Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The most adorable (and interesting) Pokémon illustrations you're ever likely to see

When I first read about the Pokémon Battle Royale art show that's taking up space at Minneapolis' Light Grey Art Lab through May 11, I was jealous that I no longer lived close enough to check it out in person.

Now that the show's 151 pieces--each of which are based on the the original 151 Pokémon--can be viewed on line, though, I no longer feel so envious.

Pokémon Battle Royale features so many fabulous works of art that it's hard to pick a favorite, but if I were forced to do so I'd probably single out Andrew Kolb's Ivysaur, below.


That said, I'm also quite smitten with Shane Richardson's pooping Pidgeotto:


And Diego Garcia's pixelated Paras:


Really, though, all 151 pieces are worth a look (here) if you're even the slightest bit interested in the Pokémon series.

See also: Chic Pixel's recent write-up about the same show

10 comments:

Marco Grande Arbitro said...

Bellissimi!
Very cool!

Rarter said...

I loved it!! Nice'

Bryan Ochalla said...

I always love your enthusiasm, Marco :) Which pieces were your favorites, by the way, if you don't mind me asking?

Bryan Ochalla said...

Rarter: Thanks for the comment! Glad you liked the pieces, too :)

apricotsushi said...

Thanks for the little shout out at the end ;)

As you are well aware, I absolutely love this series! I'm glad to see them all up and catalogued for easy browsing now. There's just too many good ones to choose from!

Funnily enough, I didn't even notice that Pidgeotto was pooping until you mentioned it...

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Thanks for sharing! This is an awesome gallery! I love Dugong, Bellsprout, and Charmeleon.

Bryan Ochalla said...

You're very welcome, Anne! If you hadn't pointed out this show on your blog, I likely wouldn't have become aware of it. So, when I saw that the pieces were now available on line and decided to write a post about them, I *had* to give you some credit :)

I also didn't realize at first that the Pidgeotto was pooping, BTW. I just liked the colors and the style of the piece overall. It wasn't until a little later that I realized something was dropping from its rear end!

Bryan Ochalla said...

You're welcome, too, Justin! I like the ones you pointed out, too. Oh, hell, who am I kidding? I like most of the images that are part of this show :)

James Crocodile Cook said...

Wow this is awesome! Thanks dor the links!
I love #142 Aerodactyl by Paul Windle and #36 Clefable by Katie C. Turner.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Hey there, James! You're welcome for the links. As for #36 and #142: I agree :)