[ART] A Rainbow of Skin Tones in Cartoons

PINK

Rose Quartz from Steven Universe // Princess Bubblegum from Adventure Time // Hera from Disney’s Hercules // Aphrodite from Disney’s Hercules

THINGS SOME OF THESE CHARACTERS MAY HAVE IN COMMON

  • feminine, identify with she/her
  • very powerful, with followers
  • come off as kind and sweet (for Princess Bubblegum, that’s literal)

 

RED

H.I.M. from Powerpuff Girls // Ruby from Steven Universe // Brooklyn from Gargoyles // Ares from Disney’s Hercules // Anger from Inside Out // Genie Jafar from Aladdin

THINGS SOME OF THESE CHARACTERS MAY HAVE IN COMMON

  • hot-tempered (Ruby, Ares, and Anger)
  • willing to fight
  • nefarious (H.I.M. and Jafar)

 

PURPLE

Amethyst from Steven Universe // Beebe Bluff from Doug // Narcissus from Disney’s Hercules // Bud Dink from Doug // Guy Graham from Disney’s Doug // Fear from Inside Out

THINGS SOME OF THESE CHARACTERS MAY HAVE IN COMMON

  • vain
  • quirky and cool
  • narrow views, but a potential for character development

 

BLACK

Father from Codename: KND // Nergal from The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy

THINGS SOME OF THESE CHARACTERS MAY HAVE IN COMMON

  • evil
  • mysterious power
  • willful

 

BLUE

Ice King from Adventure Time // Sapphire from Steven Universe // Lapis Lazuli from Steven Universe // Blue Diamond from Steven Universe // Dr Drakken from Kim Possible // Emily from The Corpse Bride // Kurt Wagner (Nightcrawler) from X-Men // The Gross Sisters from Proud Family // Hermes from Disney’s Hercules // Sadness from Inside Out // The Smurfs // Genie from Aladdin // Megamind from Megamind

THINGS SOME OF THESE CHARACTERS MAY HAVE IN COMMON

  • have an overwhelming need for others’ company
  • if they’re evil, they’re not very intimidating, are deemed pathetic by fellow characters, and have a tragic backstory
  • emotional

 

GREEN

Peridot from Steven Universe  // Hulk and She-Hulk from Incredible Hulk & She-Hulk Series // Garfield Logan (Beast Boy) from Teen Titans // M’gann M’orzz (Miss Martian) from Young Justice // Disgust from Inside Out // Invader Zim from Invader Zim // Martian Manhunter from Justice League Unlimited // Skeeter Valentine from Doug // Roger Klotz from Doug // Connie Benge from Doug// Chalky Studebaker from Doug // Shrek and Family from Shrek

THINGS SOME OF THESE CHARACTERS MAY HAVE IN COMMON

  • seem unapproachable or mean but are actually caring
  • have issues with their emotions / self-expression
  • different from others and embrace it for fear of being “normal,” but also feel like an outcast

 

GREY

Marceline from Adventure Time // Jinx from Teen Titans // Raven from Teen Titans // Ursula from The Little Mermaid // Hades from Hercules // Yzma from Emperor’s New Groove // Beetlejuice from Beetlejuice // Goliath & Demona from Gargoyles // Broadway from Gargoyles // The Huns from Mulan // Madame Mimm from The Sword in the Stone // Witches of Morva from The Black Cauldron

THINGS SOME OF THESE CHARACTERS MAY HAVE IN COMMON

  • ghoulish, creepy, or gothic in an alarming way, and they might be focused on their appearance (in a vain way)
  • not human or involved with dark magic
  • wise or knowledgeable

 

LITERAL WHITE

Pearl from Steven Universe (pinkish white) // Shego from Kim Possible (greenish white) // Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty (Kinda green, kinda grey) // Lydia Deetz from Beetlejuice // Sedusa from Powerpuff Girls // The living (like Victor) from Corpse Bride // Jack Spicer from Xiaolin Showdown // Joker & Harley Quinn from Batman Animated Series

THINGS SOME OF THESE CHARACTERS MAY HAVE IN COMMON

  • stops themselves from involving their empathetic side and seem disinterested in emotions
  • graceful, regal or interested in appearing sophisticated
  • either manipulative or bossy/controlling, an affinity toward rules/giving instructions

 

YELLOW

Yellow Diamond from Steven Universe // King of Ooo from Adventure Time // The Simpsons // Lexington from Gargoyles // Joy from Inside Out // Tinkerbell from Peter Pan // Omi from Xiaolin Showdown // Lemongrab (& Lemon people) from Adventure Time

THINGS SOME OF THESE CHARACTERS MAY HAVE IN COMMON

  • follows their own rules
  • carry on with plans that have a chance of backfiring
  • self-importance

 

ORANGE/AMBER/GOLD

Jasper from Steven Universe // Zeus from Disney’s Hercules // Flame Princess from Adventure Time // Hercules from Disney’s Hercules

THINGS SOME OF THESE CHARACTERS MAY HAVE IN COMMON

  • powerful
  • quick to action
  • relies on others out of necessity although they sometimes think they would be better off by themselves
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