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Nihongo no gurato caado by nunchaku Nihongo no gurato caado by nunchaku
A new year greeting card. Why is it in Japanese? Well Ive just started a language course and would like to show off in front of my friends. Its suppose to fold-hence the border lines. A bit late , but since the Orthodox new year comes on the 13th on January, for some it may be early.
Oh and a special apology to all that consider Japanese native - Sorry for butchering you're language.
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:iconrastayute:
Rastayute Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG I LOVE THIS!!! Can I use it for a christmas card? lol
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:iconnunchaku:
nunchaku Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional Artist
Sure:)
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:iconrastapitan:
rastapitan Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
muy bueno!
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:iconmiracle-overloading:
Miracle-overloading Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008
This picture is extremely odd.

Which translates well into all things Japan.
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Onpelix Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
muy buena esta ilustracion :D

Miguel Angel
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nakkimakkara Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
He he sa takvom curom, meni se čini da je Santa previše uzbuđen, da bi mogo doči kroz dimnjak >D
Super rad BTW!
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:iconnunchaku:
nunchaku Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Professional Artist
Ah pa i on je ziv covek, treba ga razumeti.
Hvala.
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:iconbringerofstorms:
BringerOfStorms Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That is friggen awesome! +fav Thanks for sharing! Happy New Year. ~BoS
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:iconstrykr-ntt:
strykr-ntt Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007
totally cute i love the way you did santa!!!
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:iconnunchaku:
nunchaku Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007  Professional Artist
Thanks a bundle. I am sure Santa himself, doesn't appreciate it though.
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:iconstrykr-ntt:
strykr-ntt Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007
=P!
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DarkClone Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007
The composition really makes this picture work. Brilliantly done, ;)
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:iconnunchaku:
nunchaku Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2007  Professional Artist
Thanks.
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:iconjanusaudrun:
JanusAudrun Featured By Owner May 22, 2007
Yay I got one of the real copies :highfive: !!!

Better keep it, someday it might be worth alot :D
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:iconnunchaku:
nunchaku Featured By Owner May 23, 2007  Professional Artist
From your mouth to gods ears :XD:.
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:iconmartinhoulden:
martinhoulden Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007  Professional General Artist
an unusual composition! But i love it - its different =) and well drawn, of course ;)
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:iconnunchaku:
nunchaku Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007  Professional Artist
The composition is so unusual because it is a 3-way fold. When folded you see- just the Santa and the rocket slay.
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:iconmartinhoulden:
martinhoulden Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007  Professional General Artist
ahhhhhh, gotcha! But still, that aside, i like the composition in just the straight-through pic as it is ! =)
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pykotta Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007  Professional General Artist
hola milios...
que passa ....
u moru ovih ludaka crtaca i ilustratora naleteo sam na tvoje pizdarje....bas super...aj samo napred ovo je bas dobro...daj shibni jos neke radove u galeriju ovo sam sve vec video...i pozdravi sve u skoli stripa...cuo sam da je izlozba bila super...
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:iconnunchaku:
nunchaku Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007  Professional Artist
E pa ne znam, mene bas pred otvaranje uhvatio neki virus. Ja, priznajem u prvi mah nisam znao ko mi pise, table i ilustracije mi poznate, ali ne znam nikog iz Perua. Posle mi Sasa rekao da is ti negde tamo otputovao.
Jel to relaksaciono ili za stalno?
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pykotta Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007  Professional General Artist
he he...ja sam tvoje radove odma izvalio...boje te tvoje..
ovde sam relaksaciono za stalno...ali nisam u peruu...sad sam u dominikani u dzungli na obali atlantika malo sam se izolovao od ljudi...u peru idem za nekoliko meseci kad zavrsim strip...
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nunchaku Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007  Professional Artist
Da Sasa mi je rakao Dominikanska republika, ali sam ja procitao Peru u tvojim informacijama pa sam ga ubedio u pogresno.
Prepoznao sam one vukodlake, posto si mi to pokazivao, ali vidim pise Peru pa pomislih mora da sam se zeznuo.
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rustypixel Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007
man the layout and figures in this piece are amazing
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:iconkragen:
kragen Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
thats just great
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:iconnunchaku:
nunchaku Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007  Professional Artist
Thanks!
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DivingSiren Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
Loving the beautiful girl and the pose Santa is in, flying off!
What's the translation?
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:iconnunchaku:
nunchaku Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007  Professional Artist
Thanks
Its pretty basic stuff-Iam yet a beginner. The first part translates as School of Japanese language. The second is Happy new year actually, but written in katakana, which is used to write foreign words among other things.
As several people already pointed out, someone skilled in Japanese would obviously not express his new year greetings this way.
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:iconnunchaku:
nunchaku Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007  Professional Artist
5th semester. Please tell him-urayamashii desu
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DivingSiren Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
Aah.
My boyfriend just came up over my shoulder now (he's in his 5th semester of Japanese) and he had no problem reading it- so I guess as long as you get the message across. ^^
Happy New Year to you too, by the way!
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zaphyro Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007
im in japanese also^^

