In the old days, Japanese sewed the fronts of their lips together to show humility. Even Shogun Tokugawa was remarkedas having such a feature by one of the Catholic missionaries. When Catholics rejected the practice, they were slaughtered for offending Tokugawa directly.
What the fuck did your picture do to my /a/
Would look completely retarded otherwise
Also, this >>115555051
It's representative of the lower lip bulge. You know, the kissable bit (unless you're a filthy upper-lip kisser. Fucking disgusting.)
You slightly move your head when when you kiss somebody so that your lips don't smash together like two plungers and start sucking the air out of each other.
Somebody post a kiss scene.
Yeah, the cheap animation that gives characters some sort of dog-muzzle face when seen from the side. That always looks bad. I'm surprised that anyone is actually bothered by OP's thing though.
Most people have prettier anuses than his lips.
>being a nigger lover
Yes, you have.
It does. It makes it look like a line drawn on a surface instead of a gap that is being closed by skin. Having the missing part of the line makes it feel like the two sides of the line are actually touching, or that there is a gap that is covered by part of the lips.
You have 10 seconds to name one girl with better lips than Olivier Armstrong. You can't.
Nobody can compete with Shaft lips.
In my own drawing, I actually hated doing this, but somewhere along the way--actually, at a time I avoided anime and focused on real people--I started drawing it with the gap. It looks better, though not always, and not even necessarily most of the time.
Firstly, the lip dips in in the middle, it's called the bow of Cupid, which would be more difficult to draw over and over, and an implicit line is more aesthetically pleasing than a simple line
Looks like an underbite now. Can't un-see it now