I had an old package of Pocky laying around and wanted to spruce it up.
At the same time, I scored some sweet, obscure Copics I have been craving to test out.
I also needed to figure out Didi's color scheme.
The complication is in the skin.
I sort of envision her as sorta Japanese since that's all I have for reference around here.
I don't really think in terms of color, but I do know I have the inherent "white" complexion drilled into my imagination.
I grew up in the US. I have to force myself to think in terms of darker skin tones. There was a Boondocks comic about this.
It's a bummer. I find it hard to believe you can exist today and not feel the pressure of that default light-skin imagination.
There was a study about this. What race is a stick figure?
Anyway, she lives in Japan, she's Japanese-ish.