So I’m not the best artist, but I’m drawing these out in my sketchbook right now, and I’m hoping that maybe I could either
figure out how to colorget a wide variety of flesh-colored pencils or upload the drawing and have someone digitally color it. It’s in the simple style that Lisa started it as.
I think there’s room for probably 20 girls, if not more, and I wanna fill the page! We seriously have THAT much diversity. What does everyone think is important to put on here?
So far, I’m thinking it’s important to showcase diversity in:
- skin tone
- hair (texture, length, style and color)
- clothing styles of major vitsas + “Westernized” clothing
- different levels of “modesty” in clothing
- various body shapes & sizes
- religious affiliation (especially our Muslim sisters)
Anything else? I also want to represent queer/trans* women, but I have no idea how to do that in such a simple drawing (Unless I just cop out and draw like, two female signs looped together on one woman’s shirt for queer, but for trans*…? A trans* woman is a woman, so like. How to differentiate??)
Input would be really great because it shouldn’t just be one person! ;;
Edit: I’d also like to represent biracial Romani women, since I myself am one! Mixed with white doesn’t really need representation, but I’d like to add Afro-Roma for sure, and I think there are decent-sized Latina Romani populations? No matter what you do, I feel like someone’s going to get left out, and I don’t want that. >__<
it’s a very difficult task.
Why not draw what you have but then say that it’s not a finished project and ask others for input once it’s done? It seems to me as though you have a lot of people covered…
maybe age… not all Romani women are young 20-somethings. Some are old, some are mothers (and some have 8 kids some have 1 kid), some are young… OH… and by Latin@ Roma do you also mean Gitan@? (who have Roma roots)
This sounds like it’d be a really cool large group project, because it is definitely a very big thing for one person to do. I know I had thought about making small things for International Roma Day similar to this, in support of my wonderful friends here, but decided not to because there’s very many different people and I would feel awful even leaving one out (as well as I’m not Roma, and even if my intentions are good, people outside my circle of friends here might not approve).
Best of luck with your project!