RE: this post about not coloring in characters’ skin on “doodles” or sketches
I’ve also come to believe that it’s whitewashing.
even the traditions that we have for drawing now are full of whiteness and racism
because there’s definitely times and cultures where people draw on other colors of paper
the italian renaissance was on brown paper (with red pencil)
many asian cultures traditionally were and are on yellow rice paper
but white is prized now and white paper is what we see everywhere
and people assume that it’s the base of a drawing, building from whiteness with their lines
and then the skin tone is assumed from that base
because white skin is ‘normal”
(and I can’t dissect the relationship between the white paper or the ideal of whiteness of skin but they are so intertwined)
so many artist feels about this
people who whine about “IT’S JUST A DOODLE” need to consider that they think that white backgrounds letting white show through their lines is what is considered normal and appropriate.