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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 kingkaiser
kingkaiser:

Warm up

Fire flower ‘fro yes please.

kingkaiser:

Warm up

Fire flower ‘fro yes please.

The first real manifestation of the new Rose, compared to the willowy, arguably white incarnations that came before.  She’s always had a cloud of wispy hair, in my mind, and a natural afro fits her much better, at least when she’s younger and more carefree.  When she gets older and has to get down to serious matters, she has it plaited into corn-rows.
By contrast, Yellow and Indigo have been the same as they’ve usually been, though Indigo’s mature form has much longer, Thranduil-level hair.

The first real manifestation of the new Rose, compared to the willowy, arguably white incarnations that came before.  She’s always had a cloud of wispy hair, in my mind, and a natural afro fits her much better, at least when she’s younger and more carefree.  When she gets older and has to get down to serious matters, she has it plaited into corn-rows.

By contrast, Yellow and Indigo have been the same as they’ve usually been, though Indigo’s mature form has much longer, Thranduil-level hair.

Related to the previous post, another concept-capture, this one having to do with Prophet.
Her father was actually a soldier of quite high rank, and had she not been chosen by Red to be her avatar, she’d have had a fairly comfortable life, and her pick of husbands when she came of age.  I drew her in such circumstances to find a more accurate representation of features, with the pigment taken away.

Related to the previous post, another concept-capture, this one having to do with Prophet.

Her father was actually a soldier of quite high rank, and had she not been chosen by Red to be her avatar, she’d have had a fairly comfortable life, and her pick of husbands when she came of age.  I drew her in such circumstances to find a more accurate representation of features, with the pigment taken away.

Another concept-capture, with age comparisons to boot.
Witch is much paler than most Jade people on account of her mother being Green and her father being very barely descended of Blue people.  She stops caring about sumptuary laws as she gets older.  
Constance, meanwhile, hardens for the sake of being a good source of support for her daughter in the considerably poor circumstances they live in, at the time.

Another concept-capture, with age comparisons to boot.

Witch is much paler than most Jade people on account of her mother being Green and her father being very barely descended of Blue people.  She stops caring about sumptuary laws as she gets older.  

Constance, meanwhile, hardens for the sake of being a good source of support for her daughter in the considerably poor circumstances they live in, at the time.

A little outfit and height line-up for the three main characters of Caster of Ashes.  The main arcs of the story are separated by nine or ten years each, so I used that as my reference.  Witch is up top, Prophet in the center, and Constance down below.

A little outfit and height line-up for the three main characters of Caster of Ashes.  The main arcs of the story are separated by nine or ten years each, so I used that as my reference.  Witch is up top, Prophet in the center, and Constance down below.

Reblogged from fashionsfromhistory
fashionsfromhistory:

Ensemble
Early 20th Century
Tunis, Tunisia
Israel Museum

If I didn’t know any better, I’d think this was Blue fashion.  Oh my goodness.

fashionsfromhistory:

Ensemble

Early 20th Century

Tunis, Tunisia

Israel Museum

If I didn’t know any better, I’d think this was Blue fashion.  Oh my goodness.

Here’s a height line-up for the second story, Caster of Ashes!  Placeholder names are there partly for names I don’t know yet, partly because that’s what they’re known as for much of the story - Witch and Prophet especially.
The False Prophet to Prophet’s right is the child of her father and Witch’s mother, and their younger sister.  Said father and mother are on the bottom left, with Constance’s husband, Prince Noble, next to them.  Soldier (his real name is Sweet) has longer hair because of living in the Jade Lands for a time and no longer caring for Blue societal conventions.

Here’s a height line-up for the second story, Caster of Ashes!  Placeholder names are there partly for names I don’t know yet, partly because that’s what they’re known as for much of the story - Witch and Prophet especially.

The False Prophet to Prophet’s right is the child of her father and Witch’s mother, and their younger sister.  Said father and mother are on the bottom left, with Constance’s husband, Prince Noble, next to them.  Soldier (his real name is Sweet) has longer hair because of living in the Jade Lands for a time and no longer caring for Blue societal conventions.

Drawing Opal is actually pretty relaxing for me because her features have been quite defined to me for a while, and her recent incarnations have serious sass to them.

Around the time I drew these, Natalie Dormer had just shaved her head, and it just looked so good on Opal too, I had to draw it out.  Plus, it’s a wonderful expression of rebellion against Blue society - keeping part of her hair long and feminine, but completely chopping off the rest.

Opal and Yellow are still teaming up, as of recent drafts of the story.  This is a doodle of a typical interaction with them, I imagine, her patching up an arrow wound caused by him being reckless.  I like them.  :D

Opal and Yellow are still teaming up, as of recent drafts of the story.  This is a doodle of a typical interaction with them, I imagine, her patching up an arrow wound caused by him being reckless.  I like them.  :D

Some more capture-concepts.  Queen Beauty is up there on the left, and on the right is an early concept of Constance’s daughter, Joy.  The “Asher II” title comes from one of Constance’s titles, which is the source of the title “Caster of Ashes,” and was a placeholder for her name until it came to me.
Below are March and Sunday wearing Blue clothing given to them during a stay with the Blue royal family.  Clearly I need to put March into something more her style.

Some more capture-concepts.  Queen Beauty is up there on the left, and on the right is an early concept of Constance’s daughter, Joy.  The “Asher II” title comes from one of Constance’s titles, which is the source of the title “Caster of Ashes,” and was a placeholder for her name until it came to me.

Below are March and Sunday wearing Blue clothing given to them during a stay with the Blue royal family.  Clearly I need to put March into something more her style.