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Asuka - 'Once More With Feeling' Formal Dress by DeathbyChiasmus Asuka - 'Once More With Feeling' Formal Dress by DeathbyChiasmus
Once upon a time, there was a Neon Genesis Evangelion fanfic, Once More With Feeling, and it was pretty good. In one of the later chapters, there is a school dance, and Asuka gets dressed up for it. Ten hundred billion years ago, some guy on DeviantArt whose username I don't remember recommended the fanfic to me and suggested I draw Asuka's look for the dance, which I did.

More recently, I redrew Asuka in her dance ensemble, and was pleased with the second attempt. Here it is. This is the second attempt.

If you're curious, the description of Asuka's dress from OMWF is as follows:
It started with an embroidered strip perhaps one and a half centimeters thick that wrapped around her elegant neck, crossing just under her throat, thickening to a modest width halfway down each of her breasts to create a thin triangular shaped gap in the precise center of her chest, as the embroidered pattern gave way to pure, smooth, silk that resonated in the sunset. The 'outer' edge of the 'strips' continued down, cupping around her outer chest and wrapping around both flanks of her slender body to meet just above the small of her back, the scarlet dress closing in on her hips before flaring out again to partially cloak her legs, though the knee length slit somewhat defeated the purpose of hiding her legs –if indeed it ever was a design goal of the dress.
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mirakor Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017
Lovely, Asuka.
I love your dress.
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DeathbyChiasmus Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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mirakor Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017
Welcome. ^^
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harvestcheddar Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017
Wow... These are some of the best Asukas you have drawn to date! She looks so gorgeous and stunning in both pictures! I love how her attitude just shines in the first picture like a sun flare. The second picture is my favorite, though. She looks cute, sexy, and is the total package. Plus, great pose and even greater hairstyle! You can never go wrong with a hot red dress either. Keep up the great work you do! :love:

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sunny-temple Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017
Love the work with her hair.  Real good effort in giving those curls depth.
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DeathbyChiasmus Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. It's time-consuming, but I think the result is worth it.
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sunny-temple Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017
I'd agree!   The shading alone on all those curls...
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CodyMacArthurFett Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017
You were the bloke who drew that art of Asuka and Rei in Once More With Feeling? I guess you were also the guy to post art of the Eva girls with different hairstyles too? If the answer to those questions is yes, then I've been looking for your stuff for a long time now. I always regretted not downloading those pictures years ago, before they were deleted off DA, so if you're reuploading even just some of them it's a great boon to me and other fanfic authors who were stumbling around in the dark wondering what these characters look like with alternate hairstyles.

Your Pokemon stuff is great too, so I'm glad I found this, and you can be sure that this time around I'm downloading everything.
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DeathbyChiasmus Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Awhile ago I read an article about dead links. It discussed how we assume stuff on the internet will be around forever, when in fact any given single page on the web has a very short lifespan--I forget the exact figure, but the point is that the web has this illusion of permanence. It occupies this weird space between information archive and communication medium.

Anyway, all that is to say, glad you like my art, and sorry for droppin' off the face of the Deev so abruptly back in the day. Over the years, I've come to realize that alternate styles for anime girls are my jam--or one of my jams, along with SNES RPG fanart and comic strips about overly esoteric subject matter and stupid wordplay. At any rate, I've got a jam and I might as well lean into it. :) Thanks for dropping a comment and downloading some of my pieces!
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TheRandom500 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017
What can i say looking elegant, then again i am look forward to your interpretation of Lady trainer Hilda that would be pretty cool to see. Cause i think while she would wear the Gen 5 lady trainer outfit it should be unique to her.
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