Species: synergisers

And finally for the moment, my chart that was supposed to have all the Agent Archetype MBs… before I decided to redo attitudes (the columns) in a much better simpler quadrant grid rendering this chart outdated.

I’ll be making my next chart digitally, because redrawing things when you can’t just move them (like I did once or twice here) is a pain.

A progression of attempts to design the vvagra, an Esteemed creature related to thylacines (first two pics and top of next); another Ostentator revamp; and stuff from a Steven Universe/Stablehand crossover AU.

When I was trying to design Ostentator!Pearl (you can tell which one that is by the head gem :p I was also trying to figure out a pose for Insulator!Garnet above that) I realised that damn, the default Ostentator should look more like that. It would portray the Esteem attribute a lot better that way. So I started revamping it to have more of this strangely-holy-looking look with features inscribed on it in “aureate-shine-flame”. As I did once before I drew all the other “main” MBs again to ensure it would be different from them.

Pearl was supposed to have a coat too of course but I never got around to designing it in this pic.

Stablehand: Mystery being palette doodles

Recently I just realised that I’d literally NEVER done coloured pictures of any mystery beings except the Insulator and the Eventuator. So I decided to fix that.

From top to bottom: Instigator, Nebuliser, Synergiser, Observers, Ostentator, Conductor, Postulator, and an attempt to make a default colour scheme for hexarts.

Some stuff I hadn’t scanned in, plus the Vociferator (top).

Among this you’ll find an attempt to revamp the Ostentator (you’ll also notice I revamped the Instigator’s feet slightly), as well as the first rather confused-looking table where I tried to sort out all the mystery beings. (Note that I was trying to give the Postulator 7 fingers before I drew it XD)

Also there are a couple of practice thingies and a spiral squid thing I’m not sure if I’ll use (at least as a “main” mystery being anyway).

I forgot to draw in the Ostentator’s spurs and I’m not sure if I like it better that way or not. I’m kinda not sure what to do with spurs in general because I counted them on the Conductor but not on the Ostentator. I may move them to the back legs, I dunno.

The Blazondeer, plus a chart I was working on that was supposed to show all the mystery beings. About 2/3 of the way through I decided I needed to expand the neutral column in the middle into two columns (and re-evaluate everything in it) and add another one at the right though, so I had to abandon it.

I forget if I uploaded these things already, I think I didn’t though.

An attempt to give the Synergiser internal anatomy, and doodles I made back when I only had nine mystery beings designed.

Stablehand: Synergiser & Seuwayote + a little more about mystery beings

At top is the Seuwayote, and at bottom is the Synergiser! Or a rather rough version of it, anyway. The Seuwayote is probably not totally final either. But at least I can tell you about it now.

The Seuwayote (Say-ooh-wa-yo-tay) is like a coyote of shadow. Though individuals’ colours can vary, every Seuwayote’s body is split into two distinct colours which are usually fairly unsaturated. Usually, this split is symmetrical, but some Seuwayotes’ colours seem to be able to shift such that more of their body is the light colour or more of their body is the dark colour,

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Stablehand: Nebulisers and Synergisers

Well, these two are the last of the “main” eight “mystery species”. Of course, there are a lot more now… there are going to be at least twenty-seven when I get them all done. Can you guess why?

If not, the method behind this madness is coming in the next post or two.

Nebulisers are very furtive beings with light, fluffy fur that resembles drifting cumulus clouds. They are usually light, faded colours or hazy neutral colours like blues and greys, and fairly quiet. They also seem to prefer misty and/or extremely high-altitude places.

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