Pokémon From Memory
March 2, 2013 1:02 PM   Subscribe

Laura Bifano (previously) has not seen a Pokémon since she was 12, but she's going to draw them anyway. Sometimes she has help from her followers, who describe the characters they want her to draw. Noelle Stevenson (previously) did a similar project last year.
posted by capricorn (12 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
I was kind of hoping the drawings would be super-crappy in a good way. But these are cool too!
posted by threeants at 1:07 PM on March 2, 2013 [2 favorites]

This is awesome, I love it.
posted by Sticherbeast at 1:22 PM on March 2, 2013

Pikachu and Meowth are oddly divergant, givne that if you see the show you see them all the time. Cool though.
posted by Artw at 1:43 PM on March 2, 2013

Love the style, thanks for posting
posted by meta87 at 2:44 PM on March 2, 2013

Gingerhaze got so many Pokeymans requests on her main tumblr that she broke it off onto its own blog: The Pokeymans Project. As far as I know it remains ongoing.
posted by Mizu at 3:23 PM on March 2, 2013 [2 favorites]

They kind of remind me of BPRD monsters.
posted by Artw at 4:35 PM on March 2, 2013

Oh man, thanks for that article, Artw. I've been toying with the idea of doing Pokemon as a tabletop RPG with a group of my friends, and struggling to make the setting not-horrifyingly-dystopian when examined closely.
posted by NMcCoy at 4:44 PM on March 2, 2013 [1 favorite]

Excellent, thanks Mizu!
posted by capricorn at 5:03 PM on March 2, 2013

My 11yr old, who loves Pokemon characters, and pretty much has them all memorized, really enjoyed going through these and shouting out things like "AAHH! That looks nothing like Meowth!"

"She's terrible!."
"She's a terrible artist?"
"No! She's a good artist. But she has a terrible memory!"

to be clear--he thought they were great.
posted by eye of newt at 8:21 PM on March 2, 2013

Shit even *I* knew kinda what Meowth looked like and I never played and rarely saw anything but the most fleeting glimpse of cartoons. I even went and checked after the comments here to see if it was the one I was thinking of!

I was more of a Digimon kinda guy - the cartoon, never played the games. It just seems cuter, and darker(?) and more rich in style.
posted by symbioid at 7:09 AM on March 3, 2013

I never watched Pokemon, so these pictures are doubly great. They would look good framed and hung on walls.
posted by aniola at 9:28 PM on March 3, 2013

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