I had conversation with my house share mate, and he suggested me to change Gay Super Hero face look to non Caucasian, according from him, "White had already enough, he could be Buffed Asian or any other races."
When I started to do this project, I wasn't thinking about much, I simply chosen white skin map. Actually there a lots of skin maps to choose from, very white skin shade to semi dark, darker in tropical regions, slightly yellowish like Northern Asian, and African American skin tones.
At this point, I don't want to change Gay Super Hero facial structure, because making faces taking times and its tough, and also I need to develop many other characters too, so I am going to keep this face shape.
Instead of changing his face shape, I decided simply swap skin to different skin maps to see how Gay Super Hero changes his out look in same face shape.
This is first face.
Second face. He is very White, more whiter than common Caucasian American.
Skin changed semi-dark complexion, this can go semi Tropics regions to Tropics, or Southern.
Skin changed to Middle Eastern complexion, skin tones are slightly reddish than semi-dark.
Skin changed African American complexion.
He looks absolutely gorgeous!
In this project, I set whole scene color tones a bit darker, less saturate than normal to create distinctive tonal impression suitable for general images of Seattle, like X-files, darker skins could be challenging in these scenes.
Skin changed light dark complexion.
More likely this is a Mixed heritages look, such as White+Black, Black+Asian, White+Middle Eastern, Native American Half, and those hybrids races are more common these days, and this skin tone can be very versatile, Middle Eastern, South Asians, Hispanics from Central to South Americans even Pacific Islanders.
Skin changed slightly yellowish Northern Asian type such as Japanese, Chinese, Korean complexion. Actually I was surprised this out come, this my work good as white skins. He looks some how in-between Caucasian to Northern Asian, even he can be European. In a way he looks Oriental and Exotic same time.
Well, I can not decide right now....
The best case scenario, Gay Super Hero can change his skin colors with his will... He can be White, he can be Black, he can be Asian etc depends on his moods permits!
Let me know what you think...
I am set this issue aside for a while and I am going to make other sub characters...