Coalcats are living constructs built specifically for dangerous work in mines or in spaceports. They feed off of anything that burns by opening the hatch in their stomach and tossing it in, though coal seems to generally be the favorite food of choice. Due to their impervious nature and love of work their popularity caused their numbers to soar into the millions. Upset by the sudden lack of jobs the living meat beings put a ban on production of Coalcats roughly eighty years ago, hoping their numbers would dwindle through natural causes and various accidents.
Suffice it to say they did not, and in an effort to keep their jobs and their lives the Coalcats have formed their very own workers union and are now considered their own race, thanks to their efforts.
just fucking draw. don’t compare yourself to other people, don’t stop because you drew a lot last tuesday and you haven’t visibly improved. it takes time, effort, and a lot of perseverance. besides, no matter how “bad” you think you are, there’s still gonna be someone who thinks the stuff you produce is the best goddamn thing they’ve ever seen in their entire life. the artist you were five years ago would have their mind fucking blown by the artist you are today. so just draw a fuckton, because every new thing you draw is one drawing better than you were before.
i’m really dumbfounded that i never realized skin colour is literally just caused by being closer to or farther from the equator and the resulting sun exposure and skin darkening
actually, its an adaptation. natural selection. people with darker skin are selected for in areas near the equator, where the melanin that causes the darker color protects them from radiation and protects them from skin cancer and other health defects, and because they are healthier they can pass on that trait more. people near the poles have lighter skin because it allows them absorb more of the limited sunlight to convert to vitamin d.
THIS IS THE THING SOME PEOPLE HATE OTHER PEOPLE OVER.
Evolution of melanin levels based on geographical location.