world-building and graphic novel in-progress

Posts tagged “animals

Promo – World Building Wednesday 33

IMG_20190301_202851_670

This one is a bit late due to life kicking my butt this week, so thank you for your patience, dear readers.

Today we’re taking a quick look at the kind of birds that attacked Tock and Bumble on page 29. I have come to call them Yowlbatrosses…..

Full drawing and post available here!

~~~~~

 Check out “Tock the Gnome” on Patreon ~*

Shop for prints ~*

Buy me a coffee ~*

Advertisements

World Building Wednesday 29 – Animals

img_20190130_173213_903

Time for another patrons-only world building post! Continuing the theme of last week, where a certain heroine met a certain creature that doesn’t exist on her mountain…

Click here for more information and a bonus drawing!

~~~~~

 Check out “Tock the Gnome” on Patreon ~*

Shop for prints ~*

Buy me a coffee ~*


World Building Wednesday 15 – Hogdragons!

worldbuildingwednesday15_hogdragons

In all the Orctober rush, I missed this week’s World Building Wednesday!  Since it focused on a bit more of their nomadic culture, though, the Orctober post that fell on that day DOES count!

So for this week, let’s take a closer at the Orcish mounts, the Hogdragons.

Full post available here

(And more Orctober List catching-up will come later. There was a bit of a snafu with yesterday’s prompt.)

~~~~~

 Check out “Tock the Gnome” on Patreon ~*

Shop for prints ~*

Buy me a coffee ~*

 


World Building Wednesday 11 – Quiet Forests

IMG_20180912_190414_127.jpg

One day late, my apologies! Here’s yesterday’s patrons-only world-building post.

This week we’re looking a little bit at the quietness of this tree, and it’s forest….

Click here to see the full post, as well as many other patrons-only material! ❤

~~~~~

 Check out “Tock the Gnome” on Patreon ~*

Shop for prints ~*

Buy me a coffee ~*


Bonus art – “Only Natural”

Only_Natural,_'Tock_the_Gnome'_by_rachelillustrates

“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”

~

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.