When it comes to the subject of fan art, the possibilities are endless. Some fans choose to draw their pieces digitally or paint them traditionally, while others seek new mediums to display the love for a franchise they have in their heart.
For one fan, the medium they’ve chosen to express their love for the Pokemon franchise is wood-carving. While many fan creations have been crafted using wood, this new construction seeks to show appreciation for the Pokemon series in the style of ornaments.
A fan artist on Reddit who goes by the name xthememoryshopx created their own Pokemon-themed ornaments designed around popular Pokemon. There are five ornaments in total, each featuring a different Pokemon from the Gen 1 games. The first shows two Bulbasaur relaxing in a grassy clearing, while the second features multiple Squirtle swimming underwater. One of the Squirtle is wearing the pair of shades that Ash’s Squirtle dawns in the Pokemon anime series.
The third ornament sees the franchise’s mascot Pikachu smiling and waving its arms, while the fourth features two Charmander, with one of them being asleep. The final ornament shows two Jigglypuff singing, this being a trait the Pokemon became known for during its appearances in the Pokemon anime series. While these are the most recent wood-carvings xthememoryshopx has produced, they have created several others for Pokemon such as Gengar, Eevee, and Psyduck. Other franchises xthememoryshopx creates wood-carvings for include Star Wars, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Super Mario.
Woodworking as an art form is something that goes back many years and is becoming a popular trend for those who enjoy it. The intricate details on each of these ornaments may be something that fans of this form of art will enjoy. Other creators have designed similar wood-based creations, such as decorating Pokemon-themed skateboards.
With the massive popularity of the Pokemon franchise, many fan artists of all different types show up to present their works to the greater fanbase. This larger reach allows new mediums of artistic expression, and with each new generation of the Pokemon franchise, a new set of pocket monsters for fans to create fan art for. This may be why the Pokemon series has grown to such tremendous heights in popularity, as no matter what type of content a fan may crave, they’ll find somebody in the fandom who is creating it. Whether it’s paintings, wood-carvings, animations, or plushies of a popular Pokemon, the Pokemon fanbase is bound to have made it.