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Hmmmmm…..

Also! Tock wears a LOT of layers and corsets that hide her voluptuous form. While I love drawing her in those, truly, I feel like the fact that she’s plus-sized can easily be overlooked sometimes. 

May the next couple of pages serve to remind everyone how gloriously curvaceous she is! 💗

Also also:

IMPORTANT PROGRESS NOTE – over the past 3 months I had been laid off from my day job (which is normally a necessity to pay the bills) and while unemployed on that level, I had been able to produce pages MUCH more consistently than usual. I’m very grateful for this, and hope to keep this momentum moving forward, as much as I can. 

That said, I did get the call to return to my day job last week. I am having difficulty adjusting to being back, and the change is impacting my ability to produce new pages.

I am going to be moving page scheduling to every other week, instead of weekly like I’d hoped. As I had said before in previous update commentary – thanks, always, for your patience with updates, dear readers. If returning to slower progress bothers you,  please consider pledging – even as a little as a dollar gets me closer to lowering my hours at my day job, and thusly, to more frequent updates!

If anything else, schedule-wise, has to change, I will let you know as soon as I am sure.

I appreciate each and every one of you who reads Tock’s tale, and look forward to progressing her story, with your help ❤

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


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Ooooooooooooh transitiony transition page!!

(Speaking of Carwen, directly ❤😁❤ And might that largest star look familiar? Hmm…)

Once again, more on Gnomish religion available here.

Thanks for your patience with updates, dear readers -if the slow progress bothers you, keep in mind that we’re getting REALLY close to my first goal on Patreon, $50 monthly, which means I would guarantee a new page each month!! I am trying to keep up a good momentum during social distancing, but if the usually slow progress bothers you, please consider pledging – even as a little as a dollar gets us closer to that and the next goal, which would mean guaranteed updates bi-monthly!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Page 102

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Oooooh spirity spirit things ❤

Tock’s connection to her gods is very important and will absolutely be impacting how she reacts to the quest unfolding around her. So, here’s a little taste of that (though she has mentioned Carwen before).

Carwen, by the way, is the Gnomish goddess of love and creativity! You can read more about her and the rest of the major Gnomish pantheon here.   And more about the specific prayer hand gesture Tock is using here.

Thanks for your patience with updates, dear readers -if the slow progress bothers you, keep in mind that we’re getting REALLY close to my first goal on Patreon, $50 monthly, which means I would guarantee a new page each month!! I am trying to keep up a good momentum during social distancing, but if the usually slow progress bothers you, please consider pledging – even as a little as a dollar gets us closer to that and the next goal, which would mean guaranteed updates bi-monthly!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Page 101

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Getting back to some happiness and optimism!

Thanks for your patience with updates, dear readers -if the slow progress bothers you, keep in mind that we’re getting REALLY close to my first goal on Patreon, $50 monthly, which means I would guarantee a new page each month!!  I am trying to keep up a good momentum during social distancing, but if the usually slow progress bothers you, please consider pledging – even as a little as a dollar gets us closer to that and the next goal, which would mean guaranteed updates bi-monthly!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


~** Page 100 **~

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Backstory and denial!

Aaaaaaaaand:

That makes *3* new pages this month, including this milestone one!

I am so grateful to be telling Tock’s story, and to all of you for sticking around so long to read it. If you’re struggling with a project dear to your heart – from my own experience, I implore you not to give up. All progress, however small, is progress. And as Sam’s gaffer says, “It’s the job that never gets started that takes the longest to finish.” (“Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring,” JRR Tolkien)

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🎶”Get off my case, I won’t saaaaaaay it!”🎶
This page fought me SO MUCH. But I’m happy with it now, and grateful that we are getting such a great series of Tock Faces out of this scene. Hehe.
Also, a progress note! -Thanksforyourpatiencewithupdates. We have just hit my first goal on Patreon, so at least one page a month is now guaranteed!! I’m trying to keep up a good momentum during social distancing, but iftheslowprogressbothersyou, please consider pledging – even as a little as a dollar gets us closer to the next goal, which would mean guaranteed updates bi-monthly!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


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🎶”No chance, no way, I won’t saaaaaaay it!”🎶

Also, I enjoy Bumble’s happy moments, but salty Bumble is truly the Best Bumble.

Thanks for your patience with updates -if the slow progress bothers you, keep in mind that we’re getting REALLY close to my first goal here on Patreon, $50 monthly, which means I would guarantee a new page each month!! So if you’re not pledging yet but enjoy reading Tock’s story, please do consider signing up!

WIP on this and other pages here.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Page 97

 

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Only a week and a day since the last one! A small blessing. I am hoping to keep up a similar momentum as this quarantine goes on. Fingers crossed, dear readers.

