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- Tales of the Abyss - spare label [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Okay. I got about three images into this site when I was digging the artist's painting-like style and then I hit one of Natalia dragging Asch along by the hand in... the dessert oasis, I think? And I just instantly fell for the site because, yes, I love those two so hard. But it's more than that, it's that the artist does a lot of really cool, interesting art of almost all the characters and manages to pack a lot of detail into her images. Her Asch is especially fantastic, the red of his hair and the way it can spill all over the place at times is just fantastic. I mean, yes, part of it is the OTP thing (as well as Luke/Tear! <3) but mostly it's just a really good site with a lot of art that's really fun to go through. Between those two aspects, I think this is definitely one of my favorite sites so far. (Some Asch/Natalia, a little Luke/Tear, a lot of gen.)

- Tales of the Abyss - Divine Star [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Admittedly, I came here because it was an Asch/Natalia site and I stuck around for that. Not all of the art is to my taste, but the artist shows a lot of promise and when she does her b&w doujin-style images, I really like her work. You can see that she's actually pretty good at drawing them to look super cute and adorable that way... well, okay, her color chibis are pretty damn cute, too. If you're not a fan of the pairing, you may not get much out of the site, but for those that like it, it's a fun, cute site. I mean, there's hand-holding and kissing and hugging! I love that kind of thing with my OTPs. <3 (Asch/Natalia.)

- Tales of the Abyss - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - The very first ToA image I saw on this site was a beautifully done Asch/Natalia image that immediately made me love the artist almost unconditionally. And maybe I'm just colored by my fondness for Natalia (who surprised me with how much I liked her, I figured I would at least somewhat like her, but I didn't count on loving her this much), but I really liked this site a lot. Some of the illustrations on the site aren't necessarily my favorites, but then others are just fantastic, the way the artist can use colors and a hint of sepia tone is really nice. There are a lot of cute chibis, there's a surprising amount of art tucked away on various pages, and the artist covers a wide variety of characters from the game. All excellent things. <3 (Some Asch/Natalia, some potential Asch/Luke/Natalia, a lot of gen, too.)

- Tales of the Abyss - ELEPHAN [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I loved this site from nearly the very first moment I set eyes on it. The artist's style is gorgeous, her Asch's flaming red hair was this really deep, beautiful color and the way she could draw the other characters in this bright, sun-dappled sort of way was amazing. I loved the art of all the characters and the variety instantly. So much warmth and richness to the images. But then I got to her Asch/Natalia art and I just simply fell further in love. Her art for them is beautiful, even more than just being well-done (which they very, very much are ♥), they evoke a lot of emotion in each piece, whether happier times or powerful moments or sadness at all the tragedy in their lives. Her Natalia is wonderful, her etc. art is fantastic--there's one of the most beautiful Peony images I've seen. Just. *happy sigh* This is what j-fanart is about. ♥♥♥ (There's some Asch/Natalia, but there's a lot of gen, too.)

- Tales of the Abyss - Suespo [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - It took me awhile to cave on this site, because it's not that it wasn't pretty, it's just that I wasn't sure it was my thing... until I got to the image of Asch, bloody and beaten against the stone wall, with the spectre of little Natalia kneeling beside him that I start to really crumble. Then, I kept going through the gallery, the artist really started to get amazingly good with her art, and then... there was a cute chibi Luke/Tear image. Then Tear in a really cute cat-style costume. Asch with little doll!Natalia! SO CUTE. And that's what I really liked about this site, that the overall effect wore me down until I was kind of quietly heartmarking all over the place. (There's a little bit of a lot of things, some Asch/Natalia, maybe a little Luke/Asch, a little other implications, a lot of gen.)

