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Vaporeon by ConnorMaxon Vaporeon by ConnorMaxon
My take on a realistic Vaporeon. Vaporeon has always and will always be my favorite Pokemon. I really love the character design, it all flows together perfectly. Most of the realistic Vaporeons I see are rather scary so I decided to stay close to the beauty it's described to have. I based my rendition off of a California Sea Lion rather than a cat or fox due to the practicality of it being an aquatic creature. For the mane I tried to represent a flowing membrane attached to the base of its neck, inspired by jellyfish's fabric-like membranes. The angler fish lure on top of the head was my own little touch. I picture Vaporeons diving deep down where light isn't available. They use it lure in prey attracted to light. The texture on its skin is representing its ability to dissolve into the water. It is accompanied by a small school of Finneon led by a single Lumineon.

Watercolor - 9 hours - Background and text added digitally.

Inspired exclusively by :iconarvalis: and his truly amazing realistic Pokemon art. Seriously, go check it out right now.

Please feel free to comment and critique!
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:iconhermy-one:
Hermy-one Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks a bit bulky but a very good take on Vaporeon 
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:iconkikikirbyvishow:
KikiKirbyViShow Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
like*
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:icondrowvenmechanism:
DrowvenMechanism Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student General Artist
beautiful ;3;
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:iconrawr-keikz:
RAWR-keikz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You did a wonderful job keeping to the original beauty and design. This is definitely my favorite realistic vaporeon that I've seen.
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:icon2195razielim:
2195Razielim Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
lovely
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:iconiguanodragon:
Iguanodragon Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Great job with the watercoloring! :D
Love it!
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:iconspiritoftheleo:
SpiritOfTheLeo Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very nice, great job!
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:iconmegastarinc:
MegaStarInc Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh-- do I see Finneon and Lumineon?
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:icongothdra:
gothdra Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Beautiful :3 Love Vaporeon. You really captured its watery beauty :D
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:iconmemaruchan:
Memaruchan Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Magnificent ---->
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:icontiaprincessnews:
TiaPrincessNews Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well done; it actually mantained some cuteness. As you said, very rare in the realistic versions
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:iconusethebrakes:
UseTheBrakes Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
And all of a sudden Vaps is my favorite Eeveelution...
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:iconmrjuniorer:
MrJuniorer Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is so awesome!!!
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:iconblundom:
Blundom Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My, personal critique, Vaporeon is to big compared to Lumineon and Finneon, I alway imagined Eevee evolutions dog like forms
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ConnorMaxon Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the feedback! I made Lumineon and Finneon small because I was trying to keep it realistic and practical. Sea lions are commonly referred to as the dogs of the sea :)
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:iconjordanlovesart4real:
JordanLovesArt4Real Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Wow really cool! It definitely is beautiful.
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:iconkrystinaleigh:
KrystinaLeigh Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love this! Vaporeon has always been one of my favorite pokemon. Your realistic rendition of it is wonderful. The colors are amazing!! I love the orange right before the fabric-like mane. It really pops. Then you give that little hint of orange right on the tail-- its wonderful! I never imagined Vaporeon looking mean, I'm glad you didn't either. The seal idea was grand! A beautiful piece!!
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:iconstarrywish383:
starrywish383 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I find this scary, as I've never sen anything like it
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:iconfahji:
Fahji Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
It has an archaic design that is still really pretty. Vaporeon is my favorite too thank you
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:iconsolarlugia:
SolarLugia Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cute! Love how frilly it looks. Also, it sticks close to the original which is good
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:iconkisumiikaren:
KisumiiKaren Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this great and vaporeon is also my fav. Thanks for the amazing art! :juggle:
:AmericaWHYplz: I wish i could draw that good ToT
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
This looks wonderful. I too have been planning on basing vaporeon around a sea lion, so it shall be interesting to see how it turns out in relation to this.
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:iconconnormaxon:
ConnorMaxon Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow thanks man, means a lot from you. I'm so amped to see what you do with the Eevelutions!
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:iconmaazypaaz:
MaazyPaaz Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist
:DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
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:icondobyk:
dobyk Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Beautiful, I love how you conveyed the beauty and grace of Vaporeon. I hate it when they make realistic Pokemon "scary," when they clearly are not supposed to be in real life. Just because its realistic, doesn't mean they are scary or violent.
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:icongilpires:
GilPires Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Thumbs UP!
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:iconconnormaxon:
ConnorMaxon Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you everyone for your kind words, I'll be doing more in a different layout as to not copy Arvalis further. Absol is up next :)
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:iconultyzarus:
Ultyzarus Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't wait to see Arvalis' take on the eeveelutions though ;) Good job, too!
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:iconconnormaxon:
ConnorMaxon Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looking forward to it as well, and thank you!
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alexiatgtome Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Beautiful <3
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:iconglittergoblin:
glittergoblin Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Vaporeon is also one of my top favorite pokemon and this is just beautiful and exactly how I would picture to see one crawling up on shore. :heart:
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:iconkaterinathestorm:
KaterinaTheStorm Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student General Artist
So cute! I want it! (oh wait, i have one already XD)
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:iconlillyfrost:
Lillyfrost Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, with you and SanguisGelidus, I would think to try this too :D
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:iconalextrient:
AleXTrient Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Very impressive! I think the best parts of the picture are the face and the mane, very well done
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:iconrabidminimoose:
rabidminimoose Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so bulky...I absolutely love it!! thank you! for making such amazing artwork!!!
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:iconleducquedantalian:
LeDucqueDantalian Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Interface Designer
...there are deviations with works like this...
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:iconmettagirisuru:
MettagiriSuru Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist
it's beautiful!!
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:iconpuremomo:
Puremomo Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I want this!!
I love Vaporeon :heart::love::heart:
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:iconpsycomasterka:
PsycoMasterKA Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm starting to think :iconarvalis: might become a deviantART meme.
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:iconindigoangelushiku:
IndigoAngelUshiku Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful.

It has such a cute little face, I want to pet it lol.
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:iconviragowerewolf:
ViragoWerewolf Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Vaporeon is my favorite Pokemon too.
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:iconrenewalazar:
Renewalazar Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow! Beautiful your work itself is inspireing!
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:icon0bsidianlink:
0bsidianlink Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how you put Finneon swimming beside it.
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tulipheartscat2725 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great work :)
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:iconblademage20:
blademage20 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Absolutely amazing. It looks like it'd be much larger and heavier than it actually is though.
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:iconmiguel2010:
Miguel2010 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
The shades of blue you used here are quite beautiful.
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:iconmrkaroruso:
MrKaroruso Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
its amazing *O*
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:iconmini-wolfsbane:
Mini-Wolfsbane Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! It's quite captivating. :) I can just see it swimming around in open ocean, being swift and beautiful at the same time. Poetry in motion.
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:iconningeko16:
Ningeko16 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very very very nice!
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:iconmoonangel2:
MoonAngel2 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Absolutely amazing.
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