...and thought I'd do the obligatory Rei/Asuka fanart. I had fun drawing this. For brush I switched back to using a circle brush; the last couple months I'd defaulted onto a more rectangular, vertical brush, which worked well for weighted cartoony lines but not much else.
This painting wouldn't be complete without an Asuka + Wille, but I want to do a landscape action painting next (potentially Attack on Titan), so red-hair is going to have to wait. >,<
I thought the third Evangelion film sped by really quickly. A number of new characters showed up, but don't get developed... It's forgivable in part that civilization has become more ruined since 2.0, but in 3.0 its just about Shinji and Kaworu, and even then they learn to love each other so abstractly. I think Studio Khara was successful in making me feel like I have no clue about what is going on, right from the start of the film. The musical metaphor was nice but I did not expect it to be extended into 4.0. The final Evangelion film will have the sheet music end bars in its title. (シン・エヴァンゲリオン劇場版:|| ) Regardless, Evangelion just feels so good, and I can't wait to see and hear the familiar characters in the final act.
Below is the process from sketch to final.