Cats-In-Middle-EarthFeatured By OwnerSep 5, 2013Hobbyist 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!
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 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.
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