I'm sorry, I have no clue who you're calling out with the drawing black people post, but honestly? Have you heard of the same face syndrome? It has nothing to do with racism, some people just aren't good enough at drawing to correctly represent a real life person and all the variation a face can have. And that's because drawing is fucking hard. I might be able to draw a photorealistic eye but only In one shape cause I only practiced that one shape. Please don't just scream racism w/out reason
Why is it that people who have an issue with my posts about representation in fandom always hop into my inbox in order to condescend to me about how fandom, writing, and (now) art works?
Also Congrats! You’ve helped prove my point that when people read the word “racism” they just… stop paying attention to the rest of the content. Accusing me of “screaming racism without reason” despite the fact that I didn’t say who was failing at drawing Black features (like did you see me single out a specific group, or nah?) is kind of ridiculous.
Like I am actually super embarrassed for you because of your art-splaining and general point-missing.
I put “fandom racism” in the tags because I need to pretend that I care about keeping my blog organized and you respond like it’s a personal attack on your favorite artist… Please chill out. It’s not actually that serious.
Don’t worry. I just want people to learn how to draw Black features and for them to put the same effort into references and accuracy as they do the white characters in their same shows/books/comics. It’s not that deep… As a Black person in fandom, it’s kind of something I get to do. I get to ask for fandom to be better and use the resources that they gladly use for other characters on Black ones.
I mean… that’s basically the lowest bar ever? And yet a post easily boiled down to “Hey can you draw Black characters with their Black features” has you all up in my inbox lecturing me about sameface syndrome like I’m not a DC comics fan?
Instead of assuming that I’m specifically calling anyone out for racism (and then rushing to scold me for it because I’m clearly an uneducated pleb that doesn’t get how art works), maybe you could’ve put yourself into my shoes and thought about what it feels like for me as a Black woman (because to send me an ask, chances are you had to see my face in my sidebar or profile pic) to constantly see artists fail at drawing people with MY features.
Empathy is everything, kid.
And if you were so intent on refusing to extend some to me, you could’ve ignored the post when it came across your dashboard.
You could’ve blocked me when you saw the post since it bugged you enough that you had to bug me. But you didn’t and now I’m mildly annoyed
Please think hard about any messages that you want to send me in the future because I don’t really feel like further dealing with someone who came to my inbox ready to lecture me about something they themselves don’t understand or experience.
Thanks and have a blessed day.