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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


Promo – World Building Wednesday 107

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

This week, we’re looking at another bit of Gnomish backstory – Queen Arella’s (and King Archibald’s) parents, Sera and Ayden – specifically, how they met, their courtship, and some notes on their rule.

Click here for the full post!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 101

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

This week, we’re looking at the Gnomish royal family tree (as far back as anyone can remember, since Gnomes don’t keep a written record of their history anymore).

Click here for the full post!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 98

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

This week we’re looking at gardens (and parks) in the Gnomish cities.

Click here for the full post

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 90

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers!
In honor of Mermay (finally! Nearly missed it!) we’re looking at a bit of the history of the Merfolk in Tock’s realm, and the place Selkie once held – and now hold.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 88

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers!
This week we’re looking a bit more at the practice of worshipping Anosmia, goddess of destruction and protection in the Gnomish pantheon.

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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 85

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers!
This week, we have a story. A glimpse at what happened – what it felt like – when the Gnomes lost their magic.

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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


Promo – World Building Wednesday 79

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Up a day late because I completely lost track of what day of the week it was yesterday – thanks for your patience, dear readers!
This week, we’re looking a bit closer at the Elves – specifically those of them that have those little wings on their hips, how they got them, and what they believe that means.
Also! Preparations are underway for print issue 3 ❤ More information on that here, and more WIP on page 95 here!

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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


Promo – World Building Wednesday 73

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

This week, we’re taking a quick glimpse at some of the forms the Heart of Faerie might choose to take, if it had to incarnate itself in the physical realm.

Click here for the full post (and more exclusive bonus art)!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 71

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Time for another patrons-only world building post!! A bit late for World Building Wednesday, but still.

Inspired by my own thoughts on Elves , Gnomes and Dwarves , this week we’re hearing an Elven take on where the Gnomes of Tock’s world came from.

Full post and full drawing available here, for all patrons!

(And don’t forget about my New Year’s sale, 20% off all items in my shop through Monday the 6th!)

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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


World Building Wednesday Promos, 65, 66, 67

Missed cross-posting these amidst art challenges and recent show prep, whoops! Thanks for your patience, dear readers.

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World Building Wednesday 65

Something fun AND Gnomevember-sourced (White Button Mushrooms) in regards to how much these Gnomes value mushrooms, in the face of their usual class division…

Full post available here!

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World Building Wednesday 66

Another Gnomevember-related one – looking at how the Gnomes of Tock’s world use mushrooms for trade!

Full post available here!

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World Building Wednesday 67

dElfcember time!! In which we look at the structure of Elvish government, both in Misu and Mariatu’s time and currently.

Full post available here!

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Happy Thank You Patrons Day! <3

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Happy #thankyoupatrons day!
The fact that anyone is willing to subscribe to help me further Tock’s story means the WORLD to me. Without you, it would be a LOT harder for me to keep drawing her forward. Your support helps pay my expenses as I need to replace art supplies, keep my house lighted and heated, keep the internet on to I can do the research I need to make her world stronger and better (and, you know, post anything in the first place!).
Suffice it to say, “Tock the Gnome” would not be happening without YOU. 
So, my deepest gratitude, always. 
(And those of you who are already Patrons – stay tuned for a new bonus illustration and unwatermarked version of the drawing above, posting on Patreon later today ❤ …and those of you who aren’t, click below to sign up!)

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Promo – World Building Wednesday 64

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Time for another patrons-only world building post, dear readers!
This week we’re looking a little closer at what’s going on with the rest of the fae of the world – those that are closer to the Heart, and thus not impacted by the loss of magic – and why they haven’t gotten involved.

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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


Orctober 2019 the 29th

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

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi


Orctober catchup, the 22nd to 28th

Here we go!! (Not including today’s which will be drawn later.)

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The 22nd

Which also would have been World Building Wednesday, but that had to be on pause for last week due to show prep. Anyhow, here’s something about what happens (or used to happen) during eclipses….

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The 23rd

From the aforementioned show prep event!

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The 24th

Warrior and Tea Faerie ❤

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The 25th

Queer loves inspired by a recent rewatch of Thor: Ragnarok (yes yes).

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The 26th

Inspired by a recent viewing of “The Hobbit.” ….I love me some Tolkien, I do, but whenever I watch anything LotR-related I end up drawing some of my own Orcs very, very confused.

Language note! ‘Eka’ means ‘no.’ Full Orcish Language Guide available here.

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The 27th/Sunday Gnomedays 10-27-19

I imagine these two end up on wondrous adventures, protecting whatever preciousness that star stands for.

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The 28th

Sometimes, you’ve gotta be fierce and stern.

More to come – we’re almost there, everybody!

(Aaaaaand in case you don’t follow my other sites- next month’s drawing challenge prompt list is up 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