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Orctober 25, 26+27 and 28

Catching up again 😀 We’re almost there!

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Day 25, “Love”

This idea came to me, a manifestation of how we must channel Love through ourselves in order to give it to others….. I’m happier with it the more I look at it, but it still doesn’t exactly match what was in my mind. Hope the meaning still comes across okay.

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Day 26+27, “History” and “Fire”

I ended up combining these two with the idea that for these Orcs, the central campfire of their tribe’s camp represents their connection to their sun deity and all their ancestors that walked the path of life before them.

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Day 28, “Breath”

Featuring an Orc noblewoman and a Gnome noblewoman, to account for the hat (“Tock the Gnome” Gnomes only wear pointed hats for status reasons and fancy occasions, more on that at Patreon here).

And as for the image itself – we all breathe the same air, don’t we?

Click here for another Tock-related announcement for next month’s challenge!!

And click here for information on a sale I’m running at Etsy!

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WBW 17, and Orctober 18 to 24

More catchup time ^^; Thank you for your patience, dear readers, its been a very trying week.

Firstly, time for another World Building Wednesday post, then catch-up in order.

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World Building Wednesday 17 & Orctober twenty four, “Wise”

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Orctober catchup – 14/Sunday Gnomedays, and 15

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Day 14, “Leader” (also Sunday Gnomedays 10-14-18)

Since this one fell on a Sunday, we get both Orcish and Gnomish goodness! Which inspired me to illustrate two of those current leaders – Queen Adamine of the Gnomes, and Chieftain Keesa of Onna’s as-yet-unnamed tribe (who’s also been featured in the recent pages of the comic!).

Behind Keesa are echoes of other Chieftains, because she’s not the only one – each tribe has it’s own Chieftain, and they are all equal in Orcish society. The Gnomes, as I’ve mentioned before, have a single monarch – currently Queen Adamine, who’s from a long line of other ruling royals. That relic she’s holding is important to her bloodline, buuuuuuut more on that in the future ❤

More on both of them in general, of course, available in the bonus material at Patreon.

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Day 15, “Capture”

…..which stumped me at first, but then this hit me very clearly and DEMANDED to be drawn. As far as I can tell, there’s more to this abduction that it seems, and I think that “princess” is going to be just fine.

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Sketch, Flower Crown Bumble

World building Wednesday has been delayed. Please accept this flower-crown Bumble as a temporary placeholder.


Page 87

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Someone’s being a bit too flourishy ^^;

(More context on that here.)

Aaaaaaaaaand ANNOUNCEMENT TIME!!!

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The Orcish Language Guide is finally available, on Patreon! Click here to check it out.

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Sketch – Arella manifests

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Some self-care sketching from yesterday, during a much needed low-key late morning/afternoon. Featuring Arella from the backstory of Tock’s world – another bonus (more angsty) drawing of her is available now on Patreon, and more on her in general available here 🌹

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Tock PSA – Mistakes

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Some random inspiration from our hero herself.

I, for one, am very hard on myself when I’m less than perfect. But none of us are, and that’s okay. What’s important is to learn from our mistakes, apologize when necessary, and keep on loving ourselves (and each other) anyway.

So I hope this helps you too, if you’ve been having a hard time with these things.

(Page 87 is on its way, by the way! WIPs are available at Patreon. Link below.)

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