orange cyan

hey guys! i’ve noticed lately that a lot of gifsets/edits of moana, especially pastel ones, have been whitewashing her skin, and i know that this isn’t just a problem in moana gifs, so i thought it might be a good idea to make a comprehensive guide on how to avoid whitewashing poc/color poc in general. this guide will be split into three parts: vibrant gifs, pastel gifs, and dark gifs (any of the tips i give for gifs can be applied to edits as well – it’s even easier to avoid whitewashing poc in edits, because you can color it normally and then erase the lightening layers over the person’s skin).

so, without any further ado, here we go!

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The evolution of the film’s color scheme underscores the emergence of Diana’s power. […] As the film’s plot becomes more violent and Diana gets introduced to the “real world,” a cyan and orange color palette begins to take over.

“As her powers start to emerge,” Workman says, “we see more of this cyan and orange, and by the end, we see a whole new look completely.”

Wonder Woman (2017), directed by Patty Jenkins.

Hello graphic makers!! You’re probably aware that there is a huge problem on tumblr with whitewashing. Or maybe you’re not. As a predominantly disney-based blogger, the whitewashing I personally see are from the disney fandom, so I’m going to use screencaps from those movies to show you several quick techniques so you’ll see just how easy it is to have your pretty bright and pastel colour palettes and not whitewash characters of colour.

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Throwback Thursday

(Is that even a thing anymore?)

I decided to rewatch Xiaolin Showdown just for the heck of it. I forgot how much I really liked this show. Bet you can’t guess who my favorites are!

Also…Ignore the fingers. For some reason I kept imagining them with four fingers and then later figured out that they have five. Oops.