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Evolution by Canyx Evolution by Canyx
I get really annoyed (not really) when I see people draw realistic Eeveelutions but they all look like wolf-like or cat-like or fox-like things that are just slightly less Pokemon looking and all of them pretty much look exactly the same as the cartoon versions in terms of build...
And then the Biologist in me started thinking, 'Well, this is evolution, so technically when Eevee evolves it should be better suited for it's new environment.'

So here I have Jolteon modeled after the anatomy of a Cheetah. Large paws, deep and narrow chest, and a tall frame built for speed. I figure the spikes around the neck/tail could be quill-like hair modifications to ward off other Pokemon, since Jolteon might not have the physical stature to otherwise do so.

For Vaporeon I borrowed blueprints from seals and otters. I still used the basic quadruped form seen in all the Eeveelutions, but I made the body slightly longer and thicker, and the legs shorter and stouter. I figure Vaporeon would need to get those limbs out of the way if it is going to use that powerful tail for speed in the water. Instead of fur I used some rudimentary scale texture... Maybe they aid in refracting light and help Vaporeon 'melt into the water'?

This is why you don't show Pokemon to an anatomy person like me. (Or, this is why people like me love Pokemon!!!)
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Iguanodragon Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student General Artist
These are really well done and well thought out. Good job! :thumbsup:
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My-Mythical-World Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
I love these! The best I've seen of these two yet. You should do more if you haven't already. :)
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Canyx Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Thanks! If I had the time I would!
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My-Mythical-World Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
I look forward to when you do!
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KatiusNehebsis Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
These are awesome! I could actually believe these as real creatures
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Fahji Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
very creative, probably the best realistic eeveelutions.
I like the idea of a Vapore-monster!
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Canyx Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Thank you! :D I always thought Vaporeon should look more 'amphibious' than it does...
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InkTiger Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These are really cool! Very well thought out. :D I love it.
I do the same thing. Give me a cartoon creature like a pokemon and I'll start thinking about it's adaptations and all that... XD
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Goddess-Storm Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Very cool! I am curius to see what the rest of the eeveelutions would look like (especialy Umbreon he is my favourite)?
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Veesha Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Nice!

I've been trying stuff like this in my spare time, but I've mainly been using cats as the model.
You do a much better job, though.^^
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