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- Gravitation - Haruka Sena / Natural Songs [ Fan Art Site ] - No Gravitation fan worth their salt hasn't been to Haruka Sena's site; the art is so fantastically good that a lot of people mistake the work for originals by Maki Murakami herself. (Which, while flattering, yes, really sucks when people just take the art for their sites without any credit at all. It's fan art and you just don't do that! *stomps feet*)(*coughs* Um. I mean. Please, please remember that the art on this site belongs to the artist, not to the fandom at large, because she drew it and has never even put it in a doujinshi or anything. I know it's pretty, but it's not for us, you know?) Anyway. While going through my bookmarks, I came across the site again and just had to stop and drool. God, Yuki and Shuuichi look so gorgeous. (Hell, half the time, I think her art is better than the original manga.) Her lines are stunning, her colors are stunning, her sense for proportions and pose is stunning and I think I would follow this fanartist into whatever she did. Everything about the artist's work is just absolutely gorgeous and I could go on for DAYS about how much I love any given illustration. I mean, I sit here and stare at the works and try to come up with the words for them and... words fail, they do. But her artwork is one of the best fanartists period, much less one of the best fanartists for Gravitation. LOVE. ♥ (Yuki/Shuuichi, some other stuff.)


- Gravitation/Yami no Matsuei - VEJILIARNO ZAIDAN [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - Some of the art on this site is a bit... odd... to say the least, but some of the art is absolutely lovely. The soft pastels used so often are a really cool style here and Shuuichi so often looks absolutely gorgeous. The illustration on the main page is a good example of what I mean, and one of my favorites from this site. (So is the one of Yuki on the main Gravi sub-page.) I kind of tried to ignore the Shuuichi in girl's clothing images and focused more on the pretty art and cutecutecute chibis. ^_^ And also check out the Hisoka room for some adorable Hisoka art.


- Gravitation - [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - Not all of the art on this site is my absolute favorite, but there are some adorable chibis floating around, and I like most of the first row of art on the gallery page. I suggest to keep just clicking through until you find the images you like, because there is some really cute art here. (A little Yuki+Shuuichi.)


- Gravitation - Hide Out Base [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - I really like the art on this site, very colorful (but not gaudy) and sharp and clean, much like the original series itself (it sort-of-kind-of reminds me of a mix between the anime and the manga styles). But my favorite part is the Gravi icons/sprites!! XD So freaking cute!!


- Gravitation - Barguest [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - Awww, more cute Gravi art! ^_^v Semi-chibi, gorgeous colors, and quite well-drawn, this is one of the better sites out there. There are only a handful of illustrations, but they're quite pretty; I especially like the way the artist draws Yuki and Shuuichi's hair. Plus, I like shiney things. *_* (YukixShuuichi.)


- Gravitation - Hope [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - It's nice, for once, to see some pencil/pen-based art of some of the images rather than all the CG floating around. Don't get me wrong, I adore the CG styles, but sometimes it's nice to see the more 'traditional' style, too. Anyway, good style, clean lines, nice colors, and cute poses. Hiro in a Santa hat is adorable and the bad-ass Kumagorou made me laugh out loud. And the very first image in the Gravi gallery has Shuuichi in an... interesting... outfit.... Nice shorts, Shu-chan. o.O (Some YukixShuuichi.)


- Gravitation - CG Area [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - Wai! Cutecutecute! Not, like, disturbingly cute, but shiney cute! *_* Very pretty art, nice and bright but without being eye-scorching or gaudy about it, very fitting for the Gravi style. So pretty that I can't even get mad at them for putting Shuuichi in this shirt. ^_^;; (Yuki+Shuuichi and one Ryuuichi+Shuuchi.)


- Gravitation - barguest [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - This is one of those sites that didn't absolutely blow me away, but it was very good, very solid, very cute art, and it made me very happy, because Gravi fanart is solely lacking. However, there is one of a naked Shuuichi on a blue/black background that's just gorgeous, really doing a fantastic job on the colors of his hair, making it look like it has texture, getting his eyes shaded just right so that they look like they're glowing, and making him look just adorable. Plus, I just couldn't resist the cuteness that is Shuuichi in Seigaku's tennis outfit. XD (No real warnings.)


- Gravitation - [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - Gravitation is a series where this style of CG (the kind that make things look jewel-toned or almost like they're glowing) really lends itself well and I just can't get over how cute the art is here. This is especially nice since there's not a lot of Gravi fanart out there, much less stuff that I really, really like. This site errs on the cutesy side, but it doesn't suffer for that--I just want to scoop the little things up and huggle them to death. The art itself is really nice, the colors being an especially strong point. (Some Yuki/Shuuichi.)


