December 15, 2012

An die Freude


The desperate battle between Eva 01 and the remotely controlled Eva 02 in their descent to Terminal Dogma...
There's not much in this one, glows here and there, extensive editing on Eva 02's head to accommodate the eyes under the openings and a quick drawing of Kaworu...

Not much after many weeks without posting, but it's a start...

I bought a couple of orchids to accompany my carnivorous plants so my plant table is getting crowded (well, it already was anyways).. I'm on vacation now so I'll post weekly...
Any suggestions?

November 18, 2012

Reflection


Well, it took a while, but finally I managed to pull out a convincing water reflection...
However, I couldn't draw again a convincing sunset sky... And I got lazy when it came to making the BG, so I recycled completely the one featured with Eva 03 here... Lazy me, hahahaha... I'm a fraud T-T

So, I used my recently arrived EvaEvo 04 (which came with Mark 06) and a few tricks that I have no idea how to describe... Has something to do with a displacement tool... Just visit the tutorial here (I'm gonna try later on a few other tricks I saw there)

Maybe I'll use this technique again when I "rebuild" one of my favorite images (The girl with the red eyes), made over 2 years ago when I was young and unafraid and dreams were made and used, not wasted (yup, want to go see "Les Mis√©rables" when it comes out in theaters)... 
But seriously, that image of Rei is quite ugly for the so-called standards of my images nowadays...

And talking about coming out to theaters... Evangelion 3.0 is out in Japan... I want to keep myself spoiler-free for some time (let's say that a subbed camrip will suffice)...

The only thing I searched for was how many different Evas are there in the movie to see how many new figures I'll have to buy, however, I spoiled myself something(s)... 
I'd wish I could unsee  -_-


November 10, 2012

Space Flight


Eva 02 as it will be seen in Evangelion: You Can (Not) Redo!
I must say, this figure really gave me a headache... The stand! The freakin' stand!
It can't hold the Shuttle-thing and the Eva at the same time without collapsing...

So, nothing special, actually, it's the fastest I've finished an image!
To begin with, the straight lines of the Shuttle-thing makes really easy to erase the chroma key and the BG, well... Black, blue and stars brush...

Asuka, on the other hand...
Well, I though that Eva 02 was kinda lonely so I decided to add her at the last minute (when I was writing the entry actually)...
She is a composition of 2 images: the Asuka featured months ago in the monthly image of the Eva Store (if memory serves me well), which had the Mark 06 Spear removed and replaced with the helmet she uses in the film (the 2nd image), that was edited to look like a drawing (you can still see some details of the "cartoonization"... The helmet, BTW, is a picture from the Real Action Heroes figure of Asuka (Evangelion Q version)...

Anyhow, I'll try to post something next week... and waiting for the release of Eva Q!
The long wait is over!!! 

Edit: the Youtube review will take a while, the camera corrupted all files, so I can't edit T-T
Edit #2: You can watch the review of this figure HERE

Edit 14-Jul-2013:
Given that I made 2 versions of Eva 08 and Mari I upload a version without Asuka  

October 20, 2012

Fate II

Well, I finally ended playing Resident Evil 6...
Fun all the way through... Now just to wait for the Hot Toys Ada Wond to be released...

Anyhow, Eva 00 holding the 8th Angel's core...

I dunno why, but I don't really like this one...

Nothing new on except for the hand-drawn angel arm (something I did previously here, in fact, this drawing is essentially a continuation of those 3)

Anyways, my Eva 02 beta is on the way, I used a cheaper shipping method to save some cash, so I guess I'll be receiving it by the 2nd or 3rd week of November...

Just in time for the movie's release XD

October 02, 2012

Keep Your Head Above the Mayhem (2)


Mari being A.T.-fielded out...
Nothing really new on this one...
Just a quickie...
Resident Evil 6 is downstairs waiting...

