John325: I dunno about others, but the answer for me is YES, I draw "nonstandard" body types and various types of diverse human beings (beyond black, Asian, or Hispanic) all the time. Of course, because this is a silly drawing game and we have a tablet or a mouse, a limited color palette, and 10 minutes to complete our drawings in order to get something more important--the subject of the game--across, it isn't exactly the first thing on my mind to try to also represent various types of people. But I do do it if it's just as easy and the frame allows it. I'm not deliberately working to insert an Affirmative Action of sorts to represent cartoon people in Drawception. But people will often assume that if you spent time on something in the frame, it's significant to puzzling out what you were drawing.
For instance, in one of my frames, I was prompted to draw "Friendly samurai chats with big nosed indian." I thought an American Indian would be hard to recognize if I didn't do the stereotypical thing and draw one in full regalia, so I picked an Indian from India instead (drawn, goofily, with an Indian flag on his shirt so you could tell). The samurai looked kind of like Samurai Jack or something. And the next person described it as "Two guys like what each other are wearing." It's nice when not every picture is like "Hm, brown people."
It's normal in this game to think any detail is significant--one of my frames is a self-portrait, but the next player thought the long hair was significant and turned it into Rapunzel--but when it comes to skin color, every person we draw has to be some color. Keep in mind that this is not about whether this is "prejudice" or "racism." Because that's not the issue here. We're not saying people are being racist by thinking skin color is significant (in this game or at any other time). It's just interesting and a little surprising how consistently the peach skin is invisible but the tan and brown skins are not.
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