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“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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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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“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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“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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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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Promo – World Building Wednesday 51

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

This week, as you might have expected, we are looking at a basic redesign for Orcish tents (to be used in all previous page correction and future pages). Full design work and notes available to all my patrons – click here for the full post!

And to see examples of what comes with pledging me, click here.

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Looks like Tock has figured something out – can you guess what it is? 🙂

(Shameless bonus promotion – those of you who are Patrons should be able to figure out some of what’s being said here with the Orcish Language Guide! There are quite a few new words in here, which will be updated in part 2 of the Guide soon.)

Thanks for your patience with updates, 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 me on Patreon yet, but enjoy reading Tock’s story, please do consider signing up!

A note about design changes:

As they appear on some previous and the following pages, the Orcs’ dwellings were at first completely culturally appropriated from Mongolian culture. I was not as socially aware when I started this part of the story as I am now, and I am truly sorry for having done this. I have since redesigned the Orcs’ tents and will be reposting these pages with updated panels as soon as possible.

In the meantime, the artwork for those updated panels is viewable here.

Design process for the new tents is viewable here, here and here.

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Orctober 25, 26+27 and 28

Catching up again 😀 We’re almost there!

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Day 25, “Love”

This idea came to me, a manifestation of how we must channel Love through ourselves in order to give it to others….. I’m happier with it the more I look at it, but it still doesn’t exactly match what was in my mind. Hope the meaning still comes across okay.

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Day 26+27, “History” and “Fire”

I ended up combining these two with the idea that for these Orcs, the central campfire of their tribe’s camp represents their connection to their sun deity and all their ancestors that walked the path of life before them.

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Day 28, “Breath”

Featuring an Orc noblewoman and a Gnome noblewoman, to account for the hat (“Tock the Gnome” Gnomes only wear pointed hats for status reasons and fancy occasions, more on that at Patreon here).

And as for the image itself – we all breathe the same air, don’t we?

Click here for another Tock-related announcement for next month’s challenge!!

And click here for information on a sale I’m running at Etsy!

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WBW 17, and Orctober 18 to 24

More catchup time ^^; Thank you for your patience, dear readers, its been a very trying week.

Firstly, time for another World Building Wednesday post, then catch-up in order.

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World Building Wednesday 17 & Orctober twenty four, “Wise”

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Orctober 17, World Building Wednesday 16

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Prompt, Stars. Leading to another patrons-only World Building post, in which we’re talking about Orc weddings, marriage, and a bit about gender.

Click here for the full post

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Orctober, days 11 and 12

A bit more catchup, and a bit on time!

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Eleven, “Look”

As I’ve mentioned before, the Orcs trade regularly with the Gnomes (who travel to their territory for that purpose, in airships – like Bumble’s family does). So this lady appears to be considering these binoculars they brought to her tribe on a recent trip.

(Specifically inspired by a pair of power binoculars from the 19th century, found on pimall.com)

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Twelve, “Message”

I imagine these two are siblings, one carrying a message to the other from someone they fancy 😍 Also, I starkly realized in drawing this one that the viking deliciousness that inspired Tock-world Orc culture comes with lots of gender-stratification…..which I knew about, of course, but hadn’t applied too much to their clothing, yet. Look out for more world building on that soon!

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Orctober catchup – days 8, 9 and 10

More catching up to do! For the record, I have been pretty much keeping up posting these on time on my Instagram, but it’s less easy to keep up on posting these across ALL the places I post (here, Patreon, dA, etc.). So for more-live updates, I recommend  following me there, too.

That said, here we are with the most recent three!

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Eight, “Friend”

Which inspired me to draw more about the Hogdragons that the Orcs use for travel – and companionship, in some cases.

(Look closely and there’s some backstory in this one!)

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Nine, “Tusk”

Which got me thinking about the connection between their tusks and the bones they use in their jewelry.

And then jewelry on their tusks.

So here we are.

(…who does and does not have nose rings is important too, btw. We will get to that eventually.)

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Ten, “Move”

As I mentioned before, the Orcs are nomads, and they use the hogdragons for travel from foraging-place to foraging-place (also to carry them into war, but that’s another matter). Since they also live in yurts, they often send some of the tribe ahead to start setting up camp while the rest of them take their time to get there. And apparently some of the younger tribesfolk take the opportunity to race!

