It’s basically a nerdy version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The Pokémon Company is once again hosting a competition in which the winners get their art on a Pokémon trading card. Isn’t that what we’ve all dreamed of since we first saw a shiny Charizard on the playground?
As much as I’d love to submit my own art, the only Pokémon drawings I have are the ones I did when I reviewed Pokémon Art Academy, which vary in ability from this:
I also have this amazing Snom chart my partner made:
… But there are many, Many artists out there whose work I would do Really you want to see on a Pokémon card, so let’s highlight them and their work!
This first one is easy, because Louie Zong has literally asked to be on a Pokémon card before. He used Blender to make these designs, but he is also a talented traditional artist!
There are some artists who repaint actual Pokémon cards to extend the art to the edges, and Lunumbra’s gorgeous re-imaginations are some of the best. Wouldn’t it be great to have a Pokémon card that was entirely Art?
Paper beats scissors
Paper Beats is an illustrator who works for merchandising company The Yetee, but you will almost certainly recognize the art he makes outside of his full-time job. Has done something cute pirate pokemon designs That would fit in perfectly with the ’90s TCG janky cards, but their non-pirate Pokémon are absolutely lovely and come in a variety of different styles.
You may know Mushbuh as one of the people behind Internet cult sensation and delinquent Peepy – or, if you have no idea what I’m talking about, don’t worry! Mushbuh’s clay-like Pokemon designs are usually made as Patreon stickers, but look how CUTE they are!
Yeah, this is the guy behind the “This Is Fine” meme, but KC Green has drawn a LOT of Pokémon too. So many, in fact, that there is an entire website dedicated to all the Pokémon drawings he has done. Also, I’m starting to realize that I judge most people by their Snoms (Snem?), And Snom by kc green it’s a pretty good snom.
Whether you like your Pokémon art done in the style of Pokémon, or you prefer a fresh and interesting take, Lauralei’s illustrations have it all – I particularly like the style of this Lapras painting, which reminds me of Kells Secret:
And now, a ton of amazing art that I came across on Twitter while researching this piece! Look!
But i can’t stand out each amazing artist on my own so please share some of your favorites in the comments!