there's another really gross one i was gonna add to this but thought better of it

Sorry, big rant but thought you and your followers will appreciate it

OKAY RANT TIME BC IM PISSED

Shwo, there are problems in a certain community that need to be fucking addressed because im tired of this. Now, this is from my experience so take this with a grain of salt.

THE BLACK COMMUNITY

I love you guys. We’re all in this together, but sometimes you fucking suck.

1.) SEVERE HOMOPHOBIA
I swear nobody talks about this but we see it everyday. Homophobia is a biiig issue in the black community. Especially around gay/bisexual men. It happens to women too but not as often. They say everything is gay. You cannot be a guy and even remotely look/touch another guy without being called gay or a faggot. And you have to greatly defend yourself by being like “nah nigga I aint no faggot fuck that” Like really????? I cant believe a ton of guys thinks this is okay. And girls do it too. To both girls (not as much) and guys. You know you can hug another guy without being gay right?? Looking at another man or saying he’s not ugly dosent automatically make you gay. Its not cute or funny. You sound like a bigoted asshole.

2.) BULLYING
Now I know this happens in every community but theres a specific type that I’ve seen in the black community. If you dont “act back” or like things that “black people like”, you’re white or not black. Can you stop???? Not every black person has to like the same exact thing. And what does “acting black” even mean? How do you act black?? I know I joke around saying “haha im so white. Im basically a white girl” but thats because thats all I hear. Now to some people, I “act black” or act like a combo of the two, but in my experience, (not all) black people have called me “white. White girl. Oreo. Etc.) It really needs to stop because then you make people hate themselves for liking certain things and thats never right.

3.) MENTAL MOTHERFUCKING ILLNESS

OHHHH SHIT we’re getting into the good stuff. This is my favorite topic to rant about. My closer friends have heard me rant about this many times so I apologize. Mental Illness. Two small words that bring big reactions out of people. “Just get over it. Thats for crazy white kids. Black people dont get mental illnesses. Cant you just be normal. I cant deal/be with a crazy person” I’ve heard it all. THAT IS NOT OKAY TO SAY. Everyone can get mental illnesses and it affects different people on many different levels. Some may be severe while some may be minor. No they’re not crazy. Yes, they may need a littlr extra care but that doesnt mean you should be rude to them. No, you cannot fix them. Professional help can do that. And leaving someone just because they have a mental illness is a shitty thing to do. Now, if it is too much for you then fine, but if you just dont want to deal “with that” then you’re a big asshole. And I’ve heard multiple times “no thats only for white kids” No its not. And it doesnt make you “weak” either. Nobody asked for your shitty fucking opinion

4.) BODY ISSUES
Oh fucking jeez I can go on this forever because it pisses me off to the highest. “Black girls are supposed to be thick. Arent you supposed to have a big butt? Nobody wants a stick” WOW YOU GET AN AWARD FOR BEING A MOTHERFUCKING, SMALL MINDED ASSHOLE. ALL PEOPLE COME IN ALL SIZES. JUST BECAUSE A GIRL IS BLACK DOESNT MEAN SHE HAS TO HAVE ANYTHING. AND EVERYONE WHO MAKES FUN OF GIRLS FOR NOT HAVING BIG BOOBS/BUTTS/CURVES ARE DICKHEADS. ARE YOU THAT FUCKING DUMB. YES I KNOW APPERANCE MATTERS BUT DOES IT MATTER THAT MUCH THAT YOU WOULDNT BE/ BE NICE TO SOMEONE WHO ISNT CURVY/THICK/YADDA YADDA BULLSHIT.

Wow, 🐳, I’m done. This was a bad idea from the start but its alright (its really not)

(Remember, this is my opinion/experience. Do not take this as fact. )

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“I love you guys. We’re all in this together, but sometimes you fucking suck.”

(Ehh I’d rather not say that though; there are some things I dislike, there a lot of other things that I like. You could easily say that for any community.)

I can vouch for the first and last ones (and a little bit of the second); so I’m gonna add in my two cents:

Homophobia is a huge issue within African families too. It was thinly veiled within my family growing up; when I was little I thought gay marriage was gross and wrong. I remember saying it on here, but during the 2004 reelection of Bush I really didn’t want John Kerry to win because I was told he would try legalizing it nationwide. And I’m pretty sure some relatives outside of my immediate family thought (and maybe still think) the same about homosexuality in general. Nowadays my parents are a lot better about it; they still don’t **believe** in gay marriage but they would attend a gay wedding if it was a friend getting married.

I never really got “bullied” at school; if I did it was nothing too severe and it was only to the point of teasing. I got the “you act/talk like a white person” comments a couple of times or so during middle school. It was annoying, but the teasing was never anything past that. It didn’t help that I grew up in majority white neighborhoods and the elementary schools and middle school (albeit a bit more diverse) I went to were mostly white. Most of my black friends when I was little were either (my many) cousins or family friends too. That changed in hs and college though. I was lucky I didn’t get relentlessly bullied or anything; this whole “acting the correct way” in terms of your race can be pretty damaging. And you play yourself by reinforcing stereotypes you want to get rid of.

And for body issues. That was probably the thing I was most insecure about growing up; I got teased within and outside of my family for being skinny and not being able to put on weight. I’ve noticed it’s a lot more acceptable to be curvier than super skinny within black communities, even back then before curvy bodies became popular again.

anonymous asked:

advice on creating an original character that you won't dislike 5 minutes after making it?

tbh if u push your character into a certain character archetype and rlly stereotypical appearence to match (shy librarian with glasses and hair covering her face) you might end up hating i.. atleast i do. like you should never stick to character archetype those are my big pet peeve. so instead of making just a ‘shy librarian with glasses and hair covering her face’ you should make a ‘shy librarian who want’s to be noticed, wears contacts and trys to put a small accessary in her hair to stand out, is still socially awkward with conversation but appreciates when people are the first ones to come up to her.’

I think the more indepth you make a character the more in general you’re going to love them regardless of design.

Ettoo if you’re rlly just not good with design or w/e I guess I could help but don’t take and do everything i say!! this is just my PERSONAL opinion on what’s a good character design and what isn’t. Please don’t stick to these like they are the ‘rules’ there are no rules to drawing do w/e the fuck u want big boy.

first things first what kind of character are they?

Wanna make a fiery, assholey, bratty, competetive runner!?
Wanna use red as the main color scheme without making it generic?? You can totally do that!! 

TBH that’s a generic archetype right there, he’s fiery with passion and competitive.. let’s make him red!! (boring, used 100million times already)
But you can add DEPTH to this and make an absolute original character that you’ll actually feel is ‘original’ and won’t hate.

Let’s look at these two and see why the one on the left is BAD and the one on the right is GOOD.

First off not gonna lie i still am bothered by the red color scheme, but I didn’t use the same red from the same color wheel area, for example the hair.

the one on the Left: a no-no

The one on the Right: a yea-yea (???)

First off up front, please use diff colors of the color wheel, your colors will look more natural instead of bland and boring, or maybe you think something is off, or maybe all your red look all the same?? (thats what u get for using just one color scheme narrowing my eyes.) No need to fricking fear just get a base color and depending on what your base color is make the shade in the “colder colors” area. and make your shine or ‘highlights’ in the warmer summery colors area!!.

Cold colors include: Blue/Purple/Teal/some greens(dark/greyer)

Warm colors include: Red/ORange/Yellow/some greens(bright/pale)

Really how i see it is if I go up the color wheel there’s my highlights and the lower i go theres my shades, take for example the picture i showed for the boys on the ‘right’s’ hair colors. I got the base, I usually make the color darker and then move the color wheel down to a pinkish purple(a colder color) for shade. For the Shine I made the base color lighter and moved the color wheel between red/orange(warm colors) for a good highlight.

ANYWAYS tldr;
Reason 1. the reason you hate your oc is because It could be the colors that you’re using.

Looking back at the pictures Of the two boys (called“Left” and “Right”) the thing that might make the one on the “right” more appealing is because I used a less stiff artsyle for him, I got exaggerated with the eyeballs, I used a quivery mouth to show his fangs (even though humans don’t have fangs!!) Get crazy and show emotions through your drawings.

Reason 2. it could be you’re so worried about getting your hair and anatomy right that your drawing looks stiff and lacks emotion, advice: go crazy with your lines. and over exaggerate facial features. 



Another reason could be “Design”.

You should definatly show the kind of character he is with through your designs.

the one on the left is, tbh, bland and boring. He doesn’t scream a competitive runner, he doesn’t show he is fiery the only thing that could say he’s ‘fiery’ is his color scheme, red. He looks kinda angry showing he doesn’t care to speak to anyone and is red, also he’s got trash talk.. wooohoohooo……………

the one on the right show’s a character, he’s shaking with anger, You can see his roots which means he dyes his hair to a bright red, maybe because he wants to be noticed as flashy? or wants to be memorable? He’s a runner and trains a lot so of course if he’s training he’d get a slight tan, because he’s so competitive and determined he trains to the point of injury (the bandaid on his cheek.) His hair is more original, it shapes around his face an the back is wavy and simple, maybe it’s a little too long and he has to clip it out of the way when he runs.

Again with expression instead of using a regular haughty expression I used a more angry one, so angry he’s crying because he worked so hard to be first that the thought of even losing has never crossed his mind. It brings him so much fucking shame and embarrassment that he doesn’t believe it and is just so enraged he wants a rematch.

The one on the left looks bored, like he knows he’ll win. If he loses he’ll probably think ‘so what’. He really tbh looks like a background character HAHA.

Of course with clothing if you’re terrible at clothing design (like me) you can stilll make simplistic clothing look good.

Bland= just a shirt and jeans and some idk what are those some clunky ass slip ons.

Better simple clothes= just a shirt with a circle design, maybe add two diff colors, red on top and bottom white. an undersweater to show he is a sk8r cool dude to the max!! give that skater some kneepads jeesus we were not raised in a fucking barn. and some uh high fashion um hightops idk how to draw hightops but u and me can try together. also put some rips in his shorts to shwo he is a rebel.

cool goOD JOB!!

Reason 3 tldr; your character design is bad and unoriginal when you think ‘okay he’s a boy’ and automatically go for short hair and a tshirt of course ur gonna not like ur design. think what kind of character he is and then draw!! :-)))

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Now let’s finally go off this red scheme and do more color variations. I am super strict on what colors look good together and what DON’T. You can make bad colors work sometimes if your style is super unique. otherwise no no no do not use these colors together god BLESs you.


Here I used the color combination I ABSOLUTELY HATE compared to my favorite

My most hated color combination i’ve been seeing lately is red/orange hair with purple eyes. that is the most disgusting color combination ever wtf… it works soemtimes if your style is SO NICE. but usually im like gross bye bye. (looking at u recent animes)

blues and pinks idk what it is about the but they always work they are nice and poppy and just work so well together to make an interesting character u wanna look at always like compare these two

yes eureka seven is….better :::-)) imo.

It really all depends on your colors.
personally i think these color combinations are good:

and these ones are bad….:

so Reason four; your color combinations could be super bad.

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agains these are my opinions or w/e I’m not a draw god or anything these are jsut stuff I’m wary of when i make character designs!! I hope i helped or somethingggg..gg.g.g.g.g.

please don’t follow these by heart, you’re free to do whatever the hell you want!!