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- Naruto/Bleach/Prince of Tennis - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Oh, man. This is totally my new favorite NejiHina site, because it's just gorgeous. I mean, the very first image I saw was of an older Neji and Hinata, where her hair had grown out and he was holding her close and she was blushing and it was just so soft and pretty and the colors practically shone in that way I love and I totally squeaked in happiness. The artist's lines are fantastic, probably my favorite type, the kind that are just the right width, look so clean, but then are just tremendously beautiful. The coloring helps even further, because the artist just has this style that... shines is the only way I can think to describe it. And, man, her NejiHina totally does it for me, because there are so many different poses and a certain sort of delicate intimacy that just works for the pairing. I get all wobbly every time I see them in kimono and Neji's pulling her close or the underwater kiss or-- ....not that NejiHina is the only pairing on this site, some of the Gaara/Naruto illustrations are fantastic, I love, love, love the one of them both as Hokage. And there's a ton of gen stuff that's totally worth visiting for. Then there's the Bleach section that started out with a beautiful Ikkaku/Yumichika, provided me with a gorgeous Renji in the oekaki section, and totally made me spaz for the pretty one of Yachiru doing Zaraki's hair. Also, I swear this site has one of Hitsugaya's face in Matsumoto's boobs again. You really cannot go wrong with either of those. The Prince of Tennis section is much the same, spending time between TakaFuji and InuKai for the most part and while I don't seek those pairings out often, when I stumble across them, it's nice. There's not a ton of art here for Tenipuri, but the handful of OishiEiji and couple of TezuRyo images also make it worth the visit? (Neji/Hinata, some Shikamaru/Temari, some Naruto/Hinata, a lot of gen. Bleach pairings are all over the place, a lot of gen. Taka/Fuji, Inui/Kaidoh, a hint of Oishi/Eiji, a hint of Tezuka/Ryoma.)


- Bleach/Naruto - Bee & Honey [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - It was the comics that made me cave, okay? I mean, the color art was really good and the very first one was just great, but it was the skill and detail and obvious discipline in the comics (in the sense that they could have been doujinshi) that made me cave. Well, that and Byakuya's pretty. I tend to be pretty easy when Byakuya is pretty. I mean, hell, even the oekaki of him have all these gorgeous lines that do the character justice. But it's also the hysterical Aizen/Gin comic where Gin tries to strangle him or Hitsugaya with the best flat expressions or Renji looking quite hot in the comics. I also have to recommend the site for the Naruto content simply because it has shiny Kakashi fanart. One of him with Sasuke, one of him with Yondaime, one of him chasing after Iruka as a chibi, cute little kiddie!Kakashi and it was just all really kinda pretty. (Some Aizen/Gin, maybe a little Gin/Hitsugaya, some random yaoi stuff, but there's also a lot of gen.)


- Bleach - Coppelia [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This site isn't going to be for everyone, it does get a little close to being almost lolicon-ish with Rukia looking so small and so young, but... I'm probably easier on Byakuya/Rukia sites because there are so few of them around. But it's also more than that, I honestly think the artist is talented, she does a lot of detail on Rukia's clothing (there's one of her in this big, puffy not-quite-purple dress that actually sort of works very well because the artist does such a fun job with the coloring/shading and the omg so cute!! of Rukia's little hands holding the warm cup she's about to drink out of and all the pretty ruffles and the cute little boots and... yeah, that sort of epitomizes what I like about the site) and it somehow... just comes together for me. Some are better than others, of course, but how could I not love a site with an illustration of Rukia in traditional clothing, holding an umbrella, and a stuffed Byakuya doll? XD If you can get past how young Rukia looks, I think this is a nice site to go through, I appreciate it for the style the artist has and little things like the way she does clothes or body posture. Also, pairing button pushing. ♥ (Byakuya/Rukia, some Renji/Rukia, maybe a little other het, and a lot of Rukia gen.)


- Bleach/Naruto - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This site starts out all right and I'm not really sure what got me to be officially won over, but... I suspect it was that there's an actual variety of stuff here, the images where the artist puts about fifteen illustrations into one collage sort of impressed me because, wow, that's actually a lot of art. Plus, I'm a sucker for the softer, lighter colors used and the occasional image (I'm especially fond of the artist's Yachiru or Orihime) that's quite well done. I also had to eventually cave on the Naruto section because it was just... good, solid gen fanart and I don't see that often enough. There's a lot of trios (especially team 7) or a lot of Sasuke fanart that's got great perspectives and really good for oekaki fanart. Plus, yeah, okay, I'm a little bit easy when it comes to ANBU SasuNaru images. ^_~ (No real warnings/pairings.)


