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Shinji Eva-01 by Ry-Spirit Shinji Eva-01 by Ry-Spirit
A fan art of Shinji and Eva-01 of Neon Genesis Evangelion. Can I just say... The amount of time spent drawing Eva's face is longer than me drawing 10 human characters. It took me SO long just to get everything right, I am very new to drawing robots and this certainly was a great challenge.

So Evangelion, I love the back stories about the Evas and the Angels and absolutely LOVE the design of the mechs and the monsters. The plot is very creative and kinda makes you think about life and human psychology and etc etc bla bla bla. One thing I got a problem with though.. the characters. I really dislike all three of the main cast.. :I They all have things about them that I just don't find very likable. Shinji needs to grow a pair, Asuka is an annoying b*tch and Rei is just boring as heck. With that said I can understand what the director is trying to do with these characters and showing their emotion and struggle that way... so yeah.... Anyways I hope you enjoy this fan art! :D More evangelion fan art coming up.

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KS-Reborn Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
Dr-InSean Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
Wowzers.  I'm not sure what's more impressive: your artwork, or your commitment.  Sticking through all the time and effort it took to make fantastic artwork of characters you don't even like not once, not twice, but THREE TIMES!  Absolutely commendable work ethic you have!

I heard that robots are harder to draw than people and I can absolutely see why.  Kudos to you for all of your hard work!
AliceLocke Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Wow!  I really like this artwork!  I really like how you colored Shinji and Eva-01!
Kaizer617 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
VADAKOfficial Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
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Xenotropixavier Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Hated Shinji when I first saw the show but I came to understand why he is the way he is. Plus for the most part he always comes through and saves the day, except for when he doesn't lol. This is great work again. I don't know how you get your digital work looking so much like traditional media but I really like it. Gonna give ya a watch if you don't mind.
Fillyflight Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually the fact that shinji is like he is makes him all the more likable ^^ I can't stand it when the main leader is brave, strong obnoxiousand whatnot (shy timid, overcoming weakness characters I love the most)
luix123 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Awesome !!! :meow:
Atatakakunakatta Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have never watched a single episode of Evangelion but this illustration is really convincing me to give it a go. Awesome!
CanisResolutus Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
Make sure you watch it in this order…
lotus-blossom-312 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
stunning and awesome i love evangelion *-*
FelixTetrex Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Really amazing tribute to an even more amazing Anime...great job ^^
Crossoverdude Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit
MasterSaruwatari Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student Writer
I love shinji one of the few male characters that has a right to be emo.
Shenkkazoo Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love Evangelion, but I can't say I loved the characters until after I'd finished watching the show + End of Evangelion. I hated Shinji so much omg. The rebuilds make him a lot more tolerable and likeable, I think.
I like Rei the most, especially since she tore off Gendo's arm for like no reason jfc

Probably the best thing about the rebuilds though is that the creator is trying to destroy his franchise (since he HATES evangelion and his fans, which is probably the only reason why that new fanservice character exists); it's just not working and it's hilarious.
ShaD-23 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
PrimeKage Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
I love both this and your Asuka picture, they're so awesome. Gonna do more?
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yup ONE more
PrimeKage Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Darn, so no Kaworu then, lol. 
That's ok, you got the three main characters and the three main Evas.
SamBob012 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I Love Evangelion its a great movie and show
bryan-is-an-idiot Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Writer
the robot side is cool :)
Tabbytooner Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Ry, your painting style is out of this world! Keep it up!!
King1cheetah Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Great anime
Sherval Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
You love this series despite really disliking the main character trio? ...That's a new one as far as NGE fans go :O (normally they just love either Asuka, Rei or both, but I've yet to see a dedicated Shinji fan due to some inexplainable reason). I for one don't think that I could really enjoy a show/game/movie/whatever much if I found every major main character to very dislikable.
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lol its odd aint it? I like the plot and themes and how the mysterious units work. And the units are the best looking mechs in an anime i hav ever seen. But yea hate all 3 main characters. But i hope mari would b likable, i hav yet to watch the rebuild movies.
Sherval Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Who's Mari? You see, I haven't watched the whole NGE series but I did get to see episodes 3-16 or so back when the show still aired in here. Haven't watched it since, partially because I found the series becoming too violent for my taste at the time (I was about 14 back then, I think). And now that I'm nearly a decade older and somewhat more tolerant of violence in fiction, I've already made the mistake of reading all the major spoilers from the internet. But given how the show ended, I came to conclusion that the more action oriented mecha series were my cup of tea compared to the psychological ones.