September 16, 2012

Sacrifice



I find Rei's banzai charge in Evangelion 2.0 much more effective than in NGE as a way to portray her selflessness (or maybe it's the feelings she has for Shinji... Or suicide tendencies...)
Anyhow, Just a few fire and smoke effects in the BG, trees and movement filter...

I have always found Rebuild's Eva 00 to be hard to chroma key... Despite a blue BG works well for most Evas, the gray in this one's arms always gets in the way, so I have to erase BG manually anyway...

Next week Resident Evil: Retribution comes out here in Mexico (dunno why the week delay ¬¬) 
 Then it's the countdown for Resident Evil 6!!!

Well... Se ya next week!


In other news:
I'm learning how to make 2-part silicone molds to replicate pieces of my figures, after some experiments (that included the replication of the angel forearms of EvaEvo 03 and the double blade of the MP Evas) I managed to make a complete copy of...



The MP Evas LoL! This one will be purple once the resin dries off completely...
To do list: Mark 6's spear (that one will be red); the positron rifle of NGE, to custom it into the one of episode 22; then who knows!

September 09, 2012

Air (3)




More simple 3D design (the bridge) with some classical backgrounds...

It's numbered as 3 'cuz one of the earliest drawings I made depicted a scene of Eva 02 vs a MP Eva... Was quite fugly, but if you wanna check it it's here... Air (2) was a bit more acceptable, was the first on which I used the motion blur tool (see it here)

Planning on making the destruction of all MP Evas... Will take some time considering how long it takes me to make serial pics (like Zeruel's never-ending attack parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 that extend for over a year and it's unfinished)

Anyway, I added the wave effect on the lower left to give the impression of water movement... I think they left that out on purpose on EoE..

Well, that's all... See ya next week...

September 02, 2012

Sin From Genesis


After some 3D work I managed to make the cubic AT field of this scene!
Of course, rendering is a different thing... I had made a texture that emulated how the AT field looks like on that scene but it turned out looking plain orange...
I added some glow here and there, a canvas painting effect and done!

The Zeruel is a drawing I made... Dunno how it looks like... I'm not good drawing so you'll have to tell me...

The Eva 01 in God mode (or released if you prefer) was easy too, first time the chroma key goes in the first click... And since there's no light arm to draw of halo to match angle with it was a piece of cake...

Anyhow, a few days for Resident Evil: Retribution; one month to go for Resident Evil 6 and then it's countdown for Evangelion Q... And then for a crappy cam rip XD

August 26, 2012

Box design 2


There's a long story behind the why of these 2 images, but I won't spend much time on them: they're for the box of the figures, obviously, and they will be printed on adhesive paper and pasted on the side of the box to help me ID the figures from outside...
Now, the one of Eva 04 is nothing new, a few stars, smoke a glow in the eyes (something I technically shouldn't add 'cuz I'm not specifying on the box that the figure's eyes don't actually glow)...
On the other hand, the Eva 03 drawing has the technical achievement prize in an image (so far) as it contains the most complex 3D design I've used...
I'm talking about the transport cross thingie...
I know it lacks many of the details present on the one we see in the movie, but it suffices for now... Many specific details such as the shoulder, pylon and ankle holds has to be drawn on top...
BTW, I used Ulead COOL 3D to make it, a very simple and intuitive program... Maybe later I'll try to use a more complex one...

PS: I leave a side angle of the cross... I definitely must keep clicking on until I master this program XD



August 20, 2012

They're ACTION FIGURES!


A peek at my magical-musical figure furniture... 
Even now I amaze myself to the fact that there are Eva Revoltechs I don't have... Yet...
Found the Revoltech #032 real cheap }:D



August 18, 2012

A Step Forward Into Terror II


The first (ill fated) sortie of Eva 01 and 02 together...
Last year I found a gashapon figure of Israfel, the angel they're battling in this scene on Ebay, however, I lost the auction. so they'll be fighting an invisible enemy...
Not much new here except that I had to use the head of other image of Eva 01 and paste it on top on this one 'cuz despite the body is on the right position, the head was facing somewhere else... Those damm neck articulations of old ¬¬"
What? Umbilical cables on that scene... I know... But to what was the other end plugged? XD
Let us bypass that...

