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- Naruto - concretegirl [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Another site that has art I don't usually find a whole lot of, but... there were a few Team 8 fanarts here that just completely owned. The artist's Ino is fabulous, I love that the girls get as much attention as the boys... of course, even as I say that, I'm bouncing over to the absolutely, utterly adorable fanart of tiny!Chouji next to a piece of giant cake that's actually really beautifully drawn. But the three of them all get their turns, there's great art for each of them and the artist uses these warm, almost-but-not-quite earth tone colors that go with the characters amazingly well. Plus. You've got stuff like the three of them as kids in Halloween costumes and it is the cutest thing ever. Or! Or! Chouji with the most amazingly beautiful butterfly wings or Ino being absolutely adorable as she's working in the flowershop or Ino and Shikamaru leaning back to back with this great use of color or amazing details out side her parents' shop or just the two of them walking along together or Shikamaru being a lazy ass or-- ....well, yes. I think this is an absolute must see for Team 8 fans. *__* (Lots of gen, some Shikamaru/Ino.)


- Naruto/Final Fantasy X/Final Fantasy VII - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I am totally recommending this site for two reasons--one, the Naruto diary art is absolutely adorable and, two, the FFVII fanart is really, really pretty. I was unsure about the site for awhile simply because there wasn't a whole lot of art actually on the site and it was tough to justify. But then I hit the diary and I really love the paint-like quality of the KakaIru art, the way the colors seem so much richer than most fanart, like I could almost take my fingers and actually feel the texture of the paint just by looking at them. Plus, it doesn't hurt that they're really pretty and are totally about Kakashi annoying the hell out of Iruka in that way they have. ♥ Then the FFX and FFVII fanart isn't that extensive, but what is there? PRETTY. There's an absolutely gorgeous one of Lulu, a beautiful one of Yuna, a fantastic one of Reno, and one of THE prettiest Vincent fanarts I've ever seen. It's one of those sites that may not have a ton of art, but it makes up for it in style and quality, so I'll keep checking back every few months to see if there's anything new. <3 (Maybe a little KakaIru, a lot of gen.)


- Naruto/Bleach/Prince of Tennis - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Oh, man. This is totally my new favorite NejiHina site, because it's just gorgeous. I mean, the very first image I saw was of an older Neji and Hinata, where her hair had grown out and he was holding her close and she was blushing and it was just so soft and pretty and the colors practically shone in that way I love and I totally squeaked in happiness. The artist's lines are fantastic, probably my favorite type, the kind that are just the right width, look so clean, but then are just tremendously beautiful. The coloring helps even further, because the artist just has this style that... shines is the only way I can think to describe it. And, man, her NejiHina totally does it for me, because there are so many different poses and a certain sort of delicate intimacy that just works for the pairing. I get all wobbly every time I see them in kimono and Neji's pulling her close or the underwater kiss or-- ....not that NejiHina is the only pairing on this site, some of the Gaara/Naruto illustrations are fantastic, I love, love, love the one of them both as Hokage. And there's a ton of gen stuff that's totally worth visiting for. Then there's the Bleach section that started out with a beautiful Ikkaku/Yumichika, provided me with a gorgeous Renji in the oekaki section, and totally made me spaz for the pretty one of Yachiru doing Zaraki's hair. Also, I swear this site has one of Hitsugaya's face in Matsumoto's boobs again. You really cannot go wrong with either of those. The Prince of Tennis section is much the same, spending time between TakaFuji and InuKai for the most part and while I don't seek those pairings out often, when I stumble across them, it's nice. There's not a ton of art here for Tenipuri, but the handful of OishiEiji and couple of TezuRyo images also make it worth the visit? (Neji/Hinata, some Shikamaru/Temari, some Naruto/Hinata, a lot of gen. Bleach pairings are all over the place, a lot of gen. Taka/Fuji, Inui/Kaidoh, a hint of Oishi/Eiji, a hint of Tezuka/Ryoma.)


