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Orctober 2020, the ninth through the twenty-ninth

Catchup posting! Including the World Building Wednesday for the rest of this month, viewable in full here, here, and here 💚

You may note there’s not a full 20 images here – I missed some days due to some intense personal life stuff in the past week. Part of this challenge for myself was to just draw a total of 31 Orcs, however that manifested – so considering the days where there have been two Orcs in one image, too, that should leave only 4 to catch up on after the challenge is over! And I will happily be doing that as part of Gnomevember, next month.

Also, I’m only posting the specifically Tock-world Orcs here – to see all the posts, including fanart of Orcs from other stories, check out my general art page.

Only two more to go – one of those being Tock-related, and a bonus page update coming that day, too!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Orctober 2020, the first through the eighth

As mentioned earlier! Full catchup. I will likely be posting these in bunches, but you can see them in a more timely fashion on my Instagram. And of course, though some of them will be fanart, most of them will indeed be Tock-related 💚

Also, the very striking one of Onna staring at a strange creature on her nose harkens to this week’s World Building Wednesday! See the full post (with a bonus drawing!) here.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


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And getting Tock back to a more wonder-filled expression! Hmm, wonder what all this shapeshifting magicy magic means? 🤔…….🤫💗

Also! Panel 2, specifically the part where the Orc is shifting, counts for today’s Orctober 2020 the eighth! It will be posted separately for the challenge later, along with the first 7 entries (since I’ve neglected to post them here yet).

IMPORTANT PROGRESS NOTE –earlier this year, I had been laid off from my day job (which is currently a necessity to pay the bills) and while unemployed on that level, I had been able to produce pages MUCH more consistently than usual. I have now returned to my day job, which is impacting page production time and energy. Updates will continue every other week, for the time being. If returning to slower progress bothers you,  please consider pledging – even as a little as a dollar gets me closer to lowering my hours at my day job, and thusly, to more frequent updates! I appreciate each and every one of you who reads Tock’s tale, and look forward to progressing her story, with your help

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


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Once again, much to say about this one but can’t say much without spoilers! A bit more info will be available in the WIP posts for Rogue level patrons later today 🌼

Suggested listening – “Round and Round” by Erutan


IMPORTANT PROGRESS NOTE –
earlier this year, I had been laid off from my day job (which is currently a necessity to pay the bills) and while unemployed on that level, I had been able to produce pages MUCH more consistently than usual. I have now returned to my day job, which is impacting page production time and energy. Updates will continue every other week, for the time being. If returning to slower progress bothers you,  please consider pledging – even as a little as a dollar gets me closer to lowering my hours at my day job, and thusly, to more frequent updates! I appreciate each and every one of you who reads Tock’s tale, and look forward to progressing her story, with your help 

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


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Repeating my note from last time: those of you who have been following certain bits of bonus material may find this interesting….. 💚 Also! This page is super fun to look at in progress, especially that top left “panel.” WIP shots are available here.  

Continued suggested listening – “The Queen of Peace” by Florence + the Machine .

IMPORTANT PROGRESS NOTE – earlier this year, I had been laid off from my day job (which is currently a necessity to pay the bills) and while unemployed on that level, I had been able to produce pages MUCH more consistently than usual. I have now returned to my day job, which is impacting page production time and energy. Updates will continue every other week, for the time being. If returning to slower progress bothers you,  please consider pledging – even as a little as a dollar gets me closer to lowering my hours at my day job, and thusly, to more frequent updates! I appreciate each and every one of you who reads Tock’s tale, and look forward to progressing her story, with your help 

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 103

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

This week, we’re looking at what the Orcs’ religion currently says about how (and why) they were created.

Click here for the full post! 

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi

 


Promo – World Building Wednesday 100

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

This week, since we’re not going to get to visit the Orcish language in the comic proper for a while, here’s a bit of an update to the guide! With a translation example following the word list and rules ❤

Click here for the full post!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 97

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

This week, we’re looking at some Orcish lore – from the time when they believe they might have had magic, and what that might have meant for their warriors.

Click here for the full post!  ⚔💚⚔

And click here for WIP on the next page!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


~** Page 100 **~

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Backstory and denial!

Aaaaaaaaand:

That makes *3* new pages this month, including this milestone one!

