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Writing with Color: Description Guide - Words for Skin Tone

We discussed the issue of describing People of Color by means of food in Part I of this guide, which brought rise to even more questions, mostly along the lines of “So, if food’s not an option, what can I use?” Well, I was just getting to that!

This final portion focuses on describing skin tone, with photo and passage examples provided throughout. I hope to cover everything from the use of straight-forward description to the more creatively-inclined, keeping in mind the questions we’ve received on this topic.

So let’s get to it.

S T A N D A R D  D E S C R I P T I O N

B a s i c  C o l o r s

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Pictured above: Black, Brown, Beige, White, Pink.

"She had brown skin.”

  • This is a perfectly fine description that, while not providing the most detail, works well and will never become cliché.
  • Describing characters’ skin as simply brown or beige works on its own, though it’s not particularly telling just from the range in brown alone.

C o m p l e x  C o l o r s

These are more rarely used words that actually “mean” their color. Some of these have multiple meanings, so you’ll want to look into those to determine what other associations a word might have.

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awwww-cute:

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THE LITTLE PAW SHOWING THROUGH THE BOWL IM WEAK

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You can’t convince me this raccoon isn’t elegantly playing the deepest sonata you’ll ever hear on a avant garde harp

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You can’t convince me this raccoon isn’t elegantly playing the deepest sonata you’ll ever hear on a avant garde harp

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nineprotons:

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By Crom! is my joke-a-panel autobiographical comic featuring life advice and spiritual guidance from Conan the Barbarian. It ran from January 2012 to May 2014, and is collected in two books, The Collected By Crom! and Full Colour Cromulence. You can read the archives on WealdComics.com, and grab the books in print and in PDF.
By Crom! will be tabling with Weald Comics at TCAF, VanCAF, TAAFI and possibly FanExpo Toronto!

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OMG.  These are so great.
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mjenai:

mulodyne:

nineprotons:

bycrom:

By Crom! is my joke-a-panel autobiographical comic featuring life advice and spiritual guidance from Conan the Barbarian. It ran from January 2012 to May 2014, and is collected in two books, The Collected By Crom! and Full Colour Cromulence. You can read the archives on WealdComics.com, and grab the books in print and in PDF.
By Crom! will be tabling with Weald Comics at TCAF, VanCAF, TAAFI and possibly FanExpo Toronto!

This is weirdly inspiring.

this is such a good comic

Omg Kiara you know me sooooo well. Conan gives good life advice. <3

OMG.  These are so great.
naamahdarling:

mjenai:

mulodyne:

nineprotons:

bycrom:

By Crom! is my joke-a-panel autobiographical comic featuring life advice and spiritual guidance from Conan the Barbarian. It ran from January 2012 to May 2014, and is collected in two books, The Collected By Crom! and Full Colour Cromulence. You can read the archives on WealdComics.com, and grab the books in print and in PDF.
By Crom! will be tabling with Weald Comics at TCAF, VanCAF, TAAFI and possibly FanExpo Toronto!

This is weirdly inspiring.

this is such a good comic

Omg Kiara you know me sooooo well. Conan gives good life advice. <3

OMG.  These are so great.
naamahdarling:

mjenai:

mulodyne:

nineprotons:

bycrom:

By Crom! is my joke-a-panel autobiographical comic featuring life advice and spiritual guidance from Conan the Barbarian. It ran from January 2012 to May 2014, and is collected in two books, The Collected By Crom! and Full Colour Cromulence. You can read the archives on WealdComics.com, and grab the books in print and in PDF.
By Crom! will be tabling with Weald Comics at TCAF, VanCAF, TAAFI and possibly FanExpo Toronto!

This is weirdly inspiring.

this is such a good comic

Omg Kiara you know me sooooo well. Conan gives good life advice. <3

OMG.  These are so great.
naamahdarling:

mjenai:

mulodyne:

nineprotons:

bycrom:

By Crom! is my joke-a-panel autobiographical comic featuring life advice and spiritual guidance from Conan the Barbarian. It ran from January 2012 to May 2014, and is collected in two books, The Collected By Crom! and Full Colour Cromulence. You can read the archives on WealdComics.com, and grab the books in print and in PDF.
By Crom! will be tabling with Weald Comics at TCAF, VanCAF, TAAFI and possibly FanExpo Toronto!

This is weirdly inspiring.

this is such a good comic

Omg Kiara you know me sooooo well. Conan gives good life advice. <3

OMG.  These are so great.
naamahdarling:

mjenai:

mulodyne:

nineprotons:

bycrom:

By Crom! is my joke-a-panel autobiographical comic featuring life advice and spiritual guidance from Conan the Barbarian. It ran from January 2012 to May 2014, and is collected in two books, The Collected By Crom! and Full Colour Cromulence. You can read the archives on WealdComics.com, and grab the books in print and in PDF.
By Crom! will be tabling with Weald Comics at TCAF, VanCAF, TAAFI and possibly FanExpo Toronto!

This is weirdly inspiring.

this is such a good comic

Omg Kiara you know me sooooo well. Conan gives good life advice. <3

OMG.  These are so great.
naamahdarling:

mjenai:

mulodyne:

nineprotons:

bycrom:

By Crom! is my joke-a-panel autobiographical comic featuring life advice and spiritual guidance from Conan the Barbarian. It ran from January 2012 to May 2014, and is collected in two books, The Collected By Crom! and Full Colour Cromulence. You can read the archives on WealdComics.com, and grab the books in print and in PDF.
By Crom! will be tabling with Weald Comics at TCAF, VanCAF, TAAFI and possibly FanExpo Toronto!

