All Grown Up: Proud Family Preview
Finished Penny and DiJonay. Now, onto Lacienega!
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Somehow Penny turned white.
Why is Penny white?
Light skin do not equal Eurocentric features lol where her nose blood
i never even imagined penny’s hair as straight, like pretty sure her hair is coily but just in two plaits and like she’s light not white lol what even is this bullshit tbh
problackgirl Do you think this works better?
I’m open to criticisms guys, but be calm about it. geez.
She needs a more rounded nose, like Dijonay. And her hair should have more curl, but this volume is good.
You guys are right about the skin, the artist grabbed red undertones for Penny instead of yellow since that’s the undertone of her skin.
Her hair isn’t really a issue with me because Penny could have grown up and got her hair straightened and wanted that look. But if the artist does want to go by genetics they could have made her hair look like the following.
Those are just some of the natural hair styles she could have had, or can still go with. Now i’m seeing that Penny’s eyes are Green, I don’t remember Penny having green eyes, or green eyes running in their family.
Trudy has hazel eyes, but they are a honey brown hazel.
Oscar has dark brown eyes here. No green.
Even though you can’t see any brown in her eyes, the black indicates that she has Dark brown eyes. the artists has many different characters with different colored eyes, but for the Dark Brown they just made them black. So Penny has Dark brown eyes.
As for the facial features, she got the nose correct, the only reason why is is so narrow because of her highlighting.
If the artist took the highlight down a bit she would definitely have the nose right. It’ll look like this.
So the highlight made her nose bridge look slender.
That’s pretty much it. You guys are digging into the artist. They are open to critiques but they are still artists. WE are sensitive about our shit.
Reblogging for the extra commentary.
but bruh. this isn’t about the mickey fickin highlights. it’s about the fact that ALL of the artist’s characters’ ethnic features appear to be sanitized - black, asian, even some of the white ones.
Hey Arnold for instance, took place in a big city and even the white characters were ethnic looking, which was kinda the point. (Sid, Helga, hello). but in the artist’s “grown up” version, everybody looks like they’re from the Midwest or Beverly Hills.
it doesn’t help that the artist is a brother with blue contacts that calls himself izzy. and that’s not a personal attack, but an indication that his perception of race and what makes a character physically attractive, may be somewhat skewed. if you really do believe that slim noses, light eyes and straight hair make a person more attractive, it’s gonna show in your work.
it appears that the dude is young, so maybe it’s all just a matter of maturity and learning to better illustrate the subtleties of characters, including their ethnic features. but this whole rigmarole with penny proud and nem should be enough to make the artist want to reevaluate.
Now I found this interesting because I was sure about to say something about the fact I was trying to help “Negrofy” this character for the artist and everyone, but you do have a valid point. I went to their DA and I did recognize them from somewhere. They actually were called out a while ago for their Avatar (Air bender) fan art. their characters looks like this.