- Prince of Tennis/Naruto - Lovely Place [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - There are two things that attract me to this site--the not-quite-chibi illustrations of pretty much every major team in the series were adorable. They're so cute and every one just gets more and more adorable and there's a ton of them and then there's the little winter!Seigaku one where they're all dressed up in warm clothes and walking together and all the traditional couples and I just spaz from the cute. It helps that I'm really fond of the traditional pairings (TezuFuji, InuKai, OishiEiji, MomoRyo, etc.), but I really think these are some of the most adorable images I've seen even aside from that. The artist really knows how to draw the characters well without stepping too far over the cute line and into saccharine. The other thing is that I was really impressed by the artist's Naruto fanart, which is nicely polished and detailed. There's not nearly as much of it on the site as there is Tenipuri art, but the Gaara illustration alone makes the visit worthwhile. Well, no. Gaara and the really kickass one of ANBU!(?) Sasuke. And Naruto with the spiral on his stomach. And Hokage!Naruto with ANBU!Sasuke. *__* Such pretty colors, too. (Some implication of TezuFuji, OishiEiji, InuKai, MomoRyo, ToriShishi, AkutsuDan, OshiAto, other popular Hyoutei pairings. Worth a visit for both Seigaku and Hyoutei fans.)


- Naruto - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Argh! Okay, I was going to just skim this site, set it aside for later perusal when I had more time, and think about whether or not to rec it later when the Kakashi and/or Iruka as chibi kids art got to me. I mean, I was enjoying the bright, cel-style coloring and the really cute poses and the warm, fluffy without being too sugary feeling, and totally enjoying the super-cute KakaIru illustrations, but then the damn chibi kids just sunk me. I was also surprised at how well-drawn the comics on the site where--a lot of times I'll skip over them because artists don't have the time to really make them detailed or the lack of color brings out the flaws, but this artist has some really cute stuff in her comics, I love the way her Iruka looks and I love the sureness of the lines. But even more than that, you can tell the artist really had a lot of fun with the KakaIru art or the oekaki stuff where there are just pages of various images with cute concepts and I swear I want to just about explode into a shower of fangirl bits at some the cute art on the site. (Kakashi/Iruka, a little bit of Naruto/Hinata, and a lot of gen.)


- Naruto/Bleach - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - And, again, another site that I'm won over by because, zomg, Neji fanart that's occasionally really, really beautiful. Most of the artist's work in the main gallery seems to be very realistic style art, which I'm not entirely sure is my thing, but when she does ANBU!Neji on a moonlit roof with his cape fluttering in the wind? Gorgeous. Or Neji crumbled over with his hair spilling around him, ANBU mask laying cracked next to? Also gorgeous. I don't think the site will end up being one of my favorites, it's just not my cup of tea (though, the artist is tremendously talented), but I think it's definitely worth a poke around if you're a Neji fan, the artist does some really amazing stuff with his hair and eyes. As for the Bleach fanart, my feelings are about the same, that the super-realistic style takes a lot of talent, but it's not entirely my thing. But I did enjoy the art a lot, I really like the artist's coloring and the way she drew Ukitake's hair and, hey, any Shunsui/Ukitake fan is one after my own heart. (Shunsui/Ukitake, maybe a little Naruto/Neji, but it's mostly Neji gen.)


- Bleach/Naruto - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This site starts out all right and I'm not really sure what got me to be officially won over, but... I suspect it was that there's an actual variety of stuff here, the images where the artist puts about fifteen illustrations into one collage sort of impressed me because, wow, that's actually a lot of art. Plus, I'm a sucker for the softer, lighter colors used and the occasional image (I'm especially fond of the artist's Yachiru or Orihime) that's quite well done. I also had to eventually cave on the Naruto section because it was just... good, solid gen fanart and I don't see that often enough. There's a lot of trios (especially team 7) or a lot of Sasuke fanart that's got great perspectives and really good for oekaki fanart. Plus, yeah, okay, I'm a little bit easy when it comes to ANBU SasuNaru images. ^_~ (No real warnings/pairings.)


- Naruto - Pororoco [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Originally, I wasn't sure I was going to recommend this site, but... the artist quickly got really good, her Neji fanart is fantastic, and then she had NejiHina fanart! One with them being absolutely adorable little kids together and the colors were bright and lovely and it was just happy and I squeed. But what really, really won me over was the one of them a little older, Neji's hands on Hinata's shoulders as he leans against her back, Hinata's kimono half off her as she turns toward him and there are all these beautiful shades of gray and purple and beautiful patterns on the kimono and highlights in their hair and... love. So much love for my inner NejiHina fangirl. The artist has a really interesting style, it's sort of like a painting in the way she's colored/shaded the images, the colors feeling very rich and almost textured. You can tell the artist has a real fondness for Neji's character, so she focuses on him a lot, but I also enjoy the images of him with others and, omg, the Team 10 b&w comic is a thing of beauty for Lee and Tenten as well. I really, really liked this site. ♥ (Some NejiHina, some Neji gen.)


