A Literate Battle
My last piece seemed a little dark, so I was feeling the need to do something a tad more...light-hearted? Apparently I haven't worked through all of those end-of-summer blues, and whatever it is that's been haunting me is still lurking around in my color schemes. I think I managed to inject a splatter of boyish enthusiasm, at the very least. And my ninja is always a gas to draw.
Now, everyone knows how strong, agile, smart, and astoundingly cool ninja are, but I bet you weren't aware that they were so literate. Hidden in this picture are a sprinkling of characters from the kanji alphabet. Admittedly most of them are from the first-grade level. It's great learning a new language. You go back to being 5 again.
The kanji are:
katana (this one should be easy to find)
and me (say it "may")
I'd tell you what they mean, but that would make finding them way too easy! See if you can find them all. With a little luck, I'll know more kanji next time (though I have no idea how to camouflage a thirty-stroke character as an actual "thing").