This is one of my favorite pieces I got to work on for Detective Pikachu. I did a chunk of concept art to try and pitch a museum set piece. Although admittedly it was mostly so I could try and get my favorite Pokemon, Tyrantrum, into the movie. I really like this piece. pic.twitter.com/61pHdFUyh6— RJ Palmer 🔜 Anime Expo H3 (@arvalis) May 30, 2019
As has been mentioned in the past, there was a point in time when Detective Pikachu was going to feature a scene in a museum. That ended up not making the final cut of the film, but some of the ideas for that seen have been shared via concept art. Realistic Pokemon artist RJ Palmer took to Twitter to showcase his various ideas for the museum, and it certainly looks like it would have made for a cool moment!
Here's a couple closeups showing Tyrantrum's skeleton, Kabuto and Omanyte Fossils, and an Aerodactyl. pic.twitter.com/EQGypS9UOk— RJ Palmer 🔜 Anime Expo H3 (@arvalis) May 30, 2019
During my time on Detective Pikachu I really wanted a museum in there so I could paint some fossil Pokemon. This was part of a bit where a museum guide would cheekily scare some kids with Tyrantrum that's actually a Ditto. Its always a treat painting my favorite Pokemon. pic.twitter.com/pkNsVFmJOw— RJ Palmer 🔜 Anime Expo H3 (@arvalis) June 1, 2019
Here's a few things I worked on to fill out the museum with Pokemon related artifacts. It was super cool to see a version of the deity Pokemon statues in the office of Bill Nighy's character in the movie. You can see more detail here: https://t.co/g4sYf7aTG3 pic.twitter.com/DdFvRJ2MvH— RJ Palmer 🔜 Anime Expo H3 (@arvalis) June 1, 2019