Artist Draws Pokemon in Style of Van Gogh’s Starry Night


  • A skilled Pokemon fan creates nine Van Gogh-inspired drawings of Pokemon from generations one and two, capturing the attention to detail seen in classic art.
  • The fan art includes beloved Pokemon like Blastoise, Charizard, Tyranitar, Gengar, Lugia, Mew, Mewtwo, Cubone, and Umbreon, each depicted in the style of Van Gogh’s Starry Night.
  • These drawings come at a time when Pokemon fans were disappointed by scalpers at a Pokemon exhibit at the Van Gogh Museum, making the Starry Night Pokemon art a hopeful source of joy for those who felt let down.

A skilled and artistic Pokemon fan creates a series of drawings depicting various Pokemon from generations one and two in the style of Van Gogh’s Starry Night. There are nine Van Gogh-inspired Pokemon images in total, all of which are a must-see for any Pokemon fan who is into classic art.

There are very few franchises in video games that have inspired as much fantasticfan art as Pokemon. Fans of the long-standing franchise love to pay tribute to their favorite Pokemon by inventing new evolutions for the characters or placing them in other forms of classic or modern art. Engaging colors, dynamic compositions, and attention to detail are often characteristics of great Pokemon fan art.

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Reddit user siinastah posted an image of their collection of original fan art that resembles Van Gogh’s Starry Night to the Pokemon subreddit. Siinastah explained that they created this Pokemon fan art using Apple’s iPad app Procreate and Adobe Photoshop to draw and color each one. The image chooses a bunch of different Pokemon, including some final formations. These include Blastoise, the Water-type introduced in generation one; Charizard, the Fire and flying type, also from generation one; Tyranitar, the generation 2 Rock and Dark type that looks like a dinosaur; and Gengar, the Ghost and Poison generation one Pokemon.

The image also showcases a few legendary and mythical Pokemon like Lugia, the Psychic and flying type first introduced in generation two. Mew and Mewtwo, the psychic types from generation one, are also depicted in this style, with Mewtwo looking intimidating and Mew staring innocently up at the sky.

The last two Pokemon are Cubone and Umbreon. Cubone, the lonely Rock Pokemon stares longingly at the starry sky, perhaps thinking of its missing mother. Umbreon, the Dark type Eevee evolution, looks like it’s scared of something outside the frame.

These Van Gogh-inspired drawings appeared at the perfect time, as The Pokemon Company had to apologize to its fans for a recent Pokemon exhibit at the Van Gogh Museum. At the event, fans of the franchise were expecting to pick up the Pokemon promo card, “Pikachu with Grey Felt Hat,” but scalpers raided the area first. Later that day, the Van Gogh-inspired promo card sold for absurd prices on eBay, frustrating the fanbase. Hopefully, the Starry Night Pokemon fan art can cheer up some of the fans who feel slighted.

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