Não importa a época, Pokémon é um assunto que está sempre em alta e nunca cai no esquecimento pelos fãs. Sendo assim, o artista inglês Joshua Dunlop vê motivos para continuar criando suas artes que envolvem esse universo. Entre as mais conhecidas estão as versões realistas de diversos Pokémon.
Sem dúvidas uma forma de aproximar os fãs e fazer com que estes criem laços com personagens é dando traços realistas a eles. Porém, essa tarefa pode parecer difícil quando se trata de personagens de ficção, exceto para o artista Joshua Dunlop. Em seu Instagram ele compartilha suas inúmeras criações envolvendo as criaturas de Pokémon e que as aproximam da nossa realidade. Confira:
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It was 7am when the flames were finally extinguished. I had been called in around midnight to aid firefighters with evacuating wild Pokemon from an enormous wild fire after one of the men had been badly stung due to mishandling a Nidoran. When I arrived the air was thick with smoke, soot fell from above and an orange hue bounced off the clouds that blocked out the night sky. The inferno was intense, even standing at a distance I could feel the heat on my skin. Volunteers ran around frantically, grabbing wild Pokemon in metallic blankets as Firefighters and their water Pokemon did their best to keep the flames at bay. Air support arrived in the form of helicopters and flying Pokemon dropping large sacks of water onto the worst areas as a rider atop a large Charizard scorched the land in order to create ‘controlled burns’ to try and stop the spread. When the sun began to rise, the first droplets of rain started to fall. Within seconds the skies opened and a cool shower spread across the forest. Everyone cheered as the firefighters finally we able to stop the fire. I made my way through camp when I noticed something. The large Charizard was stood at the edge of the forest, looking tentatively into scorched trees. It let out a deep and mournful call. I saw a large fallen tree, so I looked underneath to find a small Charmander. Its flame was dangerously low and it was shivering. It slowly opened its eyes and when as it saw me, it perked up and its flame doubled in size. Like an excited puppy, it clambered out and came up to me. This was clearly a tame Charmander, and we were miles from any kind of sanctuary. It suddenly dawned on me that I was probably looking at the source of the wild fire. Many young trainers struggle with the responsibility and decided to ‘release them into the wild’ without any concept of the local ecosystem or if the creature could even survive. Starter Pokemon are often raised in captivity and have no concept on how to survive on their own. If I hadn’t found it, it would have surely died. (For the full story, subscribe to my Patreon 😉) —————————————————————————— Check out my Patreon and Etsy store: links in my bio 😉 #pokemonzoology
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I sat on the wooden moss speckled deck overlooking a small lake, surrounded by a thick redwood forest. I had been invited by Celadon’s resident Gym leader Erika to review a new sanctuary she had started on an island off the coast of Route 14. She works closely with the team at the Safari Zone in Pokemon Conservation. Though the restricted areas in the Safari Zone had served as a haven to many species, the population growth was beginning to put a strain on the ecosystem of the park. So, she decided to create the sanctuary. I soon heard someone walking down the path to my cabin and a friendly face appeared. It was Erika and in her arms was a young Bulbasaur. She explained that this was one of the first Bulbasaur hatchlings brought to the island and that many more were being flown in over the next few days. They wanted to try and introduce them to the wild Venusaur that had already settled into the area in the hopes of forming a natural herd. It was only 2 months old, but it was important to start introducing them to their new environment as soon as possible. She placed the Bulbasaur on the ground and it quickly ran over to the thick ferns surrounding the cabin. It was excited, sniffing everything in sight and letting out high pitched yelps of excitement. It found a small rotting log and began to scrape into it with its front claws, looking for grubs. This natural behaviour was exciting to see so quickly. She eventually scooped up the hatchling (who was now chewing on a large root) and walked me to her jeep. She wanted to give me a tour of the island and show off some of the Pokemon that had already settled in. (If you like this story, read the full text by subscribing to my Patreon) —————————————————————————— After doing Ivysaur, Charmeleon, and Wartortle, I realized I hadn't done my starter Pokemon remakes in the wild! So, to be consistent, I decided to whip them up! It's nice to finally give these guys proper stories too! If you would like to support the project in other ways (I could really use it right now) then check out my Patreon and Etsy store: Links in my bio 🙂 #Pokemon #PokemonZoology #Bulbasaur #joshuadunlopconceptartist
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Coming home from a long day in the field, I'm greeted by Meowth… I later found that he had left a little present for me in my slipper…Thanks. -_- Hope you all like it. I tried one with no nose but I felt it looked strange, I'll upload it on here a little later 😉 I'm in the process of updating my Patreon rewards so I'll be giving back a lot more for everyone who supports me: patreon.com/JoshuaDunlop Don't forget to check out my Etsy store with loads of cool Pokemon Zoology Merch, link in my Bio 😊 #Pokemon #PokemonZoology #Meowth
Além disso, o artista promove um movimento chamado “Fakemon” que dá novas versões aos monstrinhos que já existem. No Instagram dele é possível encontrar diversas criações que são inspiradas em diferentes gerações de Pokémon. Por fim, você pode conferir seu trabalho clicando aqui.
Via: Geek Publicitário