If Only This Pikachu Painting Was Pokémon Card Material

Gomi Kuzu Tarou is a talented artist. He recently did a painting of Pikachu, but he says he hasn’t heard back from the Pokémon people.

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Hachima reports that submissions were accepted with the winning art being turned into cards. Here are said winners.

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Image: Hachima

I guess his painting wasn’t picked because it’s freaky.

Then again, so are the paintings that he usually does.

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While it’s unlikely, I really hope his painting eventually becomes a Pokémon card.

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Like so.

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If you like this painting, be sure to follow the artist on Twitter.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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DISCUSSION

ArmosKnight

I love it. I only ever collected the cards as a kid because I liked the pictures. And while at the time I sort of brushed off non-Sugimori artwork, it’s exactly the weird takes on Pokemon that I appreciate a lot more these days. The little plasticine models were especially cool! Can’t remember the artist’s name, but she’s featured in my “Art of Pokemon TCG” book.