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.
Tock wonders what the princess might look like…
I’ve gotten a little behind on things this past week, so here’s the first answer to an “Ask Tock” question. It comes from Andy:
“How do the various peoples of your world get on? Is there any emnity or even open hostility between races or cultures?”
To ask Tock a question, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment/send me a message here
Years went by with no luck. After some time, they began to think one or both of them might be barren.
Then, finally, they were blessed with a single baby girl.
And, so far, they’ve lived happily ever after.
“Tock the Gnome: the Rescue Quest” returns with page updates next week!
Time passed, they married and bought a small shop to sell their jewelry out of, with an apartment above it for them to live in.
Eventually, as their work became more successful, they started to try and build a family.
Finding that they had the same plan, they began working together – at first, just as friends.