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Ken Sugimori

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'''Ken Sugimori''' (Japanese: '''杉森建''', born January 27, 1966) is a friend of [[Satoshi Tajiri]] and illustrator of the original artwork for [[Pokémon]] [[Pokémon games|games]]. He also has developed conceptual artwork for the {{pkmn|movie}}s, and illustrates {{Trading Card Game}} cards and merchandising.
 
Sugimori's change of style over the years has been noticeable. Initially, he used a stiff, lightly shaded style using watercolors that was very reminiscent of the early works of [[wp:Akira Toriyama|Akira Toriyama]]. However, in recent years, his now digitally-produced drawings of people and creatures have had more muscle definition, shading, and more natural and fluid poses.
 
The character in the [[Pokémon anime]], Kenji (called [[Tracey Sketchit]] in the dub), may be an homage to him, especially as both enjoy creating art. This is similar to the way Satoshi (called [[Ash Ketchum]] in the dub) is named after Satoshi Tajiri.
==Works==
===Games===
<!-- Pokémon Stadium 1 (Japanese) N64 (Original Character Design); what date did this come out? --><!-- Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire GBA (Special Thanks); what date did this come out? -->
 
{| align="center" class="sortable" style="background: #a0a0c4; {{roundy|10px}}; border: 5px solid #bbbbe8"
|1999-10-10
|Character Design/Pokémon Design
|- style="background:#FFF"
|[[Pokémon Stadium (Japanese)]]
|[[Nintendo 64|N64]]
|1998-08-01
|Original Character Design
|- style="background:#FFF"
|[[Pokémon Yellow Version]]
|2003-07-18
|Supervisor
|- style="background:#FFF"
|[[Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire]]
|[[Game Boy Advance|GBA]]
|2003-08-01
|Special Thanks
|- style="background:#FFF"
|[[Pokémon Colosseum]]
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