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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


Junefae Tock content and WBW promos!

Including today’s, which is technically not Junefae anymore, but catchup is needed!

But firstly:

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Day 3

From World Building Wednesday 91, in which we look at Dwarven smoke bombs – specifically, the ones Actia will be using in the comic proper.

Full post available here.

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Day 7

And Sunday Gnomedays!!

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Day 10

World Building Wednesday once more, in which we’re looking at a physical aspect of prayer to Carwen, Gnomish Goddess of Love and creativity, and Anosmia, Gnomish goddess of protection and destruction!

Full post available here ❤

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Day 15

Featuring Tock, finally!!

(This dress and hat are coming up in the comic proper soon, at long last, and I am so excited!)

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Day 17

This week, having taken inspiration from the content of the previous week – looking at a physical aspect of prayer to the Orcish sun god.

Full post available here ❤

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Day 23

Featuring Onna, since Tock got to be featured earlier in the month! Hmm, that cog looks mighty familiar….

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Day 24

This week, we’re looked a bit more at how Unicorns specifically act as guides to the Heart of Faerie, for those who know of and seek them.

Full post available here ❤

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Day 25

Coffee Dragon!! For my coffee-devoted, Dragony Llove Llady Llama in particular, but I hope you love them too 💜 – and though not canon yet, eventually canon, as we will be getting to dragons someday!

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Day 30

Ta da!!! “Tock is Pride 2020.” Tock is always Pride, and especially this month – Black Lives Matter, and Trans Lives Matter 🖤 May we carry justice and Faerie Love forward, no matter what month it is!

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And now, for World Building Wednesday 95: a quick moment between Mariatu and Reina, queen of the Elves and one of Mari’s best friends – and what this moment means.

Full post (and mini-comic!) available here!

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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


Promo – World Building Wednesday 81

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

This week, we’re looking at a little Orcish lore: how they used to treat the forest, what they believe about themselves and magic – and how they came to worship the sun instead.

Click here for the full post and full bonus art!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 75

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers! (This promo posted a bit late due to exhaustion/feeling under the weather, thanks for your patience.)

This week, we’re looking at some of the details in the background of the next page, and what they signify.

Click here for the full post!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Happy Holidays from “Tock the Gnome!”

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As it says ❤

Be it Peacenight-time or an Earthen holiday that warms your heart, may your celebrations be joyous and full of Love!

Thanks for following Tock’s tale this year everyone, especially in the face of some massive delays. Your patience and readership truly mean the world to me. Here’s to next year being the best one yet, for all of us!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 68

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

This week, we’re looking a bit closer at the role of the Orcish Chieftain and Chieftain-in-training, based on some scrapped notes from a page that was originally planned for the next batch – and especially in honor of my own mother, who’s birthday is today!
(Also, revisiting this old drawing from last year’s Orctober!  For a full shot of and context on the image, click here!  My apologies for there not being any new art this week.)

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Orctober 2019 the 31st ~ Blessed Samhain!

Challenge complete! 💚🙌💚

Blessed Samhain as well, to all beloved living and beloved dead.

So here’s Onna, at the burial site of her beloved mentor, shortly before Tock’s arrival. More context available for patrons as always. And if you are celebrating today, may your day be filled with wonder and magic (and candy!).

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Orctober 2019 the 30th – WBW 63 promo

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World Building Wednesday time! Which means, time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers! (And last one of this most Orcish of months!)

This week, we’re looking at how Orcs currently deal with solar eclipses – and how they used to. All through the lens of a bonus, backstory short story, too!

Full post available here!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Rachelillustrates and Tock the Gnome at Wizarding Weekend!

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I am delighted to announce that I’ll be at Ithaca NY’s Wizarding Weekend this coming Saturday, courtesy of Comics for Collectors!

Look for me at their new location, 124 West State Street, from 12-5pm 10/26!! I’ll have prints and issues of “Tock the Gnome” available, of course, AND I’ll be doing free sketches like I did for Free Comic Book Day 😀

Hope to see you there!!

(Also, this newly-finished old sketch stands for Sunday Gnomedays 10-20-19 and Orctober the 21st! See below for the stand-in Orctober and Sunday Gnomedays I posted last minue on Instagram yesterday for the 20th.)

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Orctober 2019 the 19th

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The March of the Background Orcs does indeed continue!

This is Gruska – the guard that is currently in charge of watching Onna as she escorts Tock and Bumble to the clan’s camp. Randomly smiling, and taking her hair down.

I imagine someone’s teasing her about something at the end of the day, at home. That second speech bubble translates to “You think?”

More on the Orc language in “Tock the Gnome” is always available on Patreon, by the way!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Orctober 2019 the 17th and 18th

Little bit of catchup!