Also, a note on the pajamas – Bumble’s the one who packed their pack, and would have asked Tock what she wanted to bring for herself (bringing his own jammies and a change of clothes, but not intending on doing her any favors, as he was very irritated with how she handled Onna in the first place). So Tock thought of the fancy clothes she’d need for any official meeting, but not being familiar with how trade goes, didn’t think of them having to  sleep over. As such, her outfit here is a one piece bloomer that she was already wearing underneath her previous outfit. Luckily, she is a girl who rolls with the punches and lands on her feet ❤

UPDATE: I missed coloring Bumble’s cap in the last panel, my apologies! That has now been corrected, the plot itself was not impacted.

Thanks for your patience with updates -if the slow progress bothers you, keep in mind that we’re getting closer to my first goal here on Patreon, $50 monthly, which means I would guarantee a new page each month!! So if you’re not pledging yet but enjoy reading Tock’s story, please do consider signing up!

WIP on this and other pages here.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


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Ta daaaaa, first full night scene page!! I have been dying to get to use this grey paper, and I am SO happy with how it looks. Test images of how I handled the green tones on it (since some of the pencils I use show up very differently here than on the white paper….and some not as differently as I’d planned!) are available in this and this WIP post(s).

As for the plot – yes, poor Onna 😦 But more shall be revealed as we move forward! I promise, I still believe in happy endings.

Thanks for your patience with updates -if the slow progress bothers you, keep in mind that we’re getting closer to my first goal here on Patreon, $50 monthly, which means I would guarantee a new page each month!! So if you’re not pledging yet but enjoy reading Tock’s story, please do consider signing up!

WIP on this and other pages here.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


“Tock the Gnome” issue 3 now available!

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Ta da!!!

Issue 3 is now available digitally, containing pages 58 to 84 plus four illustrated bonus scenes!

Available complimentary here for all patrons

Also available at my shop 💚

And don’t forget I have a sale going on, 20% off all items until this Friday, with free domestic shipping on all orders over $30! Click here to check it out.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


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What Tock said.

Thanks for your patience with updates -if the slow progress bothers you, keep in mind that we’re getting closer to my first goal on Patreon, $50 monthly, which means I would guarantee a new page each month!! So if you’re not pledging yet but enjoy reading Tock’s story, please do consider signing up!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Page 94

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Aaaaaaaaaaaand we’re back!!

Thank you very much for your patience, dear readers, during the Orcish Tent Correction. I am very, very relieved to be back to forward story motion and grateful to anyone who’s stuck around despite the delay!

Updates to the existing pages that needed edits will be happening asap – as I’ve mentioned on Patreon, the artwork for that is all finished, but the updated panels still need to be pasted into place. My photoshop skills are not the best, so that’s gonna take some time, but in the meantime I’ll be moving forward with new page production. Once edited, the scans of the updated panels will be available on Patreon, even before they’re put in their proper page places ❤

Thanks for your patience with updates in general, too -if the slow updates bother you, keep in mind that we’re getting closer to my first goal on Patreon, $50 monthly, which means I would guarantee a new page each month!! So if you’re not pledging yet but enjoy reading Tock’s story, please do consider signing up!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Page 93

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Holding hands 😀 And finally, some movement!

Catchup posting for the last two Sunday Gnomedays, booth photos from the last two events I did, and this and last month’s Ranger level bonus drawings will be up soon, buuuuuuuuuut I wanted to get this up first ❤

Thanks for your patience with updates, too -if the slow updates bother you, keep in mind that we’re getting closer to my first goal here on Patreon, $50 monthly, which means I would guarantee a new page each month!! So if you’re not pledging yet but enjoy reading Tock’s story, please do consider signing up!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Page 92

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Tock has some confusion.

Thanks for your patience with updates, too -if the slow updates bother you, keep in mind that we’re getting closer to my first goal on Patreon, $50 monthly, which means I would guarantee a new page each month!! So if you’re not pledging yet but enjoy reading Tock’s story, please do consider signing up!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Page 91

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And here we have it. But is that better, or worse, for poor Onna?

Thanks for your patience with updates, too – if the slow updates bother you, keep in mind that we’re getting closer to my first goal on Patreon, $50 monthly,which means I would guarantee a new page each month!! So if you’re not pledging me on Patreon yet, but enjoy reading Tock’s story, please do consider signing up!

A note about design changes:

As they appear on some previous pages, the Orcs’ dwellings were at first completely culturally appropriated from Mongolian culture. I was not as socially aware when I started this part of the story as I am now, and I am truly sorry for having done this. I have since redesigned the Orcs’ tents and will be reposting these pages with updated panels as soon as possible.