More soon ❤ (And of course, more on the Orcs of Tock’s world available in the comic!)

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Orctober catchup – days 5, 6 and 7

As it says 🙂 Still pushing through with these for the Orcs of Tock’s world, but life-things prevented me from posting in a timely manner this weekend.

So here we go, with catchup:

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Five, “Rush”

As I’ve talked about before on Patreon, these Orcs are nomadic hunter-gatherers. So I imagine this lady got her timing messed up and kept foraging beyond the time that her people were supposed to regroup and start packing up camp, and now she had to hurry back to them (….by the look on her face, I feel like this happens to her a lot).

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Six, “Song”

Pretty self-explanatory – though I did have something very different in mind for this one (Onna singing to Tock and Bumble, actually. She has a lovely singing voice, which hasn’t come up in the comic yet…… and I’m impatient….. ).

But the busy-ness of this weekend manifested this, instead, and I’m actually very pleased with how she came out.

Maybe most Orcs don’t sing, and as such, this lady is surprised to hear music in the forest…

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Seven, “Fight” (and Sunday Gnomedays 10-7-18)

As I’ve also mentioned before, the Orcs and the Gnomes have a pretty good trade relationship that has existed for a while. Most of the time, such visits go smoothly… but sometimes, not as much!

By the way – in order to keep things interesting (and manageable) as I fulfill each prompt, all Sunday drawings will be combined with Sunday Gnomedays, and all Wednesday drawings will be combined with World Building Wednesdays.

Full prompt list here.

Day 8 will be up later today ❤

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Orctober 4 – Laugh

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As it says 😀

(….really wanted to put “guffaw” in there instead of “ha,” but it wouldn’t have fit visually. Still, I imagine he is having a good guffaw.)

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World Building Wednesday 14, Orctobers 2 and 3

Time for another Patrons-only world building post! AND Happy Orctober the third: Rain.

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This week we’re looking at what the Orcs of Tock’s world do when it rains.

Click here for the full post, and many many other bonuses

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Aaaaaaand Orctober the second, Flower. Featuring Onna’s glorious hair.

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World Building Wednesday 10 – Orcish Site Blessing

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Belatedly, but here we are! (And I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s placeholder bonus drawing.)

Anyway, time for another patrons-only World Building post! This week, we’re looking at the Orcs 😀 Specially, a little bit about their territory, a very little bit about their religion, and what happens when they settle in a new area for a while.

Click here to see the full post! (And many many other patron-only extras.)

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One new page for JuneFae after all!!
Getting back to understandable dialogue too – it looks like the Orcish Language Guide will be a July thing, after all, so Onna will be our guide in the meantime ;p
Also, as for those angry red eyes in panel two – this was supposed to have shown up before, but the scan doesn’t show it very well (even after photoshopping it, for some reason). Still, if you please, take a look again and keep that in mind for current events…
Thank you, dear readers, for your patience. Hope you enjoy ❤

A note about design changes:

As they appear on some previous and the following pages, the Orcs’ dwellings were at first completely culturally appropriated from Mongolian culture. I was not as socially aware when I started this part of the story as I am now, and I am truly sorry for having done this. I have since redesigned the Orcs’ tents and will be reposting these pages with updated panels as soon as possible.

In the meantime, the artwork for those updated panels is viewable here.

Design process for the new tents is viewable here, here and here.


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The angst continues…..

Also continuing to use Orcish un-translated, since it’ll be important HOW they handle Tock and Bumble’s lack of understanding. Hopefully that doesn’t feel like it’s taking too long, dear readers – let me know if it’s dragging, and I will let you know when the Orcish Language Guide is available, too!

As I mentioned last time, some of these angry new faces will be familiar to you if you’ve read the “Meanwhile…” bonus scene (available to all patrons, along with many other goodies).

 

A note about design changes:

As they appear on this and the following pages, the Orcs’ dwellings are completely culturally appropriated from Mongolian culture. I was not as socially aware when I started this part of the story as I am now, and I am truly sorry for having done this. I have since redesigned the Orcs’ tents and will be reposting these pages with updated panels as soon as possible.

In the meantime, the artwork for those updated panels is viewable here.

Design process for the new tents is viewable here, here and here.

