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Boy this one took forever to get done, it has 8 equally important Pokemon, what a hassle. It was done as a commission for a private client. You can watch almost the entire process over at My Livestream Channel. Now for the flavor text.

Eevees are one of the most unique Pokemon, possessing extreme adaptability. When left in the wild, their surroundings shape their physical form. They are capable of extreme growth in a matter of a few years with radical shifts in their anatomy. When under tutelage of a trainer, Eevee can remain unchanged if kept in a stable environment.

Vaporeon is the result of an Eevee living near a coastline. Trainers can replicate this effect by keeping mined ocean side ore, known colloquially as water stones, around the Eevee while it is trained. Vaporeon are particularly sturdy, capable of living for up to 130 years in one case.

Jolteon is one of the fastest Pokemon one can encounter. They can reach speeds of nearly 80mph(130km/h). Jolteon is excessively dangerous as it is covered in sharp quills in which it is capable of ejecting from its hindquarter at attackers. Jolteon occurs when an Eevee is repeatedly exposed to low levels of electricity, trainers can purchase an electrically charged dense piece of ore and keep in the presence of their Eevee. There have been legends however of Eevee being struck by lightning and evolving on the spot, though the scientific community completely dismisses this.

Flareon are seen as the natural progression of Eevee as they bear the most similarity to them. Flareon occur in the wild when living near volcanic soil and in some cases, hot geysers. Trainers can keep chunk of condensed volcanic ash around their Eevee to encourage Flareon development. Their dense fur acts as a dense barrier against extreme heat, contrary to the popular belief that it would overheat them. Flareon are particularly fond of ground dwelling grass Pokemon, often seen digging up Oddishes and playing with them before they eat them.

Espeon rarely if ever occur in the wild. They are the result of an Eevee being kept in a warm climate or home and being treated exceptionally well. A developing Espeon will require much sunlight as vitamin D is required to aid in the development of a larger brain pan. It can be very unsettling when a trainer's Eevee starts to rapidly lose its coat, but this is normal and should be looked at as a healthy sign of development. Espeon are the noted for their extreme intelligence and surprising speed.

Umbreon are the only member of the Eevee family that is exclusively nocturnal. They are very cautious animals and move very slowly. They are very tough and can fight consistently for hours and take little wear and tear.

Leafeon are nimble forest dwellers. They grow a high density of moss in their fur giving them the appearance of being green. It is the only herbivorous member of the Eevee family, feeding heavily on low lying plants and tree sap. Thanks in part to the sap diet, their saliva is very sticky. When they groom themselves, they often get all manner of plant life and fallen leaves stuck to them. They are also unique in that the paw of an Eevee becomes more hoof-like which lends itself the forest life they lead. They are often the only seen member of the Eevee species in temperate rain forests.

Glaceon is dumb.

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mudkipenator Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member
This is awesome, but it looks like an experimental piece.
GreenFestiveBagel Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gosh this is awesome~Link Shocked 
notecardPasta Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol Glaceon reminds me of a corgi.
Neeko96 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL "Glaceon is dumb" Thats so funny after all those other indepth explanations.=^-^=
br-soule Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  New member Student Digital Artist
*spams favorite button*
NefiraStrombon Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
This makes you think about evee a lot more... Especially what evolution you give it
x-Xanthia-Beats-x Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
How exactly does Eevee go from canine/feline to seal-like?
Assasin-Kiashi Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
seals are basically water dogs XD
x-Xanthia-Beats-x Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm I guess that makes sense ;w;"
CaptainDutch Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  New member
Love this realsitic Eevee evolution chart. Well done!
mudkipenator Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  New member
My body is ready.
espeonjem Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
I always thought that Espeon would have a small bit of fur. LIKE A PLATYPUS! Perry Gif 
LifeDragon17 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My all time favorite eeveelution was and still is Vaporeon. Geez, how much I love that cutie :D 
SilentArtist137 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Wait you forgot Glaceo- oh. Well then. Leafeon is best eeveelution anyway :love: (except for shiny Umbreon. Gotta love those colors.)
thecatsaid Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
are you able to explain the transformation from a dog/cat to a merdog? i'd just like to know your theory of how it evolves into that :)
arvalis Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Thats a seal
thecatsaid Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
aah, i see. that makes sense i guess. but you should impliment pokerus in some of your explainations, like due to PokeRus eevee looses its hair and gains psykenetic powers and becomes what is classified as Espeon
arvalis Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
thecatsaid Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Gancanagh22 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
Wait... WAIT! You actually find Glaceon dumb, but those horrid ice-cream pokemon not? :-S (confused)
mudkipenator Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  New member
Was this made before or after the transcending of the manly pokemon Sylveon?
arvalis Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
It was made prior to sylveon.
mudkipenator Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  New member
Do you plan on doing him/her, like along side a dragon or near a poison or steel type?
scaredya Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  New member Hobbyist Photographer
the unevolved eevee  looks like a Pomeranian 
Daphneysilly Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
Derpy-Pikachu Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist
Hah, 'Glaceon is dumb' XD
spirit-of-the-fire Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
Hi there!

