Hi everyone. Here’s a little bit of the next page again – progress has been really slow lately as I have some Big Art News going on that applies to all my Faerie work, not just Tock. I’ve been invited to vend, as in selling prints of my work, at a local festival!
That’s Gnome and Fairy Fest, here in Ithaca, NY, on October 1st. Two weeks from today, oh my goodness. Most of my art time lately has therefore been going to the production of those prints and other items for sale at my booth, as well as to making coloring page images that I’ll have available for free there, to draw people in! (The people planning the festival are just lovely, and so community minded, so they’re big on each booth having an activity if possible.)
Obviously, much of what I’ll be featuring involves Tock and her crew, so I will share more once I have more prints made, etc. There’s even going to be a sign promoting the comic and business cards just for Tock, so I’ll be uploading the illustration I did for that card soon.
And in the meantime, thanks for your patience and for keeping an eye out for Tock’s adventures here❤
(And and, if you want to see more previews of the next page and the thumbnails of the next four pages, please check out my patreon!)
Page production has resumed. Thanks to everyone for your patience while I took a break❤
So firstly, thank you to everyone who gave me feedback about my recent thoughts on publication for “Tock the Gnome,” and also to everyone who soothed my frustrations. I am very lucky to have followers like you.
After some very, very wise and welcome advice from people who have LOTS more experience than me, I am putting those plans on hold. I still hope to get published sooner rather than later, and I have a good handful of ideas for bonus material when I do publish, BUT I will not be taking the comic offline anytime soon.
I did let myself get way too emotionally involved in this idea, though, and as a result I am finding myself very burnt out and resentful. Impatience and perfectionism is just…. no.
I’m going to be taking a short break (like 30 days-ish) from making new pages, to recharge my batteries. The time that I usually use toward page creation (15 minutes a day, or more if I can spare it) will be devoted to some more lighthearted Tock work – just drawings, like the above WIP.
I will still try to post progress updates, notes, sketches, WIPs on illustrations, etc. on the Patreon page. And a month from today, work on pages themselves shall resume.
Thanks very much for your patience and for caring about Tock and her crew in the first place❤
P.S. If you’re not caught up or haven’t read it yet, now would be a great time to start!
I haven’t been able to get much Art Work done this year yet, SO, here’s something in the meantime – a quick closeup/preview of a piece I’ve been working on, featuring all the significant characters (i.e. the Crew and their family and other destined connections).
You can see the whole thing at my Patreon – as well as lots of other bonus art and info! And of course, the whole comic so far is there too, or DeviantArt here if you want to read it elsewhere (click Archive up top to read it here, though).
Remember, every little bit helps me produce more art, especially Tock-related work. So if you like the series, please take a look. Thank you ~~<3
Its official! Prints of my work are now available at Society6.com :D
Right now I have 3 pieces available – two of them “Tock the Gnome” related, not including that feature in the banner there – and I plan on adding more, and higher resolution scans so I’ll be able to offer more products too (especially mugs. I like mugs).
Please take a look, and if there’s a specific piece you’d like to see offered, please comment and let me know!
Soooo Page 58 is actually done, but due to connection issues with my computer, I’ll be posting it later than I hoped (normally I post pages as soon as I finish them, but alas, not this time).
It’ll be up as soon as I can get connection or a USB key to take it to a different computer…..but in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek of one of the Patreon drawings I’m working on.
Please check out “Tock the Gnome” on Patreon in the meantime, and hopefully soon I’ll be back to posting normally. Thanks for reading🙂
Hi everyone! Thanks as always for keeping an eye out.
Page 53 is very, very nearly done. I hope to get it finished today, and posted later this week. A while ago I’d also queued some sketchwork posts, and I think they’ve all been posted now, so updates will be a little less frequent for a short time (until I can get more sketchwork done and scanned).
As far as planning goes, I do have the next 5 pages mapped out as well as a rough draft of the plot that will cover many more. The way I work, I only map out the specifics of a few pages at a time, to see how the layouts will flow togetherl. I write out the specific dialogue – like what each character is actually, specifically saying – at that point. But before that part of the process, I do write the conversation out in general as I work out where the characters are going next. And of course, I have a general idea of where the story’s going (and an endgame in mind), which may or may not manifest the way I expect.
I’ve also been drawn to brainstorm a lot lately about two races on Tock’s world that we won’t get to see for a long time, but who’s history is very important as to how Tock’s world is now…..
I guess that’s all for now, so hopefully I’ll have more to show you soon🙂