- Bleach/D.Gray-man - Shi-Ki [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - There's something really nice and clean about the fanart here that occasionally goes into just super-pretty--I first noticed it with one of the Byakuya fanarts, where the style just felt so Bleach for the character that I was impressed... but it was the one of Yoruichi half-hidden in shadows (that was just utterly hot like Yoruichi fanart should be) that really convinced me I adored this site. As you get further and further into the gallery, the artist's style gets stronger overall... and some of the illustrations have this incredible sort of detail to them that I have trouble trying to describe, except with vague hand gestures and assurances that, yes, some of them are really pretty. The DGM fanart is pretty much in the same catagory, except maybe a little stronger, because the artist starts out really well. I like that the lines are solid, the coloring is really good, and there's a nice variety. Some of the later DGM fanarts almost could be professional for the level of detail and pretty coloring (there's one of Rinali that's just gorgeous) and... admittedly, this is a generic rec, but I really did like the site a lot. ....actually, let me stop to finish this rec up by saying, after having gotten further into the DGM section of the site, this might just be one of the best sites I've seen for the fandom. *__* (No real warnings/pairings themes. Some hints, but not enough to warn for.)


- Bleach - [ English Fanart Site ] - [Note: This RP may contain spoilers if you follow only the anime.] Almost every RP I've poked around at before has been rather vastly uninteresting to me, they too easily get out of character or the players just aren't that good or whatever. So, when Celeste pointed out a link to an RP comm, I was sort of, "....mm, sure, all right." in the back of my head. But, but, but! Bleach RP with fanart! The concept alone is rather wonderful, especially as they snatched up artists who are so very talented, because no matter what else, I get really pretty fanart out of it... and getting to see everyone in their school uniforms. ♥ I started with the first post and click, click, clicked my way through the whole thing. And, yes, some players are better than others and it's only just starting out as of the time I'm writing this rec, but... Bleach characters in their school uniforms and, zomg, Momo's artist is awesome and Shuuhei is gorgeous and Urahara is there and, zomg, Urahara is there and his art is gorgeous and SDLKFJASLASLJASDLJASDLKAJSDA ISSHIN. AND ICHIGO'S REACTION. I KEYBOARD MASH WITH LOVE. It seems like every entry just got more and more amusing (askjdflakjsdf, Zaraki XDD) and I started to lose coherence because the art was so shiny and the concept was so much fun and that was totally the best half hour I've spent int awhile. ♥ (No real warnings/pairings, not really.)


- Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This is one of those rare Ikkaku/Yumichika sites where I actually really like the pairing. (It's not that I don't like the pairing otherwise, it's just that... I have fandom issues.) The artist really has fun with the pairing and I really love the colors she uses for Yumichika's hair and eyebrows and, c'mon, any site with Yachiru in cow-print pjs dragging a Zaraki doll around has to be given some points. ^_~ Or Yumichika and Ikkaku and Yachiru all flopped over to take a nap together and it shouldn't be cute, but it is, I have to be imrpessed by that as well. The artist draws a surprisingly hot Ikkaku at times, a beautiful Yumichika at times, and just general 11th Division retardation and that's all I need some days. :D (Some Ikkaku/Yumichika, some gen.)


- Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Same deal as the previous site, I'm not sure that the art is going to be for everyone and I sort of suspect that I'm won over by my fondness for the 11th Division and Yumichika being pretty. The artist does especially well with him by himself... though, I have to admit much fondness for whenever Yachiru shows up. The pairing illustrations tend to be a little messier, while the single-character ones look cleaner (there are a couple of really pretty Renji illustrations in the gallery proper and one lovely and hot Matsumoto and a beautiful one of Yumichika with a sword of peacock feathers and and and--), but I think they're both probably worth a quick tour of. There's also some really awesome fanart of the various background Shinigami--and, okay, the Shuuhei/Akon fanart was really kinda hot. >_>a Actually, just about any time Akon shows up, the artist really steps her art up a notch and draws some really beautiful stuff. I don't know that I would have visited the site just for it, but it was definitely worth browsing through the gallery once I was there. It's a site that I'm really glad I went through the three or four different galleries that are lurking around. :DDD (Some Ikkaku/Yumichika, some Shuuhei/Akon, some gen.)