Past tomorrow I'll be back in school... So I'll try to keep posting...

August 09, 2012

Working my ass off!

Hi!
I have been busy lately, many figures on the way and no money to buy them with...
I've been working the equivalent to double shifts to fill my royal arcs to have cash in November when the 3.0 line of Revoltechs is released...
I'll post something this weekend!
Sorry for the delay XD

July 18, 2012

How to fix the "broken" neck of a 1st gen. Eva and not kill him trying:


So, Eva 01 volunteered to show this process even though the last one didn't went quite well...


...so this MP Eva will help us get his neck... Separated...



...easy on him...


...you can see now, every part of the neck can be separated...


...now, bend one side of the joint to max. and align the backside of the front piece of the neck with it...

...now, just slide the neck front up the joint and push it so that it ends parallel  with the joint's length...



 ...put the joint in the body and move it so that you can check it worked, if it did, you'll know XD


Ta-da!


No! Bad Unit one! Bad!!

July 12, 2012

Ambrassadrice Rouge II


Eva 02 in all it's amazing butt-kicking glory!
Nothing really new here... Only a few blood splatters and a cloudy sky...
My... I am running out of ideas -_-

I need Evangelion 3.0 to make Eva 02 in space!!!

July 02, 2012

Big Catch


I wanted to make this image since a long time ago, but there were some... Uhm... Perspective issues...
Anyhow, nothing new in this one except for the spiraling effect on the clouds above the angel...

Now, to the important issues...
Have you seen the new Evangelion Q trailer!?
November 17th!!! 
I can hardly wait... Good luck I'll have my birthday, 2 Resident Evil movies and Resident Evil 6 to wait XD

June 24, 2012

The day Tokio III stood still

Well... Over a month since last post!
This time it actually took me quite some time make this one... When I first conceived it it didn't seemed that hard...
So, episode 11, Eva 01, 02 and the recently refurbished unit 00 go out and fight a big spider-like thingie...

Posing the figures was tricky as I didn't knew how wide the shaft was going to be, and since it couldn't take the photos in a 3D space I think Eva 00 looks like it's adhered to the wall à la Spider-Man...

The rifle was also a question mark in the sketch... I actually wrote on the side of the drawing "who was carrying the rifle?"
After a careful analysis of the episode I came to the conclusion that the rifle appears only after unit 02 fall on top of Eva 00 (really! it does!)
So, I decided to include it in a strap attached to Eva 00 (it appears that it had the rifle all along)...
The rifle, BTW, is also a bit of 3D design (a simple extrusion, I'm still playing with 3D tools)...

The batteries are simple black rectangles with some details, I originally intended them to be 3D design too but went against it as I couldn't match the camera angle to rasterize it on the Eva's pylon...

Bit of shadows here and there, glow in the eyes and green of Eva 01 and done!

Well... Now I have no excuse for not making drawings (I'm on vacation now)

See ya!

May 21, 2012

Battle in Bethany Base


Really complex (took 4 days D: )
In fact... This image contains my first dabbing with 3D design: the pillars on the background and the angel's bone tail are made with the 3D capabilities of Photoshop CS6 (I guess it can do much more, but for now I'm learning)...
So, the first and last battle of Eva 05, moments before its self destruction...
The mechanical legs of the Eva have already been separated from the body and are exploding... Meanwhile, the Eva releases it's lance to use it's free hand (er, claw) to crush the angel's core...
All with several layers of snow, smoke and explosions...
The neck of the angel was made with the vertebrae that can be detached from the figure, however, the change of perspective they do when reaching the main body couldn't be accomplished (hence the convenient explosion there XD )
Anyway...
The student committee has gone on strike 'cuz they were accused of stealing money from the budget (imagine that, the dudes that are meant to represent the students, falling into acts of corruption)...
Well... At least I got a free day, enough time to finish this and the new banner...
I love that I keep the Photoshop file of every pic I make... I don't have to take new photos...
I just take the layer with the Eva from another and re-size it... Ahhh... Lazy me...

