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- Tales of the Abyss - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Oh, hello to a gorgeous use of color on this site! And the site has one of the prettiest Jade/Dist images I've seen yet! (I haven't hit up the Jade/Dist sites yet, so this may change, but it's still a gorgeous picture.) My favorite style of art has always been these finely drawn lines and an almost glowing style of colors, which this artist does really well at. The artist also does an amazing Peony and there's a lot of art and even her comics are gorgeous to go through. Each image is fantastic to look at, it's a must-see site if you like any of the characters (Jade, Dist, or Peony) even aside from the yaoi. The Jade/Dist is my favorite (there's this fantastic comic for them, too *__*) but the artist is quietly winning me over to Peony/Jade a little. <3 (Jade/Dist, Peony/Jade, a little other yaoi potentially implied. Occasional not-safe-for-work content.)


- Tales of the Abyss - sleeping [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - If there are two (more) things I'm weak to in this fandom, it's Jade/Dist fanart and adorable, adorable little kidlets. I really like the artist's colors, they're so bright and her Dist has all these pretty pastels, especially when he's a kid with all these stuffed animals crowded around him. ♥ And, oh, man, the image with little Jade, Dist, Peony, and Nephry in school--!! a sd;flkjas;ldkjals SO ADORABLE. There's not a ton of art here, just a handful of images, but they're so damn cute that I had to recommend the site. Also, they totally hit my kinks for those characters. ♥ (Some Jade/Dist, some gen.)


- Tales of the Abyss - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Oh, man, I love sites like this. While there's not a lot of non-sketch illustrations in these galleries (if any at all?), it totally makes up for that by drawing a ton of art and all of it's light and airy and really cute to look at. It also helps that the artist is very fond of Dist and the rest of the Keterburg gang, which makes me happy because I've become rather fascinated with that bunch. The illustrations of older Dist are fun, but asdlfkjalskfalksjd the ones of all of them as kids! Little kidlet Saphir and everyone is always kinda mean to him in that way that makes me love him so, so much. ♥ The artist uses a lot of pastels or just a hint of light purple or sometimes only colors their eyes or just does b&w and I wouldn't say any specific one image blew me away (though, I was severely delighted by the handful of Asch/Natalia images on the site), but the whole of the site was fantastic. (Jade/Dist, Peony/Dist, a lot of gen.)


- Tales of the Abyss - AeroPolis [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This is a really lovely site, the artist uses those light colors that I'm so fond of, but she draws a beautiful Jade and Dist. She has these sharp, clean lines then adds in the shiny, soft pastels and does really lovely art and even her oekaki is worth checking out. While it's not nearly as strong as the gallery proper, there's some very cute ones or the occasional image that's really cool--I'm particularly fond of the one of Natalia in her spa costume. Or the one of someone taking Dist's glasses off and he looks all soft and pretty. Very, very nice site. (Jade/Dist.)


- Tales of the Abyss - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I have long had a weakness for cute chibi-esque art, especially when it involves some of my favorite characters/pairings. Dist art is semi-rare, just enough that I'll give sites a chance that I might not have with other series, but I enjoy them honestly and genuinely. I really like this artist's bright, soft colors, they work well with the chibi-esque style she has going on here. Plus, you can tell how much she likes Dist because the others tease him a lot or glomp onto him or he's put in really cute little clothes. I am all for this with Dist fanart, especially if it involves Peony and Jade both going >:D at him. XD (Some Jade/Dist, some Peony/Dist, some gen.)


- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni/Tales of the Abyss - Replay [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I feel like I haven't seen this style in ages, this particular kind of CG style and I didn't realize that I kind of missed it. It works especially well with a series like Higurashi and a character like Shion, she looks so pretty in all of the illustrations. The colors are the lovely darker pastels (shut up, that totally makes sense) or those brighter, cheerier pastels that the series uses so much of. The illustrations are just cute and if there were more Satoshi/Shion like this artist, I might actually fall for the pairing. (Not that I have any shipping preferences in Higurashi.) The one of all the girls glomping onto each other is probably one of my new favorites in fandom. ♥ As for the Tales of the Abyss section, I was originally going to skip recommending it only because I wasn't sure there was actually going to be enough to recommend. But then I kept going through the site and... there's still not a ton of art, but it's that CG style I like so much and the colors are so pretty and I love the artist's Dist a whole lot. ♥ (A little bit Satoshi/Shion, but mostly gen. Some Peony/Jade/Dist in varying combinations and some gen.)


- Tales of the Abyss - [ Japanse Fanart Sites ] - It's been awhile since I stumbled over a ToA site that I liked that I hadn't already been to (I stopped looking quite so much partly because of new fannish obsessions, but partly because all the sites were starting to run together in my head), but I happened to wander over to this one and am greatly pleased to have done so. The first couple of links I clicked onto were of Dist and Jade/Dist art, so that put me in a good mood right there. But I think what I ultimately wound up liking best about the site was the stylization of it, the interesting take on the characters (especially the God-Generals) that the artist had. ....well, okay, and the Keterburg fondness the artist seemed to have. ♥ Anything with the group of them standing around or Saphir when he was younger and hadn't quite outgrown that terrible haircut, all of them were fantastic. *loves* (Maybe a little Jade/Dist, but it's mostly a gen site.)


- Tales of the Abyss - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This site is set up a little bit differently from a lot of sites I've visited, so it only looks like there's not a ton of art here, but it's a site that's made up of several littler illustrations grouped together on a single page. So you have about four pages, but the first one has about 40 small images on it, which is a lot of art, even if I wish the illustrations had been bigger. But the artist has this wonderful style, it's warm and soft and sweet and you'd think that wouldn't work with characters like Jade and Dist and Peony, but it's often set when they're younger or just cute enough to pull the style off. Some of them are really kind of gorgeous even and this wound up being the kind of site that makes me want to dive back into ToA fanart again. *___* (Some Jade/Dist, some Peony/Dist, some gen.)





























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