Earliest Pokemon Card Art by Ken Sugimori
Ken Sugimori Sugimori Ken from Tokyo, Japan is a Japanese video game designer, illustrator, manga artist, and director. He is the famous brains and hand behind the character design and acting art director for the Pokémon franchise. Sugimori drew all of the original 151 Pokémon himself. He worked on the various Pokémon movies, trading cards, and other games like the Super Smash Bros. series and has beloved fans all over the world. His endearing characters will live in the hearts of fans forever.
With the release date of the newest Pokemon games set Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 will hit USA in OCTOBER!
These little gems by redditor dennispr I couldnt resist sharing with fans as I hadnt seen them before and I really enjoyed the artwork. My see my baby Bulbasaur up there!! Below are images around the web of this fantastic artist’s work and the evolution of the game!
Evolved stages as seen at fuckyeahbetapokemonart:
Artwork from Ken Sugimori adorning two Pokemon OSTs for Pokemon Red and Green with illustrations on the cover as well as never-before seen artwork done by Sugimori on the inside sleeves-and on the CDs themselves
An April 1997 Japanese magazine cover featuring prototype Gen II pokemon. Notice the Tyranitar.