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I Want to be the Very Best by arvalis I Want to be the Very Best by arvalis

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:
Dugtrio Cliff

PhotoshopCS3: 30-40 hours or something absurd
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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 )
Chidori58 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful. Words cannot describe how great this is. This made my day.
BellaRomatica Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
I'm glad youtube brought me here ^^
NicciLennie Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Nemesisprime91 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student Writer
I found mew...its up in the upper right behind mewtwo. It's hard to see since it looks like apart of the constellation of stars.
DenzelAJackson Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  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
ShinguAmito Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student General Artist
dude... thanks for linking me here. This artist has done great things... great things indeed.

Now I wanna play emerald again. 
DenzelAJackson Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  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:
ShinguAmito Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Haha, my record time for beating the game? 14 hours. I was on mad sugar rushed the entire time.
DenzelAJackson Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Duude, I got you on this one, I beat it in 11 hours =D 
ShinguAmito Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student General Artist
I concede defeat Dx You must be one of the great masters of old lol.
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