ByRob Harris, writer at
Sometimes I play video games.
Rob Harris

Dragon Ball Z has never had much concern for realism, the wonderfully outlandish anime throwing logic to the wind. But how would its iconic characters look if depicted in a more grounded art style, akin to real world aesthetics?

That's the primary conceit behind these breathtakingly beautiful pieces of fan art, redefining our conceptions of Goku, Vegeta and the rest of the gang in these stunning (and kinda terrifying) drawings...

Super Saiyan 3 Goku by José-Patricio Aguirre

Vegeta by Kanoa Rogers

Videl by Leonid Kozienko

Krillin by Galath

Majin Buu and Babidi by Leslie Van Den Broeck

Gohan by Juan Frigeri

Piccolo by Fabian Roldan

Mr. Popo by Daniel daFonseca

Goku by Joe Chimpanzee


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