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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 )
iamawesome097 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
Charizard is fucking terrifying.
hahaneneok Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  New member
forget this go my art and stories are amazing
hahaneneok Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  New member
This is a amazing piece of artwork
cleanswhat Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  New member
Go to my account my art and stories are 1000 times better.
Cyander245 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey hey, can I have help with the easter eggs?
Hunting-wolf Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
I'm gonna write here even though it's an old deviation. But this is sooo well drawn, I really love it.
AND I found all the easter eggs! ^^
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 ^^
Cyander245 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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