Okay, here’s the thing, people. Realizing that making someone’s skin color lighter equals white-washing/colorism? That’s like the very first day of Racism 101 shit, okay? And I realize that some people are still struggling with that lesson, but I still think it’s high time that we all moved on regardless.
There’s another lesson that I think it’s time you learned.
White-washing is also removing certain facial features in favor or making them look more white/eurocentric.
So if a character/person of color canonically has, for instance, big lips, or a large nose, or epicanthic folds, or bushy eyebrows, or dark eyes, and you replace them with features that make them look whiter?
You are engaging in white-washing.
In the case of rvb, which canonically has very few people of color, especially those seen on screen, white-washing the few it has is especially heinous. So please, stop whitewashing Locus.
He, in canon, has dark skin and a very broad nose, both of which makes him look very different from almost every other main character in the show. Please keep both of those things in place when drawing him as a character.