*googles for Mari and reads her personality desription at NGE wiki*

Mari is shown to have an enigmatic personality. Out of all the pilots, she is the only one who admits that she genuinely enjoys piloting. Her repeated comments suggest that she has a liking to the smell of LCL.

O-kay, she likes the smell of angel blood O_o? Well, she's "enigmatic" all right...

Speaking of cool looking mechas and impressive battles, have you heard about the series called "Brigadoon: Marin to Melan"? One of the main characters is a "monomakia", a living weapon with a laser gun as his left hand and a sword as his right. Here's the first opening for the show, in case you're interested:…
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for showing me that clip. its interesting. but no i hav not heard or seen it before.

and seems like mari is a lovable character. cant wait to see her in action
Sherval Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
You can download all the Brigadoon episodes for free from here… Nope, those aren't torrents -just normal video files- and nope, you shouldn't get trojans or other nasty things from them. I downloaded all the episodes from there (before getting a region free DVD player and all the episodes on DVD) and not once did my antivirus program warn me about anything odd. The only catch is the time limit: after downloading two or three episodes, you have to wait 24 hours before downloading more.

Hopefully she is, it would bring more flavour to the show on your part :).
SadistikChick3n Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
I mustn't run away...
Wolfiii1 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ohhh wow is amazing :D
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
KairiTheValeyard Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

This looks quite awesome.


As for the main characters, you may like the manga more. In that series, not only does Shinji actually show signs of having a pair, at one point he nearly punches his father out!

nk-twist Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
I never got into NGE, but I'm going to favourite this anyway because your textures make me so happy. I love how you make digital art look like real paint on canvas - I'd love to be this good one day!
Dawitch Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
OMFG!!! :wow: 
...........................:meow: beoup~:heart:
MrReviewerGuy Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If this is one of your first robot drawings, I can't wait for more! This looks phenomenal! I love Evangelion with a passion, and this just looks badass!
MT-Artwork Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wouah !!

Awesome job !
Gee-94 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Zankoku na tenshi no you ni
Shonen yo, shinwa ni naaaaaaaaarrrreeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!

SCW-Durandal Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work! :D
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sharinggansamuel Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your congratulating him for his patience lol?

I've never heard that one before...
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sharinggansamuel Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And there's always a billionth time to quote that lol.
LonleyZombieVampire Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student
i love
GraciousHD Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student Filmographer
this is gorgeous!! 
b-the-N Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
I really like your design of Shinji, you gave him a more likeable face and a cool expression. You pretty much nailed the looks of the EVA-01.

Great piece!
mangabubbletea Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Fav anime series <3
rickyrico Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
One of my favorite series in both anime and manga!:la:
I've tried drawing Unit 01 before.. Complicated.

Yes, the whole story of the world in Neon Genesis Evangelion is amazing!

More Eva fan art, awesome!:eager:
Parasols Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I liked Shinji the most. Asuka was at least fun to watch, but really Rei just struck me as creepy most of the time. It's all explained through the plot why they have issues though... (total nightmare fuel in the case of pretty much all three of them. Though I actually guessed exactly what was up with Shinji and his EVA REALLY early on, hehe). Well I won't put specific spoilers here...

anyway awesome portrait. I love the brushes you use and you actually made Shinji look pretty badass. It'd be cool if you did one of Kaworu, although he was only around for part of the show.
Spazzeon Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe fantastic job man. 
Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
oh.. okok yes i will.
*gets in the robot*
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