While never having played a Pokemon game before (Pokemon Snap being the one exception) I wanted to honor the 20th anniversary of this storied franchise while also tapping into the one aspect that clicked with me as an outsider. From the rare glimpses into the Pokemon franchise both from the way people talk about their favorite Pokemon as well as the friendship aspect of the anime I wanted to try and relate what it means to have a lasting relationship with a best friend.
Whether it’s a classic game that you go back to year after year, or a faithful little yellow companion who never lets you down. The idea of everlasting friendship is something that we all can relate to. It’s that innocent and happy connection that inspired this art piece. I hope you enjoy ‘I Choose You’ as much as I enjoyed making it.