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- Harukanaru Toki no Nakade - [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - I really adore the way this artist draws Yuki, I just... want to snuggle him all the time, he's so cute and pretty. ^_^ Plus! There's one of Yuki brushing Hisui's hair that just absolutely makes me melt into a little gooey puddle. XD The artist also does a lovely Takamichi and the shounen ai between Yukitaka and... um... whatever not!Yorihisa's name is. Which struck me as an odd pairing, but the art can be really lovely--there's one of them in official robes that's just got the most amazing details on the clothes. (Some yaoi/shounen ai.)


- Harukanaru Toki no Nakade - [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - .....wow, that's some gorgeous Yorihisa/Tenma. *_* I tend to waffle back and forth between this pairing and Tenma/Akane, and sites like this are the reason I keep waffling on back over to Yorihisa/Tenma--the illustrations are lovely, that soft, manga-like look to them, soft colors, soft lines, sweet, romantic poses for the characters... it all appeals to the sappy fangirl in me, who coos cutely and says, "Look~~ Wouldn't this be a nice pairing to like~~?" And, yes. Yes, it is. *sparkles* Wonderful site, wonderful art, I love. Plus! A gorgeous Tomomasa/Takamichi illustration that I continue to sparkle over even as I write this rec. *_* (Mostly Yorihisa/Tenma, one or two other pairings.)


- Harukanaru Toki no Nakade - [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - ....oh, my god are these illustrations gorgeous! *_* They're those stunningly beautiful, soft, pastel colors that just make me drool, they're so beautiful. I admit, Tomomasa/Yorihisa isn't a pairing that's ever occurred to me, but it's not like I'm running away, screaming, either. It doesn't really show up on my radar. This site's illustrations, though... I'm just... wow, those are pretty. There's this one of them in their usual outfits, but the clothes have these amazing details and there's this incredible dragon behind them... just... guh. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. I can't say that enough. *_* (Some very, very mild Tomomasa/Yorihisa if you want to see it that way.)


- Harukanaru Toki no Nakade - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Well, since the HaruToki anime series is starting up, I wanted to spend some time combing the Byakko J-webring to find some Tomomasa/Takamichi fanart and this is one of the first ones I found that I don't think I've visited before. The very first illustration on the site that I saw was indeed one of Tomomasa and Takamichi with these lovely muted colors and their hair drawn with these beautiful shoujo waves that I'm such a fangirl for. And you can tell the artist really has a thing for Yukitaka, since you see him with a lot of people, but the main pairings are HisuixYukitaka/TomomasaxTakamichi and there's a goodly amount of art here. (Note: Be sure to find the second gallery since it has more HaruToki/HaruToki2 fanart in it.) The art often times has a sort of... sketch-like feel to it, but it works for this artist, especially with the watercolor-like effects. And then there's one of Hisui pulling a nearly de-robed (and blushing) Yukitaka towards him that made my little fangirl heart squee with delight. There are several kissing illustrations on the site, actually, which makes me terribly happy. I really had fun with this site! ♥ (Some other shounen ai, but mostly HisuixYukitaka/TomomasaxTakamichi.)


- Harukanaru Toki no Nakade - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I could swear I've been to this site before, because the art looks familiar to me, but I cannot find it anywhere on my links page, so I'm going to assume that I just saw it previously and hadn't rec'd it before because it's a Tomomasa/Yorihisa pairing site. Which I probably wouldn't have rec'd except... damn, she does a gorgeous Tomomasa/Hisui. Really, that's the reason I rec this site--because her single-character illustrations of both of them are just lovely and I love, love, love the pretty colors used that vibe so well with the series itself. And, honestly? That one of Tomomasa and Yorihisa with all the incredible detail to their clothes as they're about to fight with the dragon in the background? Holy shit, that's good. +__+ Oh! Oh! And I almost forgot! The other reason I rec this site is the ICONS! \o/ I have tremendous, tremendous love for any site with icons that are OMFG SO CUTE. And these are. I love them. (Some Tomomasa/Yorihisa.)


- Harukanaru Toki no Nakade - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - For the first time in quite some time, I've finally come across a HaruToki site that I am sure I've never seen before, not to mention a Tomomasa/Takamichi one, not to mention a site with pretty art! <3 I really like this artist's use of color, even when her proportions are a little off sometimes, the illustrations have these... light, soft, gentle, almost mist-like feel to them that really works for me with this series. Her Takamichi is utterly adorable, her Tomomasa (and Hisui *_*) is gorgeous, and that Tomomasa/Takamichi are lovely--there's one of Tomomasa with his hair pulled back, in modern clothes, book against his chest, and sleeping that is just... WOW, it's BEAUTIFUL. And then there's the b&w one of Hisui with this weapons in the foreground with him in the background that looks SO COOL. And then there's the Tomomasa/Takamichi comic that has really great shading and lines and then there's the gorgeous blue-tinted/colored one of Tomomasa with his head in Takamichi's lap that has some of the most beautiful colors ever and a beautiful one of Yukitaka leaning over to kiss Hisui's temple and just... god, fangirl ahoy over here. The art is really quite lovely. ♥ (Tomomasa/Takamichi and Hisui/Yukitaka, maybe a liiiiiiiiiiittle Yoritada/Yukitaka.)


