A Pokémon fan artist has released an impressive holographic art print, which features nightmarish renditions of the popular Gastly evolutionary line.
A Pokémon fan artist has released an impressive holographic art print featuring the popular Gastly evolutionary line. As a classic Ghost-type, Gastly is a particularly spooky Pokémon, an aesthetic that has earned it many fans since its debut as part of Generation I.
Gastly and its evolved forms have enjoyed consistent popularity over the years. Gengar in particular is well regarded as one of the most powerful Ghost-types in the franchise, with excellent stats and a wide move pool making it a popular choice for trainers. This popularity was presumably part of the reason why Gengar was one of the Pokémon selected to receive a Mega Evolution in Generation VI, which only made the Pokémon even more powerful. With that in mind, it isn’t a surprise to learn that Gengar has inspired lots of creepy fan art over the years.
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Now a new piece of fan art featuring the entire Gastly evolutionary line is attracting praise on Reddit. User dead-rex has received over two thousand upvotes for their holographic art print, which features stylized versions of every Pokémon from Gastly to Mega Gengar. Gigantamax Gengar is the only form absent from the image, titled ‘Dream Eater,’ which presents the ghosts with dangerous claws and sharp teeth on full display. The bold colors and jagged lines make it clear that these ghosts are true nightmares in the making. Dream Eater itself is a Psychic-type move that is strongly associated with the Shadow Pokémon, being a move learnable by Gengar in the battle arena game Pokémon UNITE.
Holographic Fan Art Also Available for Order
For fans wowed by the impressive visuals, Dream Eater prints are now currently available on Etsy via the DeadRexCreations shop. Printed on light card stock paper, these prints measure 11 by 17 inches and will cost buyers $28.80 plus shipping. However, due to difficulties with shipping, orders are currently limited to the United States and Canada. In more positive news, this will likely not be the only print of interest to fans, as dead-rex has previously produced similar works featuring a variety of other Pokémon, with another featuring Tyranitar to be released in the near future. Of course, it should also be noted that Gengar’s popularity amongst fans is also reflected in more official merchandise, such as a Squishmallow pillow recently revealed at SDCC.
The style of dead-rex’s artwork clearly emphasizes the danger of Gastly, Gengar and the like. The many wicked teeth and sharp lines of the Ghost-type Pokémon show them in a terrifying light, as creatures that haunt the very same dreams and nightmares that they feed on. This dramatic imagery has clearly not scared Pokémon fans off, though. Quite the opposite, in fact, with many now praising the artwork and its artist. The holographic details are another important aspect of the work, heightening the visual impact and even bringing to mind the rarer types of TCG cards out there. This unique style of Pokémon fan art has won its creator many fans, who will now doubtlessly be eager to see their next work.
Source: dead-rex/Reddit, DeadRexCreations/Etsy