This is not exactly canon, but I feel like something like this is inevitable.
Oh, Tock and Bumble.
Just a quick wish for a happy holiday season, to you and yours, whatever you celebrate :)
Thanks for reading. Hoping to end the year with Page 51, and fingers crossed for a more productive 2014.
Another little something in the meantime.
The as-not-yet-identified Orc lady Tock and Bumble have just encountered, looking peaceful….but really more of an excuse for me to draw her hair :D
More finalized work will be coming once I can focus on pages again, so hopefully soon. I’ve also been doing some character development in-between commission work lately, world-building, and brainstorming plans for the first published book. So even though I haven’t been able to post much or update the comic itself, things are still in the works, and thanks to all of you who are still keeping an eye out here!
Soooooo still working on updates, but in the meantime, here’s an ancient sketch of our heroine and her newly-acquired-and-hopefully-obvious love interest:
(I feel I’ve come a ways in terms of Orc Lady’s character design. And yes, she has a name, we’ll get there soon.)
A sketch I started a while ago, and just finished up, of Bumble’s immediate family (minus Tock). Lots of menfolk involved in Sprizzenfritz Airships, looks like….
Another random something while I’m waiting to be able to work on pages again.
Fun fact! The world of Tock’s story is set in originally developed out of some
assuredly godawful Sailor Moon fanfiction I wrote in middle/high school.
Luckily, it evolved into something way more complex.
But Sailor Moon was my first anime, and I loved it, so I still get random bouts of nostalgia every now and then. This happened during one of those.
Just before my recent troubles, I went through a random Western-kick, so I ended up drawing this (I’d attempted this idea before, but not as successfully).
On that note, thanks to the generosity of several people, I do have supplies again, so I should be back to regular updates next week! Thanks to anyone who saw my post last week about donations and helped me out, and thanks as always for reading :)
My creative energies and time these past couple of weeks had to go to other things, so Page 46 will be up next Monday instead.
Instead, here’s something happening “off-screen”:
Those of you who don’t follow my other art work might not know that I am a huge, huge fangirl (I promise this relates, so bear with me).
Over the past month or so, I’ve gotten sucked into a new fandom which has a lot of fanart in “chibi” style. I haven’t drawn chibi’s in a long time – probably because your average chibi is really close in proportion to Gnomes. But because of my fangirling, I wanted to try my hand at them again, so this is me trying to figure out how a chibi-style would work taking different races’ proportions into account.
Here we have, then, a hypothetical Elf, a Dwarf, and a Gnome, all chibi-fied. Do not take any of this as canon, I was just having a bit of fun :)
Not the one we just met, of course. But in keeping with upcoming things.
Life has interfered with comic-drawing time this week, so things haven’t gone as planned, exactly. I really want to make sure I get the next page right
because of reasons, so instead of rushing things, here’s Tock being distracting as usual:
Page 42 will be up between Wednesday and Friday of next week, at the latest.
Still working on page 41, so here’s an unfinished pin-up in the meantime:
More of one of the characters from this earlier bonus piece, with two other characters from her own story.
Again, what’s going on here will connect to Tock’s story eventually too, so I hope you keep them in mind.
Does anyone remember those fantastic faerie stickers they used to sell at Hot Topic and Spencer’s with art by Amy Brown and Nene Thomas?
I think this is going to become a sticker like that.
Tock demonstrating how my week went (in general, with a few notable awesome exceptions). I meant to get Page 35 finished in time to immediately follow page 34, but that didn’t quite work out. It’ll be up next Monday instead.
Because I am a sucker for weddings.
If you’re interested, I’m now offering $7 Sketch commissions! Details are here.
The example image relates to “Tock the Gnome,” by the way. Please take a look if you can :)
I’ve started a series of sketches depicting Gnomes that are on different life paths than Tock, Bumble, or anyone else I’ve mentioned so far in-canon. Here’s the first, based on this bonus piece from a couple weeks ago.
The woman pictured is the lowest level infantry in the Queen’s army, equipped with standard uniform and a falcata-style short sword (again, as shown before). The sketch below her shows a higher officer’s coat – which is white, not brown – and the “cogs” they pin to the front are ornaments displaying their ranks and accomplishments. Most officers can have up to three cogs. The highest ranking officers – like the Queen’s personal guard – are also equipped with guns.
Life has gotten a bit complicated recently, and will probably remain so for the next couple of weeks. As such, the next three weeks will be bonus work (finished pieces too, not sketches) while things calm down.
Thank you for being patient with me. Page 29 will be up as soon as its done.
And please check out the Facebook Page, if you’re so inclined, for more up-to-date reports during the wait.
The second vacation bonus sketch :)
Regular page updates resume next week!
I’m going to be off on vacation for the next two weeks, so here’s the first of two summer-themed bonus sketches.
Regular page updates resume August 29th.