HERE IT IS. FOURTEEN DAYS WORTH OF INKTOBER WORK, MY MIDDLE FINGER TO COLORISM IN FANDOM.
Featuring: Stevonnie (Steven Universe), Korra (Legend of Korra), Candela (Pokémon Go), Isabela (Dragon Age), Pharaoh Atem (Yu-Gi-Oh: Duel Monsters), Anthy Himemiya (Revolutionary Girl Utena), bandit/Thief King Bakura (Yu-Gi-Oh: Duel Monsters), Pharah (Overwatch), Marik Ishtar (Yu-Gi-Oh: Duel Monsters), Katara (Avatar: The Last Airbender), Iruka Umino (Naruto), Sailor Pluto (Sailor Moon), Lúcio (Overwatch), and Blanche (Pokémon Go), all with their glorious middle fingers!
Whitewashing is really gross, and whitewashing of the very few well written/popular characters within fandom has serious real world ramifications–even when canon whitewashes them in later incarnations (i.e. Pluto. I’m bitter. I’ll forever be bitter). Anyways. There’s tons of write ups done by way less exhausted people than myself that explain why and how whitewashing is so toxic, and how it furthers colorism. If you wanna learn more, go read that stuff. I’m just here to say that a) it’s gross b) DON’T USE INKTOBER AS AN EXCUSE FOR LEAVING SKIN WHITE. If you bother to shade skin, hair, clothes, etc, but leave their skin white? That’s an issue.
Anyway. I am pretty sure this is the biggest group picture I have EVER done. 14 people, AND with mecha. I’m thinking of making and selling holographic prints of this!
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