BUT, I then remembered a certain comic book series of a certain OTP of a certain beloved childhood franchise of mine. And here we are!

(Drawn with nose rings in the style of “Tock the Gnome” to indicate their marital status.)

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Previous Orctober drawings here (this year’s theme – Stones)

Prompt list from qdnox πŸ’š

Prompt list from hitorikart βš”

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Orctober 2021 day 14

Today’s from both Qd and Hitorik again – “Blademaster” and “Favorite Holiday!”

So – Onna again, celebrating the Orcish midsummer holiday! It’s her favorite because even though it’s focused on warfare, it’s technically a peaceful day that still manages to honor battle! All fighting ceases so they can reinforce the bond with their deity, the Sun Chieftain, by caring for their weapons – sharpening blades, tightening any loose bits, polishing everything and replacing broken decorative parts – then wrap up the day with a feast and dancing after sunset! 🌞

(Psst! Notes like this about the world of “Tock the Gnome,” all cultures of it, are often posted on my Patreon as World Building Wednesdays! Available at all pledge levels. You know, in case you’re interested.)

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Previous Orctober drawings here (this year’s theme – Stones)

Prompt list from qdnox πŸ’š

Prompt list from hitorikart βš”

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Orctober 2021 day 5

“Aa’gagh ua kial’onn, ya maggots!!”

Today from both prompt lists again! “Grunt” and “Hobby/Profession.” So, an underling to go with Warchieftain Keesa yesterday (and what is an Orc’s primary profession, if not to battle?)!

*stares at you deadpan while slowing turning up to volume on the “300” soundtrack*

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Previous Orctober drawings here (this year’s theme – Stones)

Prompt list from qdnox πŸ’š

Prompt list from hirorikart βš”

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