あけましておめでとうございます。
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:iconnunchaku:
nunchaku Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007  Professional Artist
It is an interesting and original language, isn't it? I just began learning it, out of shear fun. My goal is to learn at least 3 languages, and since I was successful at English to a certain degree, the Japanese seamed like a good choice.
I hope I will acquire enough knowledge to carry a conversation in 3-4 years. Hm wonder which one to chose next-Spanish maybe.
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zaphyro Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007
well i hope so ^^ in fact i also want to carry a good conversation.. or at least a 3 min converstation in japanesexD because the last time i tried to speak.. i was so nervius that i couldnt even say my name XD it was so funny XD well if you decide to learn spanish... ajaja its my language.. so i could help you XD
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nunchaku Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007  Professional Artist
Yes I know what you mean, sometimes my Instructor would ask me something and even though I know all the words and grammar it takes a while for it all to "reach my brain". But I take comfort in the fact Ive been at it for only 3 months or so, hope things get better as you progress. How long have you studied Japanese?

Oh and thanks for the offer, Spanish sounds more fun now. I think it is an important part of learning to actually converse with someone that natively speaks the language. Unfortunately I don't really have any Japanese friends.

A funny fact: my brother can actually understand Spanish quite nicely. He learned it watching Latino soap operas(they are really big around here).
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zaphyro Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
well.. in fact.. i took a japanese class. two years ago :S but i almost forgot everything!! so when this girl 'Mia' came (march 06) , i just panic XD the only word that kame from my mouth was hajime mashite XD^^ I wanna be prepared next time.. so in the next days im going to start .. again XD Japanesee ^^ im so exited ^^

well here in deviant are many people that is japanese ^^ and also some others that speak japanese... or at least write XD and well i also have my japanese friend Mia ^^

reFunny Fact: also my mother she began to understand english when she was like.. 10 just for watching sesame street!! ^^
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nunchaku Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007  Professional Artist
Well I wish you luck and swift learning. Yesterday I tried watching a certain anime without the subtitles, to see how much I can understand with my level of knowledge. Suffice to say that I was disappointed, because I could catch only several words. Guess I have a long way to go.

re refuny fact: That's how I learned English - well not exactly watching sesame street, but in the similar fashion. Watching sitcoms and cartoons.
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BLACKSTAR-SHABACH Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007
reallllllll nice
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Undeadgoth Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007
haha waaay cool!!! :)
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DuszanB Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
haha odlicno je ... "irvas" je kul...

sretna nova godina !!!
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nunchaku Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007  Professional Artist
Hvala Sretna nova!
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Retroszkic Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007
but xmas is over D:
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nunchaku Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007  Professional Artist
You see in my country Santa Claus is actually Grandfather winter (literary) and he comes by on new years eve instead on Christmas. We do celebrate Christmas but it is dated on the old calendar rather than the new Gregorian, so it actually comes after the Gregorian new year. Confusing isn't it.
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TazioBettin Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Instead of "happy new year" you could write in japanese: あけましておめでとうございます。
Next time ;)
Nice card. Would like to see a bigger version for the detail...
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nunchaku Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007  Professional Artist
Yes you are right - my Japanese instructor told me the same thing.
わたしはばかですね:picknose:
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JohnRauch Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007
Love it!
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dr4win9F00L Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007
The reindeer rocket looks oddly worried. Did it leave the oven on back home?

XD Love this. So faved hardcore.
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nunchaku Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007  Professional Artist
I guess when you're head is mounted on a rocket ,propelled several thousand miles per hour, without any real steering or breaks, a slight expression of insane panic is rather understandable.
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