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I Want to be the Very Best by arvalis I Want to be the Very Best by arvalis
PRINT STORE-BUY THIS THERE

Boy am I happy to have this monstrosity complete. I came up with this composition as a thumbnail during the work on Way Past Cool . This thing just took forever and ever.

I wanted to complete a poster for Pokemon reflecting the impact it had on my childhood and in turn, my life. I even had my mom dig through photos of me as a kid and scan them so I could use them as reference. These arent necessarily the team i used back in the day, though they are some of the coolest ones from generation 1. For all the joy and time killed that the Pokemon franchise has given me, this is the best I can do. Ill probably be playing your games for another ten years to come.

Easter Eggs:
Ho-oh
Mew
Lapras
Parasect
Dugtrio Cliff

PhotoshopCS3: 30-40 hours or something absurd
PokemonŠNintendo
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I Want to be the Very Best by =arvalis

The suggester said: "When I first seen this Artwork I have to stare at it for a few minutes to see all the lovely details the artist put in. It has a wonferful composition and an awesome color setting, which make this piece really unique."

~clauds-d said: "This poster created by the artist is amazing! the colours, the detail. All this to show how it was influential in the artist's childhood. It is amazing where the artist's imagination went all because of pokémon"

*Rosella-of-Daventry said: "This piece of fan art is amazing beyond all belief. You need to spend a good few minutes observing it to appreciate all the details. Make sure to download the image and find all the Easter eggs--you won't regret it!"

~LiiaDragon7 said: "After watching the making of this picture by =arvalis in a livestream, I found it completed today and thought it desserved a DD! The detail they put into this nostalgic picture just made reliving the memories very enjoyable."

=TornAroundtheEdges said: "=arvalis is a very inspiring artist who can make anyone striving for greatness feel like it can be accomplished with passion and hard work. The amount of time and effort he puts into each piece is astounding and something to look up to. This piece in particular is both nostalgic and mind-blowing. Its great to think that he could imagine such colorful and vivid scenes in his head when he was just a child and has now reached a level of art skill that allows him to portray it correctly."

^StormPenguin says: This is exactly what Pokemon was like, a whole new world, and I still dream of it! ( Suggested by PetraImboden and Featured by TommyGK )
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DenzelAJackson Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
Oh man, this is so cool, perhaps I feel like I should do a tribute to the ol Pokemon days too! Here is a nother recommendashe ShinguAmito haha
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ShinguAmito Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
dude... thanks for linking me here. This artist has done great things... great things indeed.

Now I wanna play emerald again. 
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DenzelAJackson Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, he's done some excellent work. But that Emerald though..I played SO much Emerald when it came out, I was so excited to put down Sapphire, as I got to the point of playing it so much that I could start a game and beat the game in one day :iconericcartmanplz:
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messica1010 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Artist
WOW!!! I could never make something so amazing! You truly are an awesome artist I love all your works and Definitly this one! If only I had the money to buy it! also i
couldn't find any of the Easter eggs, were they I the photo?
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Voodooreign Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So amazing! *-* :heart:
Found all easter eggs, such a cool idea :D
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Aaerowyn Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
I love this drawing but I can't find any of the Easter Eggs. Can someone point them out to me?
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Voodooreign Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll send you a note, so i don't spoiler them for others ;)
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Naiikaa Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Houhaa it verry beautiful **
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theantist Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YouTube brought me here :D and I'm glad I found it, this is strikingly amazing!
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arvalis Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
What video brought you to this image?
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