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Junefae Tock content and WBW promos!

Including today’s, which is technically not Junefae anymore, but catchup is needed!

But firstly:

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Day 3

From World Building Wednesday 91, in which we look at Dwarven smoke bombs – specifically, the ones Actia will be using in the comic proper.

Full post available here.

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Day 7

And Sunday Gnomedays!!

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Day 10

World Building Wednesday once more, in which we’re looking at a physical aspect of prayer to Carwen, Gnomish Goddess of Love and creativity, and Anosmia, Gnomish goddess of protection and destruction!

Full post available here ❤

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Day 15

Featuring Tock, finally!!

(This dress and hat are coming up in the comic proper soon, at long last, and I am so excited!)

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Day 17

This week, having taken inspiration from the content of the previous week – looking at a physical aspect of prayer to the Orcish sun god.

Full post available here ❤

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Day 23

Featuring Onna, since Tock got to be featured earlier in the month! Hmm, that cog looks mighty familiar….

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Day 24

This week, we’re looked a bit more at how Unicorns specifically act as guides to the Heart of Faerie, for those who know of and seek them.

Full post available here ❤

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Day 25

Coffee Dragon!! For my coffee-devoted, Dragony Llove Llady Llama in particular, but I hope you love them too 💜 – and though not canon yet, eventually canon, as we will be getting to dragons someday!

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Day 30

Ta da!!! “Tock is Pride 2020.” Tock is always Pride, and especially this month – Black Lives Matter, and Trans Lives Matter 🖤 May we carry justice and Faerie Love forward, no matter what month it is!

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And now, for World Building Wednesday 95: a quick moment between Mariatu and Reina, queen of the Elves and one of Mari’s best friends – and what this moment means.

Full post (and mini-comic!) available here!

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Promo – World Building Wednesday 89

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers!
Today, we have a significant update to Actia’s personhood, and the name of Tock’s pocket of Faerie!
Actia’s performance garb is the Ruffled Romper from Harmonic Threads, and will also include their Hooded Shrug.

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Promo – World Building Wednesday 74

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers!

This week we’re looking at the place legends and “fairy” tales hold in Tock’s world, especially in Gnomish culture – with a specific humanly-popular Fairy Tale as an example!

 Click here for the full post 🍎💀🧚🏽‍♀️💕

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Promo – World Building Wednesday 46

Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers! However – because of this month’s Open House, it is available to read for all!

This week, we’re going to look at what happens when a faerie-being closest to the Heart of Faerie falls out of alignment with that spiritual flow – becoming ‘the Drifted.”

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Design for this particular Drifted comes from AcronaSilverFox on dAClick here to see her original post on the design, which I was lucky enough to adopt!  (And please enjoy this bonus Actia, too. Haven’t gotten to draw her in a while, so I hope it’s as refreshing for you to see her as it was for me to draw her!)

Click here to read the full post!

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And click here for more Open House bonuses, including full page 93 inkwork! ❤

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World Building Wednesday 27 – Romantic Relationships

Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers!

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This week we’re talking about romance –  where that fits within some of the cultures Tock and Bumble have started to encounter, and what each culture intends for that to be.

Full post here.

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Tock, back from vacation!

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Page production resumes today! 😀 Thank you for your patience, we had an amazing time.
And for funsies, here’s all the references in the drawing:
Tock – Belle’s gown, Thor’s helmet
Onna – sword of Shan Yu, Mickey ears in her hair, Ikran (from Avatar) on her shoulder
Bumble – scepter and crown of the Queen of Hearts, bag from Erin McKenna’s NYC Bakery
Eunan – Jedi robes
Actia – Ariel tail
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All content except the Disney references © Rachel Terwilliger.

Short stories – Five Moments

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One more bonus, dear readers, for Seven Years of Tock!

Here are five small moments, each crew member of the dear Bucket in their experience of the world – before they came together! These happen at varying times in their lives, and speak to the reasons they’ll end up where they are in the comic – which is yet to be seen, in full, but I hope you enjoy this glimpse in the meantime!

Thank you so much for your continuous support and enjoyment of this work. I’m so pleased to share Tock’s world with you and look forward to sharing even more adventures and stories of Faerie magic and Love

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Onna

A roar tore through her throat as Onna lunged at her opponent again, the battle rush blissfully in her veins. They clashed, axe against club, force by force trying to push each other down. Their teacher shouted, they broke apart, swinging back around to try again.

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WIP – new Full Crew piece

Working on a new piece of the whole Bucket crew! 💛 Full pencil work available at the patreon site ( http://patreon.com/rachelillustrates ).


Sketch – At Boundary Market II

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A little bonus work, also available on Patreon with bonus information and Dwarf/Gnome culture notes!

