Let's look at his art. Here's one of the first concept paintings he ever did, for the Pocket Monsters Red and Green video games.
Evidently, Lizardon was originally supposed to be a caricature of Jay Leno.
And here's another one from around the same time.
After a couple of years, Sugimori's style evolved. For one thing, he stopped using actual watercolors and began coloring his work digitally. Personally, I kinda miss the watercolors, but I can't deny that his more recent stuff has been pretty darn awesome too.
I got nothing more to say, really - these are just really awesome paintings. Check out more of his stuff in this gallery at The Pika Club.