Video: Ninth official Game Freak YouTube video features Pokémon artist Ken Sugimori

The ninth video uploaded to Game Freak’s new YouTube channel consists of a special recording in which a number of Game Freak designers are showcased presenting their amazing skills. You can check it out in the embedded video below, followed by the official description: 【公式】イラストメイキング第一弾 杉森建 × パルスマン【ゲームフリーク ひみつきち#9】 『ポケモン』シリーズで知られる、ゲームフリークのグラフィックデザイナーによる、イラストメイキング企画が始動!第一弾は「杉森建」×「パルスマン」 【番組内容】 イラストメイキング企画では、デジタルイラストだけではなく、ドット絵制作や色紙イラストなど、イラストが出来上がるまでの様子をお届けします。 今回は、自身がゲームディレクターを務めた思い出のキャラクター「パルスマン」を、杉森 建がペンタブで描きます。 語り手は、入社時より杉森からデザインを学び共に働いてきたアートディレクター海野が務めます。絵を描きながら語られる、ここでしか聞けない2人のトークにも注目です。 出演: 描き手 ・杉森 建(アートディレクター) 聞き手 ・海野 隆雄(アートディレクター) 【イラストメイキング プレゼント第一弾概要】 杉森建が描いたパルスマンイラスト(サイン入り)パネルを1名の方にお届けします! … Continue reading Video: Ninth official Game Freak YouTube video features Pokémon artist Ken Sugimori

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Video: Ninth official Game Freak YouTube video features Pokémon artists Ken Sugimori, Hironobu Yoshida and James Turner

The ninth video uploaded to Game Freak’s new YouTube channel consists of a special recording in which a number of Game Freak designers are showcased presenting their amazing skills. You can check it out in the embedded video below, followed by the official description: 【予告】ゲームフリーク グラフィックデザイナー イラストメイキング企画【公式】 『ポケモン』シリーズで知られる、ゲームフリークのグラフィックデザイナーによる、イラストメイキング企画が2019年1月より始動予定。 【番組内容】 デジタルイラストだけではなく、ドット絵や色紙イラストなど、イラストが出来上がるまでの様子をお届けします。 デザイナー陣のイラストに対する思いや、人となりもアートディレクター 海野と共に語られます。 出演予定: 描き手 ・杉森 建(アートディレクター) ・吉田 宏信 (2Dグラフィックデザイナー) ・James Turner(アートディレクター) 聞き手 ・海野 隆雄(アートディレクター) 【ゲームフリーク公式情報】

Original Pokémon pitch by series co-creators Satoshi Tajiri and Ken Sugimori from 1990

Preservation website Helix Chamber has re-scanned and restored several pages from the original Pokémon pitch presented by series co-creators Satoshi Tajiri and Ken Sugimori back in 1990. The documents consist of concept art, sprite designs and map layouts, including some ideas that were ultimately scrapped, as well as others that eventually made it into the … Continue reading Original Pokémon pitch by series co-creators Satoshi Tajiri and Ken Sugimori from 1990

The Pokémon Company teams up with UNIQLO for 2019 Global T-Shirt Design Competition

The Pokémon Company has teamed up with clothes manufacturer UNIQLO for its 2019 Global T-Shirt Design Competition, which features Pokémon as the core theme. Submissions are currently being accepted until December 2, 2018. Winning designs will be sold at UNIQLO stores. In addition, winners will receive special prizes, including a hefty amount of money, invitations … Continue reading The Pokémon Company teams up with UNIQLO for 2019 Global T-Shirt Design Competition

Final Pokémon design unveiled for new Kotobukiya Trainer Red and Pikachu figure designed by Ken Sugimori

The original Pokémon Center celebrated its 20th anniversary on April 25, 2018, in Japan. The Pokémon Company marked this occasion in a variety of ways, including by releasing a wide range of merchandise that commemorates the momentous milestone. A new batch of products recently launched in Japan feature Trainer Red and Pikachu, as designed by renowned Pokémon illustrator Ken Sugimori … Continue reading Final Pokémon design unveiled for new Kotobukiya Trainer Red and Pikachu figure designed by Ken Sugimori

Ken Sugimori explains balancing Pokémon designs to make sure they don’t look too cute or too cool

Renowned Pokémon designer and illustrator Ken Sugimori has stressed the importance of balancing Pokémon designs to make sure they don't appear as being either too cool or too cute. Read on below to learn more about what he means by this: Ken Sugimori, Pokémon series designer: The technique I often use when finishing up designs for Pokémon … Continue reading Ken Sugimori explains balancing Pokémon designs to make sure they don’t look too cute or too cool

Official pictures and videos unveiled to showcase the new EVs + cafe in Japan

The Pokémon Company has officially opened the doors to its art exhibit called EVs + cafe, which is featuring artwork by Ken Sugimori and eight other talented illustrators. This event is set to run from September 1 to September 9, 2018, at the Roppongi Hills cafe in Tokyo, Japan. Entry is free and doors will be … Continue reading Official pictures and videos unveiled to showcase the new EVs + cafe in Japan

EVs + cafe features exclusive Pokémon merch and ice cream inspired by Eevee and all its evolutions

The Pokémon Company has announced an art exhibit called EVs + cafe, which will feature artwork by Ken Sugimori and eight other talented illustrators. This event is set to run from September 1 to September 9, 2018, at the Roppongi Hills cafe in Tokyo, Japan. Entry will be free and doors will be open everyday … Continue reading EVs + cafe features exclusive Pokémon merch and ice cream inspired by Eevee and all its evolutions

Special Pokémon TCG promo card features Trainer Red and Pikachu illustrated by Ken Sugimori

The original Pokémon Center celebrated its 20th anniversary on April 25, 2018, in Japan. The Pokémon Company marked this occasion in a variety of ways, including by releasing a wide range of merchandise that commemorates the momentous milestone. A new batch of products recently launched in Japan feature Trainer Red and Pikachu, as designed by renowned Pokémon illustrator … Continue reading Special Pokémon TCG promo card features Trainer Red and Pikachu illustrated by Ken Sugimori

POKÉMON Detective Pikachu: Why Ash is missing, Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu and more information revealed

During the 2018 Pokémon World Championships, POKÉMON Detective Pikachu was showcased to the public for the first time. The Pokémon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara introduced movie director Rob Letterman and actors Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton to talk a little about the upcoming film. IGN's very own Joshua Yehl was in attendance and had the … Continue reading POKÉMON Detective Pikachu: Why Ash is missing, Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu and more information revealed