model nastya zhidkova

strabius-strawberry  asked:

Hey Random! I have a question about your adorable papyton children, specifically Orange. I notice they are lighter skinned than the other two, more closely to MTT's skin color. How is that with Papyrus being POC? Is Orange an albino? I hope I dont come off as insensitive by asking this, I'm just genuinely curious.

*rubs hands together with glee* I’m so happy you asked!

First and foremost, no, Orange is not albino. There are very specific characteristics to albinism. It’s a recessive mutation that occurs in every ethnicity and species, defined by a lack of pigmentation in the hair, skin and eyes. Generally would look more like this:

Btw these women here are two of my favorite fashion models: Nastya Zhidkova (russian) and Diandra Forrest (african-american). I highly suggest checking them both out because they’re gorgeous!

Second, it’s actually possible for people of color to have children of lighter skin tones and facial features without them being albino, even if neither parents show signs of those traits. (Not common but possible)

Historically, people used to make headlines if a black family had a child that could “pass” (but I’m not gonna get into that today >.>) So there’s honestly no promised outcome when it comes to genetics.

Third, speaking from experience: My dad is SUPER fair, despite his mother being very dark. My mom is very coffee-colored, despite her father being very fair. I’m more of a tan, but my brother right after me is a DEEP dark brown, and all my siblings following us are a wide range of shades. (If you saw me standing next to my brother you would not know we were siblings.)

(Also I wanted to take artistic liberty and draw the bebs with a wide variety of features because that’s how I roll :P)

Finally, I will say this, the one genetic aspect that I did do intentionally was with blue’s eye color and skin discoloration. If anyone’s noticed:

“…Waardenburg syndrome is a group of genetic conditions that can [sometimes] cause hearing loss and changes in coloring (pigmentation) of the hair, skin, and eyes…People with this condition often have very pale blue eyes or different colored eyes, such as one blue eye and one brown eye. Sometimes one eye has segments of two different colors. Distinctive hair coloring (such as a patch of white hair or hair that prematurely turns gray) is another common sign of the condition. The features of Waardenburg syndrome vary among affected individuals, even among people in the same family.”

And I’m gonna source this^^ here.