Welcome to Smogon's artist index! This is a list of everyone with an Artist badge at Smogon, complete with a sample or two of each artist's work, a brief summary of their style, and a list of their accolades. Note, however, that not every artist has an Artist badge yet, so be sure to check out the forum for up-and-coming artists. Enjoy!
Lineart, flat colors, and shading. These three components are, for the most part, all you need to make a good illustration, and it is within this category that a majority of Smogon's artists thrive.
While most images don't have to be too advanced in order to be featured on Smogon, some artists go far and beyond what's expected, as they either know how to apply various different styles or know one style really well. With broad knowledge of lighting, colors, and landscapes, many of these artists are considered to be the best that Smeargle's Studio has to offer and also belong to the group of artists that has the longest track record on Smogon.
The Artist badge was, for some time, not rewarded to spriters, as there was no need for any sprites, but with the popularity of Create-A-Pokémon as well as the XY Sprite Project, which creates Gen V-style sprites, it became clear that these pixel artisans also needed some well-deserved acknowledgement for their craft.
Making traditional illustrations for digital purposes may sound like an odd approach, but the users below not only know their way around pencils and brushes, their craft also rivals that of digital artists.
Able to create slick lineart and fancy typographics, these artists are known for their fancy banners for various tournaments, team logos, and anything else that requires clean images above all.