- Naruto - LAG [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Oh, I am just such the sucker for Neji fanart, especially if there's a lot of oekaki or a really good b&w lineart where the lines of his face--even in that ridiculous bird outfit from the ED credits--are just so perfectly done. Or when his hair is spilling over his shoulders and looks soft even in green and yellow colorized art or the awesome one of jounin!Neji and the flying slamming into Gai's face with his knee. That one was gorgeous. ♥ Which is about how I reacted to the entire site, squeeing and burbling happy over the amazingly soft, detailed art that has such a strong impact, even when it's a simple sketch of Neji in mid-fighting pose. And, okay, it certainly helps if you're a Neji fan when visiting the site, but I don't think he's the only reason to visit, there's actually a fair amount of other characters tucked in various corners, including a really surprisingly hot Jiraiya or a gorgeous Itachi. But if you are a Neji fan? MUST SEE, totally. ♥_♥ (No real warnings/pairings.)


- Naruto - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - *squees* More Team 10 fanart! Which means more LEE FANART, YAY. ♥ The site is so cute, the colors are warm and the kind that make you feel all fuzzy on the inside without being sugary. I knew I was going to be a little in love with the site when I scrolled through a couple of Lee and Neji illustrations to hit the one of Lee giving Tenten a piggyback ride and the little extra tag of her kicking him in the head at sunset. And, omg, omg, omg. Younger!Lee, with the longer hair or the shaggy haircut he used to have and I ADORE HIM SO CUTE SO CUTE SO CUTE. Again, this is what the site does to me, and I keep the squee in my recs to reflect how the art makes me feel, so shush. I like squeeing over the cute fanart, given that there's only so many ways to say, "Wow, this artist does some really cute things with colors and blah, blah, blah, pretentious art critique that's totally amateur, blah, blah, blah." Oh, and one more squee--the three images of team 10 posing for a picture with Lee and Neji at each other's throats? Fantastic. Hmm, seeing the cute LeeSaku fanart that I know I've come across before, I may have rec'd this site before. Eh, it deserves being rec'd again at any rate. ♥ (No real warning/pairing themes.)


- Naruto - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - And yet another site where I sort of waffled and just thought, well, I'll comb through it and save the stuff I think is cute and then probably wander off... and somewhere along the line, the absolute, utter adorableness of the characters when they were kids or the surprisingly hot group illustrations or the way the artist really grows stronger as you get further and further into the galleries or that there's team eight fanart and that totally doesn't happen enough (though, the one of kiddie!Ino dragging kiddie!Shikamaru up the stairs while they're both in kimono just absolutely owns me) or that there's a really good selection of almost all the characters or, holy shit, ickle wee Kakashi kicking Yondaime's leg with a terribly grumpy expression while Yondaime just ruffles his hair and it's the CUTES THING IN THE WORLD. Yeah, you can tell I totally loved this site. There is a bit of a focus on Team 8 or Shikamaru in particular, but it's got enough of everything that it should appeal to just about anyone, I think. ♥ (No real warnings/pairings, maaaaaybe a little ShikaIno if you're really looking for it.)


- Naruto - [ English Fanart Site ] - You know, I know the Nine-Tails is male (or at least the voice would indicate it is), but this artist's running theme of making the Nine-Tails female... actually really kind of works with the way it's done here. The "BitchKyuubi Collaboration" one? Where female!Nine-Tails is throwing a wicked smile over her shoulder as her arm is around Naruto, her red dress and nine orange tails swishing behind her? SO COOL. Because the art is... ehhh, it's not exactly rough, but it's got these sharp, jagged, pointed edges to the feel of it (something like that) and it ends up just being really cool and I might not have gotten onboard with such a concept, but I find it REALLY intriguing here. Then you add in that the artist does some really cool Jiraiya art and OMG I LOVE HER JIRAIYA/TSUNADE, which are also in that same sort of sharp, jagged, harsh-edged style that just WORKS for this artist. I'm repeating myself a lot, so I'll just end with AHAHAHAHA, OMG, YAY FOR JIRAIYA/TSUNADE~! <3<3<3 Totally worth checking this artist out. (Some Jiraiya/Tsunade, maybe a little bit of other pairings, but no themes.)


