Now in color!
I decided to design my own tartan rather than make somebody's ancestors cringe by botching theirs. I picked blue and green because if I had a family tartan, those are the colors I'd want it to be!
Of course I still screwed it up because I didn't line up the squares properly (thought I'd be all fancy instead of symmetrical but oh hey guess what tartans are, you got it, symmetrical!). But, meh. It's because I was listening to Erasure instead of, say, Scots Wha Hae, while I colored. Did not have the proper mojo going.
In looking at the reference pictures for this I realized none of this particular set of characters has a last name yet. With as much writing as I've been doing with them I haven't developed them very fully yet. Odd for me. It's probably because none of them will shut up long enough to let me do up some character sheets.
The Douglas family tartan is primarily blue, did you know that? (You do now!) Nolan's last name is now officially Douglas.
As to why he's not wearing his clan tartan... um, because!
Did I mention that degree I'm going over there to get will be in Folklore? Yeah, I kind of know more Scottish ghost stories than I do Scottish history. Sorry. XP