The amount of fandoms that the prolific fan-artist Gashi-gashi covers is incredible. From Japanese otaku-ism to American nerd culture, often mixing the two together, Gashi-gashi’s anime-cartoon style fusion covers Adventure Time, Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, South Park, Pokemon, My Little Pony, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Lucky Star, Johnny Bravo, Mario, Star Wars, and a variety of original characters! And that’s not even really the half of it! For people like me who grew up with American cartoons and got into anime later, Gashi-gashi is a very entertaining artist.
I personally love the nerd-based hybridism of Gashi-gashi in not only their content but their style as well. Although the look of their art is strongly Japanese/anime based, it has a ton of influence from western cartoon styles, specifically from Cartoon Network’s classics. I also think Gashi-gashi does an excellent job of combining the perversion and cuteness of Japanese anime with the crudeness and zaniness of American cartoons — the two would not be complete without those aspects. And fandom-aspects aside, Gashi-gashi is an amazing artist with a ton of original style, exciting compositions, and interesting use of font and icons around the edges of many images.
One of the very best Pokemon artists, like no one ever was, Pearl7 has devoted the majority of their art and skill to a massive amount of stunning Pokemon fan art. Incredibly, Pearl7 has drawn every Pokemon up through 4th generation (493 Pokemon) and has begun on 5th generation, typically drawing each Pokemon individually, using an attack, with no background.
Being a huge Pokemon fan myself, it is exciting to see the work of an artist who is not only very skilled but also interested in adding to the games themselves by interpreting the Pokemon and their attacks in a lot more detail than what is available in the games. Pearl7 has developed an effective style for conveying action and movement, giving the attack’s of each Pokemon plenty of energy and fluidity with the detailed shapes of grass, fire, water, and so on. I personally love how Pearl7 gives each Pokemon a toy-like plasticity with the smooth shading and bright shines; the look keeps the Pokemon feeling stylistically cartoony, unifying them all with a look that is similar to the original Sugimori art but still uniquely different and recognizable.
(update) Note: This artist also goes/went by “Pearl Mode”.