- Bleach - king's page [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I was just quietly charmed by the cuteness on this site, the Hitsugaya illustrations are occasionaly just adorable or pretty beyond my expectations. I might not have stopped or stayed very long, but you can tell the artist really likes the character and every so often that results in a really solid, good illustration. The rest of the art is almost on the cutesy side of things, frequently the images are more rounded than I usually see, but... it's not a bad thing. I was smiling through the entire site. I think it'll probably be best if you're a fan of Hitsugaya, HitsuHina, or a Bleach fanatic to like this site. (Some Hitsugaya/Hinamori, some gen.)


- Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This site isn't going to be for everyone, the characters often look very young on the site. They still have their more adult features, the bigger breasts, the curves of their hips, etc., but on short little bodies. It doesn't bother me too much here because they're not really doing anything or being highly sexualized most of the time, so it winds up look more like chibi art than anything. (There are, however, some NC-17 images you need to watch out for.) Plus, the artist has this really neat style of drawing their eyes with those jewel-like highlights to them, like they're almost glowing. It's also nice to find a site for all the Shinigami girls without too many of the boys around, especially when they look really cute in the Chinese-style clothing or the cute poofy dresses. (No pairings, some NC-17 content occasionally.)


- Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - ....I may have decided I had to recommend this site because of the oekaki log pages where there's this one of Hitsugaya walking in on Matsumoto (naked!Matsumoto, even) leaning in reeeeeally close to Orihime and it looks completely wrong and asldfalskfsaldkj that's awesome. There's also the oekaki where Yachiru has apparently decorated Zaraki's hair with birthday candles and I totally snickered out loud. The artist has a very anime-like style to her illustrations, which isn't necessarily my favorite here, but there's a certain spirit or charm to them that just drew me in and made me laugh or smile at them. And, really, how can I not love a site that has Rukia glomping onto Byakuya who goes O_O at her? The comics are cute, cracky fun, too. (No real warnings/pairings themes.)


- Bleach/Final Fantasy XII - magre [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - It's a shame there's not more art on this site, it's very soft and pretty, the kind that is very warm and almost like sunlight shining on all of them, if you'll pardon the silly description. Or maybe I'm just a little too fond of the artist's illustration of a Viera that's just so pretty and fantasy-like that I was immediately taken with it. But there's also a lovely Rasler image and some gorgeous Bleach stuff--the artist's image of Aizen with a bird in gentle hands immediately next to an image of Hinamori crying is just... that's everything I love about that damaged pairing right there. The Gin and Kira illustrations are fabulous as well, making this a nice little stop on my fanart hunt. (No real pairing themes, it could be an entirely gen site.)


- Katekyou Hitman REBORN!/Bleach/Gintama/Naruto - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This site didn't take me long at all to really come to like. Not all of the illustrations are perfect, but the artist has a style where she has very fine, detailed lines, the kind with the really fleshed backgrounds (or sometimes just really complex looking structures around the characters) or just really detailed looking clothing and it's a very cool style. And it's just even better that, while I came here for and really like the Dino/Hibari, the artist also seems fond of Gokudera/Tsuna! I reallylike the way the artist draws Dino's hair, too. *__* Her Bleach art is in much the same style and while I think it works better with other series, I find the art really cool-looking still. And ditto again for the Gintama and Naruto fanart, they're definitely worth visiting for those series as well. (Dino/Hibari and some gen for KHR. Some Aizen/Gin and some gen for Bleach. Some GinZura and some gen for Gintama. Gen for Naruto.)


- Bleach - [ English Fanart Site ] - I was browsing devART sites and I happened to stumble across an image or two from this person's collection (usually this one is the one that caught my attention and it's probably one of my favorites of the artist's) and I was going through everything to put into a bits & pieces collection (which I'll still do) and realized that I was wanting to link just about everything. Despite that there's only about ten Bleach illustrations (at the time), it gets to me for a couple of reasons--mostly that it's Ichigo/Orihime fanart (which is really rare in both e-fandom and j-fandom) and that the colors the artist uses are really pretty. They're light and airy, the kind that almost glow and are so sweet. The use of orange and pale greens especially work for me somehow with this artist. Just. IchiHime fanart, yes! ♥ Plus, the artist does some lovely Orihime gen, too! (Some Ichigo/Orihime, some gen.)