I was just watching your speed-paint of this on Youtube. It's hard to tell what you're doing because of the speed, but it looks like you put a layer of what appears to be random colours on top of the base layer. Would you mind explaining what it is you're doing there? I'm very curious.
NihilAzari Featured By Owner Edited Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Because of your comment, I watched the speed-paint video too.
To answer your question simply, it looks like he/she's using the "random" colours to create a shine-effect and more texture to the base layer. This can be achieved when using the right layer mode. When you zoom fully into the picture, you can still see these colors.
AJMacleanART Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
My favorite part of these is the amount perfect amount of sass in the flavor. 
CatLoove542 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
OMG these are amazing!!!
Eevee is my favorite pokemon and I love all of the eeveelutions equally!
If I created this i would have given them a sleeker more feline look, but i love your concept too! Its a refreshing view on the idea of eevee. 
Draexzhan Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
For the most part, these look pretty good, but I can't say I'm much of a fan of Umbreon or Espeon. Umbreon, at least in my opinion, looks very lean and catlike in the games. In your art, particularly around the neck, it looks more like an alpaca. I feel it doesn't quite hold the personality that it should.
I've always thought of Espeon as the most graceful and regal of the eeveelutions, but yours looks more like a cat that just took a bath and hasn't been dried off. It looks hunched over like a vulture and the skin around the neck and face is a little too wrinkly.

The others look really nice though, particularly Vaporeon and Jolteon. I love how otter-like Vaporeon is, and I think you captured Jolteon's personality extremely well.

All this being said, your artistic ability is absolutely amazing.
Rynn-Rain Featured By Owner Edited Feb 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hmmm so.... Glaceon is a type of musk fox?

*Got arrested by the pun police*

BTW, I'm scared to imagine how Sylveon would turns out, cuz the only reasonable explanation to the ribbon is parasitic fungus with butterflies vector that is found in dark forest turning the poor eevee into a zombie with cataract-ish pale eyes and horrifying thingy sticking out. How I hate zombie fungus, god bless that the whole Ophiocordycipitaceae family only infects insect
Lacrimya Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
Sure sounds horrifying, but I'd love to see how a realistic Sylveon would turn out nonetheless.
DrStarchild Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
...oh my god, Leafeon has a sloth face. That's amazing.
ninjaguy1123 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
With Glaceon being my favorite Pokemon aswell as being a big Eeveelution fan, I'm not really a fan of this art. I don't think you included enouh of their cat features. They're suppose to be cat Pokemon (Mostly) and yet you draw them as canines...
arvalis Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
The eevees are any one thing.  I made them a mix of cats, rabbits, deer, sea lions, sloths, and a touch of foxes. 
zaphor Featured By Owner Edited Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your work is closely accurate actually, minus the sloth(though the sloth part adds a cool touch to it) Eevee and its evolutions in the game are a mix of canine, rabbit, and feline anyway. Sorry about all of these people constantly bashing your hard work. You're an amazingly artist, man.
jackcaruso Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
OMFG you did make them part sloth! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Samurai-Sam001 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
creaturelover Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
I laughed hysterically by Glaceon is dumb XD
ninjaguy1123 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, it should've been drawn asa cat.
DareTheDemon Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glaceon is dumb.
LlamasandNarwhals Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I know.... it was so funny..
One-Concerned Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
Flareon really DOES look the most like Eevee (so far), doesn't it?
Deathllamas33 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is AWESOME!! I love the Vaporeon!!
CuteCat213 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I was looking for a bit more information about Umbreon, like on it's bioluminescent rings, or what in it's diet\behaviors would lead to it's poisonous sweat (pokedex claims, I swear that's what it says) since both Umbreon and Espeon are primarily urban pokemon...
pastel--monster Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Could people just shut up and stop whining over the "glaceon is dumb" thing? Maybe they could just respect the fact you aren't fond of it.

I do think you could've looked into it more, but i respect you preferred not to, as you don't care for it, but going into it and finding a more realistic outlook on it probably would have prevented several butthurt people who want to start a fight and straight up insult your art(that detail directed at one deviant in particular).

Everyone just calm down and respect this hard working person.
ShadowxScarlet109 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
Espeon looks like a wet cat
LlamasandNarwhals Featured By Owner Edited Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
based of a Sphinx Cat, I think
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