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Firstly, 17, a Tock-style Orcish matron (mostly just playing around with Orc fashion and flowy hair ^^; ).

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And secondly, 18 – featuring Tol, a side character who warms my heart because he is one of the only members of Onna’s clan who is still polite to her (….well, polite-ish 😅).

This maaaaaay also begin a March of the “Tock the Gnome” Background Orcs because there’s so many that are fun to draw and won’t be getting a lot of page-time (and which technically already started on day two…). We shall see!

Remember to check out my Patreon for progress updates on the Orcish Tent Correction! Click here for the most recent edits! 💚

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 62 / Orctober the 16th

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

Today, continuing with Orcish celebration, we are looking at how the Orcs use their written language – what is not recorded that way vs. what is.

Click here for the full post!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


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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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Orctober 2019 the 11th

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Also, this will be the last one for a couple of days – I’ll be travelling out of town for my brother’s wedding! I’ll try to keep up on my Instagram, but I won’t be around a computer to keep up with cross-posting. So, see you next week for another batch of Orcish catchup!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Orctober 2019 the 10th

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About one third there! 🙌

I feel like this Orc is newly married, and having received a flower from their beloved, feels very loved and blessed.

Also, a bird, because I needed one today 🍃

More on the Orcs of Tock’s world, including love and marriage, available here ❤ 

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Orctober catchup / Promo – WBW 61

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In this week’s patrons-only world building post,  we’re looking at the other side of Orcish warfare – war creates wounds, both psychological and physical, and that means intense healing!

~** Full post available here **~

Aaaaand as for the catchup:

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The 6th / Sunday Gnomedays 10-6-19 – Tock and Onna Tock and Onna Tock and Onna ❤

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The 7th – Just needed a quick self-care Orc with butterflies.

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The 8th –  Not sure where this one came from, but I feel like it has a story – perhaps this Orcish maiden may have been considering taking this Dragon’s egg home for a meal, but the butterfly landing on her finger gave her pause? 🦋 (Dragons are absolutely friends, not food, in Tock’s world btw, and the Orcs and all the other races – except the Gnomes – would be familiar with them from a distance. More on that in the future…)

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Orctober 2019, three and four

Fallen a bit behind with cross-posting :/ If you mind terribly, remember to keep an eye on my Instagram for more timely updates!

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Three

I had a different plan for this one, but needed to do something simpler than that yesterday, so here we are.

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Four

Had a rough moment earlier and this is what came out of it. So much for staying soft 😅

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 60 / Orctober 2

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Welcome to another patrons-only world building post, dear readers – and once again,

h a p p y  O r c t o b e r !!! ❤

As the above sprig of lavender may imply, we’re looking a little bit more at an aspect of Orcish life that I’ve mentioned before – hunting and gathering.

Click here for the full post!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Orctober 1st!!

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Blessed! 👏 Orctober! 👏 Everyone! 👏💚

Starting off with Onna of course! I’m not sure if I’m gonna be following a prompt list, it’s been a very busy Autumn already so I kinda just wanna keep it casual and soft. We shall see.

An extra shoutout and huzzah to everyone who’s participating, HAVE FUN!! Roush horoga!! ⚔💕

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Bonus art – Dance Lessons II

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A redraw of a previous illustration (with a bit more emotion since my own shipping has increased. Oh dear ;D ).

As noted before – while I’m working on correcting the Orcish tent issue on previous pages (which takes a lot of tracing/redrawing work I can’t just sit down and do without setting up a specific work station), I’ve been using my daily Tock Time* to finish up some bonus illustrations – which will be available as prints, in interest of my upcoming presence at Gears to Corsets, September 27th to 29th!

So here’s the second of those, featuring Tock and Onna, in their affectionate future.

….*slowly turns up the volume on “Toki ni Ai wa” and walks away*

Available as a 5×7 inch print!! Click here! 

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi

*For those of you who don’t know, because of my busy schedule, daily “Tock Time” means at least 15 minutes a day working on the newest page of the comic. Since I work traditionally, this usually means just sitting down with pencils pen and paper and physically creating each page. However, things have been different lately, due to the reasons listed above.


Promo – World Building Wednesday

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers!
Today, we’re taking another look at what I’ve called “The Chances,” inspired by this quote from The Sidhe: Wisdom from the Celtic Otherworld, by John Matthews

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 56

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

Today, we will hear a story  of the Orcs, from the perspective of the Brogh – why do the Orcs, though Viking inspired, have nothing to do with the ocean?

Click here for the full post! ❤

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 52

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers!
As promised in last weeks post, where we looked at general Orcish tent design, this week we’re looking at the Chief’s tent – how its different, and why (with Onna’s family’s tent as an example).

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi