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.
The most striking part of this is not Dean’s fury or cold bloodedness or over kill. No, the most telling bit of this scene is Sam- his face, his actions. As his brother slowly loses some vestige of his human control, Sam sits cowering in a corner, sweating, shaking, and flinching at Dean’s every shot. Sam- who through great personal injury, saved his brother and brought him back to humanity, now watches in utter terror as his brother reverts to a kind of “Mark of Cain attitude”. It obviously makes sense that Dean’s actions would scare Sam, but the extent of his fear! He tremors, he sweats- he looks at his brother as if he is a stranger. And that has to be the worst part of it all, as doubt is implanted in his mind and he wonders if what he brought back is 100% pure Dean.
Okay, a problem with Calico, is that in the Sims, his colour looks more like a very pale orange/yellow, and my editing just made him look more, yellow, which doesn’t help. If you want to add more orange to him, once he’s in game, you’re more than welcome to.