With the upcoming release of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet expected for later this year, many Pokemon fans are excited for the new Grass-type starter known as Sprigatito to be introduced to the series. However, it is worth noting that there are many other Grass-type Pokemon found throughout the franchise. Among the notable Pokemon of this type is Leafeon.
As the name implies, Leafeon features a design based heavily on trees. The Pokemon has a tannish-colored body with ears and a tail that resembles leaves. In addition, leaflets are visible sprouting from various parts of its body. It is worth noting that it is an evolution of Eevee. Recently, one player decided to pay tribute to this Pokemon in a striking piece of artwork.
In a post on Reddit, a user known as Darcyhw shared a picture of a recent painting they created based on the Pokemon series. Specifically, they decided to make artwork featuring Leafeon, and the results were impressive, to say the least. In the image, the Grass-type Pokemon could be seen sitting next to a pair of train tracks at what appeared to be a dilapidated train stop. One of the stand-out features of this artwork was that the artist elected to go with a forest theme instead of an urban setting. In addition, another element that enhanced the picture were the rays of sunlight that filtered down through the canopy, spotlighting Leafeon.
Since posting this painting of Leafeon on Reddit, numerous members of the Pokemon community have commented on the piece. With nearly 600 upvotes in less than a day, the consensus among fans was that the artwork made Leafeon look even more adorable. “As someone who loves trains and who’s favorite Pokemon is Leafeon, this is perfect,” The-Owl-that-hoots said on Reddit. In addition, some commented that the artwork had a distinct Studio Ghibli feel, to which Dacryhw confirmed that it played an influence in the design. “Studio Ghibli is definitely a big inspiration!” they noted.
Remarkably, this is just one of many pieces of video game-inspired artwork made by Darcyhw. For those wanting to see more, they have a number of other Pokemon-themed pictures on Reddit, such as one featuring Sylveon in a picturesque meadow and another of Suicune near a moonlit stream. In addition, the artist shared the names for their Instagram and Twitter accounts. They also posted a link to their personal website in the comments of the Reddit post.
It is often amazing to see what types of fan art talented members of the Pokemon community create. With this adorable painting of Leafeon waiting for a train now complete, it will be interesting to see what Darcyhw decides to make next. Whatever they choose to create, it is likely to catch the attention of many gamers.