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I was asked to draw a commission of Polychrome, a “rainbow” fairy from the Land of Oz books. She’s a fun character, but not very useful. She’s part of this gallery of characters I suspect the writer invented because he just found them pretty or cool. She’s basically this fairy that falls from the sky and, since it’s colder on earth, kinda dances to keep warm. She’s really, really fun to draw. Yay. Rainbows!
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EmikoOgasawara Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
This reminds me of a Japanese folk tale about a lady who dances every day before the shrine of her dead lover from whom she was tragically separated in their youth. I can't remember the whole story, but it is in Tales from Japanese Storytellers by Post Wheeler, which is one of my favorite books. If you're interested, I can paraphrase the story in a week or so after spring break when I can get my hands on my copy of the book again. 
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Centurion030 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
I plan on including her in my second book as a BFF to a very special girl who was adopted by two of the main characters. The little girl's name will be Anusha (hindi for a beautiful morning star) and she will also have Asperger's as I am planning on including children on the autistic spectrum in the later books. It's is strongly hinted that in my first book, one of the main characters "is very much a creature of habit and routine" and loves technology would be somewhere on the spectrum as well.
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secondlina Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
Sounds interesting! good luck!
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Centurion030 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
Found out from one of the folks I am modelling Aspergers behavior on is that...she loves to dance......
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Centurion030 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
Thank you very much!
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seawasp Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
And it's kawaii. :)
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SpiritZodiac Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
"Over the Rainbow" just took on a whole new meaning for me:)
(BTW, awesome poem below!)
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TheTimeVortex Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A twist of ocean currents and who should be there?
But the one who flies o're the skies
As water or light of sun
As many or as one
As we look up to her gorgeous array
Little do wonder what she gave
To be this spector of hope and wonder
Light do dance
And stars do run
But the Rainbow stays same
As she always has
Existing if only to give joy to those who happen to glance
Up at the sky.

My random poem that popped into my head when I saw the picture
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secondlina Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Cute!
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TheTimeVortex Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I wanted to make it rhyme, then i got lazy (again) and didn't
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secondlina Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
I don't think poems need to rhyme.
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TheTimeVortex Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know. But I like the rhythm of a rhyme, so I try... unless I get lazy (which is always)
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brookelydrawsstuff Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yaaay Polychrome! It looks kind of art nouveau, which totally fits her. Is that what you were going for?
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secondlina Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Pretty much! All my Oz-themed art ends up pretty art nouveau...
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ThePQ4 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
I always pictured her a littler blonder, but I love the dress!
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seawasp Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Thanks for doing this one for me!

Polychrome was also one of the most powerful characters in Oz but wielded her power subtly; it was rare that you really recognized what she was capable of. Not that she was invincible, as Mrs. Yoop demonstrated.
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secondlina Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Another badass lady for the Oz list. :D It's not a short list.
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seawasp Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Lessee. We have Dorothy, who reshaped the entire structure of Oz society; Ozma, inherently the power of Oz; Glinda, possibly more powerful than anyone else one-on-one; Mrs. Yoop, powerful Yookoohoo; Polychrome, Daughter of the Rainbow; Trot, survivor of more than just Oz-based adventures; Betsy, who among other things confronted the Nome King in his own throne room (alas, that happened to poor Ruggedo a lot); Queen Coo-Ee-Oh, powerful sorceress who mastered the powers of the Three Adepts; Reera the Red, another powerful Yookoohoo; Jinjur, raising an army and conquering Oz simply out of annoyance with housework. Yeah, there's a lot of dangerous women in Oz.
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seawasp Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
And the Three Adepts themselves shouldn't be ignored. 
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Purplefire40 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
The colors must have been so fun here!
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emochick9785 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
AHHH!! I love her!!!
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secondlina Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Glad you do!
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emochick9785 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
:)
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ozma914 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Oh, I don't know -- she had her moments of usefullness in the books, from time to time. But mostly she seemed to just have a habit of getting stranded!
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secondlina Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Maybe it was just her excuse to hang with the Ozites.
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ozma914 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Sure -- who wouldn't want to do that?
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thomasina-alter-ego Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Shes so pretty I love your version of polychrome
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secondlina Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Aw, thank you! I,m pretty happy with her myself!
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Saphari Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BEAUTIFUL!!!
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secondlina Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Thanks!
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Dahila-Mockery Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
The daughter of the rainbow!

Have I mentioned how much I love you?
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secondlina Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Couple of times! :D
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Dahila-Mockery Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Well I'll tell you again.

I love you!!
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DarkEvili Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, I read the books. It's cool to see Poly.
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secondlina Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
I can imagine why, her character is so visual.
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victorroa Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
amazing, she's perfect and your style is divine
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secondlina Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Aw, thank you, you're very sweet!
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albinotiger15 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
So beautiful! I love your artwork so much!
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secondlina Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Many thanks!
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