Eske Yoshinob is a freelance illustrator and programmer who has provided work for the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Originally a game model designer working for Now Production, he later moved on to producing 3D CG material for Daiichi Sankyo before becoming employed at Square Visual Works, part of Square Enix, in 2005. While there he was involved setup simulation, pipeline tool development, and model creation/animation for games in the Final Fantasy series and the Kingdom Hearts series. Concurrently, he also worked at Exit Tunes, Inc., then called Quake Holdings, as an illustrator, primarily involved in the production of album covers for the Exit Trance series. He chose to go freelance at the end of 2009.
In 2010, he provided 3D model and animation work while at Polygon Pictures, and was involved in the development of Transformers Prime and Tron: Uprising. He began producing illustrations for the Pokémon Trading Card Game in 2011, and began providing workflow and pipeline solutions for Toei Animation in 2012.
|Vocal Character Series graphics||2008|
|Exit Trance Presents: Tokusatsu Trance||2009-01-07|
|Exit Trance Presents: Tokusatsu Trance Nigōki||2009-04-01|
|Exit Trance Presents: Tokusatsu Trance Sangōki||2009-09-16|
|Pokémon Trading Card Game illustrations||2012|
Animation and development
|Goemon: Shin Sedai Shuumei!||Konami||2001|
|Keroro Gunso: Meromero Battle Royale||Bandai||2004|
|Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix+||Square Enix||2007|
|Final Fantasy IV (Nintendo DS remake)||Square Enix||2007|
|Mario Super Sluggers||Nintendo||2008|
|Dissidia Final Fantasy||Square Enix||2008|
|Final Fantasy XIII||Square Enix||2009|
|Final Fantasy Versus XIII||Square Enix||2010|
|Final Fantasy Agito XIII||Square Enix||2010|
|Final Fantasy XIV||Square Enix||2010|
|Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep||Square Enix||2010|
|Earth Defense Force X||D3 Publisher||2011|
|Saint Seiya: The Movie||Toei Animation||2012|
Work for the TCG
Yoshinob's first illustration was featured in Dragon Vault, with the majority of his subsequent work featuring Pokémon-EX. As such, many of the images he creates convey a sense of forward motion and feature slightly exaggerated proportions so the art breaks the confines of the illustration window. He also uses the type or an attribute of a particular Pokémon to provide focus. His illustrations featured in the Legendary Treasures Radiant Collection are drawn conventionally as opposed to using 3D software, and in a purposely cute style to mirror the content of the set. Thus far, Yoshinob has illustrated 128 cards for the TCG. For a list of cards he has illustrated, go here.