for the large icons and proper credits, check out the Gen 8 Smogon Sprite Project
some sprites contributed by Ivy, Kalalokki , and RadicalCharizard
thanks! and yeah I feel the same way about the new icons. but anyway, honestly some of these were rushed sinced smogon needed them asap lol. so for cramorant I only shortened its neck instead of actually scaling it down like the rest. falinks and centiskorch seemed to fit and were reasonable so I just cleaned the sprites without scaling them them down
melmetal was made by someone else before gmaxes were revealed so I just kept it. and runerigus I cant remember what I did but I think I already scaled it down to the height of cofagrigus so im not sure why it might still feel too
Hi, so I have a story.
Back on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 (taken from computer file info) I decided to start copying the 8-bit textures of pokemon just because I loved the graphics of 8 bit and with all this 3D modeling and big artsy textures I just wanted a collection of all pokemon in 8-bit art style.
So I started doing it in Paint, creating custom colors as I went to better fit the pokemon. I was looking at Tehmorrison's Gallary for the art. I would painstakingly do each pixel, not for any prize, just cause I wanted to.
later on, I got slow, less interested, and busy with school (and now work) so I told my self one pokemon a day, not the whole family like I was doing and it worked I slowly became more in love with doing it.
then I just stopped. when sword and shield came out I got back into it, it was for some reason fun again. so I was looking for gen 8 sprites (cause Tehmorrison doesn't have them) hence how I found you. and the link you provided.
I followed the link to a giant Excel spreadsheet of all the pixel arts for gen 8, I was happy but when I zoomed in on the photos it got blurry and hard to tell which colors were where. so brain blast, download the image and blow them up. to which, I learned that, I did not have to painstakingly do the art my self, that I could just download the image and put families together.
I love pokemon so much I wanted to have all pixel art of them
I did it my self slow and steadily in Paint on my computer
I got busy and slowed down till gen 8 while looking for gen 8 sprites I found this page
I followed links to a whole spreadsheet of all the pixel art I have been doing
So I'm tossed with anger and regret due to all the time I spent doing the pixel art beings it is all somewhere and not difficult to achieve the state of being I had them in