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Gnomevember catchup, Tock-related days 12 through 30 ❤

A bit overdue, but sliding in just in time. Boom.

Hope you enjoyed these entries – and for those that connect to this month’s World Building Wednesdays, check out my Patreon!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


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Featuring one more glimpse of Tock’s dream shoes because we haven’t gotten to see very much of them in this sequence after all, and we won’t get to see them again for a while, unless I start obsessively drawing them in bonus art (which I might. Because I love them).

Also, technically the first dialogue of the scene in that last “panel!” Huzzah! 👍

And also also, featuring that last panel for Gnomevember the nineteenth today:

(Further Gnomevember catchup will be posted separately.)

IMPORTANT PROGRESS NOTE –earlier this year, I had been laid off from my day job (which is currently a necessity to pay the bills) and while unemployed on that level, I had been able to produce pages MUCH more consistently than usual. I have now returned to my day job, which is impacting page production time and energy. Updates will continue every other week, for the time being. If returning to slower progress bothers you,  please consider pledging – even as a little as a dollar gets me closer to lowering my hours at my day job, and thusly, to more frequent updates! I appreciate each and every one of you who reads Tock’s tale, and look forward to progressing her story, with your help ❤

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Drawing challenge catchup! Orctober the 31st to Gnomevember the 11th

As promised, though belated! Up-to-date posting and non-Tock-related entries will continue at my main site and my instagram.

Below are all the Tock-related ones so far! And of course, today’s batch includes this week’s World Building Wednesday and last week’s too! Full posts as always available on my Patreon.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


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Oh gasp, who could this be? 😉

And featuring that first “panel” of Tock, for today’s Gnomevember:

(Further Gnomevember catchup will be posted separately.)

IMPORTANT PROGRESS NOTE –earlier this year, I had been laid off from my day job (which is currently a necessity to pay the bills) and while unemployed on that level, I had been able to produce pages MUCH more consistently than usual. I have now returned to my day job, which is impacting page production time and energy. Updates will continue every other week, for the time being. If returning to slower progress bothers you,  please consider pledging – even as a little as a dollar gets me closer to lowering my hours at my day job, and thusly, to more frequent updates! I appreciate each and every one of you who reads Tock’s tale, and look forward to progressing her story, with your help

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Orctober 2020, the ninth through the twenty-ninth

Catchup posting! Including the World Building Wednesday for the rest of this month, viewable in full here, here, and here 💚

You may note there’s not a full 20 images here – I missed some days due to some intense personal life stuff in the past week. Part of this challenge for myself was to just draw a total of 31 Orcs, however that manifested – so considering the days where there have been two Orcs in one image, too, that should leave only 4 to catch up on after the challenge is over! And I will happily be doing that as part of Gnomevember, next month.

Also, I’m only posting the specifically Tock-world Orcs here – to see all the posts, including fanart of Orcs from other stories, check out my general art page.

Only two more to go – one of those being Tock-related, and a bonus page update coming that day, too!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


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Oops. Gravity works.

Happy Sunday Gnomedays too, everyone! 

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IMPORTANT PROGRESS NOTE –earlier this year, I had been laid off from my day job (which is currently a necessity to pay the bills) and while unemployed on that level, I had been able to produce pages MUCH more consistently than usual. I have now returned to my day job, which is impacting page production time and energy. Updates will continue every other week, for the time being. If returning to slower progress bothers you,  please consider pledging – even as a little as a dollar gets me closer to lowering my hours at my day job, and thusly, to more frequent updates! I appreciate each and every one of you who reads Tock’s tale, and look forward to progressing her story, with your help

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Orctober 2020, the first through the eighth

As mentioned earlier! Full catchup. I will likely be posting these in bunches, but you can see them in a more timely fashion on my Instagram. And of course, though some of them will be fanart, most of them will indeed be Tock-related 💚

Also, the very striking one of Onna staring at a strange creature on her nose harkens to this week’s World Building Wednesday! See the full post (with a bonus drawing!) here.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


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And getting Tock back to a more wonder-filled expression! Hmm, wonder what all this shapeshifting magicy magic means? 🤔…….🤫💗

Also! Panel 2, specifically the part where the Orc is shifting, counts for today’s Orctober 2020 the eighth! It will be posted separately for the challenge later, along with the first 7 entries (since I’ve neglected to post them here yet).

