Alright so before I start posting them here's some context:

Those images are going to be Pokémon fanart that I posted in 2007 on a site called "Puissance Pokémon" that still exists to this day. I rediscovered them recently. I did those on Windows XP MS Paint when I was 9 (nine) years old. It's three presidents away from me. I was really happy to find them, reminded me a lot about my childhood. I hope you enjoy them!

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This was my first one. A Charizard. I got pretty imaginative for the flames and integrated a comics-like onomatopea. No background yet! donphan.social/media/4TqJEQVxI

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I picked Sudowoodo for the second one because it was easy to draw... And it's the debut of a classic background!

The text reads "Alexfou4, beginner fan-arter (sic)"
It's the same background than before, expect with an underground part with a Diglett tunnel and a.. Skull?? I made a point of drawing feet to Diglett, too.

I also just found out about Munchlax, who became my favorite Pokémon then! Other Gen IV Pokémon weren't announced yet, or at least outside of Japan, and information didn't go as fast as it did today, and was less accessible to a nine year-old kid anyway, so I didn't know yet about the rest.

I won't comment much on this Mew, which is, even as a 9 year-old kid standards, half-assed.

Alright, this Turtwig looks horrible. And there's even a typo in its name!! Gen IV starters just got announced with their english names.

The text reads "there are parts that I had to color myself!!!!!!!!" which basically means that, I had trouble drawing closed shapes, and could not use the fill tool. Yep. I was justifying the because people noticed how much the coloring was spilling out on the previous drawing, and still was on this one.

People in the comments got tired of the green grass, blue sky, white clouds and yellow sun, so I decided to try a new scene, an electric central with electric pokéball. Sooo... Have these fortuitous 2007 poland balls

The outside scene made a comeback because I was lazy to do something else and also wanted to do something funny with a Diglett: here, a Sentret (Fouinette in French, hence why it says "fouin", which I put a translator note to inform the audience that it was saying "hi!") accidentally blocks the exit of a Diglett's tunnel, making it sad. Really funny innit?

I kind of like this one, if I tried to draw a Primeape today I don't think it would look very far of this one. I was also really proud of the new cave scene I made, hence why I wrote "New scene!" in Arial Black on the ground.

This is the last one I tried to show! It was a gift for a friend who loved Zangoose (Mangriff in French) (and actually knew how to draw)

I tried to draw these Pokémon... Round. Doesn't look really good in retrospect. Yes, Zangoose looks like she's high.

I stopped after this. I think tried to draw a Magmar on a plain white background but lost my progress when Paint crashed. Also people were generally mean to me and really mad I kept drawing this "outside" scene.

I made the Pokémon of these drawings into a Telegram Sticker pack some time ago! So if you have Telegram and want to use them for some reason... Here is the link to add the pack: t.me/addstickers/alexfou4

digging up this thread more than three years and a half later: I’m very glad I took the time to save those drawings, because the site I originally posted them on has been taken down a year ago or two. If I didn’t, they would’ve been lost forever

@Siphonay why would someone get angry at a 9 year old lmao its cute it's a nice sunny day

oh look @shel I logged into the site and found an angry comment

"how old are you? because if you're 10 years old it's shit, do shading"

@Siphonay LMFAO

"How old are you, if you're 10 it's shit" how fucking high are their standards for 10 year olds??? lmfao

@Siphonay when i was 9 or 10 i couldn't draw anywhere near that well especially not in MSPaint

@Siphonay though also i had an untreated vision disorder that made everything double so that was probably part of it lol

@shel oh I also see everything double (and so blurry I can't see anything) without my glasses

"I don't like it and I think it's almost always the same thing and always the same scenes"

@Siphonay WHO THE HECK are all these commenters critiqueing you art?! lmfao you were 9 who is going on the internet telling 9 year olds "Hmmm i think your green grass blue sky motif is getting tired... we've seen this before alexis you need new material!!"

@shel well they weren't cyberbullies really, they were trying to be constructive, their comments were like

"6/10 it's not bad for your age but if you want to get seriously into drawing you should try do be a little more diverse, less simplistic and stop always doing the same scene, also your stuff could use some shading"

@shel yeah because like, the fan art category had really good stuff, or at least decent stuff from people who know how to draw, and several kids like me who were doodling on mspaint

@Siphonay holy shit i need to convey to you how funny that caption is

as you know in english we like to take loanwords from french then apply new fancier meanings.

Auteur to us is like, this vision of the artist that we apply to famous film directors and stuff. Hitchcock is a film Auteur he's famous and renowned and his films are considered Hitchcock films not just films he was involved in. Hayao Miyazaki is another example of Auteur.

Debutante to us is a rich teenage heiress to a wealthy family

@Siphonay so to an english-speaker "This drawing by Alexis, age 9 Auteur Debutante" is like... "Here I am making my debut as a visionary master artist heir to a long legacy of great artists! Behold my masterpiece!" from a 9 year old and it's fucking adorable and hillarious i love it

@shel hehehe, that's an interesting perspective :p Although it's not "auteur" that I wrote, it's "arteur" as in... Someone who does art. Except that isn't a word, and that the real word is "artiste"

This mistake is kind of funny in itself too hehe

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