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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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UmbrotheUmbreon Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very amazing job, and would totally be able to see these things actually living in the real world
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Canyx Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
If you see one walking around on our strange, wonderful planet... DO LET ME KNOW.
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UmbrotheUmbreon Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No, because I"m a gonna catch it!
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Canyx Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
D:
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UmbrotheUmbreon Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sorry but I wants a Jolteon :3
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Strifehart78 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
That is so cool!
I love how the sketches turned out and i understand what you mean :)
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Matt1Lema Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
PLEASE DO THE OTHER EEVOLUTIONS :D :D
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Skylinne Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
I hardly ever fav pokemon stuff, but this one sure deserves it! The explanation you gave for each and every aspect of their build! I also hope you make the rest of the evolutions!
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Canyx Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Thanks!
Not sure on the rest of the eeveelutions, but I am fond of trying to make Pokemon make sense ;)
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Skylinne Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Ohh I see, but since you already did my favorite eevoltion, the jolteon, I look forward to see some more anatomically correct pokemon xDD
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Beollain Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
But this is great! I love these. I hope you get the urge to do more :)
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Canyx Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Probably will happen ;)
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Beollain Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
yay!
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shimoyaki Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
that vaporeon is truly amazing.
this kind of makes me want to give realistic pokémon a try...
but i cant even get human anatomy right much less anything else...
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Canyx Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE!
;)
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shimoyaki Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
plan on doing so!
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sognodrago Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh oh oh oh !!!!
for some good time I haven't seen such idea for realistic pokemon
and you know what? I give a 10 out of 10 for that!
is just awesome how you think about it, and well, here we go, you have a biologist here OuO
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Canyx Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Why thank you! Yeah, Biology (or anatomy in this case) gives you the basic framework... So for this one I took what I know to be the general anatomy of a dog and I just adapted it. Sort of like how most quadrupedal animals have the same structure but different proportions.
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sognodrago Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod:
have you thought about doing the other eeveelution?
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Canyx Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Probably won't happen, but we'll see XD
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sognodrago Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
aww, ok then, we will just wait till the time comes OuO
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