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- Prince of Tennis/Saiyuki/Yami no Matsuei/Peace Maker - W-Grip [ Japanese Fan Art Site ] - *bounce*bounce* This site has some wonderful TezukaFuji and OishiEiji, just... the kind that make me go *hanyaaaa~n*. And then there's the CHIBI-TEZUKAFUJI THAT I'M GOING TO SHRIEK OVER BECAUSE IT'S JUST SO GODDAMNED CUTE!!!!! ....sorry. ^_^;; These illustrations are full of nicely subtle colors, soft looks or touches, somehow managing to be wonderfully gay, yet not Supa!Gay, the kind I just adore, the occcasionaly goddamned cute chibis, and, wow do I adore those Hyotei group illustrations. Just... my love for these illustrations cannot be conveyed with mere words, just like my love for TezukaFuji cannot be conveyed with mere words. I cannot shove people at this site fast enough. ^_^

The Saiyuki illustrations are much the same, a lot of them, full of nice colors, good drawing skill, cool poses, and the group illustrations are fantastic--especially the later ones. Just... damn. *_*v

The Yami no Matsuei art I swear I've seen before, but I don't have the URL in my files anywhere, so... erm... this site may get rec'd twice. The Yamimatsu illustrations remind me of some style that I've seen before, but that I can't quite put my finger on, possibly some yaoi manga or something. Anyway, they're pretty good, the artist has a lot of talent for cool-looking poses/designs for them, making them look more like paitings or posters for the series rather than just fanart. Oh! Going through the gallery, I recognize that one of Tsuzuki with the dog as being from a doujinshi, so that's also contributing to why I recognize this style. Anyway, good, solid, fun art here, too. ^_^v

The Peace Maker (It always surprises me when I come across PM fanart, because I assume I'm the only one who's ever heard of it. ^_^;;; ) fanart is quite nice as well, which is wonderful for such a rare series. ....anyway, I'll shut up about this site now. (TezukaFuji, OishiEiji, Sanzo+Gojyo, Sanzo+Hakkai, Gojyo+Hakkai, Tatsumi+Tsuzuki, Muraki+Tsuzuki, other mild shounen ai vibes.)


- Saiyuki - interlude [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - O...OMG I am IN LOVE WITH this site. *__* Just... the art isn't overdone, it's simple in some ways, relying on a softness to the illustrations and using gentle, light colors to create these illustrations that are almost airy, but still just... beautiful and powerful. (The one of Hakkai lying down with Sanzo's hand in his? I wibble with the impact of it. ;__; ) Also, her characters are gorgeous--her Sanzo (or Konzen) makes me swoon, her Hakkai makes me flutter, her Gojyo makes me go all starry eyed, and her Goku is ADORABLE. It's just... when Hakkai is asleep and she uses these amazing shades of purple for him? GORGEOUS. When Sanzo leans over Hakkai to kiss him or when they're both in suits or when Konzen and Tenpou are back to back or when Tenpou and Kenren are back to back in uniforms or when she draws Homura or when Gojyo and Hakkai are leaning over to kiss each other or when Hakkai and Goku are walking in the show or when Konzen and Goku are in Halloween costumes? ALL GORGEOUS. THe kind that make me twirl around the room in glee and declare this my favorite Saiyuki fanart site ever. *spins happily* (Some Sanzo/Hakkai, some Gojyo/Hakkai, maybe a liiiiiiittle Goku/Hakkai.)


- Saiyuki - SHINRABANSHO [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I don't even remember how I got here. I was browsing for Black Cat fanart, I was browsing on deviantART, and somehow... I wound up on a Saiyuki site. Which I don't normally do, because I have issues with the fandom, but, omg, I totally throw those out the window and go running back whenever I see a site like this. Because the artist has this style that's not exactly rough, but it's got attitude, much like Minekura's style itself. I mean, I probably would have browsed just for the art itself, but then the artist seemed to like Sanzo. Even better! Then I started poking around and... omg! Sanzo/Hakkai! Awesome. I totally bounced all over this site because it hit exactly what I wanted from a Saiyuki fanart site. I just... some of the illustrations are just incredible, the way she draws the characters' expressions, the way she draws their hair, the way she uses her concepts/poses to have that same sharp edge to them as the original... they way she'll draw Sanzo and Hakkai that makes them look right... the same for Konzen and Tenpou and... I mean. It may not hit others as hard, but this was a site that had Sanzo and Hakkai in the snow and it should have been cliche or sappy or something, but, omg, it wasn't. Instead, it had all their usual attitude, Sanzo was still annoyed, Hakkai was still polite and just... squee, yes. Again, not going to be the same for everyone, but I loved the hell out of this site. :DDDDDD (Sanzo/Hakkai, some Konzen/Tenpou, some gen.)


- Saiyuki - Color Box [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Okay, I swear there used to be out and out 38 fanart on this site but when I went back to check the next day, the URLs had been taken down. Which made me sad, as I was all, "asdlkfjasldfkjldf, omg, LOVE ♥" over them. However, since there are still Sanzo-only and Hakkai-only illustrations on the site (and, omg, one of the best group illustrations EVER where they're building a snowman and just, asdlkfjaldkalsdjf, LOVE ♥), I had to rec anyway. I love this site. It has the potential to be one of my favorites because the art is just so damned pretty, because the lines are great, the concepts are great (any site that can pull of Hakkai in a fur-trimmed coat or with wings or doctor!Sanzo gets lots of shiny hearts and sparkles), but, god, the combination of the lines and coloring just utterly do me in. Because the colors are beautiful, the way they draw your gaze to the characters' eyes without overwhelming the rest of the image. The details are gorgeous as well, the leaf pattnern across Hakkai's face makes me go starry-eyed and I just love pretty much everything about this site. It's totally in my wheelhouse for this series. ♥ (Sanzo/Hakkai implied. No, really.)











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