If you want to fight like the best, you've got to train like the best. And there's nobody better at battling than Pokémon.
Ronda, I choose you!
With just a pencil and some paper, 15-year-old João A. Carvalho can create cool, 3D effects that make his drawings pop out of the page through a combination of line manipulation and shading.
Here is some of his amazing work, and you can view more on his Facebook page.
I remember those days fondly. We would sit by at the beach after a long night of talking and laughing, trading stories about our Pokemon journeys long into the night. We would recount our victories, our failures, our missed chances at catching shiny Pokemon. The sound of lonesome waves lapping the shore in a natural syncopation. And in the morning, we'd see a beautiful Pikachu sunrise.