Aahh finally got to compile these YOI portraits! If anyone’s curious on how I designed each, I took inspiration from each of the their homeland’s culture/famous places/arts! Well maybe except for JJ, I focused more on making him look like a king. xD
me,an intellectual: Phichit Chulanont is a Thai skater and the first Thai and South East Asian male skater to qualify for the Grand Prix Finals. He is also the first Thai/South East Asian to have ever landed a quad. It’s been stated multiple times that he has rewritten Asian history. He is also the first Thai to skate to songs from The King and the Skater, which features a Thai actor. Throughout the series it’s been shown that he is an incredibly hardworking and determined skater; he’s a well rounded, well written brown South East Asian who defies many stereotypes. It’s a big step considering Japan’s colorism and anti South East Asian racism. Phichit Chulanont is so important to Thailand, to South East Asians, and to brown Asians. Reducing him to an SNS obsessed “Captain of the Viktuuri Ship” is so incredibly harmful and disrespectful to him as a character and the people he’s representing.