Other Junefae drawings available at Rachelillustrates, and I’ll be posting all Tock-related entries at the end of the month – BUT, this couldn’t wait ❤
From today until next Wednesday, June 10th, this account and all my other social media will be muted in order to help make space for BIPOC voices to be heard. I will still be posting patron-exclusive bonuses over on my Patreon site, but everything else is paused, including JuneFae, which will resume after this week of space.
🖤 Please keep aware, everyone, and LISTEN 🖤
Time again 💕
This isn’t exactly what I’d hoped it would be, with my creativity levels being impacted by loss and grief and world conditions – BUT, this weekend something monumental happened in the world of all-ages animated television (and something else in adult-oriented animated television too), so I wanted to do what I could to honor that amazingness.
💫💗 I’m so grateful that I got to see what happened happen in my lifetime. 💗💫
So, on that note, here are two sapphic “Tock the Gnome” style noblewomen being safely and lovely in love. And in case you missed it yesterday, a new page is available now too! Hope you enjoy it, and are this day (and all days) enjoying…
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🎶 Love love love 🎶
Good very-late-evening, or good very-early-morning, depending on when/where you’re reading this!
Drew this a couple of days ago, as a gift for my Llove, on Beltane 🌼💗🌼 I hope it was a blessed day for all – May all be loved and nurtured and true to themselves, that sacred day, today and all days (featuring a nonbinary Dwarf and Gnome couple of “Tock the Gnome”style, of course)!
Stay tuned for regularly scheduled Sunday Gnomedays later ❤
Once again 🗻
This one absolutely inspired by and drawn amongst my notes from some of the wonderful Changeling Artist Collective‘s Changeling Con panels I attended this weekend. Special shoutouts to my friends Maegan Cook and Jill Hoffman for making me aware it was going on, the whole collective for putting it on in the first place, and Amanda Makepeace (also of Earth Ritual Art) for her Friday night panel that really resonated with me.
As for this Gnome – she seems to harken back to the ancient past of the “Tock the Gnome” Queendom, thus being an ancestor of Queen Arella and her progeny, Queen Adamine (who is currently in power). More on them and more backstory always available on my Patreon.
A related announcement….
(understandable fear, but still.)
Hi everyone 🌼 So as I’ve mentioned before, the massive emphasis on social distancing has led to a couple event cancellations for my art work (and layoffs at my day job). I know I’m not unique in either case, and I send the best vibes possible for us all to be okay financially AND keep creating – no matter how long this takes to be resolved.
On that note, I wanted to talk about where things are for “Tock the Gnome” and commissions.
“Tock the Gnome” page progress continues as normal – as will all Patreon bonuses for the foreseeable future. I massively appreciate everybody who is still pledging, and/but understand if that has to…
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That weekly Gnome devotional I do, this week Tock-related! Please read the description for more info.
Happy Sunday Gnomedays ❤ Featuring Tock of “Tock the Gnome” this time – and doubling up as this month’s patrons-only “In thanks” Bonus drawing!
Made public this month, trough the generosity of my existing patrons. Thanks everybody!
A note for non-patrons: this monthly bonus drawing is something I do as a patron-exclusive every 1st of the month. You can see more of these (both already posted and in the future), along with WIPs on the pages, other bonus art and stories, and weekly world-building by pledging! And every pledge gets us closer to more frequent updates, as more pledges mean less time at my day job and thusly, more time to work on new pages.
As for the image, here’s Tock as an avatar of the Gnomish goddess Anosmia. ……this was drawn during a low point a few weeks ago, but it helped, and I…
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More Tock-related Gnomish devotional! Huzzah!
A bit belatedly due to life’s demands this weekend, but here we are!
(They’re coming home today, AND it’s our 16 year dating anniversary, so I am just…..yay 💗 I feel very blessed that they’re still with me. Here’s a flashback to art of our most self-representative characters in my comic, in celebration!)
(I now highly recommend drawing floofsome hugs when you miss someone, btw.)
