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“Dance Lessons”

"Dance Lessons," illustration, "Tock the Gnome"

Remember this lineart? Well, finished it up.

Things are changing, yes, but I’m still very excited to see what happens with these two.


Sketch – Tock with Ribbons

Sketchwork, Tock with Ribbons, "Tock the Gnome"

Something I did for fun a while back. Its been suggested that I finish this up and make stickers of it, so I just might :)


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"Tock the Gnome," page 51

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Happy new year, everyone :)

Also, still watermarking the pages now, and I didn’t do as much editing post-scan on this one. Please let me know if looks different in a bad way. And of course, thank you for reading.

 


Sketch – The Sprizzenfritz Family

Bumble's blood relations

 

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….


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Finally back to working on pages again :)

Also trying out a little something new – putting watermarks on the pages. Please let me know if its distracting/bothersome/etc.

Also also, for those of you reading from New York State, I’ll be attending the New York Faerie Festival tomorrow afternoon. Not as a vendor, just for fun. But still, if you see me there, feel free to say hi.

And thanks, as always, for reading.


In-progress updates on Tumblr

Hello dear readers, this is just a quick note to say that I’ve made progress on the next page, AND I’ve been posting said progress on my Tumblr.

So if you’d like to see how its coming along so far, please take a look there! And in any case, I plan to have Page 50 finished and posted here very soon.

Thank you all for sticking with me, I hope you like what’s coming :)


Sketch – Sailor Tock

Sketch, "Sailor Tock," "Tock the Gnome."

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.


Bonus art – Dance Lesson

"Dance Lesson," linework, "Tock the Gnome"

 

No new pages yet, but to mark the day, I’m posting this in-progress piece of a certain Orc and a certain Gnome sharing a dance <3

This will be finished with simple color in the style of the comic pages eventually. And hopefully I’ll have something more to post soon. Thanks, as always, for reading.


“Tock the Gnome” jewelry :)

So this isn’t for sale (if there ever is Tock jewelry for sale, trust me, you’ll know), but my amazing, amazing fiancee made some Tock-inspired jewelry for me this past Valentine’s Day and I wanted to share <3

 

Look at this!  And this!  And this!  And this!  And that's me wearing it. Hullo.

 

Also, yup, that’s me. Hullo.

Next page next week.


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"Tock the Gnome," page 49

 

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This is one of those moments where I’m sure, if logic prevailed, Bumble would try to have Tock committed.


Page 49 preview

There’s very little chance Page 49 will be up on time tomorrow, due to other claims on my time (as usual). The pencil work is done, though, and the ink work is just started, so I expect to have it up by Wednesday instead.

For your patience, though, here’s a preview of the first panel : )

Page 49 preview, "Tock the Gnome"


Sketch – Gnomish bonnet

"Gnome bonnet," pencil sketch, "Tock the Gnome"

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 :)


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"Tock the Gnome," page 48

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Fun fact: I keep the original copies of each page in an Itoya portfolio, and as of this page, I’ve finally filled one up :)


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"Tock the Gnome," page 47

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Linework - "Tock with Faerie"

Further work on this sketch. I hope to get this made into stickers (to sell and/or as part of a Kickstarter campaign, I’m still brainstorming on that front).


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Sketch – Eleanore and Tock’s Mother

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”:

"Tock the Gnome" sketch, Eleanore and Tock's mother

Tock’s mother, as seen before here, questioning Tock’s friend Eleanore, as seen here, after she finds her gone.


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Hot off the presses, but still officially the last page of 2012 :)

Have a great, and safe, New Year’s!

(Note: You also might notice that the Orc’s hair is a bit different now. I found the white linework in it, as originally seen in page 42, waaaaaaaaaaay too distracting. So that page will be updated later this week as well.)


Holiday update plans

Leave it to Tock to carry around her own mistletoe...

 

Tomorrow was supposed to be a page day, but the holidays have intervened, and I’ll be out of town before I can get the next page done. So above is a consolation Tock pin-up with some seasonal flair. Page 44 will be up on Monday December 31st, making Page 45 the first page of the new year (which works perfect, btw).

Thanks to all of you for following this story of mine. I appreciate every one of you :)

And below, if you like spoilers, is a little preview of the very next panel.

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Page 44, panel 1, pencil work

 

I hope you all have a great, and safe, rest of the holiday season!


Page 43

"Tock the Gnome," page 43

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Fun fact! Bumble is one of those people who only gets religious when he’s in mortal peril.


Page 42

"Tock the Gnome," page 42

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And here it finally is.

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Also, I made the file a bit bigger than usual, in order to make Bumble’s speech bubble legible. In case it isn’t though, he’s saying “Oh, all my rusted gearsprings.”

And as long as this size shows up okay, I’ll be keeping them this large from now on.


Sketch – Tock being pretty

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.


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