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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 - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I was won over with this site pretty quickly, becaue the artist does such a cute group shot and I really like the softer colors she uses. There's something very charming about the mix of her drawing style and the colors she uses, something that reminds me of the feel of the game itself... well, okay, and Luke/Tear fanart that's really super-cute! Yes plz. ♥ There's even a kissing one and every kissing picture should be treasured because it does not happen nearly enough. There's also a lot of really cute oekaki and a good number of images to be found, so I wound up being really delighted with this site. <3 (Luke/Tear.)


- Tales of the Abyss - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This isn't my usual style of art, so the site took me awhile to warm up to it, but after going through many pages of the galleries, somehow I was just... slowly won over. It helps, of course, that I really like the Luke/Tear pairing and the artist draws them very cutely, but mostly I think that it's the ton of oekaki art in the style that I'm weak to that really ultimately appealed to me. I don't know how each piece would look individually or if non-fans of the pairing would go for the site, but when you give me a page with six oekaki strung together, I wound up being charmed by it. :D Though, I do think the b&w sketches from the artist could appeal to anyone, they're really a lot of fun and well-done. (Luke/Tear, a lot of gen, too.)


- Tales of the Abyss - AONOGI [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - You know, I was enjoying this site, especially the artist's take on Ion + Anise (which I thought could have been/was cute in the game), but I think what I really fell for was the image of a younger Van and Tear in the foreground of an image, with their older, gloomier selves in the background. It's images like that that really delight me on sites, especially when the artist has a really solid style as well, the artist draws well and does some nice cel-style coloring and tends to do a lot of poster-like images. The artist also does an absolutely adorable Arietta and a really fantastic Synch and one of the better Anises I've seen. If nothing else, I think the site is worth checking out for the image of Tear doing Anise's hair that's one of the most adorable things I've ever seen. AND AND AND. The image of Luke sleeping against Tear's shoulder as she carries him that's so pretty, then the little extra doodle that shows him dreaming of Van while she goes ~_~ at him. alsdfkjasdlkfjsd HILARIOUS. ♥ And, really, there are a handful of illustrations (like kid!Tear that's beautifully done) that are just must-see images on this site and worth it right there. (....maybe a little Ion/Anise or Ion/Arietta, maybe a smidge of Luke/Tear, but mostly gen, I would say.)


- Tales of the Abyss - J-BACK [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I'm not sure if it's the nice sketch-like style of the artist that looks nice or the sheer amount of art here that made me like this site, but I found myself really enjoying a lot of the pieces on it. I think some of my favorite images are the Ion/Anise ones, a pairing that the fanart is quietly making me genuinely like, especially when they're so cute like they are here. The one of Ion kissing Anise's forehead, done in these soft pinks and greens, not quite sketchy, but still full of a lot of detail... that is the kind of thing I love. There's also this really awesome series of illustrations set post-game, when Ion and Anise are older (I think?) and they look so hot and, yeah, okay, I think this site officially made me ship them. That's how much I really liked the art. <3 (Ion/Anise, a little Luke/Tear, a little bit of other het maybe, a lot of gen.)


- Tales of the Abyss - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - It didn't take me very long to become fond of this site at all, the artist is really good with the anime-style images and bright, solid colors and can draw incredibly smoothly so everything looks really clean and professional. But it's more than that, it's also that the artist tries out just about everything, while maybe Luke/Tear is the most common pair up, you can also find Ion/Anise or Guy/Anise or Asch/Natalia (including a sketch where Guy is putting a blanket over kiddie!Asch and kiddie!Natalia as they sleep against a tree together that is the cutest fucking thing ever ♥) or Luke/Anise or Jade/Natalia or Guy/Luke or Jade/Guy or a bunch of really adorable group pairings. All the art is so happy and upbeat and cute that I just feel great after visiting this site. ♥ (Some Luke/Tear, maybe a little other, but most of this could be entirely gen.)


- Tales of the Abyss - Powder Snow [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I really like the colors of this artist's style, they're the kind I'm often weak to, soft and bright and kind of jewel-toned. It didn't hurt at all that the artist seems very fond of Luke/Tear, which a little too rare for my liking, of course. ^_~ It's one of those sites where... I wish the artist had drawn more because I could really have used a fix for ToA art, especially this particular pairing and I honestly liked her work a lot. The comics are very cutem, but I think the real fun is in the regular images--though, the colored comic is so pretty, too. (Luke/Tear.)


- Tales of the Abyss - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - It didn't take me long at all to warm up to this artist's style, the flat pastel pinks and greens that the artists uses, which suit characters like Ion, Anise, Sync, and Arietta so well, is a style I really like. Plus... you know, Sync/Arietta fanart. I really like that pairing a lot and a site like this feeds that by being so adorable. The art might not win anyone over, but it's very solidly good, especially as you start clicking the artist's more recent work. Plus! Plus! There's a small handful of Luke/Tear art and the artist's style also suits them pretty well and it's just so... so cute. (Sync/Arietta, a little Ion/Arietta, a little Luke/Tear, a lot of gen.)


- 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 ] - 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/Howl's Moving Castle - Bird Cage [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Oh, man, adorable little comics where all of the characters look so cute and then adorable Luke/Tear fanart to go along with them. The art is very much on the cute side during the whole site, but they can also be kind of pretty at the same time. The strength of the artist's basic lines (which you can especially see in those b&w comics) is solid and the colors are very cute. It's much the same for the HMC fanart, though, perhaps not quite as polished yet. It's the kind of site that'll make you go, "Awwwwww. ♥" a lot if you're partial to the characters/pairings drawn, but may not win you over if you're not already a fan. It's still really cute stuff, though. ♥ (Some Luke/Tear, some gen for ToA. Howl/Sophie for HMC.)


- 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.)


- Final Fantasy III/Tales of the Abyss - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - The art here is very... almost simple, but very cute in style, and that's okay for me because the game itself is very simple and cute. Plus, I'm easier on FFIII sites and especially Luneth/Refia sites because they're kind of rare. The artist does some genuinely cute work, but I think it helps that I'm already a fan--I do really like her colors a lot, they're light and cute and cheerful and she has fun playing with the costumes, which I always love. And, as the artist goes along, her art gets cuter and cuter--Devout!Arc is so adorable. ♥ As for the ToA art, it's more cuteness that somehow really fits the Luke/Tear pairing especially. There's actually a decent amount of detail to the illustrations and there's a large chunk of them here and it made for a solid, fun site, I really had fun here! (Some Luneth/Refia, some gen for FFIII. Some Luke/Tear, some gen for ToA.)


- Tales of the Abyss - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - You know, I go back and forth on Luke/Tear sometimes. There are times when I can understand the criticisms of it. But then there are times when I'm just, "But... but... but I like it.... ;__;" and I'm kind of in the latter mood right now. There's not nearly enough fanart for these two out there, so I treasure a site whenever I come across it, especially when it has such cute, adorable art. It's very light and airy, the colors soft and gentle, the lines round and soft as well. I imagine you'll have to be a fan of the pairing first before enjoying this site, but if you like them, it's cutely satisfying and enjoyable to go through the gallery. <3 Plus, there's an Asch/Natalia image floating around in the gallery and the Luke/Tear comic sketches are really kind of well-done and some of the sketches in the log section are really kind of fabulous, too. *__* (Luke/Tear, some gen.)


- Tales of the Abyss - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I came here because I was following a link from the previous Luke/Tear site and I wanted to see if I could find more art for them. And I do like the art for the pairing here, but I think I wound up staying more for the overall variety on the site, since the artist put in several other characters, too. She has a really cute Anise image, a cool Asch one and... is that a choose your own adventure comic with Asch and Mushroom Road? .....AWESOME. The chibi art in the comics! SO FREAKING CUTE. (Plus, the happy ending had Asch and Natalia in it? HI, FANART SITE, ILU A LOT. ♥) So, it was stuff like that on the site that made it even better, in addition to the really sweet and cute Luke/Tear art. I totally had fun on this site. ♥ It might not be for everyone, the art is sketchy (I almost wanted to say it was stylized in a way, but that's not really what I mean) and it looks deliberately rough, but I kind of liked it anyway. And, the further you get into the gallery, the smoother and prettier the art gets, so you may want to start with the most recent if you're not as much of an art junkie as me? (Some Luke/Tear, some gen.)


- Tales of the Abyss - KERO MAX [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This site pretty much took only one click, on to the most recent image, to sell me on the site. A gorgeous Tear fanart that had those bright, vivid, nearly glowing colors that I love? That was part of a tarot card series of illustrations? SOLD. The site went even further to sell me by having some really pretty Luke/Tear fanart, which I was totally in the mood for this morning. I mean, I would have loved this site even without that, but it definitely totally put me over the top with this artist. The lines are so clean and detailed, the coloring so soft and pretty, and just as;ldkfjasl;kj this is the stuff I'm weak to, shut up. The earlier stuff is a little weaker, but you can see the progress from the artist and asl;kdjl holy crap do I want more from them. *___* (Some Luke/Tear, some gen.)


- Tales of the Abyss - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I really went back and forth on this site for awhile, because I know I'm biased by being in a Luke/Tear mood this morning, but I imagine this site will largely only appeal to those who are already fans of the pairing. Not everything was working for me, but then some other illustrations would just be super cute and fun and I wanted to share. At any rate, it was enough to keep me going through the site until I hit a really surprisingly pretty illustration of Anise and Arietta that's all soft pinks and whites on a black background and a;sdlkfjalskj so pretty. So, I eventually had to cave. It's cute and fun! I enjoyed myself. That's more than enough, you know? ♥ (Luke/Tear, some gen.)


- Tales of Vesperia/Tales of the Abyss - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I actually came here looking for Vesperia art (since I was on a kick for it this morning) but wound up staying for the Abyss art, as well! Though, in general, I think the Vesperia art is a little stronger, but that's just because it's newer and the Abyss art is still really cute and surprisingly diverse for all the different characters it covered. The artist is really good with these soft, pale colors that combine with clean lines and just a hint of chibi to them, which all combines and looks really pretty sometimes. Plus! Omg! A Vespersia high school AU with character profiles! SO ADORABLE. There's a decent amount of art here, the recent comics are really cute/pretty, and the artist clearly has fun with her work. That made the site a delight to go through. (Maybe a little Yuri/Estelle, but mostly gen, I'd say. Some Luke/Tear for ToA, some gen.)


- 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.)








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