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World Building Wednesday 7 – Elven Queensguard

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Belatedly, that is, BUT that and Throwback Thursday all in one, as a result!

This week at Patreon we’re talking about the Elven Queensguard and government, as it was in the time of Misu and Mariatu 🌊💗🌊

This drawing features Reina, the Elven Queen from that time – who is one of the few characters from my pre-Tock work that has survived intact! (She’s on the left, btw.)

Here she is, in older incarnations:

(She looks pretty much the same, as you can see, except that now she gets to be happier! Yay! ……sorry Arella.)

Click here to read the full World Building Wednesday post!

(Also, shoutout to @photos_by_trinityhawk in the last older drawing, since it belongs to him 👍👍 and to my amazing Wife for fixing the ring in the picture and getting me into the show that inspired this drawing in the first place 😍 ).

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World Building Wednesday 5 – Body image

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Time again for an exclusive world building post for my patrons! This week we’re talking about body image, and Gnomes, and Orcs.

Click here to check it out!

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New World Building Wednesday post!

As it says on the tin! New world building post now available for all patrons on Patreon!

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Full illustration and information available here. We’re talking about Dwarves and Orcs this week 😀

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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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WIP – “Tock Daydreaming”

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“WIP Wednesday,” that is, with some bonus art progress!

I don’t get to show off Tock’s plumpness very much in the comic, due to the fun of corsets (really the only other times we’ve gotten to see it are in “Resurgam” and these two patron bonus pieces, “Tock’s Carwen Altar” and “Moonlight Stroll at the Camp”).

But in interest of getting to do that – since the need for me to push the body-positivity of the series has been brought VERY much to my attention lately –  I’m redoing an old sketch of her daydreaming.

More WIP of this will be available for all patrons on Patreon as I go, btw. And don’t forget about the exclusive print special – only available for 12 more days!

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Visual notes – Orc Teeth

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Some unexpected visual notes – I could do better with Orc tusks. So here we are.
Consider me humbled and impressed at all the gorgeous and impressive Orcish cosplay out there (which my Wife and I relied on *heavily* to correct this situation. Thanks also, always, to her for pointing out that this adjustment was needed. She always makes me better than I think I am or can be).
…..now on to fixing page 84 ^^;
At least this was a chance to feature Onna’s warrior hair!
And as Maya Angelou said, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”
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