- Naruto/Slayers/Inuyasha - [ German/English Fanart Site ] - [ artist's deviantART account ] - This is one of those sites that I just sorta had fun with; the art was cute and adorable (especially the Slayers stuff) or it had this really nice, light, airy sketchy feel to it that really worked (like with the Inuyasha stuff--I'm especially enamored with her Sesshoumaru/Inuyasha illustrations. Little!Inuyasha hanging onto Sesshoumaru's sleeve as they approached a post-battle site? Totally sent me into fits of Teh Kyuute. But the one one of Inuyasha leaning back against Sesshoumaru also just... dammit, why do I like them so much? Whatever it is, this artist tapped into that affection a little with her art.) With the Slayers stuff, I especially liked her group stuff--there's one of the main cast flying in the sky that's just GREAT and there's a REALLY COOL one of Zelas-Metallium and Xellos and the artist seems a little fond of Xellos/Zelgadiss, so I'll forgive the Xellos/Filia bias. *hisses and spits* (*RUNS* Kidding, kidding, nobody hit me! >___>) And her newest Naruto stuff is really good--the one with baby!Sasuke pulling on Itachi's hair? Genius. The chibi Kimimaro is also lovely and I adore the Lina/Zel illustration on the dA account (make sure to browse both, since I think some art is on one site and a lot is on another) and the "Fireflies" Naruto one is beautifully colored. Just... fun, all in all. <3 (Uchiha-friendly, slightly Sasuke/Sakura, some Xellos/Filia, some Xellos/Zelgadiss, I don't know how to classify the Inuyasha stuff.)


- Naruto - IQ18 [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I think... it's not that the artist of this site isn't talented (because she is and I greatly enjoyed her Team 10 fanart on the top page), but I think it was actually the oekaki pages that won me over more than anything. There's a lot of art on the pages, not all of which is to my taste, but enough that are in really cool poses or a wide enough variety of characters that I began to really appreciate the sum total of art on the site. And, well, really, any site that has this much Hinata oekaki or Team 10 in business suits and looking kind of hot... well, I have to be friendly towards it at least. XD (No real warnings/pairings themes.)


- Naruto/Gintama - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This is going to be another one of those sites that isn't going to be for everyone, but that I found myself rather fond of. Part of it is that the Neji/Hinata fanart is absolutely adorable and, yes, I'm weak to the pairing, but the art actually is really good. It's got that nice, smooth CG coloring and it's shiny without being too over the top about it. The art is very cute, almost chibi-esque, but that doesn't bother me because I usually want to scoop Hinata up and happily squish her in a great big hug anyway, you know? I also love that the artist's current work is getting to be really well-done, her details are coming along wonderfully and she adds just enough of a softening filter and shine to the images that I go all fluttery over them. Hinata in kimono is just... *happy sigh* I love the artist's colors. Now, not everyone is going to be into the almost lolicon-ish images when Hinata is put in... uh, compromising positions, but they're (mostly) easy enough to skip over if they're not your thing. As for the Gintama fanart, it's pretty much all of the same as above (except substituting Kagura in for Hinata), the adorable little characters, the pretty colors, the nice shine to everything, except possibly a bit more consistent. I really enjoyed the artist's Gintama works a lot. It, uh, didn't hurt that there was a page of Hijikata/Okita, too. ♥ (Neji/Hinata, maybe a hint of Naruto/Hinata, a lot of Hinata gen. A lot of Kagura pairings, but a lot of gen for her, too.)


- Naruto/One Piece - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Yondaime, Jiraiya, and kid!Kakashi comics? Okay, I'm listening. Comics that are actually really well drawn, with really clean, solid lines, good proportions, and adorable concepts? Sold! I tend to skip over comic sections on sites most of the time, it's just not the kind of art that usually gets me going, but there's something about this site (and my love for Yondaime and Jiraiya, who don't get nearly enough art for them) that drew me in here. I love that the artist... it's not that the style is exactly like the original manga, but that I somehow get the same sense from it, something about the arrangement of panels or the crisp shading/lines that are very solid that appeal to me like with Kishimoto's art. But, yeah, it's also totally about Yondaime, Jiraiya, and Kakashi who are some of my favorite characters and I have a weakness for any art with them. It's much the same with the OP art--and that's how I know I actually think it's good, solid art, because the artist is more of a Zoro/Luffy fan, but I still think the art is really shiny and neat. (Maybe some Jiraiya/Yondaime, but I'm determinedly going to think it's gen. Some Zoro/Luffy.)


