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Bonus sketch – Random Tribesladies

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Random Orcish art therapy *thumbs up*
These are two of Onna’s tribesfolk, from pgs. 74 and 75 recently. I am oddly fascinated with that white-haired maiden and I hope I get to tell her story too, whatever it is.
And if you missed it, I did create a guide to who’s who between those two pages, only available here.
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All content © Rachel Terwilliger.

Bonus art – “Only Natural”

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“I want to live like animals
Careless and free like animals
I want to live
I want to run through the jungle
The wind in my hair and the sand at my feet”

– Savage Garden, “The Animal Song”

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Happy Pride Month everybody! This was done for a project/kinda-contest over at deviantART, where I have done much much much of my networking and fanbase-building over the years. I am very grateful for all the acceptance I’ve found and the friendships I’ve built there, and though nothing’s ever perfect, that site has been a haven for me during many frustrating “real life” art conflicts. So, despite the usual life/comic/commission busy-ness, I had to join in the celebration!

(Also, selected submissions will be featured in a new Pride Flag widget on the website, so cross your fingers for me!)

The submissions had to be centered around one of the Pride flag’s colors and the meaning of that color. Of course, I had to pick green (for nature), and it had to be Tock and Onna ❤

(By the way, I hope none of you think this is a big big spoiler – I have intended this attraction to be obvious from the start. I promise there will be lots of fun story goodness in watching this play out against Tock’s quest. Ohohoho.)

This was inspired by the same-sex relationships found in nature. I wanted to do something a bit different though, so I chose lesbian does, gay male goldfinches, and non-binary pangolins (because….pangolins). And Tock and Onna together as a queer representation of Faerie.

Thank you all for continuing to stick with the comic – Tock and Onna and Bumble and all of their magical, messed-up world. If you’re celebrating this month, I send you SUCH love and I hope you have a fantastic time being truly you!
And again, thanks dA, for being a place for me to express my big gay self for so many years, now.


Page 75

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First ~ Previous ~ Next

Ding ding!

Thank you, readers, for your patience. This one took quite some time but I think it was well worth it.

(A key to match up each tribe member between their representation here and on the previous page is also up on Patreon! )

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All content © Rachel Terwilliger.

Page 74 Inkwork preview

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When I say it’s coming along slowly, I do at least mean it IS coming along ^^; Full view of the inkwork is available for Patrons here .

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All work © Rachel Terwilliger.


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.