Post by purenightshade on Oct 13, 2013 2:13:37 GMT
Ok, so I'm almost done writing this story when it occurs to me that my cast is not even remotely diverse. So I had a look at them and decided on which character to change. Great! Now, what to do with her?
I can't decide which scheme to use. Thoughts? opinions?
Ah... I don't know if you're still undecided about this, but I forgot to reply before.
As far as color scheme goes... I like how "African" looks, but... well, I'd say that you should see how changing her affects her as a character more than just the colors. Which is probably pretty obvious, so I'm sorry for pointing it out, but it kind of really calls my attention. I have pretty much no idea of the character's background or if the setting would require other things of her to change together with her colors, so I kinda don't feel very capable of giving suggestions.
Post by purenightshade on Oct 14, 2013 22:14:45 GMT
Some things about her would change, but not a whole lot. Hana is a weird character in that she could be green wtih pink hair and not be all that different, which is why I picked her to change. Dionne, Hatemi, and Cory would all be different characters with a different appearance, especially Hatemi. Hana is just...well, full of attitude and a bit stuck up.
So her history, family, etc. would still be pretty similar? Or those things about her aren't very set in stone yet?
On a more surface level, there might be differences in head shape and facial features. Also, how does she do her hair? If she's African and wants it long and straight, she'd need a hair straightener and/or some chemical treatment, and it would frizz up if it got wet.
...I hope I'm not nitpicking. I was just trying to throw out stuff to think about, if you want to.
Post by purenightshade on Oct 15, 2013 1:38:34 GMT
There are some minor background things that would change, her daily outfits would as well a bit, but most of her stuff hasn't been written down yet. Her current situation family-wise wouldn't change as that's essential to her character and quite frankly her nationality wouldn't alter it at all.
All of the base bodies I use for the character designs are in need of an overhaul to more accurately show their body types and backgrounds, so knowing what I'm changing Hana to is necessary for that.
Not nitpicking. I've been considering all that myself.