So wow, it's been a minute so I thought I'd post something since I've actually been debating something for a minute, and I want some second opinions.
So if you've known me for a minute, or you've seen any of my work, you'll know about my character, Sammy <3
She's one of my older characters, I think I first drew her character design in . . . 2012? So I would've been around 15.
She's also one of my first African American characters.
Recently, I went out to eat with a few friends of mine, all who happened to be African American. At some point during dinner, the topic of hair came up. I've never really known a lot about the subject, so I was very intrigued to learn about how their hair is different from mine. It was during this conversation I discovered that Sammy's hair would only be possible if she had gotten a perm/had it relaxed, prior to becoming a Jeweloid (in LAPIS
, the Jeweloid's appearance are normally locked on what they looked like at the time they were frozen). That, and even with a perm, her hair would still have the texture of her natural hair type. And she probably would've worn straightened extensions (but when she was human she wore her hair short so that's not necessarily relative).
Sooooo, I've been kinda debating with myself if I want to change her design at all. I mean, since, I have looked into it, and so far, the closest thing to Sammy's hair is worn by mixed women, which Sammy is not. Of course, everything else about Sammy will be the same, I mean if I did change her, she'd probably have hair similar to her aunt when she was younger.
I'm actually working on a larger drawing with Sammy now so I may test out the design there.
We'll see lol
I mean, push come to shove I can always change it back lol