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Evangelion EVA-01
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Published: June 21, 2006
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Yes, it is.
One of the most beautiful robots ever, if not THE most beautiful ever :D

For the sake of precision, I KNOW Evas are not robots, they are human beings cloned from Adam, etc. etc. anyway, I liked the armour ;)

D'après Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (in fact, it's the cover of "Die Sterne", an illustration book about the anime).

Media: digital paint over real pencil.

release 15 on 22-23/8/2006
release 20 on 3/1/2007
release 21 on 4/1/2007 (God bless holidays) :)
release 25 on 11/12/2009

Work in progress history: [link] (my personal website)

Neon Genesis Evangelion is (c) Gainax
(again, just for the sake of precision)

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Hey! I'm a music producer and just made a remix of the evangelion opening song, i just saw this amazing piece and fell in love! Could it be possible to use it in my future album cover? Im really keen on doing it so text me back with the conditions, price and rights!
Thank you so much!
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aquadropHobbyist General Artist
Hey, sorry for the late answer. This is a copy of an original artwork by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, I guess the copyright is his (against my interest :-) )
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DrAgOnOfFoReStHobbyist General Artist
Gosh, he looks so dignified and outstanding! :icondragonnod1:
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toby55Hobbyist General Artist
excepcional, good work, nice drawing n_n
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i dont get the thing of them being giant robots that are not robots
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aquadropHobbyist General Artist
Well... they are just like medieval knights: armored humans (even if they are giant humans).
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GhostyMcspookyHobbyist Photographer
this comment is old,i already knew that

well anyway thanks
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rectangularenixStudent Writer
EVA-01 is my favorite. I always liked how human-like they were, but unit 1 takes the cake. It was like it was too brutal to be anything but villainous.
CRT1000's avatar
I feel like I seen this machine some where before.......
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really excellent stuff
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SnailShoesProfessional General Artist
This has got to be one of the prettiest Unit-01 drawings. Ever. Just....... dang, man!
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crazygamerroflHobbyist Traditional Artist
woooooooooow amazing O_O
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this is very cool
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Jacky-the-NerdHobbyist Artisan Crafter
The lighting and angle looks good. It really flatters Yui.
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AnkhFalconHobbyist General Artist
It looks very good! And yes I think they are the best-looking robots as well. I really like them, and you did a great job.
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So did you draw this as a reproduction? It looks exactly the same as the one on the book. I can even see a color disparity that looks like a fold in the cover of the actual book. So what is really going on? If you did actually draw this reproduction, I am very impressed.
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aquadropHobbyist General Artist
Ok, I didn't expect I would be forced to do this but...
please take some time to a look at this: [link]
it's my step-by-step work in progress.

Not only I did actually draw it, copying without grids on paper, but also colored it from scratch with a graphic tablet and Painter Essentials.

I spent a LOT of time and effort on it.
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As I said in another comment, I looked at the original closely, and you clearly drew this yourself.
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aquadropHobbyist General Artist
Ok sorry, I got it wrong :)
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no worries, cool to see how you did it
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