- Dragonball Z/Naruto - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I wasn't originally going to rec this site because the Naruto images weren't quite my thing. There were some solid images I enjoyed a lot, but I wasn't overall effected. Then I hit up the Dragonball Z images and instantly fell in love. The Naruto section is strong, there's a lot of art and some of it is really good and there's a wide variety of characters, all the usual things I look for. The DBZ art, on the other hand, sends me into orbit because there are so many cute images, whether it's the kids or Vejiita slinging Bulma over his shoulder or Goku and Chichi when they were younger or, holy shit, the cute of Vejiita fastening a cape onto chibi!Trunks' Saiyajin armor or Goten and Trunks being such boys together or Goku and little!Gohan or a million other images. The artist really captures the DBZ style and feel, making every page an absolute delight to go through. And there's so muuuuuch art, to the point I just want to roll around happily in it like the giant fanart dork I am. ....shush, it was 5am when I wrote this rec, I'm allowed to be dippy. (Naruto/Sasuke, Sasuke/Sakura, a LOT of gen/other. Vejiita/Bulma, Goku/Chichi, implications of anything else that might have been canon, a LOT of gen.)


- Naruto - Aniitiweb [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Okay, I'm weak to the Yondaime and Kakashi fanart, so I'm going to wander through sites even that pair them up. I mean... it's sort of hard to argue when the artist is a bit subtle about it, it's more a vibe I get off them than actual kissing or what have you, and the art is just so cool. She draws the characters really well and, god, she hits so many of my kinks--pretty Kakashi, pretty Yondaime, ANBU!Kakashi, teenage!Kakashi, cute colors, cute style, Jiraiya showing up often enough (though, again, ignoring the potential pairing vibe between Jiraiya and Yondaime, too) and, god, there's this one of kiddie!Yondaime with a down expression and someone's hand scrubbing his hair affectionately and it is the CUTEST THING IN THE WORLD. It helps that the site focuses on my favorite characters, but it's more than that, the art is actually really good, the lines are solid, the colors are solid, the poses are great, everything a good Naruto fanart site needs. But the whole Jiraiya - Yondaime - Kakashi thing? Totally sends it over the top for me, yes. ♥ ♥ ♥ (Some Yondaime/Kakashi, Jiraiya/Yondaime implied, but I'm resolutely here for the gen.)


- Naruto - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This is another site I just absolutely fell in love with because of the beautiful Yondaime fanart. The artist has this way of doing these illustrations that are... full of these incredibly vivid colors and so many details and beautiful lines. There are several like Yondaime battling against Kyuubi and the blacks and oranges and reds and golds practically glow. Or there's the one of him in a leaf-print-trimmed coat in an autumn setting where the reds and golds of the hundred leaves surrounding him and the green, green grass in the background contrasted against the black background is just beautiful. Or the almost sepia tones with Jiraiya and the way everything seems so gold or the way there's actually Kakashi fanart that looks so bright and cool. And that's what this site is for me--pretty lines put together with these beautiful color contrasts and one of my favorite trios of interaction (Jiraiya - Yondaime - Kakashi), the kind of site that reminds me why I'm so addicted to Naruto fanart in the first place. (No real warnings/pairings, Yondaime-friendly.)


- Naruto - Wicked Smile [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - It was the second image I saw on this site that won me over. First was a neat sketch of Kankuro. Second was a group image of the sand siblings that was the neatest, coolest thing just about ever. It was actually very nicely drawn, but it's the expressions on their faces, the sour look on Kankuro's face, the "Wtfever" on Gaara's, the big-sis look on Temari's... I was won over immediately. The rest of the site is cool, it's got a lot of Sand-centric art, a lot of Kankuro mid-action poses or some nice ones of Temari or, omg, the one of Kankuro carrying kid!Gaara that also made me melt. It helps to be a fan of the characters to enjoy this site, but I also think it's one of the more charming, creative, and different sites I've seen lately. It totally put me in the mood for more Naruto fanart. Also? Some of those oekaki are kind of awesome. XD (No real warnings/pairings.)


- Eyeshield 21/Naruto - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I wasn't immediately blown away by this artist, while I was going through the early ES21 fanart, it was solid, showing a lot of potential, but not quite there yet. But about a dozen links into the site, the artist's style suddenly got kinda hot! And maybe it still occasionally lapsed into cute a few times, but for the most part? Yes. CG-style art that does it for me. The group illustrations are really kind of fantastic, too! The Naruto art is in a similar vein--it's often cutesy, but I like the bright colors and the adorableness, so it all works out for me. And, hey, team 7 art is rare enough that it's a treat to find it here. :D (No warnings/pairings.)


- Naruto - PPS [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I actually came here looking for Gurren Lagann fanart, but got sidetracked by the two pages full of Naruto art. There's not an absolute ton here and it's not the kind of art that's going to win someone over if they're not interested, but there's very like Shikamaru/Ino fanart out there that I like and this site just... quietly appealed to me. I like the style, the soft colors on Ino's hair and eyes, the cuteness of many images, the stylized look of the artist's take on them. That's not the only characters present on the site, there's actually a bunch of illustrations of various characters in the Narutoverse, but unless you're at least somewhat fond of ShikaIno, I wouldn't recommend this site. If you do like the pairing, this site was kinda cute. (Shikamaru/Ino, some gen.)


