The Pokémon have been inspiring artists for a long time. It must be said that many of us have lived with these little creatures and made them evolve in this incredible universe imagined by the JapaneseSatoshi Tajiri. So obviously, creatives who have grown up with can not help but bring their vision, just likeJoshua Dunlop who drew realistic versions or David Szilagyi which turned them into nightmarish characters.
And today we will talk about Mickael Lelièvre Toulouse artist who challenged himself to reproduce them in an ultra-realistic way ... using the 3D sculpture. Here we are no longer in whimsical drawings but in a realistic artistic interpretation of a creature that does not exist.
To make such creations, he has done extensive research on existing terrestrial creatures to analyze their behavior and attitudes. Mickaelthat we contacted to get more information, explains to us for example that to keep Charmander standing, he was inspired by the posture of meerkats, because that of lizards obviously made the feat impossible. As for Bulbasaurhe opted for an amazing mix between a frog and a salamander. An amazing performance that will no doubt please everyone who has known Pokémon in their childhood.
Mickael Lelièvre, who works full time for Toulouse studios TAT Productions (who produced "The Ace of the Jungle") and also freelance, still finds time to indulge in his passion to sculpt and model the characters that fascinate him. As he says himself, he playedYellow, Red, Green and Blue of Pokémon and continues with his child's eyes of 30 years to capture them ... but this time with his imagination !
Imagined by:Mickael Lelièvre