- Gravitation - Strawberry Angel [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - Hey! I recognize this fanartist/doujinshika! She's the one that does those freakishly cute Gravi doujinshi that I just can't resist. Her on-line fanart seems to be even better since it doesn't have to go through a scanning process that dulls the colors and they're much more vibrant here. The art is just... cute, with nice colors, a little trouble with the proportions, but the artist captures Shuuichi's genkiness so well that I found myself not really caring. ^_^v (Yuki/Shuuichi.)


- Gravitation - [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - Oh, what darling art! XD And the colors can be beautiful and lovely. A lot of the art is overly cutesy, but if you keep clicking through the gallery, you'll see some of the most gorgeous illustrations, I especially love the holiday-themed ones. So pretty. There's also a fantastic illustration of Tohma that I think might just be the best Tohma fanart I've ever seen. And NEKO!SHUUICHI! SO CUTE! XD (Some Yuki/Shuuichi.)


- Gravitation - [ English Fanart Site ] - I've always found it interesting that English fen seem to provide the better Gravitation fanart than the J-fen (with the exception of Haruka Sena's fan art, which just blows EVERYONE out of the water) and this artist just further proves that. The illustrations are very nicely detailed, using a sort of sparkly CG effect that works really well with the Gravitation style--I mean, there's this one of Shuuichi in a green outfit with white wings that just... the level of detail is wonderful and the color practically shimmers and Shuuichi, against my better judgement of those horrible J-rock outfits, looks gorgeous. And then there's Yuki sitting on the couch with Shuuichi in his lap, where Yuki's hair is very nicely detailed and his eyes look gorgeous, and I'm just in massive love with those long, long legs and broad shoulders of his. *__* Oh, and open-shirt!Yuki with the chibi Shuuichi on his shoulder? VERY nice. *__* (Some Yuki/Shuuichi.)


- Saiyuki/Gravitation - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - A couple of things won me over with this site, despite that I'm not usually geared toward this pairing. First, I am a sucker for Sanzo fanart that's well-done. Second, holy hell, there is a ton of art and oekaki on this site. Like, it took me a good hour just to get through everything and there are so many of them that made me laugh or smile or melt into a puddle because they were so effing cute. It's not necessarily a site that will change your mind if you're not wild about the pairings in the first place, but it can provide some entertainment and I can't help but be charmed by the sheer warmth of the site. It's so cute and adorable and not the kind of site that makes me want to grit my teeth and twitch a lot, it just... made me smile and go, "Awww." a lot. There're a lot of genuinely funny little oekakis or prettily done characters or a handful of really stunning illustrations (there's one of Konzen carrying Goku where Goku's arms are wrapped around his shoulders that's just beautiful) or all the things that remind of why I like fanart so much. <3 Okay, now, there's only really one page of Gravitation fanart, so I was hesitant to include it, but a) there are over 15 illustrations on the page and I've rec'd sites for less and b) OMG SO CUTE. Yuki and Shuuichi are adorable, the oekaki illustrations are just too, too cute, and it's genuinely good art. That doesn't happen with Gravitation often enough. (Sanzo/Goku, Yuki/Shuuichi.)


- Gravitation - Praline-web [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - If I hadn't known ahead of time or looked at a lot of the URLs for this site, I admit that I may never have guessed that it was Gravitation fanart, because it's so stylized that it sort of doesn't look like the characters. However, knowing that it was Gravi art got me to look at it a little differently and just... holy shit, the cute! The colors are just adorable, all the pinks and purples work because Gravi is a series that goes well with them and because the artists chooses colors that blend well together and puts them in pretty styles, and the chibi-style artwork tops it all off. And, okay, really, it's the super-cute style that makes me just want to coo and scoop the little chibi/sprite/whatever Shuuichis up and snuggle them. Or the little chibi Yuki's that are often going "WTF?" or ~_~ in the background. ♥ Plus, c'mong, cat!Shuuichi is just so Gravitation. XD And I have a big weakness for the little... I don't know what you call them, sprites, I guess. They're almost fantasy-esque in style, but... I love that kind of stuff, so I liked it here, too? And the artist is really talented, she does great detail and keeps everything consistent and I totally get my OTP WAFFies off it and I love the pretty way she draws Eiri and did I mention the WAFFies? Because it totally feels like Valentine's Day through the entire site and I just feel... happy. The site isn't going to be for everyone, but I was utterly weak to it. ♥ (Yuki/Shuuichi, a hint of Ryuuichi/Shuuichi in some images.)














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