why do a lot of people draw jesper bald or with little hair? like idk but isn't he supposed to have luscious hair?????
OH I NEEDED AN ASK LIKE THIS. FINALLY. okay first i’m going to admit i literally have no idea how jesper’s hair is described in canon. i just don’t remember any mentions of it? but i know some depictions of it in fan art are very….off. like way off. like so off he must have had a perm asfjskhlj. not that i’m an authority on how people should do their art, but if you want to be accurate and draw jesper with lots of hair THE TIGHTER THE COILS THE BETTER. unless his hair is wet, his curls wouldn’t actually be defined at all. he’s black—his hair shrinks. by a lot. it’s what our hair does. my hair reaches mid-back, yet when i don’t straighten it and it dries it’s literally shoulder length. coiled hair shrinks. and when it’s dry it should be very stiff and going straight up. biracial people usually have very nice curls, yes, but doesn’t matter how much it grows out, when it’s completely dry and without product, guys tend to have an afro. and i’m not using the term to mean just big hair like many often do for some weird reason? a literal afro. my brother has grown his hair out and he uses excessive amounts of gel to hold his curls in place, but those days when he doesn’t he literally has one of the highest afros i’ve ever seen because even long hair gets matted together and poofs straight out.
the point of all of this is, jesper shouldn’t really have those curls that fall against his forehead or flowing this way and that unless you want to say he just came out of the rain. his hair would grow straight up and out. and my headcanon is he has a very sharp shape up. those edges have to be sharp okay idk anyone who lets their hairline get out of place. i personally sketch him with faded sides and a part. when in doubt it’s probably safest to draw him with cropped hair and a sharp hairline (maybe some subtle waves asjdkfhakojh) bc that’s how many people often get their hair cut, so i can understand the fan arts where he has very little hair. although the bald looks are probably inspired by the official kevin wada posters? his drawings have definitely influenced my idea of canon at least