This is weirdly inspiring.

this is such a good comic

Omg Kiara you know me sooooo well. Conan gives good life advice. <3

OMG.  These are so great.
naamahdarling:

mjenai:

mulodyne:

nineprotons:

bycrom:

By Crom! is my joke-a-panel autobiographical comic featuring life advice and spiritual guidance from Conan the Barbarian. It ran from January 2012 to May 2014, and is collected in two books, The Collected By Crom! and Full Colour Cromulence. You can read the archives on WealdComics.com, and grab the books in print and in PDF.
By Crom! will be tabling with Weald Comics at TCAF, VanCAF, TAAFI and possibly FanExpo Toronto!

This is weirdly inspiring.

this is such a good comic

Omg Kiara you know me sooooo well. Conan gives good life advice. <3

OMG.  These are so great.
naamahdarling:

mjenai:

mulodyne:

nineprotons:

bycrom:

By Crom! is my joke-a-panel autobiographical comic featuring life advice and spiritual guidance from Conan the Barbarian. It ran from January 2012 to May 2014, and is collected in two books, The Collected By Crom! and Full Colour Cromulence. You can read the archives on WealdComics.com, and grab the books in print and in PDF.
By Crom! will be tabling with Weald Comics at TCAF, VanCAF, TAAFI and possibly FanExpo Toronto!

This is weirdly inspiring.

this is such a good comic

Omg Kiara you know me sooooo well. Conan gives good life advice. <3

OMG.  These are so great.
naamahdarling:

mjenai:

mulodyne:

nineprotons:

bycrom:

By Crom! is my joke-a-panel autobiographical comic featuring life advice and spiritual guidance from Conan the Barbarian. It ran from January 2012 to May 2014, and is collected in two books, The Collected By Crom! and Full Colour Cromulence. You can read the archives on WealdComics.com, and grab the books in print and in PDF.
By Crom! will be tabling with Weald Comics at TCAF, VanCAF, TAAFI and possibly FanExpo Toronto!

This is weirdly inspiring.

this is such a good comic

Omg Kiara you know me sooooo well. Conan gives good life advice. <3

OMG.  These are so great.

naamahdarling:

mjenai:

mulodyne:

nineprotons:

bycrom:

By Crom! is my joke-a-panel autobiographical comic featuring life advice and spiritual guidance from Conan the Barbarian. It ran from January 2012 to May 2014, and is collected in two books, The Collected By Crom! and Full Colour Cromulence. You can read the archives on WealdComics.com, and grab the books in print and in PDF.

By Crom! will be tabling with Weald Comics at TCAF, VanCAF, TAAFI and possibly FanExpo Toronto!

This is weirdly inspiring.

this is such a good comic

Omg Kiara you know me sooooo well. 
Conan gives good life advice. <3

OMG.  These are so great.

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La librairie Crescent City Books à la Nouvelle-Orléans, Louisiane.
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La librairie Crescent City Books à la Nouvelle-Orléans, Louisiane.
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La librairie Crescent City Books à la Nouvelle-Orléans, Louisiane.
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La librairie Crescent City Books à la Nouvelle-Orléans, Louisiane.
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Busy bitches 17 “Cosas del pelo” - Un cambio de look puede tener otras consecuencias imprevistas…

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nerthos:

geoffsayshi:

krystvega:

The African Renaissance Monument in Senegal, larger that the Eiffel tower and the statue of liberty .. Things you don’t see in mainstream media.
@KrystVegaNeteru

This is beautiful.

I think this picture better illustrates the size of that monument.

I never even knew this existed this makes me so happy to find out about it

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kenkit:

takkynoko:

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¡Hemos vuelto! ¡Nueva tira de Historias de un friki con barbas!

http://frikibarbas.blogspot.com.es/2014/09/aeropuerto.html

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chekhov:

therealdjqualls:

windows-moviemaker:

paxamericana:

jesus fucking christ 

WOWWWWWW

Haha hey my mom’s best friend was almost murdered that day, thanks Urban Outfitters!

You wouldn’t believe the fucking face I just made this is incredible…

this is fucking tasteless and awful

DISGUSTING why am i not surprised

(via lanavedepiteas)

snarkydiscolizard:

"i’m sad and idk how to feel better"

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"i don’t know what to draw"

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"i always mess up"

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"BUT I SUCK"

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askthemodernheroalfred:

puria-starwing:

transparensie:

a short comic i did for my english sci-fi final, about a girl and her android
talk about things taking forever @__@
6.11.14

i didn’t need my heart anyway


askthemodernheroalfred:

puria-starwing:

transparensie:

a short comic i did for my english sci-fi final, about a girl and her android
talk about things taking forever @__@
6.11.14

i didn’t need my heart anyway


askthemodernheroalfred:

puria-starwing:

transparensie:

a short comic i did for my english sci-fi final, about a girl and her android
talk about things taking forever @__@
6.11.14

i didn’t need my heart anyway


askthemodernheroalfred:

puria-starwing:

transparensie:

a short comic i did for my english sci-fi final, about a girl and her android
talk about things taking forever @__@
6.11.14

i didn’t need my heart anyway


askthemodernheroalfred:

puria-starwing:

transparensie:

a short comic i did for my english sci-fi final, about a girl and her android
talk about things taking forever @__@
6.11.14

i didn’t need my heart anyway


askthemodernheroalfred:

puria-starwing:

transparensie:

a short comic i did for my english sci-fi final, about a girl and her android
talk about things taking forever @__@
6.11.14

i didn’t need my heart anyway


askthemodernheroalfred:

puria-starwing:

transparensie:

a short comic i did for my english sci-fi final, about a girl and her android
talk about things taking forever @__@
6.11.14

i didn’t need my heart anyway

askthemodernheroalfred:

puria-starwing:

transparensie:

a short comic i did for my english sci-fi final, about a girl and her android

talk about things taking forever @__@

6.11.14

i didn’t need my heart anyway

(via lanavedepiteas)