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every time when i draw human Marshall, choosing his skin color is hard
hmmmmmmm maybe i should stick with dark one...?
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Cats-In-Middle-Earth Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not to be rascist(because I am asian), but dark-skinned Marshall looks a bit more natural with black hair. So unless you make him brunette(what), or blonde(WTF EW), i suggest you stick with dark. Just my opinion!
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Cherriox Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student Interface Designer
I think the pale marshall is too pale, and the dark marshall is too dark. Maybe you should make him lightly tanned or something but not too dark. Maybe in between. :)
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AyameSuzuki Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think he might be a darker skin tone if he might be human anyway. Maybe not African but his facial features and stuff (even with the small details on the show) look like he might have been some latino, I couldn't say which or if it was even intended to be so. However he does remind me of my ex, Steven, a bit. Perhaps that's what I am drawing that on.

I like both. TBH
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Love-Shizuo Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
i like both but i like pale more
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Candy150 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
I prefer pale Marshall
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600k Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
I prefer dark Marshall.
1.) Because darker skinned people are under represented in the media
2.) People don't seem to realize that black hair is an pretty rare trait to find in caucasian peoples. Since black hair seems to be a staple of the character that 90% of the fandom agrees on, logically it would make more sense for him to also have dark skin.
3.) Pale =/= white.
4.) In the show Marshall is depicted as blue/grey to show he is a vampire, a species which are traditionally portrayed as pale/having a pallor as a symbol of illness and death. Because of this fact, the argument that because he is a vampire therefore he should be white makes no sense. There is nothing stopping a human Marshall from being dark skinned because his canon complexion is the result of a vampire bite he doesn't receive in and AU where he is human.
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Avatar-Kay Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
You should stick with the darker skinned Marshall ಥ⌣ಥ
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KioTheEpic4 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like da pale one! looks more marshal!
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originalcoldplayer Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i think the lighter skinned one looks better the dark skinned one has too much red in it and it makes him look like he had a tan then went out and got a bit sunburnt.. Well thats what i think but heh i'm not exactly the expert on skin color (has skin the color of a corpse) i'm irish too so i always get really burnt during the summer one time my whole body got burned ouch... It was also including my face so i had to walk around looking like a tomato... hehe... worst vacation ever
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amanda255 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Writer
The DARK ONE
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Rabbitafy Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the dark-skinned one, I think it looks good, but I prefer him with lighter skin personally.
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killerbunnyiscoming Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think the dark skinned version suits him best but in the end its your choice uvu
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McAlli Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dark-skinned Marshall feels better than a pale-skinned Marshall, but that's just me. I enjoy seeing dark-skinned characters because there aren't a lot of them, comparatively speaking. Marshall here looks better with the darker skin, but I'd even take it a few shades darker, like a deep chocolate brown.

I like to color him with dark skin and color his eyes red because then the crimson color stands out. :3
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ZoeyBowey Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just as the two lovelies below stated, the voice actor has darker skin. But you are drawing HUMAN Marshall.
(Vampires are pretty often portrayed to having very fair skin, right? And again you're not drawing a vampire.)
So you know, it only makes sense.
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McAlli Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If Vampires are turned by bites, wouldn't it be a little foolish to assume that a Vampire would never bite a dark-skinned person?
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ZoeyBowey Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's why I used the word "often". It's not all the time you'll see a dark skinned person cast as a Vampire in a film, or scripted in a book/comic/whatever. Keep a reminder that we are only talking about fictional beings here so...you can't exactly hold a valid argument.
I was just giving an opinion, as asked. Don't hate me please. I can only try to voice a thought without sounding like an asshat.
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McAlli Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I apologize if I came off as testy. You can just imagine my frustration, as a POC, watching dozens of people reject the idea that someone could possibly color a character as to give them dark skin. And the idea that there are so such things as dark-skinned vampires.

Fictional characters or not, I can make a valid argument about how not-too-mildly racist it is when almost everyone who comments on a picture insists that a character should be pale-skinned with little to no explanation or backup, considering the fictional character and dark-skinned voice actor points.
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ZoeyBowey Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's all good in the hood mah friend ^_^
But. Uhm. Yeah. Just calm down a bit, aye?
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McAlli Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Calm down? Was I not being calm? Or is it just that my negative reaction to a large percent of the comments basically translating to "I can't imagine a character I'm fond of being dark-skinned" making you uncomfortable? Or is it the fact that you've ultimately insulted me by responding to a comment about racism with the phrase "it's all good in the hood"?
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ZoeyBowey Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god. You apologized and I said it's all good. Okay? I was not trying to insult you, I was simply forgiving you. Now you are definitely over reacting, for I never made a racist comment, yet you are snapping at me. If you think I intentionally was trying to be racist, then I'm sorry. That is exactly what I was trying to avoid. All I wanted to do was share my opinion with the artist. Which was, again, I prefer the dark skinned Marshall. End of story.
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McAlli Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Protip: Never tell a POC that they are "overreacting" about the issue of whitewashing (which is, btw, racist).

I never said that you or anyone else here was intentionally being racist. In fact, most racism today is not blatant. However, by telling me to calm down and stating that I'm overreacting, you're brushing off my discomfort as unimportant. You might not intend it that way, but that's how it comes off.

So sorry if my pointing out all this makes you uncomfortable, but almost every single comment here, including yours, made me feel very uncomfortable.
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Green--Pea Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I like them both completly, but I agree with cumbro2 andask-yla. As the voice actor has dark skin, and it suits him better. Although the lightee one suits him too because he's a vampire, I'll go for the darker skin.
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Ask-Ylla Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
((Hold up now, are we just going to ignore the fact that THIS ISN'T VAMPIRE MARSHALL HERE?! Personally, and maybe is is going off of who his voice actor is, I like the dark skinned Marshall better. I'msosorryifIseemlikeabutt.))
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rorpie Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i personally always swoon over darker skinned marshall lee, and i do it for a few reasons, but the main one being that his voice actor has dark skin!! it honestly just makes the most sense to me. UwU
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NeKo-NeKo-lover Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
paler one is soooo better~
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milomeepit Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Paler one suits him better... BTW the syle you draw him in's really good. :)
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Trisha-Miyasaki Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Light skin looks more like Marshall
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fionamarshall Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
agreed
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Kicho-Keynote Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
like the dark one best
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missmonomi Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student General Artist
i personally think the dark skin looks good! uvu
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IndigoGiraffe11 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
I agree with the majority - I think light skin is better.
(I just realized you draw human Marsh with green eyes! You have no idea how much I'm melting right now :3)
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vaporsheart Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i love both of them... T-T
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blackblade94 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
light skin, don't get me wrong the dark skin is hot, but the light skin just seems more logical since the other marshall is a vampire
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HikaKao132 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
they both look good but the light one looks more like Marshall.
the dark one doesn't look much like Marshall really
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FearlessLullaby Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like the light one
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Marcy-Rc Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist
Light :)
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InfamousHN Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
the one on the right i think looks better
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xxXBloodroseXx Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
i think the light looks a bit more marshall but its your choice inevitably
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Vika01 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
light skin is better ;)
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YAL1606 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student
Drak is nice too...it looks marshell is healty^^
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Alison-Earth-Ninja Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the light one looks better :1
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AkI-cHanx3 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist
light skin is too mainstream anyway >:3
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AkI-cHanx3 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist
well i think the dark one looks great! >w<
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MelodyoftheNightFury Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lighter looks better :D but do whatever ya want :D
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RedFireFreak Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The light one is a little easier on the eyes, but either works.
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Drawing-Heart Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
I think the light one is a bit better, but it's your art
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