I am so grateful to be telling Tock’s story, and to all of you for sticking around so long to read it. If you’re struggling with a project dear to your heart – from my own experience, I implore you not to give up. All progress, however small, is progress. And as Sam’s gaffer says, “It’s the job that never gets started that takes the longest to finish.” (“Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring,” JRR Tolkien)

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Page 99

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🎶”Get off my case, I won’t saaaaaaay it!”🎶
This page fought me SO MUCH. But I’m happy with it now, and grateful that we are getting such a great series of Tock Faces out of this scene. Hehe.
Also, a progress note! -Thanksforyourpatiencewithupdates. We have just hit my first goal on Patreon, so at least one page a month is now guaranteed!! I’m trying to keep up a good momentum during social distancing, but iftheslowprogressbothersyou, please consider pledging – even as a little as a dollar gets us closer to the next goal, which would mean guaranteed updates bi-monthly!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 86

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers! One that connects directly to the most recent page and provides one more piece of the puzzle that is Onna Kin-breaker.
As you can see on page 96, Onna is stricken by the scars on the Hogdragons she’s sheltering with. At first glance, this may imply that the Hogdragons are being badly treated, BUT all is not as it seems…..

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


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Ta daaaaa, first full night scene page!! I have been dying to get to use this grey paper, and I am SO happy with how it looks. Test images of how I handled the green tones on it (since some of the pencils I use show up very differently here than on the white paper….and some not as differently as I’d planned!) are available in this and this WIP post(s).

As for the plot – yes, poor Onna 😦 But more shall be revealed as we move forward! I promise, I still believe in happy endings.

Thanks for your patience with updates -if the slow progress bothers you, keep in mind that we’re getting closer to my first goal here on Patreon, $50 monthly, which means I would guarantee a new page each month!! So if you’re not pledging yet but enjoy reading Tock’s story, please do consider signing up!

WIP on this and other pages here.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


“Tock the Gnome” webtoon update!

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Episode 12 of “Tock the Gnome” is now available on Webtoon!

Contains existing pages 77 to 79, in the horizontal scrolling format that Webtoon features. All previous pages are available to read there, too! So if you haven’t read the comic, and you’re more of a fan of that manner of reading than page by page, please go take a look 💚 Link is above.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 84

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers!
This week – inspired by a conversation I’ve been having with a dear friend (and patron, thanks Steph!) who lives half the world away – we’re looking a little bit more at the birds of Tock’s world, and what place they hold in it.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


“Tock the Gnome” issue 3 now available!

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Ta da!!!

Issue 3 is now available digitally, containing pages 58 to 84 plus four illustrated bonus scenes!

Available complimentary here for all patrons

Also available at my shop 💚

And don’t forget I have a sale going on, 20% off all items until this Friday, with free domestic shipping on all orders over $30! Click here to check it out.

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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


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What Tock said.

Thanks for your patience with updates -if the slow progress bothers you, keep in mind that we’re getting closer to my first goal on Patreon, $50 monthly, which means I would guarantee a new page each month!! So if you’re not pledging yet but enjoy reading Tock’s story, please do consider signing up!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


World Building Wednesday 80 – Orcish Tent Correction Complete!!

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Time for another world building post, dear readers – usually patrons-only, BUT viewable for EVERYBODY this time because today, we are FINALLY looking at the culmination of the Orcish Tent Correction process!!! 👏👏👏💚
ALL impacted pages have now been updated. Click below to take a look!
The design process for the new tents is viewable here, here and here.
A BIG thank you again to everyone, all readers and patrons, for your patience while I corrected these pages ❤
ALSO – it has been brought to my attention that many of the pages on here are busted!! I’m not sure what I’m going to do about that, so in the meantime, please visit Patreon for any rereads. Sorry for the inconvenience!

 

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 78

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers!
This week, we’re looking at how Orcish names come together (with a few familiar examples)…

Click here for the full post!

 

 

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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


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Aaaaaaaaaaaand we’re back!!

Thank you very much for your patience, dear readers, during the Orcish Tent Correction. I am very, very relieved to be back to forward story motion and grateful to anyone who’s stuck around despite the delay!

Updates to the existing pages that needed edits will be happening asap – as I’ve mentioned on Patreon, the artwork for that is all finished, but the updated panels still need to be pasted into place. My photoshop skills are not the best, so that’s gonna take some time, but in the meantime I’ll be moving forward with new page production. Once edited, the scans of the updated panels will be available on Patreon, even before they’re put in their proper page places ❤

Thanks for your patience with updates in general, too -if the slow updates bother you, keep in mind that we’re getting closer to my first goal on Patreon, $50 monthly, which means I would guarantee a new page each month!! So if you’re not pledging yet but enjoy reading Tock’s story, please do consider signing up!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 69

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers!
This week we’re looking a bit more at Orcish religion, which has been touched on a bit here and here before. As stated, the Orcs primarily worship a masculine solar deity – but this has not always been the case….

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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