In the meantime, the artwork for those updated panels is viewable here.

Design process for the new tents is viewable here, here and here.

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Page 90

 

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Looks like Tock has figured something out – can you guess what it is? 🙂

(Shameless bonus promotion – those of you who are Patrons should be able to figure out some of what’s being said here with the Orcish Language Guide! There are quite a few new words in here, which will be updated in part 2 of the Guide soon.)

Thanks for your patience with updates, too – if the slow updates bother you, keep in mind that we’re getting closer to my first goal on Patreon, $50 monthly, which means I would guarantee a new page each month!! So if you’re not pledging me on Patreon yet, but enjoy reading Tock’s story, please do consider signing up!

A note about design changes:

As they appear on some previous and the following pages, the Orcs’ dwellings were at first completely culturally appropriated from Mongolian culture. I was not as socially aware when I started this part of the story as I am now, and I am truly sorry for having done this. I have since redesigned the Orcs’ tents and will be reposting these pages with updated panels as soon as possible.

In the meantime, the artwork for those updated panels is viewable here.

Design process for the new tents is viewable here, here and here.

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 Check out “Tock the Gnome” on Patreon ~*

Shop for prints ~*

Buy me a coffee ~*


Page 89

 

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So much hurt, on both sides :/

(Shameless bonus promotion – those of you who are Patrons should be able to figure out most of what’s being said here with the Orcish Language Guide! There are some new words in here, which will be updated in part 2 of the Guide when there’s enough of them. But if you’re curious, most of this page and all the pages before it is/are decipherable through the first part!)

Thanks for your patience with this page too -if the slow updates bother you, keep in mind that we’re getting closer to my first goal here on Patreon, $50 monthly, which means I would guarantee a new page each month!! So if you’re not pledging yet but enjoy reading Tock’s story, please do consider signing up! Especially if the waiting is a bother ^^;

In the meantime, I hope you’ve been enjoying Gnomevember and look forward to the holiday bonus drawing! (Patrons will be getting a little something extra special this year, btw ❤ )

And don’t forget about my Shop Small Sale going on, now through Cyber Monday! Patrons-only bonus discount available here.

NOTE: There are some errors in the text of panel 5, from scanning, that I didn’t catch before. I will have those fixed up later today.

UPDATE: Panel 5 is fixed!

A note about design changes:

As they appear on this and the following pages, the Orcs’ dwellings are completely culturally appropriated from Mongolian culture. I was not as socially aware when I started this part of the story as I am now, and I am truly sorry for having done this. I have since redesigned the Orcs’ tents and will be reposting these pages with updated panels as soon as possible.

In the meantime, the artwork for those updated panels is viewable here.

Design process for the new tents is viewable here, here and here.

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 Check out “Tock the Gnome” on Patreon ~*

Shop for prints ~*

Buy me a coffee ~*


Page 88

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Almost to a resolution ~ but, then!

Thank you for your patience in waiting for this page, I know it’s been a couple months ^^; That said – we’re very close to my first goal on Patreon, $50 monthly, for which I would guarantee a new page each month!! So if you’re not pledging yet but enjoy reading Tock’s story, please do consider signing up!

And as far as this page goes, I am very pleased with it myself, especially that first panel. Lots of little storytelling details in where everyone is looking 😉

And and, as I mentioned last page, The Orcish Language Guide is finally available! Click here to check it out. (Some of the words on today’s page are new, but they will be added as soon as possible.)

Lastly – Happy Orctober, too!!! I will be participating in that, even though I’m having a bit of a late start. More about that on my Instagram.

A note about design changes:

As they appear on this and the following pages, the Orcs’ dwellings are completely culturally appropriated from Mongolian culture. I was not as socially aware when I started this part of the story as I am now, and I am truly sorry for having done this. I have since redesigned the Orcs’ tents and will be reposting these pages with updated panels as soon as possible.

In the meantime, the artwork for those updated panels is viewable here.

Design process for the new tents is viewable here, here and here.

~~~~~

 Check out “Tock the Gnome” on Patreon ~*

Shop for prints ~*

Buy me a coffee ~*


Page 87

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Someone’s being a bit too flourishy ^^;

(More context on that here.)

Aaaaaaaaaand ANNOUNCEMENT TIME!!!

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The Orcish Language Guide is finally available, on Patreon! Click here to check it out.

 

A note about design changes:

As they appear on this and the following pages, the Orcs’ dwellings are completely culturally appropriated from Mongolian culture. I was not as socially aware when I started this part of the story as I am now, and I am truly sorry for having done this. I have since redesigned the Orcs’ tents and will be reposting these pages with updated panels as soon as possible.

In the meantime, the artwork for those updated panels is viewable here.

Design process for the new tents is viewable here, here and here.

