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.: THE CREATION OF MEW :. by Gymjack .: THE CREATION OF MEW :. by Gymjack
GOD this was endless to paint, but it's been worth every minute because i'm in love with the result!!! :deviation:

Since Mew was said to be the first pokemon, we could say he is the pokemon's Adam :D

I thought a million things while paintintg this, here's a random selection:

> I love Arceus' design and shapes... it expresses magnificently god-like attributes, but its design stays neat, simple and minimal. Really, i liked it before, but now i love it.

> Palkia would have been Michelangelo's favourite pokèmon.. its design perfectly fits into Michelangelo's style.. he used to paint monumental and bulky figures which showed the powerful strength of its characters, and he was influenced by greek classicism = Palkia, just perfect for him :love:

> I'm pleased of how Mew's tail came out... i wanted to mirror the arch of Arceus' mantle and i think i got it.

It wasn't easy but I tried to imitate as much as possible the effect of a fresco painting, so i used only wet media brushes since frescos are made by painting directly on wet walls.
I have lived all my childhood and the most beautiful years of my life in Italy, so this was an homage to that wonderful country.. Yay for renaissance!
I think i can easily say that this is my favorite pokemon artwork among my other doodles :nod:


Edit: More saturated colours.. the original Creation of Adam is very desaturated, but i realized that a pkmn artwork needs very bright coloursss :nod:
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Red-Jirachi-2 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
If Mew is Adam, who is Eve?
Keyblade0 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
This is awesome :'3
1stOctaviaTheron Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Awesome :D
mose94 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
awesome. just awesome :D

especially like giratina...but all in all, its a really great work
LaprasFan101 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
nice i really liked it
Gymjack Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Thank you!
KageRyu798 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely hilarious.
Gymjack Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Ahah yes it is :D thanks
Rain-and-Thunder Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Since Mew is the first legendery I think it gave birth to all the other legenderies, I mean Blue, Green, and Red existed looong before all the other versions so I sorta see Mew as a parental figure to all of the other legendaries. ^^
Gymjack Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Yeah, that is my idea too... Arceus is more of a "god"... the first REAL pokemon, is Mew!!! Not really a primeval elemental legendary, just a powerful ancient progenitor! :3 I'm kinda nostalgic about mew!
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