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Posts tagged “fae

Bonus sketch – Illegal (and progress update!)

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Something bonusey for extra Sunday Gnomedays (drawn last night, but busy weekend means late posting!). My Wife and I are rewatching Veronica Mars in preparation for the new series, and as usual, Veronica and Wallace are giving me major Tock and Bumble feels.

(Don’t worry Bumble, I don’t think Tock would actually do that well in jail either 😅🎩💕)

As for current progress!

The Orcish tent redesign is going very well, slowly but surely. This week’s World Building Wednesday will feature the Chief’s-tent redesign and how/why that differs from their usual homes. The week after that, if all goes to plan, will feature the Great Hall’s redesign, and then I’m on to making page adjustments! Thank you for your patience, dear readers. I promise we will be back to forward story progress as soon as possible.

In the meantime, my daily “Tock Time” has gone to making progress on this month’s Ranger level bonus drawing (which will be a finished ink and subtle color piece this month instead of just a pencil illustration). WIPs on that are available for all Rogue level patrons, too, in lieu of the page progress WIPs I would usually be posting more regularly. Click here to check those out, too!

Thank you all, very much, for your patience again and for your enjoyment of Tock’s story always!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi

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Page 94 production paused due to unintentional cultural appropriation

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Page production is on hold until further notice, and I have an apology to make.

When I first designed the Orcs of Tock’s world, I chose to have them live in yurts because I simply and ignorantly thought yurts are lovely and wanted to draw them. I did not consider their history and cultural context at all, and in doing so have paid a striking disrespect to the cultures they come from.

It doesn’t matter that Tock’s story takes place in a Faerie setting away from that context – human inspiration still needs to be taken responsibly, and I wasn’t thinking or acting responsibly at the time. I did not intend to appropriate anything, but I have, and I am truly sorry, especially to anyone who may have been offended by what has been depicted in the comic.

I intend to correct every page that features the yurts, which will take some design adjustment and redrawing. More information on my timeline for that asap. In the meantime, bonus art and weekly bonus worldbuilding will be up as scheduled on Patreon.

Thanks very much to all of my readers for your patience while I correct this issue 💗

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Happy Pride 2019!

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Happy Pride Month everyone ❤

This piece counts as June’s Ranger level bonus for my patrons – viewable now, for all, as part of the Open House !

ALSO, as a special treat, all new and existing patrons at any pledge level will get a print of this image in the mail (along with a bonus sticker)! If you’re not pledging yet, just sign up by midnight on Sunday 6/30 to get one for yourself! ❤

Click here to pledge!

And/or click here to view this month’s Open House posts, and see what rewards come with supporting me!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


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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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


“Tock the Gnome” Junefae 2019 Open House!!

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In honor of this very Faerie of months, we’re having an open house!

From today until June 30th, ALL Patreon updates – meaning bonus posts at all levels – will be posted publicly, so non-patrons will get to see what benefits come with supporting this comic 😀 At the end of the month, existing patrons and any new patrons will get an extra treat by regular mail, too!

The first post each month, by the way, is an exclusive drawing of Mariatu – frequently featured in in backstory bonus posts.  Most of the time that is a pencil drawing, not finished like this (but I wanted to do something special today).

Click here to visit the Patreon page and see more!!

And happy Junefae, everyone!

(On that note, of course, Mermay is over – catchup posting will commence soon <3)

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi

 


World Building Wednesday 45 promo, Mermay catchup and Sunday Gnomedays 5-26-19

(Whew, lots today!)

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers! This week, from Mermay day 28 – Snail, we’re taking a look at an extravagant behavior of the royal court during Misu and Mariatu’s time (waaay in the backstory).

Full post available here.

And for some catchup!

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World Building Wednesday 44 promo (and a bit of Mermay catchup!)

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers! This week, we’re taking a quick look at the relationship between the Merfolk and the Selkie (from today’s Mermay prompt, featured in the image above).

Click here to read the full post!

And for a bit of Mermay catchup:

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Day 18, “Pirate”

Featuring Sed, again (as above), in a moment of reflection….. how did she find herself in such a role, I wonder?

Obviously I am several other days behind. My plan is to catch up in a backwards order from here and push forward on the remaining prompts in order.

My attention/inspiration has been captured by other projects the last few days, so progress on this challenge slowed WAY down without me even realizing it. Thanks, always, for your patience and I hope you still look forward to the rest!

Prompt list courtesy of the amazing Maegan Cook.  

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