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- Death Note/Bleach - mine.mine [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I know I've been to this site before (and saved the Bleach fanart even), but I can't find it on my recs pages, which makes me think that someone gave me the URL, but I can't find it in any of my notes.... Well. Anyway. Pretty, pretty site here. Despite not really knowing the Bleach characters that well yet (I'm only up to Ishida's introduction), I was entranced by the art--it's really pretty. The lines are fantastic and the colors subtle and also nicely done, all with really, really nice shading. I really like the artist's Raito, but she also does a gorgeous Rukia. .....this is a terrible rec, I'm sorry, but the art is good, there's a nice selection here, and so go see it? *shoves at* (Maybe a little Raito/L, but mostly gen all around.)

- Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I came across this site because the banner for the site had the most beautiful looking Renji on it and I was hoping it'd be a pretty site. I was not disappointed, the art is absolutely fantastic, very much in line with the art of the series itself, capturing the feel of the manga and drawing such squee-worthy illustrations. I went over the moon for the two gorgeous Ichigo illustrations, plus I love that there's an illustration of just about everyone of the main cast. The Orihime illustration is adorable, the Ishida one is gorgeous, the Rukia ones are lovely, and so on. There's just... this feel to the art that I really adore. I want mooooooooore from this artist~! Oh, and? That Renji one? Beautiful. *__* (No pairings/warnings.)

- Bleach - ZEROXCEED [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - There are a couple of really wonderful Rukia illustrations on this site--one of her looking out a window, a forlorn expression on her face and one of her standing amongs a bunch of crosses with a bird flying high above her... neither sounds terribly impressive when I try to describe them, but they both struck me as capturing the feel/spirit of the manga itself. There are also a couple of really gorgeous Renji illustrations as well as one or two very nice ones of Ichigo. All in all, this was a site that I really wanted more fanart from, because it's good art and there just wasn't enough of it there. *pouts* (No real warnings/pairings.)

- Bleach - KASOU * GAKKOU [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - There's not a whole lot of art here, but there's a decent amount and I find myself really kind of liking it. The artist does a lot of different styles and there's this one of Rukia in a pink tank top and low-riding jeans that's both... sexy and REALLY interesting for the sort of... it's not quite a gloomy feel to it, but you can tell she's not at peace or particularily happy and I LOVE the way the artist draws her hair. There are also a couple of REALLY nicely drawn CG-esque illustrations of Rukia and Ichigo (not necessarily like that, mind) that I thought were pretty and a couple of really nice Shinigami illustrations., my rec for this site sucks, but you should ignore that because it's a good site, really. *g* (No warnings/pairings.)

- Bleach/Naruto - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Admittedly, I'm not far enough into the Bleach manga to understand who a lot of the characters are on this site (I'm only on chapter 66 as I write this), but I'm going to rec the site anyway, because the art is pretty. The artist does that soft-but-not-girly/delicate/too soft sort of style that I love so much and just draws so... solidly well with her lines that I find myself intrigued by the series/characters all over and again it makes me want to run back to the manga to finish reading the rest of it. And then there's the Naruto art... oh, man, right from the beginning I was in love; the artist does a gorgeous 4th, her lines are fantastic, her use of color subtle but still interesting, and I mentioned the whoel drop-dead gorgeous, thing, right? There's one about halfway in where he's smiling this incredible smile that just breaks my heart and fall in love all over again. ....which seems to be a theme with this artist. ♥ (Maybe a few hints there and there, but mostly gen.)

- Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - You know, I don't think I'm being biased when I say that I think this artist's Renji/Rukia illustrations are even better than her Ichigo/Rukia or Gin/Rukia illustrations, somehow they just look... even better. Some of her later illustrations with the latter pairings do look good, but it's really the Renji/Rukia ones that made me wibble with love. However, all her art has a really Bleach-esque feel to it, even when it's not really the exact same style as the series. Her coloring is good, her lines and details are good and she draws a really adorable Rukia (if Rukia can be called adorable >_>) and a gorgeous Renji. There's also a fantastic one of Ichigo, Rukia, and Renji in Shigami clothes and she does great illustrations of just the Shinigami. Her Gin looks great, her Renji looks great, her Ichigo looks great, etc., etc. Very worthwhile to visit the site, I think. ^_^v (Some Ichigo/Rukia, some Renji/Rukia, some Gin/Rukia, some gen.)

- Bleach/One Piece - Paradise View [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I... am slowly developing a strong fondness for Sanji/Luffy and I'm not entirely sure why. I couldn't even come up with an armchair psychobabbly reason for why the pairing would work or anything, I just know that something about it appeals to me. And then I stumble on a site that has OMG ART THAT IS SO FREAKING CUTE (it's the kind where the artist is really good with her style--yeah, it's very chibi-esque, but her colors and lines absolutely rock, the inking looking very profession and her colors are really well done and the poses are ADORABLE and all that) and I just become further convinced that there might be something to the pairing. And, hey, if it fits with my ZoroxNami fondness, all the better. *coughs* >_> Plus, I love seeing the artist's cat!Sanji and cat!Luffy lounging all over each other. And then there's the Bleach art that's much the same--the artist draws a fantastic Kon that I just want to pick up and snuggle with. And when the artist does her little chibi Rukia or Ichigo with him? OMG SO ADORABLE AND PERFECT. XD (A little Sanji/Luffy, no Bleach pairings.)

- Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - The gallery proper of this site? The lines are a little off, but the artist's poses/concepts and level of detail really work with the Bleach series. I think it might actually be the scanning and resizing the images that does it more than her lines, because the artist is really talented. It's nice that she does a variety of characters as well, even if they're mostly the Shinigami. However? The real reason you want to go here is to find the b&w sketches and the comics. The b&w sketches are adorable and really fun (there's a beautiful one of Byakuya sitting in a window at night) and the comics... well, there are two of them and they make my growing Renji/Rukia fangirl swoon. They're really well-laid out and detailed, really getting across the quiet heartache of the characters in the first one and a really cool take on the fight between Ichigo and Renji and Rukia's (sort of) reaction to it. (No real warnings/pairings, though, maybe a liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiittle Renji/Rukia.)

- Bleach/Cardcaptor Sakura/Harry Potter - Edamane Sircus [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Ohhh, I love the three top illustrations on this site (they're random, so you have to keep refreshing/re-clicking onto the main page), they're just... beautifully colored and nicely detailed and I knew I would love this site after seeing them. The CCS/CLAMP art is really pretty, the colors are just excellent and, c'mon, you know you want to see Yukito with bunny ears and holding chibi-bunny!Yue, Sakura, and Syaoran in his arms while talking to cat!Eriol. XD But there's also a nice one of Eriol with Ruby Moon and the best comic with Clow and Syaoran. The Bleach art is even better, just beautifully colored and there are a couple that utterly steal my breath away. And, finally, the Harry Potter art is just as adorable, it uses the same sense of lovely colors and nice details to create a really... warm feeling, I guess. And that's what I like about these illustrations, they're all that pretty, warm sort of style, even if they're not particularily nice illustrations? Plus. You know. ADORABLE Remus. ♥ Good, good site. (Errr... maybe some vague shounen-ai? But seems more gag/silly than anything.)

- Prince of Tennis/Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I wasn't going to rec this site at first, because I'm not sure how much the artist's style resonated with me, personally, but the more I started poking around, the more I realized that each illustration was starting to stand out for me, that I wanted to keep going with the site, because the illustrations were either amusing, they hinted at TezuAto, or they were occasionally REALLY GOOD--there's this absolutely fantastic one of Sanada that I think has Tezuka in the background and it's just... perfect. The colors are fantastic, the details are nice, and the FEEL... the intensity and strength of the feel I get off the illustration WITHOUT it being even close to shounen-ai... I fell in love with that. Which was my favorite piece on the site, but then there's stuff like the batshit Seigaku Halloween or Hyoutei at karaoke with the BEST expression on Atobe's face or the random cute group stuff or whatever. Plus, then you've got the Bleach oekaki that are scattered throughout the site that just really, really nailed the characters that they were drawing, I think. Gin's creepy smile was perfect. And the others were just... nice, worth checking out, I think. (I'm... not really sure I'm going to label this with any pairings, but Seigaku and Hyoutei-friendly.)

- Bleach - Black Rain [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - The earlier art on this site didn't knock me over immediately, but towards the more recent stuff, there's a dramatic shift in skill, the artist really has tightened up her work and the newest stuff is flat-out amazing. There's this blue and white one of Ishida that is just... quite possibly the most gorgeous fanart of him, like, ever. There's also a Byakuya floating around somewhere on the site that's just beautifully painted/colored and there's a lot of really nice fanart of Gin (and his creepy smile .__.) and Byakuya (who looks just... cool) scattered across the site. Or the one of Ichigo and Renji snarling right in each other's faces that was SO COOL. XD And I like this site mostly for her recent stuff, for the stuff I hope she'll continue to do, but it was also really fun to go through the oekaki and sketches, to see the cute Ishida/Ichigo fanart (which is a pairing that I know isn't implied in the series at all, but that I can't help being fond of, either <3), because the artist really keeps that sense of... how aggrivated they each are by the other. ♥ Well, okay, and a few lighter, softer moments, but I'm a dippy fangirl, so I don't mind those, either. Just... a really NICE site, I liked it a lot. ♥ (Some Ishida/Ichigo, some Gin/Byakuya, a lot of gen.)

- Bleach/Naruto - [ English Fanart Site ] - I probably only had to spot the beautiful Renji/Rukia illustration from this artist to know I was sold, but it doesn't hurt that there's actually a lot of Bleach art that's really well-drawn here. The lines are really, really pretty and the colors are wonderfully done and everything just sort of combines together for a really cool affect. Plus, that illustration of Neji? In those loose clothes? Holy crap, that one was hot. His eyes were amazing and the lines and just... god, everything about it was gorgeous. My only complaint about this artist is that there isn't more. *stomps foot petulantly* (No single pairing theme, really.)

- Bleach - Crimson [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Ooh, I like this site. The illustrations have this rough edge to them, a sort of more earthy-tone-ish sort of coloring that fits Bleach so well, the rough or jagged lines (that almost look like oekaki? but they seem better than that...) that really vibe well with the style of the series. And then you toss in that the artist does a really good selection of images and does these absolutely cool concepts--Byakuya and Zangetsu fighting, EEEE! *__*--and it's one of my recent favorites for Bleach fanart, I think. There are also some fabulous ones of Shunsui (sometimes with Ukitake <3) that look really, really great and ANYTIME the artist draws Zangetsu it's worth seeing and OMG Renji with the skeleton Halloween mask that I paused for a second to wonder if it wasn't a Hollow mask was SO COOL and... well, yes, about a million others I'd love to specifically point out. I guess the thing that stands out for me most about the site, though, is that the artist just NAILS the characters she puts her hand to, they actually feel like the Bleach characters, and the whole site is just full of that same energy that got me reading the manga in the first place. This is the kind of site that I've been looking for. ♥ (No warnings/pairings.)

- Bleach - kine in AQUA [ Korean Fanart Site ] - I've been to this site before for Prince of Tennis and her original stuff (which I had to go back through her gallery yet again because I adore the art so much) and was all *__*!!! over the potential that she might be doing some Weekly JUMP-based art and yay! She is! Her Bleach stuff is already absolutely gorgeous, there's just so much detail and these incredible colors and, god, that set of bookmarks she did is just beautiful. I just... I absolutely love the way her art looks and the only complaint I really have is that she doesn't have more D.Gray-man fanart yet (or Gintama, because that current top illustration is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen), because her style would be fabulous with the series. ♥ Much love. (Maybe a little shounen ai-friendly, but it's mostly still gen for now.)

- Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I might not have rec'd this site as I'm not sure I care for the way all of the characters look in the artist's style... except that I really, really like the way her Zangetsu looks, he's got all those sharp lines that just give off the same vibe the character does in the manga. There's this one color one of him sitting in a chair that's just... it looks really good. Plus, I liked the b&w comics that show she's got a really strong hand for details/lines and I really am rather fond of the way her Ukitake looks. A nice little site that I kind of enjoyed this morning. <3 (No real warnings/pairings.)

- Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - It took me a little bit to warm up to this site, but eventually I did because there's just so much art on the site and the further and further I got into the galleries, the more the artist's work tightened up and became really good. The best work on the site, I think, are the b&w comics, which really show off how much discipline the artist has, how well she can lay out a page and it looks good. Plus, the site is chock-full of Shinigami antics, especially focusing on Mayuri or Renji and the artist draws them both really well and, ooh, there was just a hint of Urahara/Yoruichi spread out through the pages (presumably set during their time after they left Soul Society) and that was bound to win me over. Even if you're not impressed by the art at first, keep poking around, I think the comics are definitely worth visiting this site for. :D :D :D (I got some shounen-ai friendly vibes, but no actual visible shounen ai content?)

- Bleach - nowhere [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Oh, man, there are few things I love more than a site with good Zaraki and Yachiru fanart, which, thankfully, there seems to be a fair amount of. Or, at least, they tend to get a lot of good fanart on sites for other things as well, but this site... oh, the love for those two, because they just could not be any more fun. ♥ The art starts off a little shakey, but you get about a quarter of the way into the gallery and the artist really picks up speed, to where the art is really damned good. The basic lineart is really fantastic and she does a lot of details, but mostly it's that the art stays so true to the feel of the series. That certain edge that Bleach has and I especially liked the b&w illustrations, you can really see how solid the art is in those pictures. Plus, yeah. Yachiru is so freaking cute and Zaraki looks just right and any time the artist drew Matsumoto I was in love and the group illustrations were fantastic. Much love for this site, too. (No real warnings/pairings.)

- Bleach/Naruto/Gintama - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - To be honest, I sat on the fence over this site for awhile, there was just little art that really grabbed me, despite it being rather well done art. But there were just enough of illustrations like that one of Team Gai or Yondaime that have these warm, comfortable-feeling colors that I was sort of teetering towards this side and then... there are the occasional oekaki of illustrations like Yondaime with ANBU!Kakashi and the main illustration gallery held a lot more art. That's where the real stuff I fell in love with was--more of those same warm, golden-like colors and absolutely adorable stuff like Orochimaru, Jiraiya, and Tsunade as kids or lovely Byakuya and Renji or just enough really quite cute Gintama fanart that I had to toss in there, too. Lots of different concepts/poses, lots of really pretty elegant characters or absolutely adorable fun characters, there's a good range here and that always wins points with me. Plus, I just love the colors, I don't know why. XD (Hmm, maybe a little Byakuya/Renji, but I'm not willing to label any other pairings.)

- Bleach - Gia [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Really, it was the Byakuya that did me in with this site. Because, damn, he's pretty in that first illustration of him, the beautiful shades of gray/very faint slate-blue and dark, dark blue, making it seem almost black&white, but still colored, so elegant in that way he has. Sometimes I fall in love with a site because a single illustration hits me so hard, even if there's not a ton of art, I fawn over the site anyway. But! Then you also start going through the rest of the gallery and there's a lovely Kira here or that beautiful oekaki of Rukia crying/smiling and clutching at Byakuya's shoulder or another beautiful Kira illustration or Ukitake with THE BEST HAIRDO EVER or oekaki of just about every single Shinigami or a beautiful Ukitake wiping blood away from his lips and so on. Just... there's enough lovely art here that I desperately want more. (No real warnings/pairings, I wouldn't say.)

- Bleach/Naruto - candy*store [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - You know, I don't often go out of my way for Team 10 art, largely because there's not enough of it for me to seek out, but I saw a cute banner on a site elsewhere, decided to check it out, and was pleasantly surprised. Though, the first illustration I saw on this site was actually a Kiba one that was fantastic and while not everything was as impressive, there was a ton of art on the site that's just... I mean, if you're a Shikamaru fan, I think this is one of the must-see sites. The artist makes really good use of her style, with those gold-green tones she uses, the lines are good, and occasionally the characters look just awesome. I mean, there's this one of Shikamaru standing next to a Temari in a black dress where she looks utterly gorgeous. Or there's a Gaara one in front of candles that has such a great look to his eyes or Shikamaru's father with baby!Shikamaru which is utterly adorable or Shikamaru and Temari holding hands just outside of the frame of the illustration at sunset or the ADORABLE kid!Neji being held by his dad or that other incredibly gorgeous Kiba or--well, yes, you get the idea. Ooh, ooh, and one must TOTALLY go for the Sandsibs illustration that's all kinds of cool! XD But I also mustn't forget about the Bleach, which... okay, to be honest, there are only about five illustrations that I really liked, but how could you NOT go for that fantastic one of Renji holding up a cat? Or the really, genuinely lovely Hitsugaya illustrations? I had to include it! XD (Maybe a little Shikamaru/Temari, but there's a lot of gen and no Bleach pairings.)

- Bleach - Yasmin [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Okay, so you know how I can be won over with a single illustration on a site? Yeah, Yoruichi and Urahara sharing a piece of cake while she licks a spot off his nose? Where it's beautifully drawn and colored and oh-so-sexy? I am all over that. Honestly, that's the illustration that tipped me over with the site, but the whole thing is very nice and it's an interesting mix of random art. I mean, there are a lot of unusual pairings (I believe I spotted an Ichigo/Nanao in the sketches section), but the artist keeps a sense of the characters and they're pretty to look at and she uses that not-quite-sketch-like style really, really well. And how could I resist a site with a couple of cute Aizen/Hinamori illustrations? Nothing much going on, just him helping her with her hair or kimono, but still cute and I wibbled. Or! Hitsugaya and Matsumoto where he's getting all tangled up in her scarf and it's great. But, yeah, the two Urahara/Yoruichi illustrations? Totally my favorites. *__* (There are so few pairing themes, but you could maybe count Urahara/Yoruichi, Aizen/Hinamori, Shunsui/Nanao.)

- Bleach - Baby [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I think it was one of the illustrations of Ulquiolla that first made me really sit up and take notice of this site, because the nearly black and white softness with just the hint of dark blue for his eyes was just striking to look at. Then there was this one of Aizen where the lines of the drawing were nice, but there was this almost kaleidoscope pattern to the coloring that was just beautiful. Then there a bunch of really nicely drawn illustrations of various characters, all with lots of detail and interesting uses for colors and really effective poses/concepts. Toss in a few really cute illustrations that are almost chibi-esque and Urahara and Ukitake playing chess while Yoruichi lounges around and eats pocky (you can tell I sort of loved that one, eh? XD) and a lot of really neat Ichigo fanart and you've got a site that I quite liked. (No real warnings/pairings that I am going to count.)

- Bleach - ZZB Propagate [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - So much of my fondness for this site is wrapped up in my fondness for Renji, especially when an artist manages to capture that rough, sharp edged feeling to the character. The artist isn't always perfect, sometimes the illustrations get too far into that style and lose the prettiness that Bleach has, but overall... I combed through the artist's galleries for stuff like Zaraki in the middle of walking away or the kick ass black and white Shinigami group illustrations or the surprisingly gorgeous Renji/Ichigo one. I admit that I probably only saved half of the images (and I save a lot), but that doesn't really deter me from happily rec'ing this site. When the artist is on her game, she does some really kick-ass work, especially if you're a Renji fan. :D (Occasional hints of het/yaoi pairings, but no real themes and lots of gen.)

- Bleach - Love Drop: B [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I admit, I tended to skip over a lot of the illustrations on this site because they weren't my pairings, but... I wound up having to rec the site anyway, despite the Ichigo/Rukia art. For one thing, there's a lot of art besides that pairing, a decent-to-goodly amount of Renji/Rukia, a lot of single character illustrations or group art, with some especially nice Renji/Rukia/Ichigo trio stuff, but mostly... the art is just really pretty. I have a weakness for artists who can make their colors just about gleam, the way the colors are so vivid without being gaudy. The artist is also really good with making these images that feel really professional, whether because there's a lot of background detail or because the layout of it is really well-put together or what have you. Plus, yeah, okay. The image of Hitsugaya with his face practically smushed into Matsumoto's boobs did help quite a lot. ♥ And, oh my god, the one with older!Karin and Yuzu was hot. Just... one of those sites that was fun to go all the way through and collect all the various art for different characters. (Ichigo/Rukia, Renji/Rukia, some other, and a lot of gen.)

- Bleach - cecile,Adieu! de cafe [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I suspect this site may not be for everyone, it might not even have been something that worked for me... except that I am weak to the Renji/Rukia fanart and I have an appreciate for stylized art, even if it's not my usual thing. The style used (and I've seen it many times before, but I wouldn't have any idea how to actually describe it) is one that works well for characters like Renji and Rukia (and the two or three Aizen/Momo illustrations on the site as well) when they're together, because how anyone could not find Rukia kissing a blushing Renji's cheek to be absolutely adorable, I will never know. ^_~ It helps that the darker reds and raspberries and deep purples work well for those characters as well and I just... yeah, I got my OTP fix from the site. ♥ (Renji/Rukia, some gen.)

- Bleach - [ English Fanart Site ] - [ You can find the artist's continued posts here. ] Normally, I don't link to single posts for fanart recs, but I'm making an exception here because HAHAHAHA BLEACH DOGGIES SO GREAT. I first came across this post by journal hopping, was terribly amused by Matsumoto and Hitsugaya as puppies (as well as entranced by the adorably cute art) and then hit the tags on the artist's journal to keep exploring and was completely won over by Ulquiolla puppy that was just so PERFECT. ♥ He totally looks like a doggie version of Ulquiolla, they all do, really, they're all instantly recognizable and that alone is genius. Plus, I really like the artist's style, it's very pretty and she does neat things with colors and, c'mon, Grimmjow puppy as a poodle. There's no way in which that is not awesome. (No warnings/pairings.)

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