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Chocolate Nintendo Girl !!
Gym leader set to appear in the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Shield.

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This piece on June's Rewards. 
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Why did you whitewash her. Like this isn't what Nessa should look like. Your art is beautiful but you just took one of the very few dark-skinned characters of Pokemon Sword and made her look... Wrong.

DrakeClawfang's avatar

He took a dark-skinned character and portrayed her as slightly less dark-skinned than in canon. You choose to interpret this as whitewashing, showing a presumption of Nessa's race and expecting artists to comform to your interpretation of such.


The art is great, the problem is you. He didn't whitewash Nessa, he just didn't draw her as dark as you prefer her to be.

WhIppIng-b0y's avatar

This is and older comment, but seeing as nobody really said this as I could find, oh well. White washing is when someone takes a darker skinned person and makes them lighter. So you just defined how this could be called whitewashing. I'm not sure I would call this picture whitewashing because of the negative intent against darker skinned people implicative in the use of the term This is and older comment, but seeing as nobody really said this as I could find, oh well.   White washing is when someone takes a darker skinned person and makes them lighter. So you just defined how this could be called whitewashing. I'm not sure I would call this picture whitewashing because of the negative intent against darker skinned people implicative in the use of the term in whoever it's used against, but this isn't up for interpretation in terms of how the process is done and what was done here.


The question however is more about how people respond to it, to people like you it would appear you don't really care, that you don't seem to think of it as such a big deal. To other people they see it as an extension of the racial bias against darker skinned people in that manifests in media and art. Now there are a bunch of people on both ends who assume the worst of the opposing opinion and attack and decry them on social media or other avenues, although the majority, or at least the most vocal, are on the latter part of that, but some do exist on the former as well.


This muddies the waters a bit, but it doesn't erase the value of either side. I personally am of the latter, I don't hold anything against this artist who probably drew this with no ill-will towards anyone, but there isn't anything wrong with pointing out the matter at all.

DrakeClawfang's avatar

I'm aware of what whitewashing is. I don't know what point you had beyond that.

"Slightly"? You're stupid.and the definition of whitewashing is depicting a character lighter than they are so you calling it not whitewashing...well all I can say is today we found out you're stupid.and she's obviously black.she's wearing African jewelry. You're stupid and you're entire argument makes no sense.literally go away

DrakeClawfang's avatar

blah blah blah, go back to your cave where trolls belong.

so voicing my opinion is trolling?ok buddy.ok.funny thats all you can say but bye

DrakeClawfang's avatar

You replied to a year-old comment just to insult me. So yes, you're a troll.


Goodbye and good riddance.

if you had a problem with people replying to you,delete the comment.anyways bye

DrakeClawfang's avatar

If you had a problem with my opinion, you should just ignore me.

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It's unfortunate that you think that way.

DrakeClawfang's avatar

Back at ya, buddy.

Gabri--L's avatar

Your work is wonderful.
armandsteven's avatar
:D: D: nice :D: D: 
WhIppIng-b0y's avatar
Great work on this :D only thing I'd say is that Nessa is dark skinned, I didn't know it was supposed to be Nessa until I read the title.

She's about the shade as Will Smith. encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/ima…
kiteazure's avatar
parfecto da just ignore the dumbass comments you do it just fine!!!!

We aren't idiots lol we are people who can see

i like how yall keep saying the same thing after somebody calls yall out on your crap.grow up,snowflake.i can reply to your crusty dusty comment no matter how long ago it was.you account is still activated,right?your comment is still here, right?Yea,so suck it up

kiteazure's avatar

CutieChimereon reply an 2 years old comment very lame and pathetic of you

FenrirBlack's avatar
This comment section is a mess... I wouldn't blame the artist if they disabled comments

I think they should disable their account instead :)

PallavP's avatar
Spectacular work!
majohnson9191's avatar
God, does this Skeith-Skeith guy have a life? There's over a thousand comments on here and most of them are him. Some nerve calling someone else mental lol. 
Heorukz's avatar
beautiful work ^^ 
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