Pokémon Drawing Challenge

PDC: #149 – ‘Toothless the Dragonite’

Really, really thankful for my mum and dad – for a whole lot of things – but feeling it especially this week because they got me a ‘Wacom’ drawing tablet for my bday!!! ☺️

Seemed fitting to christen it with a Pokémon drawing — and who better than the OG dragon: Dragonite!  I’ve got a LvL 100 one in my Pokémon Bank called ‘Toothless’, and he’s one of my absolute favourites (also got another one called ‘LeBron’!)

Hope you like the drawing — really enjoying getting to grips with the tablet! (:

(Featuring: #149 Dragonite🐲 + some flowers! 🌸🌺🌼)

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‘My Pokémon Collection’ (RARMSTAR on Youtube!)

Made a brief return to my Youtube channel this week to record a video looking at my entire Pokémon collection, which has been almost 20 years in the making.  Forgot how fun it is to talk to myself about something I love for nearly half an hour!

Hopefully going to make some more videos over the next few weeks/months: gotta go something while I’m looking in earnest for a job after university… (:

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…