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Simon x Nia by maaria Simon x Nia by maaria
Simon and Nia from Gurren Lagann... Uuugh, got carried away again. I'm so hungry and tired :I
Felt like giving the semirealism treatment to these two after stumbling upon a really cute doujinshi. I thought I could never pull off Simon with this style, but he was actually pretty easy.

Photoshop 7.

EDIT: slightly improved version
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:icongabycoutino:
GabyCoutino Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That eyes!!
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:iconjonot:
Jonot Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
I was not overly thrilled about how this ended, but they were a cute couple.
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Zechla Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Wow, realism!
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GuarganRamb Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Amazing........ :iconcryforeverplz:
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sir-elizabeth Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
En oo jaksanu ees kattoo Gurrenia puoleen väliinkään, mutta laitan tän favoriteihin, kun teit niin ihanat hiukset Nialle.
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GamerGirlFIN Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
This is truly impressive! I really love the semi-realistic take on these two and you still manage to make them "true" to the original style! Very lovely! Great job!
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Vague-Details Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
wow, i am officially impressed!
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LittleRocketeer Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome<3
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:iconkorro:
Korro Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Simon looks positively Asian!

...I love it.
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:icon7eule7:
7Eule7 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwww! So cute!
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DR-bandit Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this made my day
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MaRina731 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
First thing I thought when I saw the thumbnail was: "How peaceful", then I clicked on it and now I think: "How lovely and vivid they are" :) Really nice. I get it this a TV show? So as for that I can't comment on accuracy or shipping or whatever else - but the colours are warm and comforting and their expressions are really soft and ... yeah, beautiful. :) I'm especially keen on their eyes, how delighted Nia (right?) is and there is something impish yet soft and friendly in Simon's eyes.
Great work! :)

:+fav:'d
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:iconmaaria:
maaria Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Wow, thanks for the fave and long feedback. You made my day C:
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:iconmarina731:
MaRina731 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome. :)
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:iconjcbm:
jcbm Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
This is Amazing! Very Well Done!
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FullFORCESoldier Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is epic!
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evilhamster13 Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this picture. One wouldn't expect realism to work for a series so over-the-top with its actions and visuals as TTGL is but you've really nailed it here - you even made Nia's cloud-attached-to-scalp hair look realistic and believable! XD The warm, soft atmosphere really works well for the kinda scene it seems to be from too (like...in the air in Lagann, serenely regarding the sky and the world below...which IIRC there were several moments like in the show.)
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:iconmaaria:
maaria Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
Thanks for the comment! <3
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:iconbluegreen17:
Bluegreen17 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOVE IT! I adore the muted coloring, and these two look so adorable. :meow:
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DLawliett33 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
Realistic Indeed! Nia x Simon Forever <3 Wonderful job!
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:iconalekwak:
aleKwaK Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
thats awesome!
really nice :thumbsup:
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:iconskourja:
Skourja Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oh man Nia is so cute <3
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werewolfsfan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
Here via QualityFanArt. Just charming!
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UNDERANANGEL Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
Magic. The light in the blonde eyes is contagious :heart: Your skills are sure enough to make this picture valuable, but all the feelings it comunicates is just beyond words. Awesome work!
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:iconmaaria:
maaria Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Thanks! <3
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Bibibizz Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
I hate being stupid and bringing up another fanthom, but these guys remind me of Near and Matt from Death Note.
Anyway, I love this.
The coloring is beautiful, and her eyes look amazing Q w Q
YOU JUST MADE ME WANT TO WATCH..OR...READ...
WHATEVER THIS IS.
*googles it*
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KissxXxMe Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
amazing job :o
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:iconfootnoodles:
footnoodles Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
Aah, I love your painting style, it's lovely~ Great work~
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:iconinna-chan:
Inna-chan Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
I bought a copy of this in Desucon. I just love this. :)
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:iconmaaria:
maaria Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Glad you bought it! Thanks! <3
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LizKun Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
I want to squeeze them both with all my love <3 I think they look fantastic this way. You managed to translate Simon & Nia's rather cartoony eyes into something believable and they still look like themselves. Good job!
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maaria Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Thanks, glad you like it <3
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108thStar-Kya Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
I love this :)
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dimundi-official Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010   Artisan Crafter
This is absolutely lovely! The realistic style came out so great! And the coloring is so pretty too. You've done a perfect job. Congrats! :hug:
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MishaRose22 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
This is so pretty! I really love the realistic style and how you colored their hair. Very nice. ^^
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skullmunky Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it looks great
I often wondered what Nia's hair would look like in a more realistic style & you pulled it off XD
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Rookpie Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
I love this picture! They´re so cute, expecially nia. <3 The atmosphere is really beautiful.
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catlinq Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i love how you colour hair ;;
the colours are so perfect sdkjfs
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soopabunnie Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
Ahhhh, you're amazing! Their faces are adorable and I'm loving the color palette. Nia's hair is both a bit wispy and full of volume -- it's very gentle.
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Flamming-June Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
My lord, this is adorable. They look so cute in this style! Good job!
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Vamp-Elanor Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh... sweet :3
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composition Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So sweet. I love the texture and how Nia's eyes are absolutely glowing.
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laritabonita Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
Woooooooooow! This looks so cool! Great work :D
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weremole Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Adore it. ~and yeah, the GL chars are actually easy to pull off in a realistic manner. Well, I guess Lord Genomes spiral chestgair might be dificult. But whatever.

Fantastic picture, keep up the good work.
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Zantafio25 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
This is so cute, this rocks.
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:iconuser70:
user70 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
WARNING! MASSIVE SPOILERS!






Why did she have to die....WHY!? :crying:
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MoonFoxVanessa Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
OMFG!!!!!!!! They're my fav pairing on Gurren Laggan <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3< OMG OMG OMG this is so gorgeaus!!!!! >O<
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MASRMiller Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
wow this is really beautiful. What did you use? I love the way you made Nia's eyes totally believeable.
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EvilDarkSide Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
awesome worth faving!!! love realistic style like yours :XD:
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StarrySkies7 Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
I like this. It looks like a realistic painting style. You managed to do this in such a way that it still looks like the characters but it has a realistic feel. Very Nice!
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