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I'm Syd and I know way more about color theory than any human should.

Things related to my novel/webcomic Twelve Colors can be found here!

I also do fanfiction and fanart from time to time.



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Opal and Yellow together, here, very roughly sketched.
These two have evolved a great deal, especially in regards to their relationship with each other.  Yellow, I’ve already pointed out, started out very Peter Pan-ish.  Opal used to be some kind of dour death-seeker that couldn’t die no matter how injured she became, and her skin was riddled with scars and things, which she covered with scarves.
For some inexplicable reason, Yellow had a thing for her.  More on that with the next post.

Opal and Yellow together, here, very roughly sketched.

These two have evolved a great deal, especially in regards to their relationship with each other.  Yellow, I’ve already pointed out, started out very Peter Pan-ish.  Opal used to be some kind of dour death-seeker that couldn’t die no matter how injured she became, and her skin was riddled with scars and things, which she covered with scarves.

For some inexplicable reason, Yellow had a thing for her.  More on that with the next post.

A more solid picture of Opal that I distinctly remember drawing at a New Year’s Day party - fitting to start off the drawings from 2009.  I had some pretentious title for her at the time - Opal of the Thousand Scarves.  I still kind of like it.

A more solid picture of Opal that I distinctly remember drawing at a New Year’s Day party - fitting to start off the drawings from 2009.  I had some pretentious title for her at the time - Opal of the Thousand Scarves.  I still kind of like it.

This is the last piece from 2008 - all of the preceding posts were from that year, if it wasn’t clear.
A little SD Green to top things off!  Because I couldn’t help myself.

This is the last piece from 2008 - all of the preceding posts were from that year, if it wasn’t clear.

A little SD Green to top things off!  Because I couldn’t help myself.

Eventually I came to the realization that, while three gods, and a triple-goddess at that, were well and good, I’d need a larger pantheon to really have fun and flesh the world out.  And, hey, I had the theme preset - colors!!
The first was Yellow, the early concepts of Black and Brown beside him there.  I saw him as something of an impulsive trickster god at first, something like Peter Pan.
He’s been related to Green from the start, but their relationship has really changed with the story.  What has persisted is his love for borderline-mullets.

Eventually I came to the realization that, while three gods, and a triple-goddess at that, were well and good, I’d need a larger pantheon to really have fun and flesh the world out.  And, hey, I had the theme preset - colors!!

The first was Yellow, the early concepts of Black and Brown beside him there.  I saw him as something of an impulsive trickster god at first, something like Peter Pan.

He’s been related to Green from the start, but their relationship has really changed with the story.  What has persisted is his love for borderline-mullets.

Reblogged from chaoslindsay
chaoslindsay:

A commission for Syd, over at Twelve Colors. She’s built an incredible pantheon of gods based on the colour wheel and colour theory. This is Yellow during a particularly trying time in his life, and the little bird is symbolic of the absence of his lover, Rose.
Want to commission me for your characters? Check it out!

This is so much better than I ever could have imagined!  <3  Lindsay is truly wonderful and she managed to bring an older, more hardened Yellow to life in a way I never could have.  I can’t recommend her enough.

chaoslindsay:

A commission for Syd, over at Twelve Colors. She’s built an incredible pantheon of gods based on the colour wheel and colour theory. This is Yellow during a particularly trying time in his life, and the little bird is symbolic of the absence of his lover, Rose.

Want to commission me for your characters? Check it out!

This is so much better than I ever could have imagined!  <3  Lindsay is truly wonderful and she managed to bring an older, more hardened Yellow to life in a way I never could have.  I can’t recommend her enough.

What fantasy world worth its salt doesn’t have a nice map on the inside flap?

I knew from the beginning that the continents and locations would have very simple, color-based names, and that the layout would feel very balanced and flowing.  I’m not quite sure what I was planning on doing with the Pink Lands or Violet’s Point (?) but I do remember very clearly that Emerald/Grassy Island were where Witch’s predecessor lived in exile.  I do shudder to see how big the White Desert used to be, though.

A little picture of Green I did after reading about J.M.W. Turner.  The way the book was talking about how much he loved colors was pretty good motivation, to say the least.    I don&#8217;t often work in colored pencil, though, which makes this pretty neat!

A little picture of Green I did after reading about J.M.W. Turner.  The way the book was talking about how much he loved colors was pretty good motivation, to say the least.    I don’t often work in colored pencil, though, which makes this pretty neat!

A particularly spectacular piece of art for what was ultimately a dropped concept.  Oh well!
Constance was going to end up being some sort of blind god-woman-king and gosh I couldn&#8217;t help myself in making something appropriately grand and pretentious.  It ended up not fitting the plot and was kind of creepy since she would be one of those &#8220;became immortal as a kid and never grew up&#8221; types and that can get gross really fast.

A particularly spectacular piece of art for what was ultimately a dropped concept.  Oh well!

Constance was going to end up being some sort of blind god-woman-king and gosh I couldn’t help myself in making something appropriately grand and pretentious.  It ended up not fitting the plot and was kind of creepy since she would be one of those “became immortal as a kid and never grew up” types and that can get gross really fast.

With the story of March and Sunday developing nicely on the side, I still didn&#8217;t want to abandon the initial plot I had in mind for the goddesses and their world.
So, here are the earliest, earliest prototypes of the kids that would eventually become Prophet and Constance!  I had some nonsense about them meeting as children during a coup d&#8217;etat, a la Anastasia and Dmitri in Don Bluth&#8217;s movie about the former, hence they&#8217;re kids here.

With the story of March and Sunday developing nicely on the side, I still didn’t want to abandon the initial plot I had in mind for the goddesses and their world.

So, here are the earliest, earliest prototypes of the kids that would eventually become Prophet and Constance!  I had some nonsense about them meeting as children during a coup d’etat, a la Anastasia and Dmitri in Don Bluth’s movie about the former, hence they’re kids here.

Reblogged from c86

ya-na:

taken from Erni Cabat’s Magical World Of Monsters, 1992

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