IMPORTANT PROGRESS NOTE –earlier this year, I had been laid off from my day job (which is currently a necessity to pay the bills) and while unemployed on that level, I had been able to produce pages MUCH more consistently than usual. I have now returned to my day job, which is impacting page production time and energy. Updates will continue every other week, for the time being. If returning to slower progress bothers you,  please consider pledging – even as a little as a dollar gets me closer to lowering my hours at my day job, and thusly, to more frequent updates! I appreciate each and every one of you who reads Tock’s tale, and look forward to progressing her story, with your help

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 107

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

This week, we’re looking at another bit of Gnomish backstory – Queen Arella’s (and King Archibald’s) parents, Sera and Ayden – specifically, how they met, their courtship, and some notes on their rule.

Click here for the full post!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


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Repeating my note from last time: those of you who have been following certain bits of bonus material may find this interesting….. 💚 Also! This page is super fun to look at in progress, especially that top left “panel.” WIP shots are available here.  

Continued suggested listening – “The Queen of Peace” by Florence + the Machine .

IMPORTANT PROGRESS NOTE – earlier this year, I had been laid off from my day job (which is currently a necessity to pay the bills) and while unemployed on that level, I had been able to produce pages MUCH more consistently than usual. I have now returned to my day job, which is impacting page production time and energy. Updates will continue every other week, for the time being. If returning to slower progress bothers you,  please consider pledging – even as a little as a dollar gets me closer to lowering my hours at my day job, and thusly, to more frequent updates! I appreciate each and every one of you who reads Tock’s tale, and look forward to progressing her story, with your help 

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 103

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

This week, we’re looking at what the Orcs’ religion currently says about how (and why) they were created.

Click here for the full post! 

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi

 


Promo – World Building Wednesday 102

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

This week, we’re looking at Gnomish/Dwarven history, specifically the two wars they’ve had between them and what is remembered about them, on the Gnomes’ side.

Click here for the full post! ⚔⛰⚔

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi

 


Promo – World Building Wednesday 101

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

This week, we’re looking at the Gnomish royal family tree (as far back as anyone can remember, since Gnomes don’t keep a written record of their history anymore).

Click here for the full post!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


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Wheeeeeeee! 🦋

I have been waiting to draw this gown forever. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! (And, you know, the Important Wing Manifestation.)

IMPORTANT PROGRESS NOTE – earlier this year, I had been laid off from my day job (which is currently a necessity to pay the bills) and while unemployed on that level, I had been able to produce pages MUCH more consistently than usual. I have now returned to my day job, which is impacting page production time and energy. Updates will continue every other week, for the time being. If returning to slower progress bothers you,  please consider pledging even as a little as a dollar gets me closer to lowering my hours at my day job, and thusly, to more frequent updates! I appreciate each and every one of you who reads Tock’s tale, and look forward to progressing her story, with your help

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 99

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

This week, we’re looking at a brief history of Tock and butterflies 🦋

Click here for the full post!

(This week’s content muchly inspired by butterfly imagery in another comic I obsess over and have been studying, by the way. Gotta own up to one’s inspiration!)

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


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Gasp! Whatever could this be?

Guess we better go investigate without any concern for safety!

(There’s also a LOT of flower symbolism and numerology in this one – click here for a full rundown of that symbolism and WIP shots of this page.)

IMPORTANT PROGRESS NOTE – over the past 3 months I had been laid off from my day job (which is currently a necessity to pay the bills) and while unemployed on that level, I had been able to produce pages MUCH more consistently than usual. I have now returned to my day job, which is impacting page production time and energy. Updates will continue every other week, for the time being. If returning to slower progress bothers you,  please consider pledging to my Patreon even as a little as a dollar gets me closer to lowering my hours at my day job, and thusly, to more frequent updates! I appreciate each and every one of you who reads Tock’s tale, and look forward to progressing her story, with your help

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 97

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

This week, we’re looking at some Orcish lore – from the time when they believe they might have had magic, and what that might have meant for their warriors.

