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Orctober 2019 the 29th

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(We’re almost there guys, what happened?)

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Orctober catchup and Sunday Gnomedays 10-13-19

Thanks for your patience, everybody, while I was away at my brother’s wedding!

(These are not in numerical order, but follow my notes in the order the images are posted above, and it will all make sense.)

So, numbers 14, 12 and 15, first – all three of those being Tock-verse-framed BUT 14 and 15 being non-exactly-canon, as the Orcs are not exactly aware of broader Faerie (…yet) and don’t have magic (…at the moment).

And lastly, number 13/Sunday Gnomedays 10-13-19 – a non-Tock entry (gasp!) featuring Orc and Gnome of “Orc and Gnome’s Mild Aventures!” If you haven’t checked out their comic yet, DO! It is veryvery fun, and another adventure-based Orc/Gnome romance. Delicious ❤

Stayed tuned for more “Tock the Gnome” Orctober later today with World Building Wednesday! 

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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 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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More Mermay catchup and Sunday Gnomedays 5-19-19

Last week was very busy with other projects, but here’s a start to catching up ❤

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Day 17, “Lace”

And happy Sunday Gnomedays too! Potentially non-canon, but let’s say sometime in the future, a Mermaid meets a Gnome – and in sparking their friendship, finds out that she’s a lacemaker, but has no idea what that is! On the next visit, then, the Gnome takes it upon herself to bring an example. And in demonstrating that it’s sometimes worn…. they end up closer than expected 💕

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Day 16, “Koi”

A character from possibly the furthest backstory I’ve drawn from, recently mentioned by Misu in another backstory post recounting her people’s history. She’s a kind of priestess, communicating with the water wisps (like wil o’ the wisps) I drew on day 1.

Prompt list courtesy of the amazing Maegan Cook.  

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Promo – WBW 43, and more Mermay catchup!

Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers! This week we’re looking at a bit more Mermish history connected to the magic we talked about last week. Inspired by Mermay day 14, “Nerd.”

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Click here for the full post! (Including the full text of what Misu’s saying here.)

Aaaaand more Mermay catchup!

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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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Gnomevember day 30

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Prompt – Balance.

……and that’s it 🙂 Thank you so much for all the likes, and any looks in general. I hope each drawing brought warmth to your heart.

As for Tock-specifics, I’ll be doing a post of JUST the Tock-related ones soon, in case anyone missed them or wants to see them all together. And work on page 72 progresses, as does some bonus work for the Patreon page and the traditional Holiday bonus art ❤

Thanks again, especially for your support of Tock’s story and world.


Gnomevember day 29

Prompt – Fashion.
Featuring the Norse Goddess Sigyn (one of my Patronesses) as a Gnome woman.

Full prompt list linked at the About tab above through the end of the week.


Gnomevember day 28

Prompt – Myth & Lore. Honor to Persephone and Hades ❤
Full prompt list linked in the About tab above through the end of the week, even though today’s the last day. Just in case anyone’s interested.


Gnomevember day 26 and 27

Prompt – Birds.

Prompt – Snow Day.
Doing my best to catch up before tomorrow, which is the last day (yikes!). Full prompt list is linked in the About tab above.


Gnomevember day 25

Prompt – Nemesis.
Full prompt list linked at the About tab above.


Gnomevember day 24

Prompt – Harvest. In this case, to be shared 🙂
Full prompt list linked at the About tab above.


Gnomevember day 21

Prompt – Storm.
Full prompt list linked at the About tab above.


Gnomevember day 20

Prompt – Wedding ❤
Full prompt list linked in the About tab above.


Gnomevember day 18

Prompt – Astronomical . 
Full prompt list linked at the About tab above.


Gnomevember day 17

Prompt – Cave.
Full prompt list linked at the About tab above.


Gnomevember day 16

Prompt – Favorite Era ! (Anybody surprised? If you’re reading the comic, you should have seen this coming ❤ )
Full prompt list linked at the About tab above.


Gnomevember day 15

Prompt – Heroic.
Full prompt list linked in the About tab above.

(Also , halfway halfway halfway!)


Gnomevember day 14

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Prompt – Botanical.

Full prompt list linked in the About tab above.


Gnomevember day 13

Prompt – Craft.
Reference photos from Alamy.com . Full prompt list linked at the About tab above.


Gnomevember day 12

Prompt – Gnomify!
( So here we have Diana of Gnomyscira.)

Full prompt list linked at the About tab above.


Gnomevember day 10

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Prompt – Tech! (So here we have a young Gnome operating a machine that converts air pollution into stones for paving things and such. On a unicycle.)

Full prompt list linked at the Above tab above.


Gnomevember day 9

Prompt – Gems & Minerals . 
Full prompt list available through the About tab above.