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If there could be one crossover that I could make happen, it would have to be the reimagining of Pokemon characters as Overwatch heroes.
In a private message, they explained that it all started with a couple of copic markers and a co-worker. "You can't really do much with just two colours so 150+ markers later I was in a little too deep financially," they said.
"I basically needed an excuse to use them so I started the series as a way to keep me drawing and colouring. Luckily for me, it resonated with a lot of people and the series became quite popular (notably on Instagram) so it basically motivated me to keep going."
"I'm hopeless at Overwatch but I adore the character designs so I thought it would be a fun project to combine our favourite games," Petey_Pariah said. "there are actually a few Pokémon and overwatch matchup artists out there like Han Seok-bum who do awesome work but I feel like there were a lot of missed opportunities because they relegated themselves to the earlier gens. Essentially, my mashups are a self-fulfilling wish and are an alternative for people who feel the same way."
Sorry for the long wait but here's my Mewtwo X Moira mashup feat. Gastly and Minior! To the people who guessed Mewtwo, you were correct! It's kinda hard to see but I also sprinkled little Poipole pinheads around the suit. I based the pose on a TCG 3D render so it took a lot less time than usual ???? Anyway, Mercy is next! #mewtwo #moira #overwatch #pokemon #copicmarkers #copic #nintendoswitch #nintendo #blizzard #copicsketchtowin #copicmarkerau #pokemonart
I drew Politoed as Lucio from Overwatch! I threw in a few Easter eggs like Loudred as his sonic amplifier, Tympole as the mascot, and Croagunk as his tattoo. Next character will be Symmetra so look forward to that! #lucio #lucioball #pokemonoverwatch #pokemon #overwatch #nintendo #copic #copicmarkers #traditionalart #copicsketchtowin #copicmarkerau #pokemonart
The artist emphasised that the project is ongoing, with new PokemonxOverwatch mashups every time a new character is announced. To go through the rest of the roster, check out Petey_Pariah's Instagram above or their DeviantArt page.