And since this Gnome is clearly “Tock the Gnome” framed, I think that little sheep got lost within the Gnomish cities, somehow, and this noble Gnome is bringing them back to the farms on the surface. Noble Gnomes don’t get to interact with the life above very much, so I’m pleased she looks so lovingly comforted by the task! (More on the Gnomes of Tock’s…
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My weekly Gnome devotional, featuring Tock again! ❤ Make sure to read the text about a holiday patreon bonus!
Happy Sunday Gnomedays everyone 🕯
And an extra hello to any new followers from the Little Red Wagon market this past weekend – you may have seen me working on this there, and I’m very excited to share it now! “Tock the Gnome” patrons, btw, can look forward to a special treat featuring this image for the holidays – any new sign-ups through this Friday, December 20th, will receive one too! Click here if you’d to check it out and sign up ❤
I hope everyone is having a great holiday season so far. Remember to breathe and take care of yourselves. No one can give from an empty well. Not even Tock!🎄💕
New art, prints and news!! ❤
Hey everyone! This exclusive new “Tock the Gnome” piece was finished up specifically for Gears to Corsets, Cortland County Steampunk Festival – which I will be vending at this weekend!
So a) expect some radio silence from me until Monday or Tuesday (including my Etsy shop being closed for the moment). And b) because show prep has kept me very busy this month, and thus delayed some Patreon bonuses, I’ve written up a patron-exclusive short story about this drawing! Available to all my patrons, at any level.
Hope you enjoy ❤ And if you’re in the central NYS area, hope you can stop by the festival! I’ll be there all three days (pushing Tock and Faerie whimsy, as always!).
Brightest blessings, everyone.
Another Tock-related Sunday Gnomedays 💚
Happy Sunday Gnomedays!
…And, as always, Gnomes are faeries too!🧚🏽♀️
Counting this as this week’s WBW due to distraction from the earlier issue drop ❤ Aaand making my notes available to all readers as a special treat! Usually the actual world building text is for patrons only, while I post the associated drawings as a teaser for everyone. Check out my Patreon for more!
It’s time for another world building post, dear readers! Kicking off another month of focusing on those beneath the sea…
Though the Merfolk seem to be the dominant fae of the oceans of Tock’s world, there are still many other faeries there, including this watery version of a wil o’ the wisp! They do seem to be very rare, however, as this dolphin-maid seems very fascinated by her encounter. Like their land/air-based cousins, these water wisps often serve as guides to greater mysteries, sometimes leading ill-intentioned people astray…
Mermay prompt – Luminous, courtesy of the amazing Maegan Cook.
Tock-relevant local news! Hope to see you there, dear readers ❤
If you’re in the Ithaca NY area, please come visit! For those of you who aren’t, stay tuned for something else that weekend in consolation….. ❤
(And don’t forget, only one week left to preorder “Tock the Gnome” issue 2!)
Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers!
This week, inspired by the nature in which I celebrate St. Paddy’s Day, here’s a look at the Selkie folk of Tock’s world, and how their closest neighbors – the Elves – tend to view them.
Some notes on progress and catching up! I haven’t felt very up to posting much lately, and am grateful for your patience, dear readers.
Greetings, everyone ❤
I haven’t been up to posting much this week, due to personal things and prep for vending at Ithacon, so here’s some things that “should” have already been posted.
(Friendly reminder, “shoulding” on oneself is never helpful and I do not endorse it! But I am grateful for your patience.)
Drew this very faerie Tock for self care, and posted it on Instagram yesterday to make note that I have still been creating, though my plans for what I’m bringing to the con had had to be adjusted. I had hoped to have “Tock the Gnome” issue two finished, but there’s not going to be enough time for me to do that well and have it there on time, so that has been changed to Preorder status instead! More on that, and what bonuses will come in the issue, soon.
I will be bringing my existing…
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Continuing, and celebrating today!
Day 4, Heal/
Once again I chose the Light/Seelie theme. So here’s something from “Tock the Gnome” backstory, two characters that need healing and could reach for it, in their union. But will they? 💗
Day 5, Gift/
Inspired by the Seelie side again – in honor of International Women’s Day, the Tockverse ladies (or at least as many of them as I could fit on the page) are here in solidarity. Growing together from the gift of all their varied relationships, individual strengths and differences.