- Naruto - MarineBlue [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I wasn't sure I was going to recommend this site. The art was cute and some of the better Naruto stuff I'd seen lately (that I hadn't already been to), but it wasn't until the illustration of Yondaime's team in school gym uniforms at a race track that I was just won over. God knows why that image did it for me, but it made me smile and seemed like the artist was having fun with the whole thing. Plus, it's a Team Yondaime-friendly site--including fanart of Rin, you guys--and I almost hardly ever run into those! The colors are bright and slick, the lines are solid, and the concepts are cute. It's a nice site. Plus, it has a kinda hot Jiraiya + Yondaime + Kakashi illustration in the gallery. You know how I am about those. *__*<3 Oh, and some really good team7 art and there is a hot ninja!Naruko illustration and I'm usually not a fan of that sort of thing, but that one was kinda awesome. (No warnings/pairings.)


- Katekyou Hitman REBORN!/Bleach/Gintama/Naruto - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This site didn't take me long at all to really come to like. Not all of the illustrations are perfect, but the artist has a style where she has very fine, detailed lines, the kind with the really fleshed backgrounds (or sometimes just really complex looking structures around the characters) or just really detailed looking clothing and it's a very cool style. And it's just even better that, while I came here for and really like the Dino/Hibari, the artist also seems fond of Gokudera/Tsuna! I reallylike the way the artist draws Dino's hair, too. *__* Her Bleach art is in much the same style and while I think it works better with other series, I find the art really cool-looking still. And ditto again for the Gintama and Naruto fanart, they're definitely worth visiting for those series as well. (Dino/Hibari and some gen for KHR. Some Aizen/Gin and some gen for Bleach. Some GinZura and some gen for Gintama. Gen for Naruto.)


- Naruto - Silver Clear [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - You know, I think I was looking for Mushishi fanart of all things (not that I really found that much) and stumbled over this site, which caught my attention because... was that Sakura and Yamato? I-- I had to click on the site and see. And SURE ENOUGH. XDDDD The art is actually kind of really gorgeous, though, so even if it's not my usual pairing, I was totally happy to look at it. There's not a ton of art here, but a handful of the illustrations available are either very canon-esque or else they're just really pretty to look at, the artist especially does a lovely job with Sakura. Though, I have to say her out-of-his-regular-uniform!Yamato is pretty hot when done by this artist as well. (Some Yamato/Sakura, some gen.)


- Naruto - [ English Fanart Site ] - I've seen several of this artist's pieces, I've probably linked to them individually when I've done devART trawling sprees before, but I don't think I recommended the whole account by itself? Anyway, I continued to be in a NaruSaku mood one morning, which led me here again, and I'm glad because I really like this artist's work, they have this really nice anime cel-style look to them with the most recent images. The older ones are a little rougher, but you can see the evolving style and I'm a sucker for Naruto and Sakura in the rain or SUPER ADORABLE chibis or really light, airy colors on a Sakura illustration so that it practically glows. Also, there is frequently making out and this pleases me a lot. narusaku sunset is especially nicely done, showing the solid coloring job, the just detailed enough lineart, and the very nice kissface. :Db (Naruto/Sakura, a little gen.)


- Naruto - [ English Fanart Site ] - Oddly enough, I skimmed a lot of the more recent art and kept glancing over the artist's older work and actually liked that more. There's something about the simpler style, the more rounded cuteness that appealed to me more and they just seem generally more solid. Rush is probably my favorite, but Stay Gold is really cute and sweet and so much of what I liked about the site. There's a solid amount of illustrations as well and I'd definitely like to see more from this artist. (Naruto/Sakura, some gen.)


- Naruto - WARDROBE+ [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I've recommended this site before for the REBORN! art, but I don't think I did for the Naruto art? I didn't go into the site expecting to, since it was tucked away in the other section (scroll down almost to the bottom to find a surprising amount of it) and I almost started skimming the gallery, but... there's a surprising amount of detail in this art, the style is very rounded and almost simple but that works well with Kishimoto's style. And, well. I'm weak to Yondaime+Naruto art, which this artist seems fond of as well, it's what got my attention, but there are also really kickass pieces of Lee or Zabuza/Haku or Team 7 or the Naruto girls. It was a really nice site. <3 (No real warnings/pairings.)


