If someone could get their skintones right, that would be Velázquez The assumption that Spanish people are dark-skinned is an exaggeration which has other origins-- political rivalry-- and has no real genetic base. If you came over here, you'd be surprised at how pale-- pasty, even-- we can be.
This was a judge doll for a dolling contest called Through the Ages, where you have to make up a character and dress them according to the fashion of their times for three rounds. I participated last year and won, so I became a judge for this year's. The idea behind these dolls, which you can check on the site by clicking the Judges link, was to draw ourselves following our favourite historical fashion style. Hence the dark hair and eyes; those are mine. There's not enough Spanish fashion or culture around and I just had to go for these humongous dresses I adore. The skin was a happy accident when I played with the colour settings, it looked better with orange hues in there rather than the paler ones it originally had. I may have lost some accuracy but it looks much better this way. Thanks a lot for the comment
I'm sorry if I sounded too blunt with the skin colour thing, people just assume things and I tend to get too defensive about my country. After all, it's my reality. I admit that I've never attempted shading non-white skin, probably because I'm white and most people around me are too.
It's even sadder when you get to know when those stereotypes were created and why. And to think there's still people who believe them and go around claiming that there's no way Spanish people can have fair skin and hair or a particular eye colour. Ugh, The Tudors, I'm not that knowledgeable about TV shows based on them, but most historical series I've watched or heard of make me want to scream. It's okay to make up facts and create a fictional account of whatever you wish. But that doesn't mean that you can change history to meet the audience's expectations. Most people do not realise that these shows are actually the best way to approach people to history and that, as such, they are really powerful weapons. However, since all they care about is getting more audience, they basically turn history into a mockery of itself and sell cheap sex scenes and random facts without even consulting any respectable expert on those topics. Btw is there a single series on the Tudors that has a blonde woman playing Catherine?
I'm glad you liked my other entries and learnt something from them. It's shocking how much people misinterpret Spain and have such a limited-- and manipulated-- vision on its history and culture. Thanks for your reply. It's refreshing to deal with these topics in such a calm manner