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Gnomevember day 30

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Prompt – Balance.

……and that’s it🙂 Thank you so much for all the likes, and any looks in general. I hope each drawing brought warmth to your heart.

As for Tock-specifics, I’ll be doing a post of JUST the Tock-related ones soon, in case anyone missed them or wants to see them all together. And work on page 72 progresses, as does some bonus work for the Patreon page and the traditional Holiday bonus art❤

Thanks again, especially for your support of Tock’s story and world.


Gnomevember day 22

From yesterday.
Prompt – Quest. So Tock and Bumble again😀

(I will have to do a master post of all the Tock-related ones once the month is done…)

Full prompt list linked in the About tab above.


Gnomevember day 2 ! 

Prompt – First Kiss❤
(Technically not Tock related, but I will be posting all Gnomevember drawings here anyway. Because, Gnomes.)

Full prompt list available at the About tab above.


Tock at Gnome and Fairy Fest!

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So as promised, here’s a bit of the Tock-related stuff from the recent festival I vended at!

That amazing steampunk doily there was knit by my wife, from the leftovers of the yarn of my wedding shawl which she dyed and knit, too. She is unbelievable). It was a gift on my birthday, to encourage me to promote the comic like this at the show. Before that, I hadn’t had any official plans to do so, so her belief in me really moved and inspired me to make that display, and the Tock-specific business cards too.

The other business card, with the faerie on it, is for my more general work (which is, unsurprisingly, also mostly Faerie. At least in personal work).

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Also, among the selection of my works I had printed, there were of course several Tock-related ones – either from the comic directly, or relating to Tock’s world.

At least two of those pieces are either exclusive at my Patreon, or haven’t been posted anywhere online at all😀 Also, the bottom left piece – “Purity” – has been my best seller so far. I am grateful for Tock’s appeal (and I hope you enjoy seeing her in full color).

All of those pieces are now available for sale on my Etsy shop, by the way. Please take a look there for more info on each piece.

And thanks for reading, as always❤


Welcome New Readers!

Dedicated to anyone newly visiting from “Gnome and Fairy Fest” this weekend! Thanks for your support, and I hope you enjoy Tock and her story!


Sketch – Faerie Times

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Something I sketched up this week while trying to get over some blockage. I will be vending at a Gnome & Fairy Festival this October, and offering free coloring pages, so I hope to get this inked up in time for that too.


Faerie Gnome

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I’ve been doing a very slow read/study of Brian Froud’s books over the last few years, and recently finished his famous work with Alan Lee,, “Faeries.” I enjoyed it very much, of course, but the quote above comes from a page near the back of the book – and it, of course, struck me hard. The information preceding it seems to imply that they’re talking about archeological finds in which tiny humanoid skeletons were discovered, but they identifed them as Gnomes and decided that for the purposes of their book, they do not exist.

What? No. Nope. No no no.

So here is Tock, in defiance. I still adore and respect both Misters Froud and Lee, but strongly disagree with them. Tock, and other Gnomes, will ever be important in my Faerie work. And from and even more personal standpoint, I feel that Gnomes are True :heart:

Art © Rachel Terwilliger. Quote © Froud and Lee.