Alan Prying possesses the legendary "Lynx Sinks" - reservoirs of monumental magics. Only capital wizards have borne it's power in the past, each one adding to it's mythical repertoire.
Alan has learned to see the pigment of such things as strength, speed, or wisdom. He can draw them out of things with water from the Sinks, and bestow those qualities by painting. With this magic, he has created other guises for himself, including his majestic Lynx armor.