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- Bleach - Strawberry Angel [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I admit, I'm probably largely rec'ing this site because of the pairing, but... well, hell, I think the illustration of Ichigo and Orihime running from the little pumpkin-headed Kon dolls should be seen by EVERYONE because it's that freaking cute. XD Other than that... yes, the art is very round and cutesy, but it kind of works for a pairing like Ichigo/Orihime, because it just sort of makes me want to pounce on them and snuggle them for hours while making the XD XD XD face. Plus? There's an absolutely stunning illustration of Nami with chibi Luffy and Orihime with chibi Ichigo by Haruka Sena in the gift section. *___* And just... yeah, the site was cute and fun and the first Ichigo/Orihime site I'd seen, so I had to rec it. ♥ (Some Ichigo/Orihime.)


- Bleach - invivi [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - *squee*squee*squee* Oh, I love this site. The early art is a little shakey, but about five illustrations in, the artist really tightens up her work and she has these amazing colors, they're bright and highlighted beautifully and shaded really well and yet the style is very distinctive and, oh, I know it's partially because the artist seems to like the Ichigo/Orihime pairing at least somewhat, but I'm just over the moon for this site. She draws the Bleach females fantastically, there are a couple of girls-only illustrations that just are so pretty and so kick-ass and I'm flailing with the inocherent love right now. (Obviously.) The most recent one of Ichigo and Orihime from the whole bank robbery thing? Such, such love. And the little Christmas chibis and, god, the artist does a beautiful Ukitake (the one of him and Shunsui back to back on the spring/summer day is so lovely) and I just... yes. Okay. I'll be over here flailing some more. (Enough Ichigo/Orihime that I'm counting it, but some potential Ukitake pairings, too?)


- Bleach/Final Fantasy X - Joyful cats [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I came here for the FFX fanart, which is really super-cute stuff, a lot of adorable Tidus/Yuna and some really nicely done Rikku fanart as well. But what really got me all wound up? The Ichigo/Orihime fanart that was adorable! ♥ This is probably the third or fourth Ichigo/Orihime fanart site I've come across and maybe that softens me up or makes me more suseptible to it, but I really liked the art. There were several illustrations that were just squee-worthy adorably cute that might not work for another pairing, but because Ichigo and Orihime can be fluffy cute together (in my mind, at least) and the artist's talent really grows stronger the more she draws. It helps, of course, that I totally flail over stuff like Orihime flying into Ichigo's arms or the super-cute hats she often has on her head or Orihime with kitty ears or an oversized shirt. Shut up, I'm easy, but it's CUTE. ♥ (Tidus/Yuna, Gippal/Rikku, Ichigo/Orihime.)


- Bleach - Swansong [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - So I'm up to... what? Four Ichigo/Orihime sites now? And this one is very hit-or-miss, there are a lot of illustrations that I don't know if they'll appeal to everyone, but when the artist did these incredibly stylized ones with these awesome colors? Like the current background page for the main Bleach gallery of Orihime bending over Ichigo, her beautiful hair floating all over the place? Wow. It's just... that's my type of art right there, the colors that practically shine and glow, the long, sweeping lines of her hair and their clothes, the way there are practically sun flares on the images in the way they shine. I love that kind of art. But it's also the Renji/Rukia ones that are so awesomely composed, the one of Rukia draped across Renji's lap with the fall background outside the screen door, where there's all these brilliant autumn colors used? I llove that kind of stuff. Not everything about the artist's style is perfect, but she hits the nail on the head (as far as what I want to see) often enough that I just fell in love. ♥ (Ichigo/Orihime, some Renji/Rukia, a hint of Hitsugaya/Hinamori.)


- Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I haven't had a lot to say about Bleach lately, which is partly because the new characters haven't really caught me and partly because I've been sinking into my favorite pairing for the series, which is sort of all I've really wanted lately. Ichigo/Orihime is rapidly approaching being a complete OTP for me, so I thought, what the hell, I'll go look for some fanart, see if there are any new sites around. Not much later, I stumbled over this site, which has some fantastic art, it's very much in KT's style but still enough with the artist's own spin on it, that I just love it. The art is so bright and clean and cute, which is almost sort of a necessicity for any happy pairing with Orihime. The artist uses those same shades of warm oranges that both the characters have and makes them really sweet and nice and then draws the characters kissing at sunset or lounging around in a bed together. It wasn't enough that there was Ichigo/Orihime fanart? They actually get to touch each other, too? a;sldalkjslakjsdf HAPPINESS. Though, really, as much as the site touched my OTP fangirl, it's actually really solid, pretty art. (Ichigo/Orihime, a little Ulquiorra/Orihime, a tiny smidge of Renji/Rukia. Some not safe for work content in a small handful of images.)


- Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Another site where I'm not sure anyone would be precisely won over by it, but if you like the Ichigo/Orihime pairing, you'll probably find something you like on this site. One of the first things that made me like the site, actually, was the way the artist draws Ichigo's expressions, he has that smirk and/or scowl that I really loved about the character so much. And the art is a little shakey early on, but the artist's recent stuff is getting really quite pretty, especially the way the artist draws Ichigo's hair in his eyes or Orihime's hair flowing all around her head. ....I'm weak to that sort of thing, okay? And this site was nice, it was a solid fix for a pairing I don't get nearly enough of. Especially since they get to kiss and touch and stuff in the gallery, without it being outright hentai. I love that ridiculous amounts, too. ♥ (Ichigo/Orihime.)


- Bleach/Katekyou Hitman Reborn! - Orange Blossom [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This site is not going to be for everyone, I imagine a lot of the appeal for me was in the Ichigo/Orihime-friendly gallery, because I really crave this pairing a lot. However, I honestly liked the adorable fanart for these two, it's a lot cuter and fluffier than I usually go for (even with Bleach in general), but they're one of the pairings that can get away with it. Plus, you know, I'm a sucker for illustrations with them hungging or holding hands, especially when Orihime is kind of really adorable. The site isn't going to win anyone over, but if you enjoy the pairing, you'll probably get something out of the site. As for the Reborn! art, it's very solid and I don't know if I'd have come here just for the illustrations for this series, but I genuinely enjoyed going through the gallery. The artist shows a lot of promise and I liked that she's drawn several of the different characters, that's always a plus in my book. :Db (Ichigo/Orihime, no real pairing themes for the Reborn! gallery.)


- Bleach - Sunflower [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Admittedly, I've been seeking out every single Ichigo/Orihime fanart site I can find and I'm quite desperate for art of the pairing, so what appeals to me isn't going to appeal to everyone. But I liked this site, for a couple of things. First, there's kissing and touching! That rarely seems to happen with het pairings--sure, there's lots of hugging fanart to be found or hand-holding, which are both sweet and very nice. But sometimes I like actual kissing, too! Second, the artist has these fun little comics where she's changed around moments from canon and had a little fun with role reversal and I had to smile at them. But, yes. The artist shows a lot of promise and I enjoyed going through the site, that's all I need. (Ichigo/Orihime.)


- 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 devART account where I've been watching the author for awhile and I'll grab up any Ichigo/Orihime illustrations she does for the bits&pieces section (and will probably continue to do so) because they're really lovely. The colors are these pretty oranges and golds, there's almost a shining effect to them, but what I love most is... how much detail and strength is put into the artist's work. I especially love her Shun Shun Rikka Christmas illustration, it's so delightful for those two. ♥ They're just very solid, strong images, they're actually very interesting to look at! That doesn't happen nearly enough for Ichigo/Orihime art. And her Gin/Matsumoto art is very nicely done as well and you can occasionally find other pairings (like Renji/Rukia) or stand-alones (like Nel) among the art, too. (Ichigo/Orihime, some Gin/Matsumoto, some other het.)


- Bleach - [ English Fanart Site ] - What caught my attention about this artist's account was the multi-page Ichigo/Orihime comic, Claro de luna which is really lovely, sweet, just a little heartbreaking, and just really hit me right. It's an 11-page comic (12 if you count the cover) about that scene where Orihime says goodbye to Ichigo, except it goes a little differently this time (not much, just a little) and I love how romantic it is in the same way that that scene in the manga was. I felt the same sense of wanting to melt into a puddle of OTP goo over the comic, so I know that it hit me right. ♥ There are a few more pieces in the artist's gallery, most of them are pretty gen, but focus on those two characters still. It's a really solid little account and I'm definitely looking forward to more from this artist. (Ichigo/Orihime.)


- 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 is another site with not a whole lot of Bleach (Ichigo/Orihime) art but what's here is so tempting to me that I just can't resist it, because I've seen tango with me on so many favorites lists and a;sdlkfja;slkjslkj it's so awesome. It's definitely my favorite piece of this artist's, the colors that look like proper anime cel-style colorings, the looooong legs for both of them (I have a weakness for that, shut up), the gorgeous hair and clothes, the really awesome pose, it just. Makes me happy. Plus, the artist has occasionally done a few slightly between-PG13-and-a-light-R rated material (a;sdlkfjasl;kj taken over by you makes me happy, too, shut up) and so the fact that there's not a ton of art here doesn't bother me because it's all stuff I really liked. *__* There's even a Renji/Rukia dancing pic as well and what I wouldn't do for more of that kind of art. *__* (Ichigo/Orihime.)


- 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.)


&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 - [ 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.)














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