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- Tales of the Abyss - Rt [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I was a little hesitant about this site at first, but the further I got into the site, the more I liked it a lot. The variety of characters drawn helps a lot, but I think... what really caught me was the Sync/Arietta art, which was so darling and cute and had this almost color pencil-like style that worked for this pairing. The more art I see of them, the more art that's really cute like this site, the more I really start to like the idea of the pairing. Even the comics are lovely and show off the pretty lineart that the artist has going for her, plus a lot of details that makes them look really nice, the Sync/Arietta comic is especially just lovely. (Sync/Arietta, some Ion/Anise.)

- 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 - [ 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 - Kranz [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - The early art on this site is a little unsteady and it takes awhile for the artist to get going, but because she was drawing Ion/Anise and Sync/Arietta, I was willing to give the site awhile longer to even out. I'm glad I did, it's a very sweet little site and the artist draws some really pretty fan comics. Fan comics are something that are often hit-and-miss with me, sometimes I just love them to pieces, other times I won't even bother to click on more than a couple of random links in the galleries. I don't know what it is about any given artist that will make me sit up and take notice, but this one managed to catch my attention with her comics, they improved with every page and were actually really lovely to look at. It wound up being a really cute, sweet site with two pairings I love a lot. ♥ (Ion/Anise, Sync/Arietta.)

- Tales of the Abyss - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - This site isn't going to be for everyone, but there are a couple of things that the artist did that I liked. First, I kinda enjoy the messy style with the light colors and almost scribbly lines, it works well for this site. Second, there's art of almost every important character in the game, even if it's just a simple oekaki sketch. Sure, the main focus might be on Ion/Sync/etc. and it totally helps that the artist seems at least somewhat fond of the idea of Sync/Arietta, but I love it when there's a ton of art of a bunch of different characters. It's not a perfect site, but it had enough to charm me into liking it, especially since the artist shows more and more promise, the more the site goes along. I'm definitely curious to where this artist will go in the future. (Some Sync/Arietta, a lot of gen.)

- Tales of the Abyss - [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I couldn't help being charmed by this site, right from the beginning it's these cute little chibi-esque illustrations with the soft, pretty, light, airy colors that I really like so much. And everything is just so damned adorable that I either grin at the art or just want to scoop them all up and take them home with me. And, yes, many of them are just cute, but some of them are actually really pretty and very well-done. It helps that the artist seems to be at least friendly towards pairings like Ion/Anise or Sync/Arietta (the j-fans are really starting to spoil me on these pairings, I suspect) but it's also that the artist gets really good the further into the gallery I got. Again, not perfect, but worth a look. (A tiny smidge of Ion/Anise and Sync/Arietta, but it's mostly a gen site.)

- 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.)

- Katekyou Hitman REBORN!/Tales of the Abyss - SACRED [ Japanese Fanart Site ] - I took kind of a weird path getting here--I started out looking for Final Fantasy III fanart, somehow this led to FFXII fanart, which then led to... REBORN! art. Not that I'm complaining, because I stumbled onto a fantastic Tsuna/Gokudera art site here. I wish there'd been more typical illustrations (because they're beautifully done) but it's hard to complain when there are SO MANY comics and there is some damn fine art to be found in them. The artist draws all the characters very cute, I really like her Tsuna a lot, he's so pretty, but her Gokudera? SO PRETTY, holy crap. ♥ I swear it must be the shading or something that really knocks me over, there's just something about it that really does it for me (I dunno how well it'll appeal to others, but for me, I love this kind of style) when it's in this many comics. The sheer amount of art totally puts me in the right frame of mind for it. As for the ToA art, there's not nearly as much there, just a handful of illustrations and sketches/oekaki, but... there's some beautiful Sync/Arietta mixed in and I am severely weak to that pairing after sites like this. It'd be so cute and so bittersweet and I love it. ;__; Especially when it's as pretty as this. *__* (Gokudera/Tsuna for REBORN!, Sync/Arietta and some gen for ToA.)

- 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 - 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.)

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