Here’s the weekly drawing collection of year 2016! Did you miss any?
Those who are not familiar with this tradition, I draw a simple drawing once a week and upload it on my main DA page every Monday! So keep an eye out for that in 2017!
This year I didn’t really have a theme and I did all sorts of random drawings. What ever happened to be in my mind at the time. I’ll see how this year goes.
Year 2016… I personally had a good year. As I was able get my patreon going and start making money by doing what I love. And I found someone I love. I know the jokes and memes about this year being one of the worst and if you personally had one, concentrate on the goods, even if they were little things. And let’s make 2017 even better.
Whitewashing is a huge problem in every fandom, and DA is no exception. All of the characters above are whitewashed and have their skin lightened on a daily basis.
There is no excuse when someone whitewashes a character. Take your appropriate swatches if you must, and make sure you are staying true to the characters actual skin tone. Use these colours if you’d like - they were more meant to prove a point. You are certainly welcome to use them as a base.
Stop whitewashing POC. Stop lightening skin, stop slimming down features, and stop blaming whitewashing on lighting. You know better than that. You can do better than that.
Do not take swatches from the lightest part of the face - all the light colours shown here are meant for highlighting purposes. They are the highlights of the face, to be used to display light bouncing off the surface of one’s skin.
Every image of the characters except Josephine was taken from the dragon age wiki site and was only altered to fit and blend with the pictures. All other graphics are mine.
Imagine Sherlock and John on a case in a karaoke bar and Sherlock needs to get a clearer view so he decides to just sing a song and he puts it on random and it’s “I Will Always Love You”. So he starts singing the first few lines:
If I should stay, I would only be in your way So I’ll go, but I know I’ll think of you every step of the way And I will always love you
and he looks at John and they’re both covering up smiles because it’s so cheesy and un-Sherlock-y. As the song goes on, however, Sherlock’s small smile fades with the revelation of the lyrics, and he’s still looking at John but now he just looks sad and John’s smile also fades with the realisation of what Sherlock is actually saying, let alone directing at him:
Bittersweet memories That is all I’m taking with me So, goodbye Please, don’t cry We both know I’m not what you, you need
and on that last line, Sherlock’s eyes even start tearing up slightly because he’s finally saying what he means and letting it out and John sees it, too. Once the song ends, Sherlock rushes offstage and John doesn’t follow him, because they both know that what just happened carries more weight than any other words they’ve ever traded.