Page 74 is coming along slowly but surely. Lots of wee detail work.

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All content © Rachel Terwilliger


Glimpse – At Boundary Market

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Part of the gift I drew for my wife for this lovely Valentine’s Day<3

A Tockverse Gnome and Tockverse Dwarf sharing a sweet kiss. The rest of the piece is about the gems and minerals market where Gnomes and Dwarves have the vast majority of their interaction, and why that is. But that’s a tale for another time.

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! May we all be grateful for the Love in our lives, whatever forms it takes.

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All content © Rachel Terwilliger.


Gnomevember day 19

Prompt – Faerie Tale (and bonus sketch!). 
Featuring a mashup of two classic fairy tales that have been featured in bonus material here before. Do you know which ones? ❤

Full prompt list linked in the About tab above.


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.


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Sketch, "Whoops," Tock the Gnome

 

With most of the Orcish widow there beneath them, since they were drawn on the same page.

Also, intended this Gnome’s love to be a Dwarf, so I’m not sure why they’d be wearing a Gnomish hat. Hmm.

All content © Rachel Marsh. Do not use, alter or redistribute without permission.


Sketch – Tockverse women 1

 

Minor Spoilers for “The Rescue Quest” follow!!!

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Sketch, "Tockverse women 1"

 

An old old old sketch of four of the Tock the Gnome races, as ladies, that is. Clockwise from the front – Gnome, Brogh (as first featured here), Orc and Dwarf.

Will likely be doing another of these once more information gets revealed.

All content © Rachel Marsh. Do not use, alter or redistribute without permission.


Sketch – Snow and Bear

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Reference to a couple other pieces I’ve posted – this and this too.

I might as well say now that traditional fairy tales, I mean the ones we know as humans, are going to be referenced in Tock’s story from time to time. So this is a part of that (though I’ll not say which ones).

All content © Rachel Marsh. Do not use, alter or redistribute without permission.


Sketch – Chibi style research, Tock style

What the comic might look like if I amped up the cute.

Those of you who don’t follow my other art work might not know that I am a huge, huge fangirl (I promise this relates, so bear with me).

Over the past month or so, I’ve gotten sucked into a new fandom which has a lot of fanart in “chibi” style. I haven’t drawn chibi’s in a long time – probably because your average chibi  is really close in proportion to Gnomes. But because of my fangirling, I wanted to try my hand at them again, so this is me trying to figure out how a chibi-style would work taking different races’ proportions into account.

Here we have, then, a hypothetical Elf, a Dwarf, and a Gnome, all chibi-fied. Do not take any of this as canon, I was just having a bit of fun 🙂

All content © Rachel Marsh. Do not use, alter or redistribute without permission.


A little something while we wait

Hi everyone!

Since this  hiatus is taking a bit longer than I’d hoped, I put up a poll on my deviantART page recently, asking if anyone would be interested in seeing something special as a bonus until the next page is done. Most everyone voted yes (thank you!), so here that is.

NOTE: the following image contains very slight spoilers, for the setup of the world itself (not the overarching plot).

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I did this illustration a while back in order to get out of an art slump, and held off on posting it then in interest of showing it to you waaaaaay later, but you are all amazing for hanging in there and waiting so long  for new pages, so here it is now!

These women are versions of specific characters from two popular fairy tales (well, one more popular than the other, but I don’t want to give too much away). That’s all I can say for now, except to mention that they will be referenced later in Tock’s story.

Thank you all again for your patience. I hope to be back to regular updates within a month.

All content © Rachel Marsh. Do not use, alter or redistribute without permission.


Bonus art – Gnome/Dwarf lovin’

So these are not characters who will actually appear in the story per se (and please excuse the bumps in the paper from the scan). I drew this for my amazing girlfriend (and co-creator of Tock’s story) recently and wanted to share.

These two are actually based on a couple of our toons from WoW, drawn as if they existed in Tock’s world. I imagine the Gnome woman is a soldier in the Queen’s army (the jacket should look familiar), and the Dwarven woman is a rogueish individual involved in a kind of black-market trading (due to a certain level of strictness in Dwarven culture – more on that some other time).

This should be the last piece of bonus art before page updates resume! Thanks again for your patience, and for reading 🙂

All content © Rachel Marsh. Do not use, alter or redistribute without permission.


“Ask Tock” answer 1

I’ve gotten a little behind on things this past week, so here’s the first answer to an “Ask Tock” question. It comes from Andy:

“How do the various peoples of your world get on? Is there any emnity or even open hostility between races or cultures?”

To ask Tock a question, e-mail me at rachelillustrates@yahoo.com or leave a comment/send me a message here 🙂

All content © Rachel Marsh. Do not use, alter or redistribute without permission.