I want to check on something with the internet at large. Please note this is not a finalized version of the character, as I want to hear what people think.
Some context: This is for a story which will take place in a fantasy world (complete with magic) that I want to use non-European aesthetics for the majority of the cast and buildings. Because I find the colors and textiles very appealing and there are so many fantasy setting games that use predominantly European aesthetics.
I’m going for a distinct style, rather than realism.
The princess has an Indian style of dress, as does the nanny, but for the queen, I wanted to bring in some more of an African feel, that she was the daughter of a neighboring kingdom.
I’ve seen some absolutely gorgeous art with African aesthetics that depict the people with completely black skin - and I’d love to borrow from those images. But I also don’t want to anger anyone needlessly due to the stylized iconography.
Is the queen’s skin color okay?