Pokémon Drawing Challenge

PDC: #1 to #9 – ‘The Original Squad’

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I’m gonna be starting a new section on my blog that I’m calling the ‘Pokémon Drawing Challenge’, where I’m gonna try and draw as many of the 800+ Pokémon discovered so far as I can!!  It’s gonna be fun (and long) adventure!!!! 😊✍🏻🎨🙌🏻

I’ve started it of with the original Kanto squad, in all their glorious splendour!!! 😎🍃🔥💦

(Featuring:  #1 Bulbasaur, #2 Ivysaur, #3 Venusaur, #4 Charmander, #5 Charmeleon, #6 Charizard, #7 Squirtle, #8 Wartortle and #9 Blastoise)

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The ‘RARMSTAR’ Origin Story

Yesterday I got one of those ‘Your memories on Facebook’ messages, which was reminding me that it has been four years since I first posted this photo on Facebook, which signalled the start of my foray into the world of Pokémon YouTube videos:

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It seems so crazy to me that its been four years since I first started ‘RARMSTAR’.  To be honest, I’d totally forgotten that this was the very first logo I made for my channel (pretty incredible, right?!)

The name has a fairly boring backstory – it’s just my initials, with the word ‘star’ added to the end – but at the time I though it was pretty freaking cool!  I’m surprised that it has stood the test of time: even now I’m often referred to as Rarmstar by young people around my hometown of Westhill who know me from the youth events we put on through our church.

Looking back on my first video (you can see it at the top of this post), I think that I’ve come a long way since then.  I haven’t only made the obvious jump in age from 18 to 22, but I think that my life (and outlook on life) has changed a bunch.

But one thing’s for sure, I’m really glad that I took that leap of faith: to take one of my real passions in life (namely Pokémon) and turn it into something really creative.

Rarmstar lives…