Mashup fan art puts artists to the test as they blend aspects of their favorite characters in all kinds of unique combinations. Graphic designer Laurent Beuten recently challenged himself to “draw every single Overwatch character in combination with a fitting Pokémon,” and the results are impressive.
You might not think of your favorite cute and cuddly Pokémon when you see the characters of Overwatch, but once you see Beuten’s mashups, you’ll marvel at the seamless integration. After all, both franchises feature fearless fighters, so it’s not too much of a stretch to see the two together.
Beuten is drawing the mashups with traditional media rather than digital, showcasing his considerable talents and making the illustrations even more striking. While Beuten is usually a digital artist, he posted on the Overwatch subreddit that he switched the mashup series to pencil and paper when a traditional artist friend “showed me the power of Prismacolors.”
So far Beuten has combined Tracer/Pikachu, Genji/Mewtwo, Zenyatta/Alakazam, and Roadhog/Snorlax. Check out his post on Reddit or his Instagram for the entire adorably lethal collection. He’s also open to suggestions, so keep your eyes peeled for Rattata/Junkrat (Junkrattata?) and more soon.
Which Pokémon and Overwatch characters do you think make the perfect match? Let us know in the comments!
All images: Laurent Beuten (@itsmagichere)