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Promo – World Building Wednesday 48

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

This week we’re looking at the relationship, at least in some mythologies, between two of the Gnomish pantheon’s most prominent Goddesses….

Click here for the full post – free to read for all as part of this month’s Open House!

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Mermay catchup! Those final 3 days.

This weekend is going to be veryvery busy as I vend at a festival out of town, so here’s these quick before I go!

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Day 29, “Aztec”

Something very very non-Tock – inspired by Lake Texcoco and the cities they built around it, a giant Mermaid lake-spirit blesses and guards the people who lived there.

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Day 30, “Stars”

Something more canon – a Mermaid who’s clearly been through something rough gets blessed with starfish hugs!

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Day 31, “Free Draw”

Something Tock-possible – and a flashback, revisiting these two from last year’s last day! Loosely based on my Wife and me (and I can’t believe it took me 31 days to draw a sea turtle Merm, what the eff, self?).

Thanks again to the amazing Maegan Cook  for an awesome Mer-month!! Hope you all enjoyed my entries 🌊

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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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Sketch – Arella and Strahl kiss

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So, clearly, productivity has been really low this month due to other projects – but I can say that page 79 is very close to done (inkwork viewable here / pencilwork viewable here) and this month’s Patreon Ranger Bonus sketch is on its way.

I’ve been really feeling this part of the world’s backstory lately, so here’s something else about these two in the meantime!

(Also, I’m sure kisses like this will come up again in the comic, and I hadn’t figured out how to draw them yet, so yay for this having come out well! And I had originally planned to draw something else up in the right corner/side, but I actually like how they look with all that space pressing around them.)

More bonuses, backstory content and full comic available at Patreon! (Comic itself is free to read anytime – click here to start ❤ )

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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.


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.

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