- Bleach - [ English Fanart Site ] - This is another artist where I was browsing devART and stumbled over several pieces that I wanted to recommend in the bits&pieces section of my recs and somewhere along the line I realized that I was linking pretty much everything in the gallery and it deserved a proper rec. The art is amazingly detailed, it's just gorgeous in every little inch of every illustration the artist does, completely professional looking. Her character illustrations are just fantastic, I feel like I could stare at the one of Grimmjow for an hour and I still might miss some of the detail on it. The style isn't precisely canon, simply because there's way too much more here than KT puts into his art, but the style also keeps the spirit of Bleach very nicely. I loved this devART account a lot. (No real warnings/pairings.)


- Bleach - [ English Fanart Site ] - I've been seeing this artist's work on various favorites pages for awhile now, the Aizen illustration especially caught my eye because that's a lot of really pretty detail. Her latest one of Byakuya and Renji is also really, really pretty and full of that same lush sort of detail that I just really like looking at, no matter how many times I see it. There aren't a lot of illustrations here that are as fully realized as those (though there is a really gorgeous Gin one as well), but there's a solid amount of really cute chibis and amazingly gorgeous original art to make this artist well worth giving a look at. Even if it's not a ton of art, it's the kind where each illustration is so beautifully done that I feel satisfied afterwards more than if she'd had three times as many scribbles/doodles. *__* (No warnings/pairings.)


- Bleach/D.Gray-man/Air Gear - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I don't think this site is going to be for everyone, the art is very much the cutesy style, but what won me over is what I hope will appeal to others as well--namely that it's a Bleach site that's actually focused on the girls! Orihime and Rukia are the two most common and while there's not a ton of art, I'm just pleased as punch that a site like this exists. The chibi-esque art is something I've grown to really kinda like over time and I was just really fond of this site. The D.Gray-man art on the site is balanced out a bit more and I'd actually say it's stronger, the artist has clearly improved tons over time. There's an occasionall Allen or Rinali or Lala or Kanda or group picture that looks really fantastic. Not everything is perfect, but there was enough here that was really cute or the occasional truly lovely piece (oh, man, I'm so looking forward to anything this artist adds from now on!) that I loved it a lot. Plus! There were so many random series that had just one or two illustrations on them! There was Kamen Rider Den-O fanart omg. And it was super fucking cute. ♥♥♥ (Nothing I'd really warn for.)


- Bleach - [ English Fanart Site ] - This artist isn't my usual style of art that I look for, but I was browsing devART and came across Take Me Home, which hit all my Ichigo/Orihime shipper buttons like whoa, with the way he was carrying her home and the bright colors used for their hair and the way she was leaning on him and how pretty Orihime looked. I'm a sucker for my Bleach OTP, okay? But there's also the Renji/Rukia Coffee Addicted that caught my attention and the really very nicely detailed Hanging Out, all of which pulled me in in their own ways. Part of the appeal was the shipping aspect, of course, but it's also just a fun, interesting little site that was enjoyable to go through, devART always needs more of those. ♥ Plus! The artist has put all the Bleach art into one catagory and OMG I love that ability of devART's! (Some Ichigo/Orihime, some other het pairings, some gen.)


- Bleach - [ English Fanart Site ] - This one is going to be similar to the last couple of Bleach/IchiHime devART accounts I've recommended, in that there's not a ton of art here, but what there is is really cool or pretty to look at. This artist's Bleach art is slightly more varied, but Ichigo/Orihime is the most common pairing and al;skdjfalksj I really like this artist, especially stuff like Kiss in the Darkness that has such awesome coloring and such cool clothes on the characters. And I love the art for my OTP here, but there's also a series of pin-up style illustrations for several of the Bleach girls and asd;lfkjaslkjslkj excellent. (Some Ichigo/Orihime, some gen.)


- Bleach - [ English Fanart Site ] - I've seen a few of these illustrations around before (like Destiny or Ichigo Orihime) and I've been intrigued because the artist's Orihime is beautiful, all that bright hair and vivid eyes and just a;sldkjfaslkj man she is so totally my favorite character, isn't she? But it actually wasn't the IchiHime that finally got me to cave on this site, it was those and the really cool stand-alone character art--the one of Hitsugaya and the one of Gin and the one of Grimmjow are each just beautifully done, all that white and pale ice blue just lovely. But there's also a gorgeous Byakuya and a gorgeous one of the higher up Arrancar and a SUPER CUTE Ichigo/Orihime/Kon illustration and just. The combination of all of that together totally made my day. <3 (A smidge of Ichigo/Orihime, mostly gen.)


