Waking Up Rei Ayanami

Here is the final part of this painting of Rei Ayanami. I took many rests as I was finishing it up due to various reasons but I’m glad I did because it gave me a chance to see it with new eyes. On top of that, at some point I finally began experimenting with the blending tool. The soft one is the one I eventually chose to use. For harder blending and separation of colors the sergeant tool is is my best tool. But for certain textures such as the skin I need softer blending sometimes.

Overall this was a fun painting to play around with.

Hasta la proxima,


Rei Ayanami Sweater line art

Line art originally done for Inktober 2022 day 7.

Can be seen here:

I didn’t like how I originally drew it, so before I inked/painted it I wanted to fix a couple of things. Mainly the face. It’s amazing how a couple of changes could make such a big differences.

Hasta la proxima,


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,


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,


Rei Ayanami glance

I wanted to try working with the more simplistic style again today. For my model I chose Momoko Tsugunaga and while looking for some reference pictures I came upon some where she was cosplaying as Rei Ayanami. Which in turn just turned into Rei Ayanami in the end. I don’t have enough blues in my collection of Copics so I’m a bit bummed that I wasn’t able to do much with her blue hair. Looking at my drawing there are still traces of Momochi which I like. At first I had Rei smiling but decided against it. The end result gives her an expression of noticing the viewer and glancing over.

Hasta la proxima,


Inktober 2018 #4 Double Feature – Asuka and Rei

I wasn’t really sure what to draw, but my brother let me know that October 4th is Evangelion’s 23rd anniversary which is why I decided to draw Asuka and Rei.

These are the final drawings. I was planning on only drawing Asuka, but decided to draw Rei as well. After all she was one of the reasons I first decided to watch Evangelion. More on that later.

I used three references for the Asuka drawing. Since it’s October and Fall I went with Asuka from the rebuilds since she wears that cool jacket and hat.



As for the Rei drawing, back in the day when I didn’t have internet or even a dvd player I used to rent vhs tapes from my public library. Luckily they carried anime which I of course rented. One of my favorite things about those cassettes were the trailers since they were made like amvs. They used to show scenes from the anime and played (usually) the opening theme song which I loved watching either because of the animation, the song or both.

As for Evangelion, I forget what tape I played (though I believe it was probably Blue Seed), but there was a trailer for Evangelion. I had never seen nor heard of it before. But it blew my mind. This rendition of the trailer had the opening theme song (so far I have only found another version of the trailer online which uses the song  Ode to Joy) and it just blew me away. It was … beatiful … glorious… and captivating. I just wanted to see it.

One of the images that captivated me was when I saw a blue haired girl behind a window looking right at me with her beautiful red eyes. Such a great trailer.

As it turns out, after looking through my local library (I didn’t know how to really navigate the internet, much less their website), but it just so happened to carry the whole series of Evangelion. I was elated, but there was one problem. It was on DVD. I didn’t own one at that time. It was torture knowing it was so close and yet so far out of my reach.

Anyway, that is why I made this piece. I could have added some shading but it was too late by this point.








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These are the references I used:





























Here is the process for those who are interested:


























And this is the process for Rei:


It was all going well until I made a mistake and once again ran my hand over Rei’s hair (that’s 4 mistakes in a row).















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That should be all for now.

Hasta la proxima,