Whitewashing is not okay.
There are so many tutorials here on Tumblr for helping with drawing darker skin. If you look at the actor, who has dark skin, and make their skin so light that they aren’t recognizable, you need to change something.
Romanticizing a mental illness is not okay.
If someone had a mental illness that caused them lain when they were alive, that caused them to be “crazy” (for lack of a better word), you can not make an ‘AU’ where that person is a 'p*ycho murderer’. Just because someone suffers from psychosis does NOT make them a murderer.
Being transphobic and homophobic is, guess what? NOT OKAY.
There is nothing wrong with hetero ships. But, if you take a ship with two members of the same sex and make it to where one is female and one is male (without including other identities), you need to change something.
This specific person needs to give a proper apology.
Also, their followers say that people that are shedding light onto this person’s wrongdoings are being hateful (while simultaneously sending hate to the people trying to point out wrong behavior). I will say it here: I do NOT hate AB. I personally love their art and their style. However, this behavior and the AU needed to be called out.
Okay so, this is officially my first digital piece- kinda besides crappy first tries ages ago. I did all the line work on paper because I can’t figure out how to do so on my app without screwing up! Haha, anyways to the important bits!
So this little kylux piece is based on the first chapter of Here Comes Your Man by @hollyhark. I love this fic for many reasons, and that like tender first scene after they do it is pretty much amazing and sweet. I had to draw the armbands because I love the concept and have always liked wearing bands on my arms over my nonexistent muscles lol. I added the smoke after, to kind of represent the way even then on their first night things are already going up in smoke (The heavy fire theme throughout the story is also something I love about it) I’m not that great at much of anything digital art related yet so bear with me! I know the shading on the sheets and pillows is kind of awkward. :/ I hope this is okay to look at, I’m not sure how great it really is haha, but I hope some people enjoy it! <3 Thanks for the inspiration Holly! <3
Alright! Let's chat! First off- Historically Accurate Hamilton is white, and even if they were drawing him as Lin, there's a beautiful thing called artistic liberty/artistic freedom- so if they want to make Ham a lil white, that's okay, because some people of mixed race can look white. IT HAPPENS. All of her other Hamilton characters are POC. But the problem is that you are going out an picking fights with people who haven't bothered you, and throwing the word 'racist' around. (1/2)
You’re acting like they started the fight, and then getting offended when they rise up to defend themselves. They have repeatedly asked you to stop, and to not bother them as peacefully as possible. You refuse to listen. So please, just take a chill pill, stop repeating ‘eat my ass’ because you’re pulling a Samuel Seabury by just repeating yourself and not debating with me. Don’t bother them, they’ve done nothing to intentionally offend you. (2/2)
First off: I don’t care! He was a fucking slaveowner and again with that fucking ARGUMENT. I! DONT! CARE! ABOUT! THE! IRL! DUDES! They OWNED human beings, and the art clearly isn’t meant to be the real guy. The actors aren’t the real guy and if you’re gonna use that argument then why didn’t they draw a 100% accurate design? Stop trying to excuse them bc at the end
Also just because you have artistic freedom to draw what you want doesn’t mean you’re free of any kind of criticism. It’s like the same shit as freedom of speech. Just cus you CAN say/do stupid shit doesn’t mean you won’t get backlash for it.
Also “a lil white” HES THE COLOR OF SKIM MILK
also making moc “white” is not okay. Also I KNOW POC can be white passing?? Like im ??? a mixed person wyd???? there’s a difference between white passing and being white. Also Lin ISN’T white passing. He’s clearly brown.
“all of her other hamilton characters are poc” I’m sorry that us nasty greedy poc are upset when you take away some of the meagre representation we have (Hamilton is literally the first piece of media ive seen in years to have a mostly poc cast, so don’t try that “uwu hamilton already has a bunch of characters of color!!!!” Yeah but barely any other pieces of media do. You’re still being racist by taking away the fact that hes a poc.
Also Im not “throwig around the word racist” Im using the word racist to describe RACISM. Also they put their art on a public forum, they are free to be criticized. Also I NEVER said they started the fight and Im not just getting upset that they “defended” themselves I got upset that they wouldn’t apologize for whitewashing and that they tried to act like I was in the wrong for calling her out on her whitewashing.
Also I don’t care how “peacefully” they asked me to stop. They’re erasing a poc and its ugly as hell. I won’t ‘take a chill pill’
Also I’m only repeating myself cus yall keep MAKING me repeat myself. I’ve been debating my ASS OFF and you just didn’t care to click through my blog and see that I’ve been defending my points and it’s fucking inconsiderate of you to say that I’m just a broken record when I’ve been defending my points and making fair arguments.
Alright kiddos here’s the fucking thing; ALL THE HISTORICAL FIGURES IN HAMILTON: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL, WERE REAL PEOPLE, AND THEY WERE *gasp*WHITE AS FUCK !! Lin-Manuel did not come up with these very white, very real, people. Some artist even draw the Hamilsquad LIKE THEY ACTUALLY DID. But guess what? We don’t fucking recognize them after first, second, even third motherfucking glance, because we’re used to the goddamn crew all being drawn like the actors. I have nothing against that. I love them. It’s great. I love everyone involved in H:AMM they’re amazing people. BUT HERE’S THE THING! It’s okay to use a somewhat similar design to your hamilton ooc’s, as to the actors/actresses because that’s how people recognize who is who ! If a skin tone is different, and shit is set in the 1700’s/1800’s then guess what? IT’S HISTORICALLY FUCKING ACCURATE! This is not whitewashing it’s ooc character design based on people that played characters. This does not make someone racist. This means someone is making art, and it means that they have made it ooc, and unless the artist says ‘I made this character a different skin tone because I don’t like how they look this way’ then go fuck yourself? Jesus FUCKING Christ.