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Pokémon painter who went viral might stop day job ’due to Reddit’

Streamer and painter resides the dream portray Renaissance pokémon (Image: van der Woude)

A Twitch streamer who paints pokémon as in the event that they’re from the Renaissance period tells GameCentral how his interest may very well be life-changing.

Lower than a month in the past Jochum van der Woude proudly confirmed off his Bulbasaur and Pikachu work on Reddit, saying, ‘I’m engaged on 151 renaissance Pokémon work and haven’t seen my girlfriend since.’ Within the meantime he’s been bombarded with requests from individuals who need to see their favorite pokémon finished in the identical model.

Van der Woude began providing the work for €151 (£130) – symbolic of the 151 authentic pokémon – however rapidly realised he may double his worth.

With a backlog of over 100 requests for his very area of interest work, his Reddit submit may grow to be life-changing, as he’s now additionally considering going full-time.

‘Oof, I received swarmed,’ he informed GameCentral. ‘I’m at present doing two work every week, and my home is full of pokémon!’

What began as a enjoyable problem to color all 151 authentic pokémon has become a profitable interest, and the curiosity doesn’t appear to be fading.

‘It’s been nice. I simply took an order for 5 work from one buyer. I earn the identical as my entry stage job in a name centre. So, in just a few months I’ll take a look and see if I can stop my job – all due to Reddit.’

van der Woude throughout a streaming session on Twitch (Image: van der Woude)

The Reddit submit in query has now grown to over 19,000 upvotes and, understandably, it’s sparked big curiosity within the work.

Van der Woude tells us that his preliminary asking worth of £130 has now nearly doubled to £205-250, on account of the curiosity and folks telling him he’s undervaluing his artwork.

He’s taken on 10 commissions to this point, however one other 25 folks have accepted his phrases and he has a backlog of over 100 different patrons. Contemplating this, he may most likely elevate his worth much more.

In the intervening time he’s engaged on work of Chansey, Lapras, Alakazam, Dugtrio, and two Psyducks. He reveals that Pikachu, Charmander, and, surprisingly, Gengar are probably the most sought-after pokémon.

van der Woude’s has his palms full (Image: van der Woude)

All isn’t going easily, nonetheless, as van der Woude says he’s having points with folks stealing his artwork and providing printed variations to his potential clients. He’s clearly discovered a profitable nook of the artwork world, and individuals are taking discover with good and unhealthy intentions.

Van der Woude’s plan for now’s to dish out as many work as he can and look into how he can earn cash producing prints of his artwork as nicely. If all of it goes to plan, it’s secure to say he gained’t be working on the name centre for lengthy.

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