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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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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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freckledtrash:

Disney’s The Jungle Book cast so far: Neel Sethi as Mowgli, Ben Kingsley as the voice of Bagheera, Lupita Nyong’o as the voice of Rakcha, Scarlett Johansson as the voice of Kaa and Idris Elba as the voice of Shere Khan (x x x x)

YO, THIS IS A REAL THING THAT IS HAPPENING

And not only is the cast amazing, but the film is going to be a mixture of live-action and animation (a-la Mary Poppins). Neel Seth (Mowgli),is going to be the only live-action actor and everyone else’s characters will be animated AND I COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED.

BAGHEERA ,…..

My reactions, exactly in this order.

- Oh, that’s a really neat fan-casting.
- (seeing it’s actually in production) Oh my god?
- (realizing idris elba is going to be shere khan) OH MY GOD!
- (realizing that an ideal fan-cast is going to be real) OH MY GODDDD

I cannot wait to see more about this movie and I’m shocked I haven’t heard more about it! 

(Source: starberry-cupcake, via teensith)

Following Sunday (and March), Opal was the next to really develop.  I saw her as someone to accompany them on their journey, I suppose, before I worked on her more.

Following Sunday (and March), Opal was the next to really develop.  I saw her as someone to accompany them on their journey, I suppose, before I worked on her more.

Because inquiring minds want to know!  Probably.
This is, as of present, the current appearances and line-up of the eponymous Twelve Colors.  Somewhere in between high school and college I figured out how to draw POC that didn&#8217;t just look like white people with darker skin, and thank goodness for that, since it would be really weird and kinda gross to have a bunch of white people ruling over a world where there are basically no white people.
From top to bottom, then:Green, Blue, and RedYellow, Indigo, and RoseOrange, Violet, and BrownAsh, Black, and Nameless
You&#8217;ll be learning more about them in the coming weeks, just thought I&#8217;d post this for reference so you can compare the past to the present!

Because inquiring minds want to know!  Probably.

This is, as of present, the current appearances and line-up of the eponymous Twelve Colors.  Somewhere in between high school and college I figured out how to draw POC that didn’t just look like white people with darker skin, and thank goodness for that, since it would be really weird and kinda gross to have a bunch of white people ruling over a world where there are basically no white people.

From top to bottom, then:
Green, Blue, and Red
Yellow, Indigo, and Rose
Orange, Violet, and Brown
Ash, Black, and Nameless

You’ll be learning more about them in the coming weeks, just thought I’d post this for reference so you can compare the past to the present!

The plot that the goddesses were tied into, initially, was what would eventually become the Caster of Ashes arc.  I got to thinking that having all three goddesses on one continent and one monoculture would be intensely boring, so one continent became three, and those continents needed stories, too, and Sunday and her story resulted.  
Above are my first sketches of her.  Below is what I imagined a typical worship-panel would look like in a Triple-Goddess temple, very similar to the preceding votive portraits.  Again, their poses are all different and reflect their natures.

The plot that the goddesses were tied into, initially, was what would eventually become the Caster of Ashes arc.  I got to thinking that having all three goddesses on one continent and one monoculture would be intensely boring, so one continent became three, and those continents needed stories, too, and Sunday and her story resulted.  

Above are my first sketches of her.  Below is what I imagined a typical worship-panel would look like in a Triple-Goddess temple, very similar to the preceding votive portraits.  Again, their poses are all different and reflect their natures.