honestly guys this is ridiculous that this happened to what is considered a close friend of mine. this dude doesn't even know her and (to me) went off on her and shamed her art for not being diverse enough.
she has already posted a journal of the conversation here:
It's really unfortunate I have to keep sayin this... but it's gotten to the point where there's only so much you can say before it becomes bothersome.
I made my characters with the intention to be who they were. When the main four couples came along I didn't notice what skin tone they were until it was brought to my attention. From there on I made sure no one could visibly tell what they were. I was able to tell who actually paid attention to my story from the ones who didn't because that was the first thing they gravitated to.
Please. PLEASE DO NOT HARASS ME ABOUT MY COUPLES. It might not seem like it but it really bothers me. To this day I still don't get it. Don't come to me asking why don't I do same race couples. Because it doesn't matter. These are my characters. If you want some done the way you want make your own. That doesn't make me a bad person for wanting to make MY BABIES the way I want.
Gonna draw the winter couple...
but here were my dealings with said person:
you can form your own opinions about this but he just can't take the hint that he wasnt gunna change my mind