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Tory.
20. Artist. Personal blog.
I post all sorts of stuff from anime to manga,and anything in between.
dont be shy to message me. :3
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prettycosmos:

vixentfox:

little-things-count-the-most:

drbrucebananer:

ask-ooc-jack:

atokniiro:

An introspective journey of artistic self discovery, presented as a 6 page comic.

I THOUGHT IT WAS DEEP

r u saying butts aren’t deep tho cuz let me tell u

oh my fuck

We did not just…

We all try because we’re good at something, we thought that something might be enough to reach our goals. 

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art-and-sterf:

pinkrosesbluebow:

Hi, there! I’m back with an extremely short guide to kimono!

Disclaimer: I do not pretend to know everything there is to know about kimono and this guide only covers the smallest fraction of information. What is in this guide comes purely from my own knowledge and research, and I am very sorry if I made any mistakes. Let me know if I did and I’ll fix it asap :). I’m also sorry for the terrible drawing of the girl on page 4(rillyrilly bad) :T

Lastly, these pics are massive! Forgive me! m(__)m

LINKS:

(All of these will be in Japanese. There are lots of pictures so it’s okay if you can’t read it!)

1) Kimono (this is the page I referenced for my drawing on page 4. It is a wonderful breakdown of kimono structure and the artist shows much more detail than I did. Check this link out for sure!)

2) Obi Reference #1

3) Obi reference #2 

4) Obi reference #3

5) Moar obi!1!

6) Google Japan image search results for ‘kimono’

7) Google Japan image search results for ‘obi musubikata’ (obi  how to tie)

And that’s all! I hope this was useful for anyone wanting to draw kimono but perhaps having a little trouble with the details :)

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nadinenihongo:

Guide to Self-Studying Japanese

A large proportion of Japanese learners self-study. Finding places to learn Japanese in a classroom environment can be difficult and expensive. Here’s a guide on how you can learn Japanese for free and from the comfort of your sofa.

When learning Japanese, the most important step is to learn Hiragana and Katakana, the writing alphabets of Japanese.

The best way I’ve found to do that is to make flashcards. Make sure you practice writing as well as recognizing them, this will not only be a great skill to have but will also reinforce the shapes in your mind.

Resources:

[Hiragana 42], the best guide I’ve found to learn the Hiragana (in a day!)
[Hiranana and Katakana Quiz Site]
[Kana Invaders Game]
[Anki] An amazing program that will make sure you never forget any Kana….

The next step is to start learning vocabulary. Where can you find what to learn? Use a site like Memrise to find word lists (for example, there is a word list for all the vocabulary in starter textbooks like Genki), and use the amazing interface to learn them and keep them in your long term memory.

Resources:

[Memrise] as mentioned above to find and learn vocabulary lists.
[Most Common Words List]
[Anki] An amazing program that will make sure you never forget any Vocabulary….

While encountering vocabulary, you’re likely to be coming across super-complicated-looking Kanji. You can learn Kanji through Memrise as above, but there are some other websites that may be of interest.

Resources:

[Kanji Damage] A great site where you can learn Kanji through mnemonics.
[WaniKani] by the same people who make TextFugu can help you learn Kanji from scratch.
[Anki] An amazing program that will make sure you never forget any Kanji….

The next step is to apply that new vocabulary to grammar points and start making sentences.

If you can’t get your hands on textbooks like Genki, don’t fear! There are a lot of great online grammar resources.

Resources:

[TextFugu] a highly rated ‘online textbook’ which will guide you right from the beginning of learning Japanese.
[Guide to Japanese] another online textbook with a lot of grammar points and excellent explanations.

So you probably started to learn Japanese because you have some interest in Japanese media. Time to start using it to your advantage!

Aside from the obvious watching Anime, J-dramas and films, why not try Reading Japanese News? Watching Japanese TV? Just make sure you are making these activities productive - note down new vocabulary, add them to Anki, and keep learning! It’s much easier to learn things you’re interested in.

The most important but difficult part of self-studying Japanese is getting your own compositions checked. Utilize all that grammar and vocabulary and write a short piece, it could be a diary entry or a short essay. Get it recorded for you by a native on RhinoSpike, and checked for grammar and consistencies on Lang-8.These sites also give you the chance to connect with Japanese natives, and perhaps start up some language exchanges!

For more resources, take a look at my Ultimate Resources List

http://nadinenihongo.tumblr.com/post/47984748297/ultimate-japanese-resources-list

Any more tips? Please submit them here!

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cutiehinata:

wabisabija:

i did another thing

HI YES I APPROVE OF ALL OF THE ABOVE

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eximplode:

nevvymaster:

captainhanni:

if anyone has a tough year ahead of them or behind them

this japanese fisherman will get you back on your feet, i can guarantee

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I WON’T GIVE UP, JAPANESE FISHERMAN!!!

THIS IS ACTUALLY SURPRISINGLY INSPIRATIONAL, EVERYONE NEEDS A JAPANESE FISHERMAN TO YELL AT THEM SOMETIMES OKAY

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tlsklpntktl:

read from left to right

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gato-iberico:

I was wondering what would happen if Naruto and Sasuke put their hand marks together…

Ramen-shuriken

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ksanon:

I had so many feelings from the latest chapter that I had to draw a comic for my favorite brotp in Naruto. Because Gai is ALIVEEEEE OTL

Set a bit after this picture. I can’t believe I made an AU of a fanart of a fanfic, that’s some crazy FANCEPTION right there!! 

Dedicated to the love of my fandom life Neonanything. You’re the best. THE BEST.

(you might need to click on each image to see it a little better!)

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