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Finally. In more ways than one.
Some of these angry new faces will be familiar to you if you’ve read the “Meanwhile…” bonus scene (available to all patrons btw) , and I am very excited for this confrontation, let me tell you.
Also that Tol and his delightful beard are back. SO much fun to draw.
Aaaaand two reminders:
If you missed my post on Orcish Mouth Improvement, I have a VERY casual tutorial up here.
And don’t forget there’s a special going on until May 1st – if you pledge before then, you get an exclusive print! As well as access to all bonuses at whatever level you choose, of course. More info through the link.

A note about design changes:

As they appear on this and the following pages, the Orcs’ dwellings are completely culturally appropriated from Mongolian culture. I was not as socially aware when I started this part of the story as I am now, and I am truly sorry for having done this. I have since redesigned the Orcs’ tents and will be reposting these pages with updated panels as soon as possible.

In the meantime, the artwork for those updated panels is viewable here.

Design process for the new tents is viewable here, here and here.

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All content © Rachel Terwilliger.

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Well, someone’s had enough of this conversation she can’t understand.

Also – backgrounds, wooo! After so many pages of very little background, this was a challenge and I’m quite pleased with how it turned out. Between that and the rush of action in the first 4 panels (and those being so tightly packed together) I really wanted this page to snap us right back into the reality of what’s going on – i.e. the very real, potential danger for all three of our heroes. We’ve gotten to focus on just the mystery of Onna’s situation a bit for the last few pages, but there is a lot more going on than her reluctance and Tock’s curiosity.

Also also please, if you’re interested in me posting a translation guide for the Orcish, raise your hand!

A note about design changes:

As they appear on this and the following pages, the Orcs’ dwellings are completely culturally appropriated from Mongolian culture. I was not as socially aware when I started this part of the story as I am now, and I am truly sorry for having done this. I have since redesigned the Orcs’ tents and will be reposting these pages with updated panels as soon as possible.

In the meantime, the artwork for those updated panels is viewable here.

Design process for the new tents is viewable here, here and here.

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All content © Rachel Terwilliger.

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And onward!

Fun note for the future – I’m working on a very short written scene that shows what has been/will be happening inside that big tent as Onna, Tock and Bumble wait outside. That will be available ONLY on Patreon, so make sure to check that out and pledge there if you want to see it! I’ll likely be posting that with the next page.

A note about design changes:

As they appear on some previous and the following pages, the Orcs’ dwellings were at first completely culturally appropriated from Mongolian culture. I was not as socially aware when I started this part of the story as I am now, and I am truly sorry for having done this. I have since redesigned the Orcs’ tents and will be reposting these pages with updated panels as soon as possible.

In the meantime, the artwork for those updated panels is viewable here.

Design process for the new tents is viewable here, here and here.

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All content © Rachel Terwilliger.


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Ding ding!

Thank you, readers, for your patience. This one took quite some time but I think it was well worth it.

(A key to match up each tribe member between their representation here and on the previous page is also up on Patreon! )

A note about design changes:

As they appear on this and the following pages, the Orcs’ dwellings are completely culturally appropriated from Mongolian culture. I was not as socially aware when I started this part of the story as I am now, and I am truly sorry for having done this. I have since redesigned the Orcs’ tents and will be reposting these pages with updated panels as soon as possible.

In the meantime, the artwork for those updated panels is viewable here.

Design process for the new tents is viewable here, here and here.

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All content © Rachel Terwilliger.

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Told you it would be much more detailed 🙂

The scan of this page is a little bit bigger than most, for better views of Onna’s tribe.

Well, what you can see of them so far.

Also, a quick note on my Orcs – though they live in yurts (because….yurts), they are heavily Viking-influenced. That’s a mashup that just makes a lot of sense to me. I’m very excited to show more of that.

A note about design changes:

As they appear on this and the following pages, the Orcs’ dwellings are completely culturally appropriated from Mongolian culture. I was not as socially aware when I started this part of the story as I am now, and I am truly sorry for having done this. I have since redesigned the Orcs’ tents and will be reposting these pages with updated panels as soon as possible.

In the meantime, the artwork for those updated panels is viewable here.

Design process for the new tents is viewable here, here and here.

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All content © Rachel Terwilliger.