American illustrator Christopher Cayco has recently finished 'Draw Em All!', a mammoth project that saw him drawing every single Pokémon on one single poster in 340 hours – which was done over the course of 42 consecutive days.
If you like your maths, you’ll notice that some Pokémon (such as Pikachu, Mewtwo and Arbok) have been drawn more than once, upping this poster’s critter count to well over 1000 ‘Mon. There’s also several neat nods encompassed within the piece, such as Mega Evolved, colour and shiny variants (including the Red Gyarados from Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal). In fact, he’s even gone so far as to incorporate a few unorthodox entities from the franchise’s illustrious history, such as Shadow Lugia, the infamous Missingno. and even a beta design! Impressively thoughtful stuff.
Interestingly, this isn’t the first time Cayco has completed a feat such as this – he actually did the same thing in 2016, although this iteration has a higher resolution, with more Pokémon added such as that of Generation VII’s. Additionally, Cayco mentions that his skills have improved so much more than the previous version, that he had to give it another go.
You can buy a print of the poster here.
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