- Tales of the Abyss - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Okay. I was trying to remain strong with this site, there were only a handful of images in the main gallery, despite the utter cuteness of Jade and Dist (I think?) as kids in this really pretty light, airy watercolors style. But then I was going through the oekaki section and the artist had drawn pretty much everyone and her Asch was really cute and her Luke and Tear images were cute and then... as;dlijflaks dammit! Asch/Natalia! My weakness! Really cute, pretty Asch/Natalia art, too! And then one of Ion and Anise sitting next to each other with their hands on top of the other's! So cute! I have a weakness for a bunch of oekaki images dropped onto a page and the sum total of the site wins me over. So. Yes. Pretty art in the main gallery, fun oekaki, nice use of colors, and there's just enough of my preferred pairings to totally make me cave. XD (Some Asch/Natalia, some Asch/Luke, some other het, some other yaoi, a lot of gen, too.)

- Tales of the Abyss - Asa/Gohan [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - There are probably less than twenty total images on this site, but I really like the ones that are here. Her Ion is so adorable and she uses this light, soft pastel colors and makes him look really nice. Plus! Adorable Ion/Anise illustrations! Even a really pretty Natalia one and a couple of cute little Asch/Natalia-friendly oekaki images buried in the log pages. And, if you poke around enough, you can find the sprites! I love sprites, I love them so much. The little Asch/Natalia hand-holding sprites make me happy in my very soul. ♥ (A smidge of Ion/Anise and Asch/Natalia, but a lot of gen, too.)

- Tales of the Abyss - Fantastic Tomorrow [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Okay, there are only, like, four pages of oekaki art on this site, but goddamn that's some hot oekaki art. Something about the artist's style just works for me, the kind that shows how talented the artist is if she's able to do this with a mouse, you know? I mean, jesus, even her chat log art looks really hot! Her characters look right, all the proportions and the colors (which are kind of flat, but in that way that looks really cool) and, okay, maybe I was helped along by the two or three Asch/Natalia images on the site. If you're not one for oekaki, you're probably not going to be impressed by this site, but if you like that sort of thing, this site is kinda fantastic. ♥ (A smidge of Asch/Natalia, but it's mostly a gen site.)

- Tales of the Abyss - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I had actually surfed away from this page after going through about half of the gallery, though I still had a few of the illustrations open in tabs in my browser. There were a couple of illustrations that I'd like, the artist definitely showed potential, but I wasn't sure if she was there yet. But the more I looked through the rest of the pictures... I don't know what it is about this site, but there's something here that finally caught me. Maybe it was the handful of Asch/Natalia images that were really kinda nice, maybe it was that it's the first site I've seen with a Peony/Nephry illustration, maybe it's the super-cute Luke/Tear illustrations, maybe it's that the artist is actually pretty good at drawing Luke and Asch, I'm not sure. But I think, even if not everything appeals to a person, there's enough art here that's interesting to look at to make it worth the time. <3 (Some Luke/Tear, some Asch/Natalia, some other het, a lot of gen.)

- Tales of the Abyss - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Perhaps I am easily weakened towards a site when it has a handful of Asch/Natalia illustrations on it, but I actually do really like this artist's work. There's a whole lot of little sketches and oekaki illustrations tucked away in these galleries and they're really fun to go through all at once. It also helps that the artist seems friendly towards the Keterburg characters, which always makes me sit up and take notice. <3 When the artist uses colors, they're those vivid, bright, sharp colors that work well with the manga/doujinshi-esque linearts and sketches, though her b&w stuff is just as nice. I had fun here. <3 (Some Jade/Luke, some Asch/Natalia, a lot of gen.)

- Tales of the Abyss - 1212*online [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Oh, it feels like it's been forever since I've found a new Asch/Natalia site that I've really liked. It started off with a super-cute chibi illustration of the two of them and only got more fun from there--the artist draws the characters with these warm, soft colors that make them look so cute together, it sort of just automatically makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside to look at them. Especially when Natalia is smiling so brightly and Asch is being all hilariously wtffff in her direction. ♥ Even the oekaki is adorable and cute and pretty. I dearly hope there are still a few more Asch/Natalia sites out there like this one that I just haven't stumbled over yet. ♥ (Asch/Natalia.)

- Tales of the Abyss - konekopunch [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I was intrigued and a little charmed by this site right from the beginning. There wasn't a ton of art, though, so I was holding back a little bit, but eager to see where it would go. About the third illustration in, there's an image of Asch holding Natalia protectively close and his hair is in complete dissarray as it whips around in the wind. It's exactly the kind of fanart that I go for--Asch is beautifully drawn and the pose between the two of them makes my fangirl heart just utter glee over them--and thus it didn't matter whether or not I liked any single other image on the site. Except, of course, I very much did. Because there was one of Jade and Saphir with Nebilim, there was teasing of Dist, there was hot Asch + Luke art, there were even some really lovely sketches. Fantastic. ♥ (Some Asch/Natalia, some gen.)

- Tales of the Abyss - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I originally came here for the potential Asch/Natalia fanart, but wound up staying because I liked the site as a whole. For the most part, yes, I'm partial to the Asch/Natalia art and that's why I was won over so easily here, but occasionally the artist would come up with a really cute Tear illustration or a cute Luke fanart or something similar. But, yeah, the Asch/Natalia stuff is my favorite--the image of them as kids or Natalia holding up a badly drawn image of Asch (asldkjalskj so cute!) or Asch kissing her forehead or the two of them putting their arms around each other and leaning in, all of them are so cute. The site isn't perfect, but it gave me several illustrations that I really adored and made me fawn over my OTP once again. ♥ (Asch/Natalia, maybe a smidge of Luke/Tear, some gen.)

- Tales of the Abyss - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - At first it didn't seem like there were a whole lot of links to follow on this site, but what art that was here was gorgeous. Just stunningly gorgeous Asch illustrations, all that long hair whipping around him and gorgeous dramatic lines and everything wonderfully in proportion and a hot hot hot mid-battle pose and just beautifully drawn. There were a couple of really nice Natalia illustrations as well, some very nice use of color from the artist. I was ready to recommend the site based on those alone. Then I kept following the links, pulling up a few more and a few more images, discovering the comics that were cute as all get out and deliciously OTP-friendly. Seriously, the one where Asch is yanking Natalia along by the hand? Then later picks her up to carry her? Just. asd;flkjalskf squee. And there are still yet more really lovely images to be found tucked away on various pages and the whole site just... put me into total squee mode. (Asch/Natalia, some gen as well.)

- Tales of the Abyss/Okami - Rock Rock Rock [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This site is definitely not going to be for everyone and I'm not even sure I can articulate why I like it so much, but... it's mostly scribbly art and very stylized, which is cute as it is. But what caught me about this site is that... the more I clicked through the gallery, the more and more I found myself smiling in amusement or thinking a particular illustration was cool. There's Nephry fanart! There's an image of the Keterburg kids burying Saphir in a snowman shaped just like him! There's some really cool Natalia art! Anise is super-cute! There's some really kinda cool Legretta fanart! Asch often looks hot! There's a handful of Asch/Natalia images! The site as a whole managed to win me over with enough illustrations that were just adorable enough to add up to a fun total. As for the Okami art, it's more of the same--I'm not sure how to describe why it's so cute, other than to flail over Waka being a dork or Sakuya being pretty or how some of the Princess Fuse fanart is actually kinda pretty or how Kai is super-cute. It's just a site that's adorable and makes me happy. XD (A little bit of a lot of different things. Probably the most prominent were Luke/Tear, Asch/Natalia, Peony/Nephry, Sync/Arietta. Nothing I'm going to count for Okami.)

- Tales of the Abyss/Maria-sama ga Miteru - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Possibly this is a re-rec that I just didn't see on my list, but. Well, that happens sometimes. XD Anyway. I kind of wavered on this site for a bit, it was cute and had some interesting stuff on it, and there was at least a little Asch/Natalia, so I was intrigued and wanted to go through the whole site just for that. But what ultimately won me over was a combination of the amount of art on the site and that the basic lineart is really kinda pretty. It's sort of doujinshi-like (several illustrations on the junk log page are indeed straight out of a comic or doujinshi, I'm assuming) and I'm weak to that when done right. Plus. You know. There's an illustration of Peony trying to kiss Nephry and you almost NEVER find fanart of those two! But there's a solid selection of art of several characters, mostly the Keterburg-related characters, but occasionally some Luke or Asch/Natalia pops up. As for the Maria-sama art, it's much in the same style, with the same soft lines and soft colors that works even better for this series. ♥ (Some Asch/Natalia, maybe a little Jade/Luke, maybe some other, maybe some gen. Nothing I'm going to warn for with Maria-sama ga Miteru)

- Tales of the Abyss - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I don't think this site is going to be for everyone, but... well, I'm weak to Natalia, so I was always going to view it more fondly. And the art is kind of really cute and you should like it all right if you like Natalia's character or if you're as hardcore an OTPer with Asch/Natalia as I am, because the pairing seems to get the cutest art on the site. A lot of the art is in sketches or little doodles, but there's a lot of it and some if it just so awww-inducingly OTP that I can hardly stand it. There's also a lot of art on the site, so by the time I finished with it... well, I'd caved pretty hard. XD I adore how much you can tell this artist really loves Natalia. ♥ (Asch/Natalia, with some gen and some other/Natalia.)

- Tales of the Abyss - NontyRoom [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - You know, I keep thinking that I'd have found all the Asch/Natalia-friendly sites by now! And it's not that there's a ton here, but the site does have a couple of illustrations for them. The art is very shiny, very CG and brightly colored and kind of slick and stylized and isn't going to be for everyone, but... the artist is totally one of my people, there are so many of the ships I've become really fond of. Asch/Natalia and Luke/Tear and Sync/Arietta and even Ion/Anise art! And a decent amount (considering how much art is here) of Natalia art! It's not perfect, it's very stylized and that's not going to work for everyone, but I was totally charmed and wanted more. (Smidges of Asch/Natalia, Luke/Tear, other het, and some gen.)

- Tales of the Abyss - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - ....well, apparently I really am in the mood for ToA art again this morning. And I feel like I've seen some of this art before, but I may have been browsing elsewhere and finally just stumbled over the artist's page. Though, some of this Asch/Natalia art looks really familar. But, well. If it is a re-rec, it's totally worth it because the artist has some darling stuff. The colors are these bright, slick cg style and the lines are clean and smooth, with nicely polished lines. And then there are CHIBIS THAT ARE SO FREAKING CUTE. I was delighted by the focus on the ToA girls without being exclusively about them, I loved that there was a solid amount of Asch/Natalia and how cute it was. And there's SO MUCH CUTENESS on the log pages, the little oekakis and the little series of doodles for Natalia and Luke trying to talk to Guy about what to get Asch for a present and MOAR OEKAKI. And just. Ugh. It's ridiculous how much I am in love with this site. ♥ (Asch/Natalia, some gen.)

- Tales of the Abyss - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Admittedly, I stuck it out with this site because there was a lot of cute Natalia and Asch/Natalia sketches and I'm super easy for my OTP. But the art was that sketchy kind of cute that I'm also fond enough of and there was potential with the artist, that you could see slowly getting better with each page. And then there were some really cute doodles. And then a lovely image of Tear in a grassy field at night. Then a really pretty image of Natalia against a windy sky. And then more sketches of Asch and Natalia being ridiculously adorable for each other and Asch being a total moron over her and well! Before I knew it, this was a site I was enjoying genuinely, not just because it was my OTP--though, I do advise (for those who aren't as much of a junkie for these things as I am) to start with the newer links first and work your way backwards. There's some very lovely single-character art here as well and possibly this is a re-rec, since some of the images look familiar, but I don't care. I was in an OTP mood today and this gave my fix, shut up. Plus, there's probably new art anyway. XD (Some Asch/Natalia, some gen.)

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