These two were followed by the underrated Paul Smith from 165 to 175, who draws in a more cartoon like style, but is also very beautiful, particularly female characters. Paul Smith was followed by John Romita Jr. (JRJR) from 175 through to 200, with 201 done by a guest penciller. JRJRs art is more gritty, less polished and very appropriate to reflect the change in the X-Men team during this stage in the run. There are also some fantastic one-off issues pencilled by Barry Windsor Smith.
The most notable X-Men artists missing during this period are Jim Lee and John Cassaday. Jim Lee started pencilling X-Men in the 90s where the stories were much less profound and succinct. Stories would overlap multiple X-Men comics and be very expensive and drawn out. John Cassadays X-Men run is much more recent, but only ran for 24 issues. The run from 122 to 143 showcases a variety of the greatest X-Men artists in one continuous run.