- Vampire Knight/Katekyou Hitman REBORN!/Naruto - [ English Fanart Site ] - God only knows what I was looking for when I stumbled over this site, possibly looking at random Naruto art, but then spied the Vampire Knight fanart in the artist's gallery. And I was curious. I like the REBORN! and Naruto art a lot, both of them, but it's the VK art that really made me sit up and take notice because there's something about the artist's style that works so well with the characters and style of the manga. And I... I mean, I like Zero/Yuuki and I ship it as the OTP, but... with Kaname/Zero... I've always liked the idea (and Hino seriously totally fucking encourages it) and this artist draws them gorgeously. There's not a lot of REBORN! art here on the other hand, but. I am weak to this style, with the soft colors and long lines and cg styling, it's one of those that might not be for everyone, but I like seeing it sometimes. (Some Kaname/Zero for VK. Some Sasuke/Naruto for Naruto. Gen for pretty much all three.)


- Naruto - 3bit [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I haven't properly looked at Naruto sites in ages, so I have no idea if I've been here before or not, but... well. I'm semi-certain I'd have remembered that one where Neji's eyes are practically glowing. And, you know, I even thought to myself, "Hmm. I'm not going to stay long/recommend this site unless I get some KakaIru out of this." because, well, I have my priorities, but I found that even when I got to the one or two KakaIru illustrations, I was already gone on the site and it was just icing on the cake more than anything. The thing I really love the site for was the gorgeous Neji art and that there's a decent selection of characters. But mostly Neji, holy crap. The colors and the details and the pretty--! *____* So, probably I've been here before. I don't care, it was worth the re-rec. *__* (No real warnings/pairings.)


- Naruto - [ English Fanart Site ] - So, I was looking for devART recs to compile together and happened across one of this artist's images, then wandered into the gallery, and just sort of... got swept up in it. I really like this style, it almost looks like Flash animation-esque, the clean lines of it and the soft colors, which I'm weak to. But the artist also does a great job of keeping the spirit of the original characters and getting a solid amount of various characters drawn. I like that there's an Ino image one minute, then a Sakura the next, then a Neji/Lee/Tenten image, then a Naruto image, etc. It was a cool site to visit this afternoon. <3 (Some Neji/Tenten, but it's primarily a gen site.)


  - Naruto - [ English Fanart Site ] - I don't even remember how I stumbled over this account today, given that I'd been spending most of my time looking at Disney fanart on dA. But somehow I did. And I flew right over to pretty much everything this artist has done for three reasons: 1) Kakashi/Rin! My beloved rare pairing! And there's a whole thing with KakaRin having a kidlet together and, wow, am I ever ridiculously easy for cute baby art. 2) Super, super cute chibis! Little ones of their kid! Of Kakashi as an ANBU! Of Rin taking care of injured Kakashi, both of them chibi! So freaking cute! And 3) sometimes the art is actually pretty cool-looking. In combination, these three things made this one of the most FUN Naruto sites I've been on in awhile! Kakashi fix, check. KakaRin fix, check. Chibi fix, check. Babyart fix, check. Hilarious comics, check. Kidlet I kind of want to read fic about, check. Explosion of love in my fangirl chest that feels like it's going to burst forth and eat everyone, check. There's not much else I need! :Db (Kakashi/Rin, occasional bits of gen if you step carefully.)


- Naruto - [ English Fanart Site ] - I'm really weak to the coloring that's a sort of blend between cg and something like watercolors, only the really bright, jewel-tone-like colors. And this artist does a marvelous job with that, both with the artist's original work and the colorations they've done. I like that the artist clearly likes the Naruto character himself, that I could find a lot of his interactions with all my usual favorites (especially the Sasuke+Naruto and Naruto+Sakura art!), even if it wasn't really pairing-centric stuff. This artist reads more like a gen artist with occasional ship leanings and sometimes that's really nice, especially when it comes to team 7. Occasionally there's also some Rin or Obito or Minato art, there's a really lovely multi-page comic with Naruto and Kushina, and so on. It was a fun account to stumble over today! (No real warnings/pairings.)


  - Naruto - [ Pixiv Account ] - Again, I meant to stick just to One Piece today, but somehow wound up wandering a bit and then ended up on a Naruto artist. Which I can't really complain about, because this one was kind of really fun! There's a nicely varied (at least from the usual Naruto art I find myself stumbling over) selection here, mostly focusing on the Sand Village characters, maybe a little Akatsuki (though, mostly Sasori there, obviously) and then a little bit of Konoha with special attention to Team 10 and the occasional image of Naruto himself. The art is very solid and cute, it's nicely done and has some warm colors, and the occasional beautiful Naruto piece or super adorable Halloween piece that I totally had fun with. (....too many ships, no consistency, you could almost see it as gen? Idk.)


  - Naruto - [ Pixiv Account ] - I continue to have my weaknesses when it comes to fandom and a set of cute chibis is still one of those things. There might not be a lot of art here and I wish there had been more chibis, because that's where the artist really excels and it seems like their art is the strongest, but this was a cute, fun little account to stumble over today, especially since I'd already gotten sidetracked with Naruto art and just wanted a small KakaIru fix. This totally provided that for me. :D (Some Kakashi/Iruka, some gen.)


  - Naruto - [ Pixiv Account ] - Oh, man, I totally came here for the adorable young team 7 art, but then the artist hit me with Naruto and Kushina and Minato and Kushina with baby Naruto and even a little Sasuke/Karin and I was totally sunk. I really like the artist's use of colors, sometimes darker and sometimes just these really bright, vivid colors that look beautiful, along with their strong lineart and ability to make the characters look totally adorable or totally awesome. I don't always focus my search on the team 7 characters, but it's nice to come across artists like this when I do, because this was totally satisfying today. (No real warnings/pairings.)


  - Naruto - [ Pixiv Account ] - I admit, I wish there were more proper color art from this artist, because this one of Kakashi, Kushina, and Minato wishing Naruto a happy birthday is kind of fantastic, but. It's hard to complain when the artist also gives me beautifully done black&white art like this as well. It's a fun account, there's a lot of b&w images or sketches with some lightly done colors, there's a lot of little moments between the characters, and it's... I guess it's hard to describe? But it was one of those sites that gave me a nice fix today and had some really cute little images along the way. <3 (Maybe a little Kakashi/Naruto? I'm firmly taking it as gen, though, shut up.)


  - Naruto - [ Pixiv Account ] - Do you know what else I'm all the hell over? Minato, Kushina, and baby Naruto, I eat that kind of thing up like it's delicious candy and people need to provide me more of it. I love the sharpness this artist often has with the characters, especially when it comes to Kushina and her beautiful long as hell red hair. I mostly came here for those two characters, but I occasionally got distracted away by the very nice SasuNaru art or the occasional beautiful Itachi image or gorgeous Naruto and kitsune image (the colors on that one are fantastic), rounding things out nicely here. It's not a huge account, but it was satisfying for what I was after this morning. (Some Naruto/Sasuke, some Minato/Kushina, some gen.)


  - Naruto - [ Tegaki Account ] - You know what fandom doesn't have enough of? When artists focus on the female characters of a WSJ series! And, thus, I would love this artist for that alone, for the fondness for Hinata and Sakura especially, but it's also that I genuinely like the colors and the light, breezy feeling I get from the art. I especially like Hinata and Sakura together, but I'm delighted by how adorable Hinata is or how much I love Sakura or how much I like the artist's Ino drawing as well! There's not a ton of art here and it is a tegaki account, but I loved it for focusing on these characters I enjoy so much and for being really super adorable and fun. (No real warnings/pairings.)


  - Naruto - [ Tegaki Account ] - I suspect I wanted to recommend this artist mostly for the really amazing Sasori piece that's creepy and detailed and gorgeously done. That's easily my favorite of this artist's work and I really hope to see more like it! But I also enjoyed this Kakashi image with some really solid lineart and kidlet Kakashi with Pakkun is fantastic and the artist does a really solid Sasuke as well and... by that point, I was onboard with this artist. There's not a ton of art and I'm probably biased because of my Kakashi fanning, but I thought it was a great account to stumble over this afternoon and I'm glad I did. (No warnings/pairings.)


&nbps; - Naruto - [ Tegaki Account ] - I stumbled over this artist via this gorgeous Sasuke image, then got pulled into a gorgeous one of Iruka and Naruto happy and smiling that gave me all the feelings, and wound up staying for Naruto badassery. I know I've at least seen this artist around before, but I'm not sure if it's when I was browsing the Naruto group or if I recommended their work before--either way, there's new stuff or else they deserve a re-rec. Because, ahhhhh, such gorgeous work! And so many feelings! Itachi and Sasuke being adorable brothers is always guaranteed to make me smooshy and this Sasuke is super good looking, as is this Naruto, and-- well, if I keep doing this, I'll be here all day. Which I could becuase there's so much pretty here. (Maybe some Sasuke/Naruto, but I'd label it mostly gen.)














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