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Goth [stereo] Types - Natural Skin Tones by Trellia Goth [stereo] Types - Natural Skin Tones by Trellia
In cartoons, Goths are normally depicted with pure white skin, reflecting the movement's typical avoidance of tanning. My work is no exception. But to be honest, it's really rather lazy to depict Goths (even stereotypes) as just being an unnatural white, seeing as no-one with this skin colour actually exists (without heavy make-up anyway), and since the subculture exists worldwide among many different communities with a huge variety of skin tones. So, here's a collection of some of my Goth types with skin tones taken from photos of real human beings. 
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:iconerica-sakura:
Erica-Sakura Featured By Owner May 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so glad you did this. You don't see a lot of non-white goths in popular culture (for some indiscernible reason), and I think that's a real shame. This coming from a goth who is white.
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KidComet Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016
<3 Thank you. This is greatly appreciated =)

Hooray for Afrogoth ^_^
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RavenLacrimosa Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, true true ^^ I'm a Afrogoth as well~
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:iconelfboi:
elfboi Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this, even though I am actually quite white.
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givesuhell Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Finally! Someone acknowledges it! As a goth of color...thanks!
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Trellia Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) 
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Kuato-Lives Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I second this! A few people have been surprised that I, as a person of mixed race, could be into this subculture.
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:iconwewd:
wewd Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Beautiful
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:icontrellia:
Trellia Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconmegan567:
Megan567 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm so happy you put this up,because I heard the most stereotypical thing for goths,"you can't be goth your not wearing black makeup or have pale white skin..." I seriously wanted to punch this person who said it
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Trellia Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's one of the reasons why I did this :)
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Megan567 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you,because as a baby bat myself and in this society, it really offends me when people say that
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kashloggi Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh My God this makes me happy.
As a babybat I used to try everything to make my skin look as light as the stereotypical chalk-white goths (being naturally olive skinned did not help). I wish goths in media were portrayed more like this...
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:icontrellia:
Trellia Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so glad you like it :) 
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KandiViXenKHAOS-92 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is PERFECT!!! ^^ I'm a goth of "Colour" ^^
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Trellia Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so glad you like it :)
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KandiViXenKHAOS-92 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^
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defloweredVIRGIN Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Love this! When I was a kid (a babybat, if you will) I wanted my already light skin to be even lighter, only to realise years later that it was very ridiculous. People with all skin colours can and do rock the style. Cheers!
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Li-flower Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
Yay, this makes me so happy!  They look a lot more like people I know (so much so that I'm curious about where you got your reference photos).
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Trellia Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just image searches on Google, plus a few people I know.
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shyanne4cad Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I would have liked the faerie best if she had the skin tone of the deathrock one.  It would look better with her purple makeup.
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TheEmergancyWard Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student General Artist
They look so cool this way!
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FinsterlichArt Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like the white ones most =)
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ihumanwannabe Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student General Artist
I actually think they look better this way!
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:icontrellia:
Trellia Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I think I agree :) 
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ihumanwannabe Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student General Artist
They look more complete!  If you wanted to rework them again and keep the paler tones, maybe you could mess with gradients to give them some kind of tinge of color... 
But like I said, I like them this way! :hug:
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