May 12, 2012

Expansion of Blockade


Wow... Almost a month since last post!
But well, real life was calling (she said I had to press 20 algae and prepare them to herbarium standards)

So... Eva 01 after 3rd Impact as seen in End of Evangelion...
Man this one was hard... 
Earth? Nah... Just some color swap...
Space? Nope... Star brush...
The Lance? Nein... Basic editing...
You guessed right... The dammed crosses... I used a brush to make many in different sizes, the cloned the layer and relocated it to give the appearance of depth and distance... A final edit: perspective, gave the crosses the impression of rising... After giving it the glow they have (which I didn't like much) the image was done!
The Eva and the core are nothing new, have used the technique in several other images...

Anyway... My semester will end in the 1st week of June, so I hope I can make many drawings during vacation time...

Cancelled my MP Eva Complete Edition pre-order... finally decided it ain't necessary...
I'll save my money for when "Q"  is released...


April 14, 2012

Mobile Phone Wallpapers


2 images meant for cell phone wallpapers, one is for any iPhone model except 4 and 4S (that have different resolution) and the other for BlackBerry 8500 or 9300...
To compensate for the lost week, LOL...

Now, I'll do some community service: under request I'll make a custom image for your cellphone, just answer the following 3 questions in the comments area below:
Which one is your cellphone model?
What is your favorite Eva?
TV or Rebuild version?
I'll do it for the next Saturday!



April 08, 2012

Burning


I borrowed my sister's camera XD
Now, this is some sort of continuation of an image that has no beginning... If you remember in HERE I stated that Eva 00 was supposed  to be the Rebuild version... This scene was supposed to go next and since the angel is not seen, I used the Eva originally planned...
So, there is a lot more in this image that meets the eye, for example, there are new stars in the sky (not the ones I've recycled about 10 times) and the ESV can be seen melting away at the Eva's feet (after careful analyzing of the scene in 1.11, I discovered (late, of course) that the shield melts from base to top and not as depicted here... 
The angel's doom bean was tricky to make, but I think it came out right... Hard as always, the sea of flames below... For some reason, and after trying many sets of brushes, I rarely draw flames that satisfy me...
I'll try to post something next week...


April 02, 2012

A minor setback

Well... 
After several field trips for botany, growth biology and zoology, my camera is totaled...
So, image production will be suspended for a while until I can buy a new one... 
Happy Easters everyone!

Ps... Vote!

March 18, 2012

Bazooka!!!


I think someone pissed him off and Eva 01just blasted him away...
Man... I had to make a video about  DNA for genetics...
I made it with peanuts, like in the "Going Nuts" film... 
During filming I used Eva 01's handgun (the one of Revoltech #004)... However,I couldn't find it after finishing... After almost 24 hours of despair I found it!
Nothing new here... As a matter of fact, most of the image is recycled from other pics, can you tell from which ones?
I'll try to make one in time next week!

PS: did you ordered a MP Eva? I did... I'm sick XD

March 06, 2012

Year 2: Operation Yashima!!!


Making this picture by taking it from this angle was hard, as the front of the rifle or the Eva would either appear out of focus...
In fact, I have been making this image since December!
Truth be told, it's still not finished as I was planing on making it a 3D red-blue anaglyph for the anniversary...
I couldn't find ones and my attempts to make them would be, well, not good...
So, until I find ones I will complete this image... Until then you'll have to be with this one :D

I hope next year I can make something better ^.^
Thanks for the support so far!! PS. 
Now that you're here take 3 seconds to vote on the poll at your right...

