Stablehand scrap update: 4/20~10/31

The interval between these only gets longer, but at least this time it’s mostly because I’ve actually been posting things as proper posts instead of in here. Still, there are a few things.


First, the Observers’ colour is apparently called “atoll” as I found out on this neat website. Neat bit of trivia. I remember back when all MBs were going to be variations of that colour, a time this post still hasn’t gotten out of.

My mind couldn’t think of the word “papaya”, so it tried to pull out the word “pomegranate”, but it couldn’t come up with that either, so I accidentally ended up noting that a bunch of “Portent seeds” had spilled all over the floor and for at least five minutes intermittently laughed about it while picking up “Portent seeds”.

Then there was the portent seed incident.

I had to settle on appropriate background colours for… shh, a super-secret thing, and went back to my swans to pick them, resulting in a new set of single “official” attribute colours. Later I had to re-pick a couple colours again, partly thanks to Clarity replacing Duplicity.

A number of process pics happened.

And also Fuchsia.

I may as well say a bit about Fuchsia […]. She’s one of a number of side characters that played important roles in Aluma’s history; to be a bit more specific she was a superhero of sorts known as The Superpower, and the first of the Superpower archetype. In present times there’s at least one comic about “The Superpower” very loosely based on her, but almost everybody forgets it was based on an actual person. Kris, one of the main characters, was greatly influenced by this comic. I’d had the basic idea for her design with the big poofy wing-shaped hair and the “feathered” cape for some time but then recently I found out about SU and realised it would make way more sense if Kris with her vague mineral theme admired somebody who also had a connection to minerals… so I shamelessly gave her a dark pink topaz stone clasp as a rĂ´le object. :p (Fun fact: Fuchsia is supposed to represent Faith, so her original name was Fiducia [trust/confidence in Latin], but that sounded like Fuchsia so I decided she’d probably go by that more often, and then fuchsia became the colour of Faith, so her gem is meant to match both her attribute and her name)

[C]haracter logo sketches I plan to vectorise soon. Lance’s, Ssiv’s, Sleipnir’s, and Ariana’s in a counterclockwise circle around the Yanha shape I drew to draw markings on but didn’t (:p), to be specific. There are also some attempts at Io’s logo but I don’t really like how any of them came out.

Yeah, the rest of the main character logos are going to be a post some time in the near future. Here’s Ssiv’s: