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- Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - *shimmers* Oh, it didn't take long for me to fall in love with this site at all. But, then, I tend to be a sucker for Renji/Rukia fanart, obviously. Though, it was also little things like that the artist has this rough, edgy style that works really well with Bleach, that there were a couple of Urahara/Yoruichi illustration that were cute (I especially liked the one with naked!Yoruichi <3), that there are some really fantastic Zaraki illustrations, and that there's a lot of other art. Just about any dynamic (whether pairing or just friendship) were drawn somewhere on the site, even one Ichigo/Orihime! My favorites were the Renji/Rukia ones, the artist just captured the feel of the pairing (especially whenever Renji's all bloodied up, he looks good, though, the one of her in normal civilian clothes sitting in his lap? SO much love. ♥), but it's also nice to see a site that draws so many of the various characters tucked away all over the site. I really can't express how much I loved going through the gallery of the site--the art may not have initially blown me away, but it was one of those sites where the cumulative effect got to me. The more I saw of the art, the more I started to really kinda like it. A lot. ♥ (Renji/Rukia, maybe a little Urahara/Yoruichi, Shunsui/Nanao, Gin/Matsumoto, occasional potential other pairings at times.)


- 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 - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I'm going to be kind of easy on this site because I've been looking for Urahara/Yoruichi fanart for awhile and I'm often easy when it comes to stylized art. Well, that and because there's an awesome strip of sketches from when Renji sat outside Urahara's shop and the little girl brings him out a bowl of dog food and scritches him behind the ear. I think I about giggled myself dizzy over that. ^_~ But it's also because I do sort of honestly like the Urahara/Yoruichi comics as you get deeper into the site and the concepts/sense of fun that the artist has with her art. A lot of it is almost reminiscent of oekaki, which I also have a soft spot for... so a lot of people may not like this site, but I tend to be all over stuff where the vibe fits the characters. Sometimes they're a bit silly, sometimes they're serious, sometimes they're playful, and almost always there's a casual ease inside each other's personal space or a freedom with their bodies that fits the characters for me. ALSO. I SQUEE OVER THE PIXELATED ICONS. SQUEE. (Urahara/Yoruichi, occasional R-level nudity.)


  - 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.)











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