- Bleach - [ English Fanart Site ] - I went back and forth on this site a little bit, mostly because I was trying to limit myself with devART a little this morning and also because there wasn't a whole ton of Bleach art, but... I eventually had to cave because the artist's stand-alone character illustrations of some of the characters are really kind of fantastic. I've seen that one of Zaraki on a lot of favorites pages, but I was also really impressed with the one of Rukia, it's really lovely. It's one of those sites that is worth a look to just about everyone in the fandom, I think. <3 (No warnings/pairings.)


- Bleach - [ English Fanart Site ] - I went back and forth on this artist's Bleach art, but eventually a few things won me over. There's a decent amount of art here and, the more I looked at the full views of the illustrations, the more I came to really kinda be impressed by them--like with Summer, Orihime looks beautiful in the close-up view. Or it could be something like Newlyweds where Shinji and Hiyori make one of the greatest couples ever, holy shit. And OMG there's even Byakuya and Hisana art! *___* So it's one of those where I think you need to see the images in full view and it'll grow on you until you start seeing all the cool things about this art, I was totally having fun here. ♥ (No real pairing themes, several various het pairings, though.)


- Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I originally came here for the Gundam 00 art, but stopped to check out the Bleach art as well, which I'm really glad I did because the artist's clean, professional looking cg style looks very much like art that could have almost come off the anime itself. Maybe not quite, but certainly you could almost make that mistake--especially with all the group illustrations that are really nicely done. I love some of the concepts, I love how many Shinigami the artist manages to work in (though, mostly it'll be the usual fan favorites XD) and okay. Anyone who draws high school au art with Renji (and Kira) in a schoolgirl skirt gets an A+ from me. <3 (No real warnings/pairings.)


- Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I don't even know how I got onto Bleach art sites, but somehow I wound up on this Ulquiorra site and it really is gorgeous stuff here. There's a ton of it and it's all this really pretty... I'm not quite sure how to describe it, but it's all really fitting for a character like his, all slick darker colors or awesome use of his demon wings or gorgeous uses of black against either vivid colors or white. Even the log art is really nicely done and there's some occasional art for the other characters (though, it's primarily an Ulquiorra-centric site), the lines are so smooth and clean, everything looks really professional-level. It's definitely one of the better Bleach sites I've seen in awhile. (No warnings/pairings.)


- Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - No, seriously, I am so incredibly weak to Orihime art (and desperate for it) that I'll just eat up sites that normally wouldn't be to my personal tastes otherwise. The art here starts out sketchy and a bit simple, but I actually really liked the way it looked, the almost watercolor-like style at times, the way her hair flowed all through the images, the way the colors were very vivid at other times. There was a nice, warm feeling to several of them or else sometimes they reminded me of Halloween, which was perfect for today. (Not that they were Halloween-esque in nature, but the black/orange/white scheme reminds me of it.) I think... if I were a bigger fan of this pairing, I'd have been a lot more squeeful about this site, but, hell, even as it stands, I enjoyed the lovely Orihime art. (Some Ulquiorra/Orihime, some Orihime gen, a smidge of Hitsugaya/Matsumoto.)


- Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Moar Orihime art! Which does start out small and a little in need of tightening, but there's a lot of potential in this artist's lines right from the beginning. Plus, Orihime being cute! And I never quite lost my ability to be intrigued by Grimmjow/Orihime! And I do think Ulquiorra's design is interesting from a visual standpoint! Actually, I think some of my favorites from this site might have been the GrimmHime ones just because they're so well-done, the artist really ramps up their game for those. The rest of the art is really cute, but I totally got my kicks from being an Orihime fan on this site. (Grimmjow/Orihime/Ulquiorra mix-and-match, some Nnoitra/Tesla, some gen.)


- Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - So, I was looking for Orihime art this afternoon. And... somehow found myself looking at Aizen art instead. Well, okay, it's more of a Gin-centric site, but the artist is clearly fond of Aizen as well and the art of him is what sucked me into this site at the beginning. Some of the art here is really just beautifully done, she does that gentle evil smirk amazingly well and Aizen is really kind of hot in her hands. (Aizen with his shirt half-undo? I did not know how much I needed that until I saw it, wow.) The Gin art is nicely done as well (though, a bit more focused on the oekaki and sketches than I'd have liked) but, man, once I got into the Aizen/Gin art, I knew this was going to be one of my favorite sites for this pairing. The artist has some great lines, it's all detail and just a hit of messy hair and soft colors, all things that are perfect for this surprisingly subtle pairing. There's also some Gin/everyone, some Matsumoto standalone art that's hot, etc, but I was definitely here for the Aizen/Gin, mm. (Mostly gen, but some Aizen/Gin and a bit of other/Gin.)


- Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I sat on the fence with this site as well for awhile and wound up scanning quickly over a lot of the images, I admit. But there was enough art here that was just darling that I eventually wound up slowing down and taking my time properly--especially the Orihime art. (I have my weaknesses, I know.) There's a fairly decent selection of various Hueco Mundo-centric characters here, but it was the soft, glowing colors on the Orihime (and Ulquiorra/Orihime) art that really sucked me in; some of it is SO CUTE. But it's also that there's a super cute Aizen/Orihime image! And a darling little formal wear Grimmjow/Orihime image! There's a lot of Arrancar art if you're into that as well. <3 (Mostly gen, but some Ulquiorra/Orihime, some other/Orihime het.)


- Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This site follows in the trend a lot of my previous recs fell into--I sat on the fence with this one for a bit, but ultimately there was enough cute Orihime art that I couldn't resist. I tended to like the sketches and oekaki art the most, because it showed off the really super cute style the artist had and there were a lot of them. A lot of art (to the point that it takes me awhile just to view all of them) can really win me over with just about anything. (Ulquiorra/Orihime, some gen.)


- Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Okay, the image of Urahara and Yoruichi flinging themselves onto a long-suffering Kaien that was the first image I saw? I knew I would have to put this site on my list. Not to mention that there's juuuust enough Urahara/Yoruichi to make me happy, even if they're not really the focus of the site. Not that there is a focus, it's a collection of various Shinigami characters (though, Shuuhei is a recurring character and a fair amount of Shuuhei/Renji art that even I had to admit was really pretty) and not a huge site, but decent sized. I had a lot of fun, there's some interesting stuff here. (Some Shuuhei/Renji, some Urahara/Yoruichi, some other Shinigami pairngs, both het and yaoi. Also some gen.)


- Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Do you know what I'm kind of developing a taste for, after looking at so many fanart sites? The idea of Aizen/Orihime. (In fanart, at least.) There is something about this artist's oekaki art that just... it's not always on the ball for me, but when it is, there's something about it that really draws my attention and makes me think its really hot. It's a little spindley at times, but the artist makes that style work for her, almost in a semi-stylized-esque sort of way. Plus, hey, multi-shipping with Orihime! I am totally down with that! Though, it's more than just that. There's a lot of art here and with several different pairings (a couple of Aizen/Momo images! an Urahara/Yourichi image! Byakuya and Yachiru! Renji and Rukia naked as he puts a blanket over her!) and all of it is just really kinda cool. That kind of site jazzes me back up for a fandom. (Mostly Ulquiorra/Orihime and Gin/Matsumoto, but some Grimmjow/Orihime and Aizen/Orihime. Some other het pairings mixed in occasionally. Some gen if you step carefully.)


- Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - You know what I'm a sucker for? Bright colors and cool battle/action poster-style images, which this artist seems to really love doing. It took me awhile to get off the fence with this site, took a little longer for me to really warm up to it, but I kind of really was charmed by the way the artist draws Renji and Zabimaru. Which, thankfully, crops up pretty often! I love how much you can tell Renji and Zabimaru depend on each other, love all the different poses they're put into. But I also really like any time the artist draws Ichigo, he gets some cool concepts as well. Overall... I admit that I hesitated at first, but the site wound up charming me in the end. That's all I ask for. (No real warnings/pairings.)


- Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I'm not sure what I expected when I clicked onto this site, but I found some interesting group images here. There's a focus on the Shinigami and the Arrancar (well, that's probably to be expected, given that they're the two biggest/most diverse groups, but you know what I mean) that use a lot of bright, clean colors. I don't usually associate this style of CG with Bleach, but the artist does some really great doujinshi-style covers (that probably are actual doujinshi) and some fantastic group illustrations and even the occasional adorable chibi image here and there. It was just... really solid and bright. (No consistent enough pairings to warrent mentioning, imo.)


- Bleach - *KAZAHANA* [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I wish there had been more art on this site, especially since a lot of it is comics, but... well, the art is just so damn gorgeous that I couldn't resist. It's mostly Gin/Kira, which is a pairing I'm kind of on the fence about, but if you're more of a fan, I think you'd be over the moon for this site. Plus, there's that one beautiful image of Byakuya and, really. Sometimes that's all it takes with me. :D (Lots of Gin/Kira, a little gen if you step carefully.)


  - Bleach - [ English Fanart Site ] - I could swear I've recommended this artist's Bleach work before, but... I can't find it on any of my lists. Which is weird because this artist does some of the prettiest art I've seen on devART for Bleach! The colors are vivid and stunning, the detail on each image is amazing, and the poses/concepts are really strong. The artist has done quite a few of the main (or common, I suppose I should say) characters from the manga and each of them is beautifully done, each of them captures something about the character being drawn--especially with the way the artist tends to focus on one color for the image, yet still manages to make something that so vibrant to look at. ....I'm gushing, I know, but this kind of art just does it for me. The character portraits are fabulous and I honestly don't think I could pick a favorite among them. (No real warnings/pairings.)


  - Bleach - [ English Fanart Site ] - So, somehow... browsing around for gen Bleach fanart leads me to Byakuya/Rukia art. Well, I'm hardly going to complain. Especially when the artist draws the two of them in all sorts of different eras and costumes and situations--including them in the future, where Rukia's hair is a little longer and there's a baaaaaby! (Shut up, I love babyfic and babyart, okay, I am not ashamed of this.) The artist does a really good job of capturing enough of Kubo's style to make them very recognizable and keeping something of a subtle, almost quiet feel to their characters, even in epic situations. Some of the art is really just fantastic and then there's several hugs and curled up in bed together and it's like the artist wanted to make me happy today. ♥ There's also some gen/a few other pairings, but I think you'd really come here for the ByakuRuki more than anything. (Byakuya/Rukia, some gen if you skim quickly.)


  - Bleach - [ English Fanart Site ] - Somehow, I stumbled over another account that had a lot of art in it that I really liked. I feel like I've seen this artist's work before, but it's not on my list so far as I can tell, so... well, if it's a re-rec, it wouldn't be the first time. Anyway, there's actually not a whole lot of Bleach color art here, not in comparison to the b&w lineart, but that's okay with me because I think the b&w stuff is a lot stronger. The artist does a fantastic job of capturing KT's style and drawing with sharp, clean lines, even when putting the characters into completely AU situations. One of the highlights of the site is the artist's take on Byakuya (that may be my bias showing through 6__6) and the way Grimmjow is drawn, both look especially fantastic every time the artist draws them. It's one of those sites that reminds me of why I can never really leave this series for long. (No real warnings/pairings.)


&nspb; - Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I stumbled over the link for this site tonight and got caught up in it pretty quickly. I'll warn ahead of time that it's not going to be for everyone, but it's got a lot of Ichigo/Orihime and Ulquiorra/Orihime art and, well, god knows I'm weak to anything with Orihime in it. Though, it was around the time I stumbled over the one Aizen/Hinamori image a fair ways into the gallery that I knew I was going to heartmark this site kind of a lot, since it's right up my alley. The artist isn't perfect, but she's improved over time and her art is really cute in places, and she's got a ton of potential, so I really, really want more from her. ♥ Plus, hey, there's a cute little RukiHime lurking a ways into the gallery links! I will do a lot for cute RukiHime art. :D<3 (Ichigo/Orihime, Ulquiorra/Orihime, some other het pairings, some gen.)


  - Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Ulquiorra gets a lot of really amazing fanart in this fandom and he does have a really great character design, so I often find myself on art sites for him even when I don't mean to. But this site is a prime example of why! The early art starts out pretty good, but the artist steadily gets better and better (not to mention that there's a ton of art here) until she's doing just beautiful work for the character, especially in his released form. And, hell, this site is worth visiting for the image of three various forms of Ulquiorra out on an ice rink because that's kind of awesome. And the Halloween Arrancarr! But mostly it's just one of those sites with amazing image after amazing image and the intese desire to snag this artist and drag her away into all my other fandoms because I like her work so much. ♥ (No warnings/pairings.)


  - Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Another artist who uses almost sepia tones in her art and I'm still weak to that. While I appreciate the Ulquiorra and/or Orihime art that the artist is obviously fond of, one of the really nice surprises about this site is that the artist also focuses on a solid collection of the other characters! Even with the artist's doodles and sketches, there's a lovely quality to all the art and a solid amount of it to be found here. You'll mostly want to visit the site for the UlquiHime art, but occasionally there's a lovely one of Orihime by herself or the Hueco Mundo characters/designs or things like tiny baby Ishida crying on Ryuuken and it's too adorable to miss or a fantastic one of the Bleach girls in dresses and laughing in a giant pile. This was a really fun site tonight! (Ulquiorra/Orihime, some gen.)


  - Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Another artist who uses almost sepia tones in her art and I'm still weak to that. While I appreciate the Ulquiorra and/or Orihime art that the artist is obviously fond of, one of the really nice surprises about this site is that the artist also focuses on a solid collection of the other characters! Even with the artist's doodles and sketches, there's a lovely quality to all the art and a solid amount of it to be found here. You'll mostly want to visit the site for the UlquiHime art, but occasionally there's a lovely one of Orihime by herself or the Hueco Mundo characters/designs or things like tiny baby Ishida crying on Ryuuken and it's too adorable to miss or a fantastic one of the Bleach girls in dresses and laughing in a giant pile. This was a really fun site tonight! (Ulquiorra/Orihime, some gen.)


  - Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I stumbled over this tegaki account the other day and I'll admit that it took me a bit to get into it, but once I did, I was kind of seriously drawn into the artist's work. Partially because I'm a sucker for the Urahara/Yoruichi pairing--which the artist clearly loves and has a ton of fun with--but also because there's just a sense of badass to everything and there's some really fun Urahara stuff. Sure, I came there for the ship art, but I also really loved the artist's Urahara + Hiyori art, the Urahara + Shinji art (which is just as hilarious as it should be), and even the occasional extra Shinigami or Arrancar tucked here and there. The art might not be for everyone, but given that it's mouseart and I'm easily drawn into badass stuff, I totally enjoyed this and will be keeping an eye on the artist in the future. ♥ (Some Urahara/Yoruichi, some gen.)


  - Bleach - [ Pixiv Account ] - Okay, granted, there's not a ton of art here yet, but! (And you can find what there is here, to make it easier.) The artist hasn't been doing Bleach art that long and she's doing these really bright, vivid colors that I totally love and, yeah, okay, I'm weak to adorable as hell chibis of Ichigo and Orihime. There's also a gorgeous set of Orihime images from 425 that have the same amazingly bright uses of orange that I'm in love with and there's more chibis and I'm hoping that the artist will continue to post more and more and just. SO MUCH CUTE THAT I COULD EXPLODE and I love the artist for being an Orihime fan as much as I love it for the ship potential and for the adorable as hell lines and colors and concepts. This is why I can't quit Bleach fandom, not really ever. (Some potential Ichigo/Orihime, but mostly gen.)


  - Bleach - [ Pixiv Account ] - Well, as long as I was in the Bleach corner on Pixiv, I could hardly resist poking around a little, now could I? One of the things I've always liked about the J-fandom of Bleach is that they can get me interested in a lot of things that I'll scroll right on by with in the English fandom, for whatever reason. And this artist has two of those things--Espada art (focusing on Szayel-Aporro and maybe Nnoitra), some of which are really amazing, and also Ulquiorra/Orihime, which I want to like, but... *waves hands vaguely* But this artist does a really great job of making me want to look at all of their art, to go back over it even when I know I've seen all their art before. Because the lineart is really sharp and the details can be really amazing and it's just. Beautiful artwork. (Espada/Szayel-Aporro, some Ulquiorra/Orihime, maybe some gen if you step carefully.)


  - Bleach - [ Pixiv Account ] - There's not a ton of Bleach art here, really only six images, but! I stopped by because of the most recent (at the time of this rec) Urahara/Yoruichi image that's just gorgeous and followed back to the rest of the gallery and. Even if it's not a lot of art, what's here is really all gorgeous. The Kuukaku image is also just stunning as all get out and the artist did some really excellent Shinji images and just. I'm kind of a little bit in love and I couldn't resist--even if I really hope there's more in the future. *__* (Nothing consitent enough to warn for.)


  - Bleach - [ Pixiv Account ] - This artist's favorite character is clearly Shinji, but it's hard to mind when there's such enthusiasm for the character and the artist has really improved tons over the course of the gallery, even when they started out solid. But the more recent stuff--like Shinji and Hiyori ready to battle or Shinji in his shinigami robes or Shinji and Urahara in the park or a group image of the Vizards--is really fantastic stuff. Very occasionally there's also an image like Orihime and Tatsuki, but the majority of the account is very focused on Shinji and it... it kind of reminds me of how much I came to love the character, how great an addition he was to the cast in Bleach. The interactions with the other Vizards or Ichigo or Aizen or, oh, man, with Urahara, it's all just gold--both in the manga and in this artist's hands. (Nothing I'd really say is shippy, this is a pretty gen account.)











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