Rei Ayanami grassy nap

There was something very comforting seeing Rei doing some farm work. It gave some really strong Ghibli vibes. I wanted a dreamlike aesthetic so I used really vibrant colors for this painting. Rei looks quite peaceful. In a way, this piece is the opposite of Asuka’s winter painting.

This painting was done using Corel Painter’s Sargent Brush and tapered oil brush.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Winter Asuka

Just yesterday we had some more snow, although it very well might be the last one of the season. That inspired me to paint who I believe is Asuka from the teaser trailers. Those living in Japan know for sure. I wonder when we’ll get a chance to see it over here in the States. I wonder what the rest of he outfit looks like? Seems like she has some type of a backpack. I quite liked the breath animation so I decided to include it in my painting.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Berserk Unit 02

I have been planning painting the other Eva units when they go berserk. This time though, I went for a complete digital painting. Rewatching the scene when Asuka activates the berserk mode is quite heart wrenching in all aspects. Specially since even then, she was completely overpowered and wrecked. Even now it’s hard watching her suffering that much. The end of Evangelion version is quite different from the rebuilds which I could also paint at some point, Although I would probably opt for a complete body since it has very interesting angles and poses. In this portrayal of the berserk scene in the End of Evangelion, I did a what if Asuka could over power the lance and destroy the mass produced Evas.

This painting was also done using the Real Tapered Wet Flat Brush, just as was done with Airi’s painting. Except for the background which was done using the Tapered Oils brush.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Indifferent Rei

This piece was much easier to paint now that I had the colors thought out with the Asuka painting. Where applicable I just used the eyedrop tool.

If paired with the previous Asuka piece, than I would think that Rei could care less about Asuka’s provocation and would have her mind in an entirely different place.

Posing and setting was inspired by Momoko Tsugunaga’s Rei cosplay done back in Hello Channel.

I just saw the trailer with Rei planting crops, now all that fan art I saw makes sense. I want to paint her in that scenario as well…

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Confident Asuka

The base colors were painted using Photoshop so that I could separate each color segments so that I can add to them separately in a different layer. This time I used a different brush using Corel Painter. The brush in question is the real tapered wet flat brush. It has the blending abililties of the the oily brush that I tend to use, but it I can also control the brush size depending on the pressure applied. One other aspect of the brush is the bristle effects it leaves behind as I paint. This can come in real handy when I want to make textures. In this case, it was quite handy on the chalkboard. I was contemplating making the text in Japanese, but I really don’t know the correct way to phrase it. My brother suggested writing it in German but I really don’t think she would waste her time writing in German since she knows nobody would understand her. In the end I just decided to keep it in English. Although since I left the text and chalk drawing in a separate layer, I could always add any text or drawing in the future. I used the pastel brush from Photoshop for the writing/drawings by the way. The line art was complimented with some color ones using the digital brush.

To speed up the process of coming up with the colors for the lighter areas and the shadows I used the divide option for the light layer and the multiply option for the shadows layer.

Posing and setting was inspired by Reina Tanaka’s Asuka cosplay done back in Hello Channel.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Confident Asuka Line Art

There are always plenty of reasons to do art of Evangelion. This drawing will actually be part of a set, both of which are now completed. But I will upload them later. This was drawn using my maru pen. I started using my flat pencil again for the rough draft, and it really reminded me of how fluid my lines come out compared to using a thin point like with my mechanical pencils which bring out my bad habit of being too rigid.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

Misato Katsuragi Stylin at Work

While I was looking through some reference pictures last Friday, I came upon a picture of a model that looked a lot like Misato. While I was looking at the source of the photo it seems that the person in the photo is a model by the name Angela Yeung Wing, known as Angelababy. Seems like she is a Hong Kong based model, actor and singer. Here is the reference photo I used: https://www.instagram.com/p/BKQVP9NgAIs/

I was amazed at how fast I was going when I was painting her, but I then struggled with her face and hair. But after giving it a time to step away I noticed that some areas were just not in the right values. What helped was putting away the reference picture and just working with the painting I had. Not only did that help fix the issues but I also worked faster. I should probably try that out more later.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE

PC98 inspired EVA Unit 00

Will write a description next time I have some time. This one had a lot of steps.

Hasta la proxima,

-NUBE