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Piper McLean by andiree Piper McLean by andiree
I had a pretty big rant on Tumblr regarding how the features of different ethnicity have been maddeningly pushed aside. Much of the fan-art these days depicts characters with different skin colors, yet the same typical white person's face. NOW DON'T GET ME WRONG-- I am aware that drawing for different races can be difficult. (I got into a big argument over this.) However, that should inspire you to practice drawing these characters (or anyone!) in accordance to their ethnicity.

Post-rant, I got a request to draw Piper with all her Cherokee glory, and so here she is. High cheekbones, terracotta skin, a long, thin nose, and heavy, almond eyes. Though I gave her dark hair for the sake of sticking to the culture, it could be said that her hair is lighter. 
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prince-benjy Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
this is stunning she's my least favourite character because she seems idk weaker willed than the other girls in the series but amazing work, now if only she could own her beauty in the books 
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andiree Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Digital Artist
THANKS! Piper is one of my favorites actually, but I won't fight you on my reasoning. Not even needs to enjoy the same characters :)
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prince-benjy Featured By Owner 4 days ago
you did a lovely job :) here development is making her more amicable I will admit
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EvilEspressoDrinks Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student Writer
In every picture I'm in, I have a different eye color. But this is by far my favorite that I've seen
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EvilEspressoDrinks Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student Writer
No problem. I suppose this will be the picture where I'm not wearing contacts!
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andiree Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awww, thank you Piper 
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Living-Magikally Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
fabulous!!!!!
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incredibru Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Student General Artist
STUNNING!! YOU OWNED THIS THIS IS PERFECT!!
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andiree Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
AHHHHHHTHANNKS
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shannunonon Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that a lot of people focus too much on the fact Aphrodite is white and they go "Hmm, okay, let's make her look white yet give her slightly darker skin." I don't know why people find it so hard to look up references for those of different races. Look up tutorials, look at pictures of those you are friends with, people watch, and ask people how to improve. I don't know, people just really annoy me with non-correct PoC features.
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