RJ Palmer created a series of realistic Pokemon art pieces a number of years ago, and they became quite the talk of the internet.
His art ended up reaching far and wide, turning RJ into an overnight sensation. Turns out his decision to create that art series would end up landing him a major job years later.
RJ has confirmed that he's indeed part of the Detective Pikachu film production team. He was snatched up for a position on the project when the film’s production designer searched “realistic Pokemon” on Google and found RJ's work. RJ worked roughly seven months on the movie, and was involved with a number of Pokemon designs.