February 19, 2012

Zeruel's Attack (Part 4)


Slowly reaching the end of this long arc!
I feel like Sadamoto with his never-ending manga...
Just so you're informed, part 1 was over a year ago and today (interestingly) is the anniversary of part 2... Part 3 was a couple of months ago...
The pryramyd is the model I already have in a PS file ready for use (this time chopped to illustrate the part the angel blasted earlier)...
So, the explosion on Eva 01 was actually hand-drawn... Besides that, there's nothing new on the image...
Well, I'll put this story in the vault for some time...
Someday you'll see a berserk Eva 01 Tv version...

In other news, I published a new drawing of Jill Valentine in my devianArt...
EvaEvo 04 was already released and it rocks! I whish I had that tone of metalic red for mine...
Waiting for the re-run of the Mass Production Eva... I hope it comes with something new beside the box...

In a few weeks is the 2nd Anniversary of the blog!
I'l try to make something interesting... 

UPDATE: see part 5 HERE

February 13, 2012

Lake Bottom


Eva 02 as seen in the bottom of the lake in The End of Evangelion...
Somehow, it matches my status this weekend.. I woke up and puked like 5 times before settling in a zombie-like status...
I made this one quickly when I realized I didn't posted anything last week either!
Oh, the semester beginings!

Anyhow, I used a blue filter to give the underwater appearance and a new water reflection brush to put in the passing light...
I cloned the Eva's layer and painted it black to make the shadow beneath it...
I'll post something again this weekend.. I hope...

P.S. Did you see that the Revoltech Mass Production Evangelion is gonna have a limited re-release? Judging from the images, it will come with the wings, the Lance of Longinus purple replica and the double-edged-giant-swod-like-thingie... May 15th... 
I think I'll have one...
As long as I can get it from where I normally do 'cuz otherwise it's gonna be F*cking expensive!
Evangelion Evolution 04 is already on Ebay at $110 US (the cheapest!)... 
Can you believe that!?

January 28, 2012

Fusion

...tsubasa hatamekase, yukitai...
A very hard drawing, but f^<|{ yeah!
I think is my favourite so far!
I  tried to make all the shadows while taking into account the 2 sources of light (the Eva's arm and core)...
Rei is a drawing kindly provided again by Evageeks forum member Cruel Thesis, I colored it so that it wold match the scene...
Originally the Eva was supposed to have wings, but after seeing the finished drawing with the sketch of the wings I decided the image would look overloaded, so I deleted it...
Now that I think of it, it's the 4th time I illustrate Eva 01 in it's released form (the others where
here, here and here)...
This Monday I start my 4th semester in school, so maybe some posts from now to June will be skipped... But I'll try to make them all!
I'll be taking Genetics this semester :D
I'll make me a pigeon-cat  }:D
Too bad we don't have Metaphysical Biology like in Evangelion :(

Cruel Thesis's devianArt

January 21, 2012

Situation resolved!


Done in a rush... Again... That's why the elbows of Eva 00 look like half-baked cake...
Just came back from the movies, saw The Beauty and the Beast on 3D... Great as always... 
Anyhow... The scene where Eva 02 is introduced in Rebuild of Evangelion, unfortunately I couldn't find the image of a ship to place it sinking behind Eva 00...
There was supposed to be a mirror image, of Eva 02 as seen from behind Eva 00, but there were, ejem, production incidents involving the tiny plastic piece that holds Eva 02's rigth pylon in place... It's currently in recovery from the surgery...
I just noticed how great this year will be: 2 Resident Evil games (Op. Raccoon City and 6); 2 Resident Evil movies (Retribution and Damnation); Evangelion 3.0 in Fall and End of the World in December!
It doesn't get any better (unless Hot Toys decides to release the 1/6 Ada Wong figure and re-run midnight Albert Wesker)...

January 07, 2012

The beasts



A quicky made one...
The concept of angel Eva 03 figthing Eva 02 Beast mode is old for me.. Probably first though about it around this time of past year...
For a change, this scene happens in a desertic area filled wit dead trees...
There's a lot of dust floating around due to the Evas' movements... I think they came out right...
UPDATE: I added some shadows below the Evas... I knew I was forgetting something...