~~~~~

 Check out “Tock the Gnome” on Patreon ~*

Shop for prints ~*

Buy me a coffee ~*


Page 86

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One new page for JuneFae after all!!
Getting back to understandable dialogue too – it looks like the Orcish Language Guide will be a July thing, after all, so Onna will be our guide in the meantime ;p
Also, as for those angry red eyes in panel two – this was supposed to have shown up before, but the scan doesn’t show it very well (even after photoshopping it, for some reason). Still, if you please, take a look again and keep that in mind for current events…
Thank you, dear readers, for your patience. Hope you enjoy ❤

A note about design changes:

As they appear on some previous and the following pages, the Orcs’ dwellings were at first completely culturally appropriated from Mongolian culture. I was not as socially aware when I started this part of the story as I am now, and I am truly sorry for having done this. I have since redesigned the Orcs’ tents and will be reposting these pages with updated panels as soon as possible.

In the meantime, the artwork for those updated panels is viewable here.

Design process for the new tents is viewable here, here and here.


Page 85

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The angst continues…..

Also continuing to use Orcish un-translated, since it’ll be important HOW they handle Tock and Bumble’s lack of understanding. Hopefully that doesn’t feel like it’s taking too long, dear readers – let me know if it’s dragging, and I will let you know when the Orcish Language Guide is available, too!

As I mentioned last time, some of these angry new faces will be familiar to you if you’ve read the “Meanwhile…” bonus scene (available to all patrons, along with many other goodies).

 

A note about design changes:

As they appear on this and the following pages, the Orcs’ dwellings are completely culturally appropriated from Mongolian culture. I was not as socially aware when I started this part of the story as I am now, and I am truly sorry for having done this. I have since redesigned the Orcs’ tents and will be reposting these pages with updated panels as soon as possible.

In the meantime, the artwork for those updated panels is viewable here.

Design process for the new tents is viewable here, here and here.

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Page 84

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Finally. In more ways than one.
Some of these angry new faces will be familiar to you if you’ve read the “Meanwhile…” bonus scene (available to all patrons btw) , and I am very excited for this confrontation, let me tell you.
Also that Tol and his delightful beard are back. SO much fun to draw.
Aaaaand two reminders:
If you missed my post on Orcish Mouth Improvement, I have a VERY casual tutorial up here.
And don’t forget there’s a special going on until May 1st – if you pledge before then, you get an exclusive print! As well as access to all bonuses at whatever level you choose, of course. More info through the link.

A note about design changes:

As they appear on this and the following pages, the Orcs’ dwellings are completely culturally appropriated from Mongolian culture. I was not as socially aware when I started this part of the story as I am now, and I am truly sorry for having done this. I have since redesigned the Orcs’ tents and will be reposting these pages with updated panels as soon as possible.

In the meantime, the artwork for those updated panels is viewable here.

Design process for the new tents is viewable here, here and here.

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All content © Rachel Terwilliger.

Page 83

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Well, someone’s had enough of this conversation she can’t understand.

Also – backgrounds, wooo! After so many pages of very little background, this was a challenge and I’m quite pleased with how it turned out. Between that and the rush of action in the first 4 panels (and those being so tightly packed together) I really wanted this page to snap us right back into the reality of what’s going on – i.e. the very real, potential danger for all three of our heroes. We’ve gotten to focus on just the mystery of Onna’s situation a bit for the last few pages, but there is a lot more going on than her reluctance and Tock’s curiosity.

Also also please, if you’re interested in me posting a translation guide for the Orcish, raise your hand!

A note about design changes:

As they appear on this and the following pages, the Orcs’ dwellings are completely culturally appropriated from Mongolian culture. I was not as socially aware when I started this part of the story as I am now, and I am truly sorry for having done this. I have since redesigned the Orcs’ tents and will be reposting these pages with updated panels as soon as possible.

In the meantime, the artwork for those updated panels is viewable here.

Design process for the new tents is viewable here, here and here.

~~~

All content © Rachel Terwilliger.

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Hmmmm, curious…..

(And Bumble continues to question his current circumstances.)

A note about design changes:

As they appear on this and the following pages, the Orcs’ dwellings are completely culturally appropriated from Mongolian culture. I was not as socially aware when I started this part of the story as I am now, and I am truly sorry for having done this. I have since redesigned the Orcs’ tents and will be reposting these pages with updated panels as soon as possible.

In the meantime, the artwork for those updated panels is viewable here.

Design process for the new tents is viewable here, here and here.

~~~

All content © Rachel Terwilliger.

Check out “Tock the Gnome” on Patreon ~*~ Buy me a coffee ~