I could imagine this one living! Also... is it wrong that I think it's kinda cute? Almost like an ugly dog.... weird looking enough to put you off, yet at the same time it gives you the desire to touch it's skin and see what it feels like.
I hate to say it, but I prefer the first one. Not that this one isn't totally awesome and beautiful, cause it is. I just like the other one's shaper body features as opposed to how very smooth this one is, which may just be because of personal prefrences.
I notice you're making your new versions of pokémon revamps less freaky-looking than the originals. I kind of liked the more grotesque versions, but I do like the bigger emphasis this one has on the gooey, sort of placental-looking film that wraps around this vaporeon. The softer strokes work better for the water than the old picture, but still, I do kind of miss all those wonderful, squiggly veins and markings that the previous one had. Cool new vaporeon.
I like this version a lot better than the old one.. the old one always weirded me out with it's pruny like skin.. i always wondered how something thats always in the water would look so wrinkly and pruny.. but this.. this redone sleek design, taut skin and overall more wet feel.. i like this.. as always i love your work