Louie Zong's Art
Image: Louie Zong

Trading card art is underrated. The variety of card art, even today, is astounding — and though the ones you remember most from the Pokémon TCG are probably the Fat Pikachu, the holographic Charizard, and Professor Oak standing in front of a concrete wall, there are thousands more now.

For example, we're big fans of Yuka Morii's clay designs, which show Pokémon in the wild:

Torchic / Rowlet
Image: Yuka Morii / Pokémon/Nintendo/Creatures/Game Freak

But now, we're also big fans of Louie Zong's work, despite the fact that these artworks haven't actually made it on to the cards yet. But they should.

Trubbish and Zubat
Image: Louie Zong

These images were all made by Louie in Blender, a 3D art rendering programme, but you might know Louie best from his music, like Ghost Choir, his music theory tutorials, or his animations of McElroy podcasts.

What we're saying is: Louie Zong should also be both the composer and the lead artist for the next Pokémon game. No pressure, Louie.

[source twitter.com]