I might not be the best fan out there but I wanted to make a tribute to Yamashita-akaDoragon
's last video update
. Go watch it. It's absolutely amazing!! (10 months worth of work)
As for how this cover(?) art came to be... Guess who put the video on loop for 2 days straight :'D
Yamashita made a cover
for the video and it looked great. So I wanted to give it a go myself. The painting was challenging because it's hard to put two massive Pokémon together. I did some thumbnails because I wasn't satisfied with the first idea I had. So I ended up doing a bit of a compromise and zoomed more on the heads of the Pokémon so the trainers could actually be seen. Otherwise, it would be just general Pokémon fanart of Reshiram/Zekrom lol
I took some artistic license with N and Theo but for the most part Zekrom's and especially Reshiram's looks were based on Yamashita's illustrations. I took several screenshots of the video and had official refs at hand. And Theo is half-nude because of epicness. I think that Yamashita's dirty mind will appreciate that.
What else... uh... the rest was render, render, render. And SFX! So yeah, I hope I could capture the feeling of the music and the action of the scenes. Hope you like it! (I personally love how it turned out.)