Number 41 of 150

One last child for this batch. Traditionally female clothes (skirt and leggings) in gender-neutral colors (black and turquois) worn by a character drawn to read a little more masculine than feminine. If I got it right, it should be unclear what their gender identity is exactly. Again, inclusivity and diversity was an important part of this project.

I really like how the skirt turned out, in particular.

A Middle Eastern child stands with arms up in a shrugging gesture.  Their dark brown hair is pulled back into a ponytail and cut in an undercut style.  They're wearing a black and turquois outfit consisting of a horizontally striped miniskirt, leggings, high-top sneakers, socks, a t-shirt, and a hoodie.

Number 35 of 150

Representation of queer, or at least non-traditional, gender expressions was an important part of this project.

So far, we’ve had some characters that were deliberately ambiguous on gender, presenting as more-or-less androgenous. Today’s character is a little different. They’re wearing traditionally female clothing, but their hair and facial features are drawn using visual cues that typically read as masculine. However, I tried to make it ambiguous enough that it still wasn’t entirely clearcut. Personally, I’d hesitate to guess how this child identifies. I’d have to ask for their pronouns.

I’m not certain I got the age to read quite right. They may look a little older than they should.

A child, aged 7-9, stands with one hand up as if gesturing.  They are wearing a yellow button-up dress, with a long-sleeved t-shirt and leggings underneath. They're wearing red high-top sneakers and glasses.  The child is Middle Eastern and has a larger body type.  Their gender is ambiguous, but it possibly reads a little more male than female.