Why do artists keep doing this shit? Have they become lazy to the point where they can't draw proper lines anymore? Or do they just randomly do it because they see other people doing it?
Naoki Urasawa talks about that with some mangaka about that who apply that tool and usage in their work. I saw it on manben it was interesting how it adds novelty and vintage to their work and trademark.
>Soft skin pressing against soft skin = no line.
Yet they still do it even when their mouths are open.
Yes OP, I'm pretty sure that completing that line takes so much effort that they all collectively decided to save time by ignoring it.
There's absolutely no way it can be a design choice. Why would that be? It's fucking ruining the industry, damn Miyazaki was right.
Ecchi blisters in non-ecchi shows, now that's a shitty trend
/a/utism at its finest, m8
What can we do?
Isn't it (usually) the upper lip that has a detail in the middle and the bottom lip is just a line?
If you're talking about the philtrum then yeah, that's usually the most defined part. Though it's not usually defined in anime. The idea is that the fastest part of the lip, which is the lower lip in the middle, is left blank to show that it is not just a line like the rest of the mouth. This is really only for open mouths and you can see >>160856053 for why it's done when the mouth is closed.
It's usually just to define the cupid's bow on the lips, it just looks cuter than the alternatives. And anime artists usually have a dislike for american cartoons so the full mouth just looks to cartoonish.
I'm pretty sure they do it on open mouths just because the style ended up carrying over.
I miss sexy usage of lipstick.
That girl on the bottom left looks like a real beauty, I hope nothing bad happens to her.
Here the tip of the nose is visible only but the strap of the eye patch tells you that the nose is still there, just invisible.