True strength comes from that place of togetherness and cooperation, not competition. May we all build each other up and inspire each other, too!
As mentioned previously ❤
Sooooo I joined another drawing challenge on Instagram ^^; “Fairy Fae Week,” with two prompt options per day, one “light” (or seelie) one “dark” (or unseelie). I’ve needed something to get myself motivated lately, and I simply couldn’t resist! Keeping them Tock the Gnome themed as usual, and will be posting these as often as possible but probably in bunches, as usually happens). On-time updates will be available on my Instagram.
Day 1, Free/
For Tock the Gnome, freedom comes from the stories that inspire her! So here she is, atop them, with with wings growing from that inspiration.
(And what are faerie wings but a manifestation of freedom, too?)
Day 2, Dream/
Something dreamscapey, then, with the crew (and a random Brogh woman, who I feel is descended from certain backstory characters). Inspired by my own dreams last the night previous.
Day 3, Light/Dark
For this one, I chose both, and featured…
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Some bonus art sweetness. Happy early Valentine’s, all ❤
Happy early Valentine’s, everyone ❤
Since my previous promotion is ending this evening, I figured I would share this on it’s own.
Featuring Arella and Strahl of my lovely “Tock the Gnome,” in a distinctly non-canon moment (I am mean and never let them be happy). I did this as a self care piece recently and I am very pleased with how it turned out.
I hope you’re all having a great week and look forward to a great day on Thursday, whether you’re celebrating it with a sweetheart or just taking good care of yourself!
Reminders – “Tock the Gnome” is available to read for free both here and on Patreon (where there is much bonus art, story and world-building to boot), so please do check it it out if you haven’t yet! ~ Also, call for artists is still open for “Prints for Pam-a-Lamb.” ~ And prints of…
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Drawn for a dear friend and inspired by our own meeting at New York Faerie Fest last year!
This was honestly SO fun to do. In addition to trying to get the details of each of our characters right (of course), I tried to incorporate the feeling of the festival itself, with little nods to different parts of the festival grounds – and little peeks of other faerie folk enjoying the space! Between that, the stark linework and the banner at the bottom, I hoped to evoke the feeling of old storybook illustrations.
More on Tock available here, and more on Maarten hopefully soon! He has many stories planned, and I can’t wait to see where he goes with them.
Almost caught up, and only one more after this!
More catchup and Gnomish-Elven connection ❤ (And only one more left for this challenge, after this!)
Sunday Gnomedays 12-30-18/dElfcember day 30, “Bonds”
Specifically, bonds of friendship.
I’ve been thinking a lot about my own friendships over the last couple of days, and though I don’t always keep in touch very well, I appreciate every single person I am able to call friend – be it a friendship in person, or a bond that was created over fangirling and artwork online.
Thank you, every one of you, for being here for me.
(Couldn’t not draw one of her “elves” for this challenge, too!)
Day 27, “Dobby”
From “Harry Potter,” of course, loving his Free Elf self!
Day 28, “Unicorn”
This one was really calming to draw 🙂
Also, this one does still count…
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So between this one and yesterday’s prompt of “Totem,” this week at “Tock the Gnome” we’re talking about the Elves and the nature of Faerie, and how that impacts their existence.
Last one for today – will try to keep more on top of these for the rest of the challenge ^^;
(And keep an eye out for World Building Wednesday tomorrow!)
More catchup, and some notes for tomorrow…
Day 21, “Gift”
Featuring Misu and Mariatu of “Tock the Gnome” backstory, and the gift that is their life together after many, many trials.
This drawing also now belonging, appropriately, to my Wife, as part of her own Yule gift 😊
Day 24, “Red”
Bringing to my attention that that two other characters from a different part of that backstory have a red color scheme, and it just so happens that one banished the other…. but that’s all something that Tock herself needs to learn about, so 🤫
Day 25, “Totem”
So, an Elf and a symbol of her local forest spirit 🦌
This and tomorrow’s prompt will be combined for World Building Wednesday, stay tuned for more Elven Faerie connection!
Happy holiday, by the way, to everyone celebrating today!
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