- Harukanaru Toki no Nakade - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Holy hell, I think my brain just exploded from the sheer beauty of this site. I don't know how I haven't seen this artist's site before because her art is just flat-out incredible, from the amazing CG style of art to the incredible colors that she uses, each illustration is just... really, I'm so, so impressed. And, hell, these aren't even my pairings. The strength of her art is evident especially in her recent stuff, which is just tremendously detailed and... well, her favorite character is obviously Isato and each illustration of him is incredible to see, but I personally wound up just staring at the Kagetoki illustrations because they were just... I mean, every last detail of his clothes and the incredible way his hair is done and the beautiful colors used for him... really, the site just sort of reduces me to incoherency. The first individual Kagetoki illustration is just.... *gibbers* Oh, oh, and that first one of Benkei? Oh, my god was that gorgeous. From his face to his hair to the hood he's wearing to the flames in the background, just... holy shit, that's gorgeous. The whole site is just... awesome. *____* (Frequent Isato/Karin, a little bit Katsuzane/Karin, a little Katsuzane/Isato, a little Kagetoki/Hinoe, and the various incarnations thereof.)


- Death Note/Gintama/Final Fantasy VII/Harukanaru Toki no Nakade/Howl's Moving Castle - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I think half of the reason I had to rec this site is the sheer size and variety of the place. There are several different series here and while I'm not that wild about everything here, there's just enough really solidly done art to get me to fall off the fence onto the side of recommending it. I'm not as crazy about the sketches, a lot of them are loose and easy and just not to my taste, but when the artist actually focuses her talent, she can create something really cool, some of her art looks really fantastic. Plus, hey, one of the better HMC sites I've seen! :D And when the artist does that painting-like style with her colors? The art is actually really pretty strong--there's a beautiful close-up of Howl. And I adore the artist's Katsura (from Gintama) and the HaruToki3 art is actually probably the strongest of the bunch, I don't have any reservations about it. The detail is nicely strong (especially with the outfits and the characters' hair) and I really do have a strong fondness for the artist's color work. So, I'll give it a thumbs up. <3 (Possibly some HaruToki3 yaoi pairings, some Howl/Sophie, but it's mostly a gen site, I'd say.)


- Harukanaru Toki no Nakade - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Okay, I absolutely cannot remember any of the HaruToki3 characters' names, so this is a little like me trolling for fanart of an original series, but... I know that eventually I'll know their names and I'll kick myself if I don't recommend these now. I just. Y'know. Don't know their names yet. But anyway. This art is gorgeous, there are all these amazing images with jewel-like colors that never look gaudy, instead they just look pretty. There's all this detail on the images, there's a good selection of various characters, and everything is so vivid and the current top illustration is like an incredibly detailed painting and just... wow, yes. So much love for this gorgeous site. (....um. :x)


- Harukanaru Toki no Nakade - AYA [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I sort of sat on the fence about this site for a little bit, still clicking through the galleries, slowly being won over by the long trails of hair here or the sweetly intimate pose there... and then there's this gorgeously red image of... um... the SekiTomo character in HaruToki3, I think? The one with the long red hair and the sword and the gem on his arm and, wow, it's just stunning. After that, the images struck me a lot more than they did at first, they impressed me a lot the more and more I clicked, but that one will probably always be my favorite from the site. A close second will be the gorgeously detailed one of him at night, all these shades of blue turning his hair almost purple and the beautiful outfit he wears and... yes. Really, really nice site for HaruToki3 fans. (....um. :x)


- Harukanaru Toki no Nakade - E.R.F. [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - God, I can't remember what HaruToki3 sites I've been to and which ones I haven't, I can't check my files since my computer is still in the shop, and so if I wind up recommending a bunch of ones I've already done... well, oops. But, man, this site is gorgeous. The kind that I can barely even describe or flail over because it's just so smooth and alsdfja;lsdfjalskdj Kurou is gorgeous. I love his wavy red hair beyond belief and then Masaomi was gorgeous, too, and my brain sort of went and shorted out because I do love those two together. (Well, as much as I can love them given that I'm mostly familiar with HaruToki1 and HaruToki2.) There's just so much detail, both in clothes and hair and eyes and there's this one of Masaomi catching Kurou as he trips or stopping him from going somewhere and I feel like I could stare at it for hours. *_* Seriously, their clothing is frequently just incredible, one of the absolute not-miss sites if you like either character or you like HaruToki3. Oh, oh, oh, and. I msut have been here before because the artist is that one! The one that did the gorgeous Tomomasa/Takamichi and Hisui/Yukitaka! So many details and such gorgeous colors and exactly the kind of art that makes me want to flail and search out more and more and more. ♥ (Masaomi/Kurou, a little other, and Tomomasa/Takamichi, Hisui/Yukitaka.)


- Saiunkoku Monogatari/Harukanaru Toki no Nakade - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - First things first, thank you to Tammaiya for helping me out with the Saiunkoku search engine so I could better search through the sites. Second, OMG YAY JAPAN LOVES ME AGAIN. See, I really love Shuuei/Kouyuu but I also really love Reishin/Kouyuu and kind of wanted it desperately. So when this site came along, with its gorgeous standalone character art and then a handful of really pretty Reishin/Kouyuu art, I was sent into fits of fangirl happiness. FITS OF FANGIRL HAPPINESS. Seriously, the art is so pretty and the art hits all the right tones with Kouyuu being such a hissing wet cat or surpisingly vulnerable in that way he has. There's also a surprising amount on the site, you can find a lot tucked away in the junk section. The site has one of the prettiest Ryuuren images I've seen, some fabulous Ran brothers art, and some very nice group art. Overall, the site probably would have been one of my favorites just for the skill of the artist, but the Reishin/Kouyuu put it over the top, definitely. ♥ As for the HaruToki3 fanart, it was very solid and often very pretty; the artist has a way with these bright, almost airy colors that I really like. I admit, I was more bowled over by the Saiunkoku art, but the HaruToki3 art is really nice and definitely worth a whirl through the site for. (Some Reishin/Kouyuu, some other het, some other yaoi, a lot of gen. HaruToki is a mix of various yaoi/het pairings and gen.)








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