Click here for the full post!  ⚔💚⚔

And click here for WIP on the next page!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 96

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

This week, thanks to research I had to do for this week’s Sunday Gnomedays, we’re looking at Gnomish Boarding Houses and how they fit into Gnome culture and communities.

Click here for the full post! ⚙❤⚙

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


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Hmmmmm…..

Also! Tock wears a LOT of layers and corsets that hide her voluptuous form. While I love drawing her in those, truly, I feel like the fact that she’s plus-sized can easily be overlooked sometimes.

May the next couple of pages serve to remind everyone how gloriously curvaceous she is! 💗

Also also:

IMPORTANT PROGRESS NOTE – over the past 3 months I had been laid off from my day job (which is normally a necessity to pay the bills) and while unemployed on that level, I had been able to produce pages MUCH more consistently than usual. I’m very grateful for this, and hope to keep this momentum moving forward, as much as I can. 

That said, I did get the call to return to my day job last week. I am having difficulty adjusting to being back, and the change is impacting my ability to produce new pages.

I am going to be moving page scheduling to every other week, instead of weekly like I’d hoped. As I had said before in previous update commentary – thanks, always, for your patience with updates, dear readers. If returning to slower progress bothers you,  please consider pledging – even as a little as a dollar gets me closer to lowering my hours at my day job, and thusly, to more frequent updates!

If anything else, schedule-wise, has to change, I will let you know as soon as I am sure.

I appreciate each and every one of you who reads Tock’s tale, and look forward to progressing her story, with your help ❤

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


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Ooooooooooooh transitiony transition page!!

(Speaking of Carwen, directly ❤😁❤ And might that largest star look familiar? Hmm…)

Once again, more on Gnomish religion available here.

Thanks for your patience with updates, dear readers -if the slow progress bothers you, keep in mind that we’re getting REALLY close to my first goal on Patreon, $50 monthly, which means I would guarantee a new page each month!! I am trying to keep up a good momentum during social distancing, but if the usually slow progress bothers you, please consider pledging – even as a little as a dollar gets us closer to that and the next goal, which would mean guaranteed updates bi-monthly!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 90

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers!
In honor of Mermay (finally! Nearly missed it!) we’re looking at a bit of the history of the Merfolk in Tock’s realm, and the place Selkie once held – and now hold.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


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🎶”Get off my case, I won’t saaaaaaay it!”🎶
This page fought me SO MUCH. But I’m happy with it now, and grateful that we are getting such a great series of Tock Faces out of this scene. Hehe.
Also, a progress note! -Thanksforyourpatiencewithupdates. We have just hit my first goal on Patreon, so at least one page a month is now guaranteed!! I’m trying to keep up a good momentum during social distancing, but iftheslowprogressbothersyou, please consider pledging – even as a little as a dollar gets us closer to the next goal, which would mean guaranteed updates bi-monthly!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 88

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers!
This week we’re looking a bit more at the practice of worshipping Anosmia, goddess of destruction and protection in the Gnomish pantheon.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


“Pride Wings” – and an announcement!

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Finished up last month’s Ranger bonus drawing for some self care (and to use for the new footer image for Webtoon episodes! ). There’s another one up today, we’re almost caught up to the current pages!
And that would make me nervous, exceeeeeeept:
🌼🎉With the generosity of my  patrons, I have hit my first goal on Patreon, which now guarantees monthly pages AND  upgrades the Ranger/Paladin bonus to an ink drawing instead of a pencil illustration!!! 🎉🌼
Imagine I am dancing with you, because I am. We’re making a beautiful Faerie ring together and I can’t wait, with your help, to grow Tock’s story and world more and more!
Extra shoutouts and patron-welcomes to Sarah, Aunt Nomie (who upped her pledge) and Bryndon, I hope you enjoy the extras and please comment/message me anytime if there’s anything you’d like to see more of. And to Kate, whose feedback is so constant and indispensable, my word. And to ALL of you – I treasure your support and faith in me. Truly.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi