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- Tales of the Abyss - MAKIBISHI [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - So, I was at the video store the other day and happened to rent Tales of the Abyss, since I was looking for a new game to play. I didn't get as far into it as I would have liked, but I played enough to know that I kind of liked the story. Then I was browsing one of my regular oekaki sites and it was apparently Tales of the Abyss week recently. Well, if that's not fate, I thought. So, I started poking around and this is one of the first sites I really liked, the artist has a really solid style, some very pretty colors that remind me of the original game itself and a lot of fun concepts/poses/expressions for the characters, especially Guy and Luke. There are also some fantastic group images, very much like poster art for the game. A really solid site to start off a TotA hunt, I hope. (Maybe a little Guy/Luke? It could be completely gen, too.)


- Tales of the Abyss - colorcube [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This site has some really super-cute art, some really pretty, light, airy coloring that reminds me a little of the game itself combined with adorable line-art and then some really cute concepts/poses. The artist really has a lot of skill, so her CG-style art looks really good and she totally does a great job with each and every character, and her girls are SO CUTE. There's a solid amount of art here, which made it even more fun to go through the gallery. ♥ (Maybe some pairings, but no real themes.)


- 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 ] - 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 - [ 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 - 1or8 [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I took me all of one illustration with this site to fall in love and I knew I had to rec it. The artist's style is that combination of CG and watercolor style that I really like, that somehow the colors often seem to just glow or shine and she does an amazing job with each and every image. Almost all the main characters show up here and each of them are done just as beautifully as the last--there's almost hardly anything for me to point out or talk about with the site, simply because it's just so pretty and there's nothing for me to complain about. I love her Luke and her Ion especially, you can tell she seems very fond of the characters (Luke especially) and it's so easy to make the characters look kind of boring when you've seen as much fanart of them as I have, but this artist... I really did stop and stare at each image for half a minute just to take in the loveliness. (Some Jade/Luke, 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.)


- Odin Sphere/Tales of the Abyss - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I don't know if I would have recommended this site if I were only here for the Odin Sphere art, because there are only three or four regular images (plus a handful of doodled comics) and as lovely as they are (especially the artist's Velvet, who is really beautiful here), I wasn't sure I could justify an entire rec for them. (Though, there are more really pretty images in the oekaki board.) But then I started going through the Tales of the Abyss images and they were lovely, I only had to see two of them (one a beautiful Ion image, the other a really cute and pretty Luke image) before I knew this was going to be a site I loved. The artist uses soft, bright colors a lot, almost like the feel of a painting and makes it really work for her images. Some are melancholy, some are happy, some are kinda creepy, so many of them putting in a surprising amount of emotion. Plus. You know. So pretty. *__*<3 (Maybe a little Peony/Jade or Jade/Luke, but the majority of the site seems very gen.)


- Tales of the Abyss - RedCastle [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - It didn't take me long at all to fall in love with this artist's work, the bright colors and softened look to the images, the solid base art and adorable poses for just about everyone, a really good variety of characters used, all elements that win me over. And I really love that, no matter what pairings you like, there was probably a couple of images tucked away in the various galleries that you would like, along with genuinely good, solid art. I loved that the art was so cute, but that none of it felt half-finished, like a lot of art can sometimes start to feel when you have a site with this much on it. Even if it's simply putting a sunset in the background or a forest area or even just a simple sky, there was almost always something to make the image feel complete. Very nice. (Some het/yaoi pairings, but you could basically see it as a gen site.)


- Tales of the Abyss - Apuri [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I liked this site, it's some of the better Guy/Luke fanart I've yet to find, with very bright colors and nicely detailed poses. There's not a ton of art, but there's enough to make it a solid hit for those looking for a Guy/Luke fix or even just a starting place. Plus, man, those sprites on the main page are absolutely adorable, you can really feel how much the site owner likes Guy's character. A nice, fun site. (Guy/Luke.)


- Tales of the Abyss - Crono-Zero [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Oh, man, I'm just weak to this kind of art, the warm colors that are like a sunlightened version of sepia tones, all the pretty uses of soft yellows and reds and tans that work well with a pairing like Guy/Luke and, finally, the artist followed through with kidlet art. I am weak to the art of the characters as cute little kids. There's the occasional image of other people (there's a really nice lineart of Tear, too!) but mostly you're going to want to go here for the adorable Guy/Luke, I think. Very nice. (Some Guy/Luke, some gen.)


- Tales of the Abyss - MATAKOKODE [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This is another site that took me a bit to get into, the artist's style took me a few pages to win me over, but eventually the bulk of the site finally won me over. Especially since I really love any image that has Dist in it and the artist does some very nice things with dark, burnished-metal-esque colors. There are a couple of especially lovely Tear illustrations, though, the artist mainly focuses on Jade's character, you can tell that he's her favorite. A nice little site to have come across this morning. <3 (A little bit of everything, het, yaoi, and gen. Lots of Jade focus, but kinda worth it for other characters, too.)


- 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 - Yumecyoko [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Oh, goddammit, I was trying to avoid recommending this site, because there was the occasional super-cute chibi image that I really liked, but most of the art didn't catch me that much. Until I started going through all of the gallery pages and the artist started drawing Ion/Anise and Sync/Arietta and a little Ion/Arietta and it's all these pastel pinks and greens that work so well together for these couples and then I was kind of quietly a goner. The site may not appeal to everyone, but if you like these pairings, I think you'll enjoy seeing the handful of art that the artist has here--I really do like how much detail the artist puts into the background in many of them, it makes the art that much more solid. :D (Some Ion/Anise, Sync/Arietta, maybe a little other het.)


- Tales of the Abyss/Howl's Moving Castle - NEST OF NO.35 [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I actually came here seeking fanart for something else (possibly Reborn! or Bleach or something) but got totally distracted by the Tales of the Aybss fanart. It's not something I would have sought out myself, but the colors are so lovely and the detail is really fantastic and the artist is just really talented. Her Jade is really, really pretty and her Anise is just lovely and there are comics making fun of Dist! How can I not love a site that teases Dist? Actually, the artist draws a really gorgeous Dist, but she totally teases him in much the same way the game teased him and I love that. ♥ The site mostly focuses on Jade and his relationships with the people around him, but you also get the occasional Luke/Tear image or a beautiful pin-up style sexy pose Natalia that I was not object to at all. Much the same can be said about the HMC art, it's all this really detailed, beautifully colored art that's often kind of stunning to look at. (A fair amount of Peony/Jade, some potential Jade/Anise, maybe a little other, but a lot of gen, too.)


- Tales of the Abyss - CYBER-GLOVE [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I have very firm pairings in Tales of the Abyss, but with fanart... I'm pretty easy, as long as something is pretty, I'm generally pretty happy to look at it. And I really liked the artist's take on the characters on this site, her Guy, Luke, and Asch are all very pretty and have that clean cg-style coloring that I like so much. The early art does start off a little shakey, but by the time I was halfway through the gallery, I knew I was going to be won over by the site. I also really like the artist's take on the characters (well, mostly Guy) in modern clothes, they're really pretty illustrations. A nice little fix for my ToA fanart cravings. :D (Luke/Guy, Asch/Guy, Jade/Guy, everyone/Guy, a smidge of Asch/Luke, and a smidge of gen.)


- 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 actually came here for the Destiny fanart (I was doing a quick trawl for Leon fanart, not really expecting to find much more than the occasional ToA illustration), but I started wobbling on this site around the time I saw the artist draw a younger Van and Guy looking adorable together. Then the artist had Guy in a gray and white uniform looking really kind of hot. And then there was a very nice one of the Malkuth officers (and Peony) from the game. And even Peony making Guy's life kind of miserable! I ♥'d this site after those illustrations, it's just a really fun, delightful, pretty site. XD (Some Guy/everyone yaoi, some gen.)


- Tales of the Abyss - BEAST-SIDE [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Jade/Luke isn't a pairing I gave a lot of thought (though, I can see where the potential came from in the game) and I even started out with the sketches on this page (working my way backwards instead of forwards) but I was immediately taken with how beautiful the sketches were. The lines are soft and elegant and make the characters look utterly fantastic. Everything is about these long limbs and soft clothes and intimate poses and it just works. As for the regular art, it's even more gorgeous, full of the same lovely lines and now even prettier, soft, warm colors. And, yes, the majority of the site is Jade/Luke, but every so often the artist does Asch+Luke or a group image or one of Peony in formal clothing and they're so great. I loved the site a lot. (Jade/Luke, some Asch+Luke gen.)


- Tales of the Abyss - 1or8 [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - It took me a little while to find the art on this site, but it was so very worth the effort, the light pastels, the watercolor-like style, the beautiful lines, all of it makes for some gorgeous fanart. When the artist does everything absolutely right, she creates these light, airy images that are just full of these almost-glowing colors and it's sites like this that keep me going back to the Tales of the Abyss fandom over and over. Or even revisiting sites and staring at all the art, since I feel like I may have been to this one before. (Too much fanart will rot your brain after awhile. orz) But, even if I have been here before, it's worth a revisit, even the sketches are very cute and, when the artist adds in a little color, they're really lovely to look at. ♥ (A little Jade/Luke, but it's mostly a gen site.)


- Tales of the Abyss - Sleeps [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Oh, god, the adorableness of Guy and little kidlet Luke on this site is practically lethal. The art is that kind I tend to be weak towards, the soft pastels and light, airy feel, then combined with kidlets. The older stuff is just as nice, though, with the same soft colors and surprising amount of detail when you look closely at them. Her Luke is especially cute, you can tell how much of a fondness for him the artist has. And, hey, it's nice to see a Guy/Luke site every once in awhile. <3 (Guy/Luke, some not-safe-for-work content if you keep poking around long enough.)


- 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/Gurren Lagann - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - It took me awhile to even realize there was ToA fanart on this site, it's a bit difficult to navigate, but the art is interesting enough that I wanted to recommend it anyways. The artist uses a lot of shiny CG tones, a lot of golds and reds, and it makes for some really pretty and/or interesting ToA art and it's not always my favorite, but... well, the doujinshi on the site show that the artist certainly has a lot of talent in drawing the characters at the very least. And! If you go through the diary blog to find the Gurren Lagann art... a lot of it is really pretty and I enjoyed going through all of it (especially since the artist occasionally draws Yoko, too! and the rest of the cast!), but the real novelty is Simon/Kamina. Granted, it's usually older!Simon, but still. I didn't think I'd ever see that! I had to rec it just for that little brain-breaking wtf bit. <3 There's more Kamina/Simon than the other way around, but all of it is nicely drawn and I had fun. Also, her older!Simon is hot. That's enough for me. XD (A lot of yaoi for Tales of the Abyss, some Kamina/Simon, some Simon/Kamina, some other yaoi, a little gen for Gurren Lagann.)


- Tales of the Abyss/Odin Sphere - side-A [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I was rather immediately charmed by the artist putting the ToA characters into various costumes, a handful of illustrations for most of the main characters, but it was really the image of Guy watching over little Luke and little Natalia playing together while little Asch stands apart from them, obviously watching in pain. It was a lovely take on that scene from the manga and finally won me over. The site also has some very solid, pretty art of most of the characters, the artist is especially good at drawing Luke (the sketches of him and/or Asch are especially lovely) and there's a very sweet Luke/Tear-friendly comic and the artist's Natalia is lovely in her comics as well. By the time I was getting to the last of the sketch/junk pages, the artist had gotten some really beautiful art in, I'm very glad to have stumbled over this site. As for the Odin Sphere section of the site, there's not much here (just one really pretty Mercedes image and then two pages of diary-style art, which is actually quite a lot since the artist puts a bunch on each page), but it's enough to count and the art is very nice. ♥__♥ A-also. Totally worth it for the image of Velvet with Pooka!Cornelius tucked under her arm and stepping on Ingway's bloody head. I LOL'd. (Several potential het pairings, but this site could be entirely gen as well. Whatever was canon on Odin sphere probably shows up here.)


- 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/Phoenix Wright - ohige [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I don't remember how I stumbled across this site, if I was looking for PW art or ToA art or was even on a site for something else entirely, but I'm glad to have found it. I always like having more Abyss art, but I've not really dove into PW (Or GS, I suppose I should say in the case of the j-fanart sites) art much, especially if they give me pairings or characters I've been and, well. One of the most recent images on this site is a naked professor Nebilim molesting a half-naked Dist and it's... not a pairing I ship, but I am ALL FOR Dist being drawn all soft and pretty as people stick their hands all up in his personal space. A lot of the art isn't perfect, but there's one of Jade and Dist in lab coats while working on something together that totally made the site worth visiting! As for the GS fanart, it's that cel-style coloring that looks really good and some of the illustrations could almost pass for professional. There's one of Kyouya that is kind of ridiculously hot and there is Kyouya/Housuke that is just fantastic (and might quite possibly be my favorite pairing in the series >__>) and generally just one of the best sites I've seen. ♥ (Some pairings for both, a lot of the Keterburg characters for ToA and various for GS.)


- Tales of the Abyss - GIRAFFE [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Oh, this site has some lovely watercolor-style paintings and while not everything is perfect, the artist has a handful that are just really fantastic to look at. Her Luke is especially well done, the colors work so well with him and Guy together. There's a decent amount of art on the site as well and I kind of love the artist's Peony/Guy, too. It was fun going through the sketches pages as well--as much as I'm fond enough of Guy/Luke fanart, it's also nice to see some variety and there's at least one pretty one of Natalia and some cute Luke art and some adorable kidlets stuff. So, a nice stop on my Abyss spree today. (Mostly Guy/Luke, a little other, some gen if you step very carefully.)


- Tales of the Abyss - 27 [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I've recommended this site before for the Harukanaru Toki no Nakade fanart, but it wasn't until today that I stumbled over it again for the Tales of the Abyss art, apparently having gotten myself into a Guy/Luke and Asch/Luke corner of fandom without realizing it. XD But this Guy/Luke artist has a certain something to the art where it's kind of totally nailing a canon-esque feel to it for me, something about it is just really solidly good. The details are solid, but it's the strength and smoothness of the clean lines and the pretty colors that really won me over, it's one of the better sites out there for the pairing, I think. :Db (Guy/Luke.)


- Tales of the Abyss/Ookiku Furikabutte - LaLa [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This site isn't terribly big, but it has some really cute, adorable art--like the Tales of the Abyss cast as Alice in Wonderland! There's also at least one really nicely done Guy/Luke kiss illustration. It's mostly focused on Asch/Luke art and it's the hand-holding or side by side kind of art that could almost be gen (but sort of isn't) and is just a really nice stop on an Abyss fanart search this morning. There's even less Oofuri art, but what's here has this really warm, adorable feeling that vibes so well with the original manga that I had to recommend it. <3 (Asch/Luke and Guy/Luke for ToA, no real single theme for Oofuri.)


- Tales of the Abyss - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I sort of hesitated over this site for awhile, mostly because I wasn't sure I was in the mood for ToA fanart at the time. But I kept clicking randomly through the gallery and, the more illustrations I saw, the more I was slowly won over. There's a really great one with Luke in a white version of a God- Generals outfit and a really cool one of Luke and Asch in modern clothes and some nicely done genderswapped illustrations and a really gorgeous Guy illustration and a pretty Luke/Tear one and some very pretty Guy/Luke and well. Eventually, even if it's not perfect or not everyone's cup of tea, there were a lot of images I really liked on it and I thought the style was well-done. There's also some cute stuff on the oekaki section--including an Asch/Natalia one that I wish had been bigger and wolf ears on Luke and a Peony/Luke sketch--rounding out the site nicely. (Some gen, some Guy/Luke, some Asch/Luke, some other, some gen. Watch out for the genderswitch in some galleries.)


- Tales of the Abyss - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This is another site that I sort of waffled on for a bit, but eventually decided that, yeah, I was in a ToA mood this morning and I was especially ready for some Ion/Anise art, since that pairing gets all too little attention. The art isn't going to be for everyone and I don't know if I'd have hung around if it weren't a favored pairing of mine, but. I think it's really cute! The artist puts in a surprising amount of detail and has some super-cute poses/concepts and the chibi-style look really grew on me. It's a really fun site to spend some time on, especially if you like these characters. <3 (Ion/Anise, Sync/Anise, some Ion/Arietta, maybe a little Sync/Arietta, some gen.)


- Tales of the Abyss - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Have I been to this site before? At first I sort of felt like I had, but when I got further into the gallery, I felt like I hadn't. Idk, maybe I clicked onto the site one day when I just wasn't in the mood for ToA art. Anyway, today I am, so I'm really quietly charmed by this site! The art is on the simple side, but it's clean and often chibi-esque, which makes it really cute to me, and works well with characters like Ion or Sync. There's a surprising amount of it, too, in the regular gallery and on the log pages, which has some really cute pairings that I've not seen a lot, all using the bright, cel-style coloring that makes it work for me. Guy/Sync? Well, when it's this cute, it's hard to complain. <3 (Occasional pairings like Sync/Ion or Guy/Sync, but no real themes.)


- Tales of the Abyss - F*PUNCH [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - Man, I guess I must really be in a ToA mood today, this is another site that might not be for everyone, but I really kinda liked it this morning, the colors are bright and clean, often with that almost jewel-tone style to the characters' eyes that I know I'm also weak to, and a lot of focus on the younger crowd, which I... don't really mind. I like Sync a lot, plus the artist would occasionally draw Anise and Arietta together, which I would totally ship for a quarter. But it's also that the artist did a handful of these really pretty poster-style illustrations with Luke and Tear, the one of Luke sleeping in her lap in the garden at night is just gorgeous to me. The group art stuff (the wintery/Christmasy one with Arietta giving Sync a present! Awww!) are lovely as well and I just. I was really charmed by this site. ♥ I think what really won me over was the way the art would seem almost a little simple on one page, but then I'd click onto the next one and suddenly it was really beautiful, about half of the images on the site were the kind that totally make me fall in love with the series all over again and want to go hunt down fanart for the rest of the day again. *__* (Occasional hints of pairings like Sync/Arietta or Anise/Arietta or Sync/Ion or Ion/Arietta, but nothing consistent or overwhelming, so I'd label it closest to gen of anything.)


- Tales of the Abyss - mon*o*crhome [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - You know, the Ion and Sync sites are not necessarily something that I would seek out on my own, but when they keep getting dumped into my lap like this, it's hard to complain. There's not a ton of art here, but the artist has some really cool and interesting illustrations to look at and you can really tell how much she likes the characters. Plus, her chibis are super adorable! So, it was just a nice, fun little stop this morning. (Maybe some Sync/Ion, but it could be gen, too.)


- Tales of the Abyss - TOM [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - When this artist puts their mind to it, they can do some really cool and pretty stuff. There's a lot of scribbly art or obviously cracky/non-serious art on the site, but if you poke through the galleries long enough, you'll find a decent amount of genuinely pretty art. I really love the colors, they're bright and vivid, just the kind of thing I'm weak to, and the artist uses the softener filter just often enough and just lightly enough that I'm weak to that, too. XD You can kinda tell the artist's favorite is Luke, who looks especially good and gets some adorable images drawn for him, which I'm totally fine with. Just a light, easy, fun site to further my ToA obsession. XD Especially the artist's doujinshi covers, they're kinda gorgeous. *__* (Some Guy/Luke, some gen.)


- Tales of Vesperia/Tales of the Abyss - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - And I'm back to Yuri and Flynn. But I certainly can't resist when the artist has such a soft, pretty style that I'm weak to--none of the illustrations have very solid coloring, but it works because the pastel colors are lovely and she's got a solid grip on the characters. I'm also weak to art of Yuri and Flynn as kidlets or the way Flynn looks almost sunlit, even in the more angsty illustrations. I dunno, the artist just made this one work for me somehow. Also. You know. Makeouts and stuff. :D The same (except maybe minus the makeouts) applies to the Abyss art--lots of bright, airy colorings and a bunch of added chibis. I dunno if I would have stuck around on this site if it didn't have the Vesperia art that I'm hungry for, but it was a really interesting, fun site for the Abyss as long as I was taking the time to go through the site. ....e-even if there was Van/Luke there. (Flynn/Yuri for Verspia, mostly gen for Abyss, but some Van/Luke.)


- Tales of the Abyss - 9bit [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This isn't a very large site for Tales of fanart, but I had to recommend it (and separately at that, s-sorry) because it has... Guy/Tear fanart. At first I thought maybe it was just a cute little one-off illustration, just two random characters together that the artist liked a lot individually. But then there was another one. And another one. And they got all blushy-faced at each other. XD XD XD So, really, there's REALLY not a lot of art here (maybe a dozen or so illustrations, including the oekaki stuff, I'd suspect) but the cuteness of the art, the prettiness of the colors, and the sheer novelty of the pairing won me over. And it really is cute as hell art. XD (Guy/Tear.)


- Tales of Vesperia - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I definitely wish that there'd been more art on this site, there were only a handful of illustrations (and mostly sketches at that) on these pages, but... I'm weak for pretty art and this artist does a very nice Duke. The whites and reds blend together really well with this artist and it was a nice way to wrap up my spree for today. Plus! The Abyss art! It's a little hit or miss, but when the artist does a good Ion? She does a darn fine Ion. XD Her Sync is pretty damn cute, too. XD (Mostly gen for Vesperia, some Sync/Ion, some gen for Abyss.)


- Tales of the Abyss - MKO [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - You know, after awhile, you see enough Asch/Luke fanart and it all starts to look the same, there's usually only so much you can do with the two characters. What this site did to catch my attention instead was that it started out with a couple of really cute group illustrations, then I was curious enough to keep clicking through the galleries. And they are the main focus of the site, most of the art is centered around the two of them, but the artist does a really lovely job, with the warm colors and pretty lines, making it fun to look at the art, then following it up with getting some variety sneaked in once in awhile. (Usually of Ion or sometimes Guy. The girls started showing up a bit more in the later sketches.) Most of it's in the log pages and, MAN, are some of those sketches pretty as hell. There's also kind of a lot of art here, so, you know, I was totally going to cave eventually. XD (Asch/Luke, a smidge of Guy/Luke, maybe a smidge of gen if you step carefully.)


- 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 - Microcosmos [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I had to recommend this site for a couple of reasons, the first being that it had some pairings I hadn't seen elsewhere and I'm a sucker for oddball pairng art to add to my theoretical list of Every Possible ToA Pairing Ever in Fanart. I mean, where else will I find Frings/Guy? XD But the second reason I'm recommending this site is because it does some damn fine Malkuth army illustrations--the artist's Frings is really lovely and her Peony is lovely as well. There's a lot of Peony/Guy on the site, actually, which isn't my usual pairing, but this site put me in such a Malkuth mood (odd that there's not as much Jade as you'd expect, but given that he gets a million sites elsewhere, I don't particularly mind this time XD) that I didn't mind at all. Plus, omg the one of Frings, Cecile, and baby Guy? L:AKSDJALSKJ SO ADORABLE. Occasionaly there's art of the other characters, but it's mostly centered on those three--the site is worth your time, I think, if you're a fany of Peony, Guy, or Frings. The artist has this really pretty, almost suneshine-esque sort of style that really works for them. (Some Frings/Guy, some Peony/Guy, some Peony/Frings, some other, especially other/Guy, some gen if you step carefully.)


- Tales of the Abyss - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I knew I had to recommend this site just because I'm such a sucker for this art style. The sharp lines mixed with soft colors, I am ridiculously easy for that sort of thing and this site has a decent amount of art on it, too. It helps that I like the characters (it's focused heavily on Jade and Jade/Peony), but it's more than just that, I really am here more for the art than anything. And not that I don't love those characters, but when the artist branches out into Ion or Regret every once in a great while? They're really pretty, too. Though, it's a pairing site, but worth a trip through if you like either character, it's a lot of pretty stuff. *__* (Jade/Peony.)


- 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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