world-building and graphic novel in-progress


Sunday Gnomedays 3-11-18

Another Tock-related Sunday Gnomedays, everyone ❤ All squishy and emotional and personal this time, too.

Rachel illustrates : fantasy art and Faerie faith

As you might have noticed before, I post a new Gnome drawing every Sunday – there have been a good handful of “Tock the Gnome”-related ones since I started, and this week we have another addition to that bunch.
More emotionally, though – I had an unexpected pang of missing my Gramma so much this morning. She passed away when I was a teenager, but I still think of her almost everyday and I often feel like she’s still with me. She was the best and I really hope that she would have liked my work, especially Tock’s story. And that she’s proud of me. I feel like she is, anyway ❤
So this is for the Gnomes, as always, but also for her.
A little bit more on Tock’s Grandma here and here.

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Sunday Gnomedays 12-10-17

And regular scheduled “Sunday Gnomedays” start back up with Tock references, of course!

Rachel illustrates : fantasy art and Faerie faith


Time again, and hope its a good one for everyone!

(Back to our regularly scheduled Gnomish goodness after the rigor of Gnomevember!) Featuring Carwen, Gnome goddess of love from “Tock the Gnome.”

Psst! You can learn more about her through some of the bonus posts on Patreon….

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Welcome Directory!


Greetings, new visitors and followers from “The Snow Queen!” I’m so pleased you’ve made your way over here and I hope you enjoyed the show!

Here is a quick rundown of what you’ll find here and on other of my sites:

This site (scrolling right down from here, or at the Archive page): Existing and new pages of my comic in-progress, “Tock the Gnome,” a steampunk/fantasy graphic novel about a Gnome woman on a quest to rescue a legendary Elven princess. Along the way she will learn more about the world she’s been isolated from, and be challenged not only by the characters and creatures she encounters, but by the yearnings of her own heart. Will contain lesbian romance, size-positivity, non-binary gender, fairy tale themes, conundrums and tomfoolery.

I also share occasional bonus art and bonus short stories set in Tock’s world.

Patreon: A crowd-funding website for this project, containing extra goodies not posted here. Finished fantasy art and sketches (including one new Gnome drawing every Sunday, called “Sunday Gnomedays”) as well as announcements about other project updates, commissions, etc.

My Etsy: Prints of of my work, coloring books and needle-felted faerie dolls, Gnome Wings, all for sale!



Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy what you find here! And remember – your program from the show includes a coupon code for my etsy, and if you bought the performance-exclusive Snow Queen coloring book, please tag me ( @rachelillustrates or #rachelillustrates ) so I can see your work too!

Brightest blessings and Faerie Love to all ~~<3

Gnomevember 2017 day 29

Okay I fibbed, one last Tock-related Gnomevember!

Rachel illustrates : fantasy art and Faerie faith


Prompt – Fashion.

Featuring a backstory character from “Tock the Gnome” – can you guess who she is?

Only one more left to go, my goodness!

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Gnomevember 2017 day 27

Another Tock-related Gnomevember! Only 3 more to go, so might be the last one, hmmmm…. ❤

Rachel illustrates : fantasy art and Faerie faith


Prompt – Snow Day.

In the world of “Tock the Gnome,” the noble Gnomes live far inside the mountain rock, and as such, don’t experience winter as much as the lower classes do (like Tock herself). So here’s a Gnomish noblewoman getting to experience snowdrifts and flurries!

More context available here Tock the Gnome – Hope in Peacenight-time ❤

And don’t forget I have a sale going on today! Cyber Monday Sale!

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Gnomevember 2017 day 19

Another Tock-related Gnomevember! Can you spot the reference?

Rachel illustrates : fantasy art and Faerie faith


Prompt – Faerie Tale  ❤

(….What I had in mind for today was actually a lot more ambitious, but reality did not agree. Still, finding this really calming instead, and “Tock the Gnome” fans might recognize something!)

Full prompt list in the Shop/Contact tab above – we’re almost halfway there, everyone!

AND Happy Sunday Gnomedays too!

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Gnomevember 2017 day 17

More Tock Gnomevember ❤

Rachel illustrates : fantasy art and Faerie faith

Prompt – Cave ….so have some “Tock the Gnome” foreshadowing 😀

Context at, and full prompt list available at the Shop/Contact tab above!

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