Alternative art is difficult to define and is a subject of much debate. I define it as the creative artistic license of established characters or places.
The art takes what you already know and transforms it into something new.
But how do we distinguish “alternative” art from any other fan art? To me, what makes a piece alternative is the feeling I get inside. It has to grab me and make me think, “Oh, now that’s different!”
And that’s what you’ll find in the following images.
Created by fans from across the world, each is in a unique artistic style. Even though they depict the same characters we all love, they’re done in such alternative ways that it really grabs your attention.
For example, the image above is titled “Vegeta Over 9,000” by Sparky del Ireland, and is a modern twist of the Over 9,000 scene from Dragon Ball Z.
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Now let’s jump into these Dragon Ball inspired alternative works of art!
Dragon Ball Alternative Art
“Majin Vegeta” by melhell84
“Goku” by dodoithu
“Broly” by kzbulat
“Androids 18, 17” by kzbulat
“Goku SSJ” by kzbulat
“Recoooooome” by Hellhause
“Dragon Ball Z in Manhua” by toriman-28
“Goku” by nevreme
“DBZ Heroes v2” by c-dubbkitari5
“DBZ Villains” by c-dubbkitari5
“Bulma” by angelcano
“Goku Kaiohken vs Vegeta Ozharu” by javas
“GOKU” by kadlamalice
“Piccolo” by Pronton Liot
“Dragon Ball Piccolo” by GODTAIL
“Dragonball Tyaozu” by GODTAIL
“Dragon Ball Kamesennin” by GODTAIL
“Re Imagigne Goku” by AlexDeB
“Son Goku” by kadlamalice
“Vegeta SSJ4” by RedVio
“Recoome” by Gold Copper
“Mirror” by Kamikaze-666
“Monkey Boy is So Tired” by rizaturker
There are as many views on Dragon Ball as there are individual artists. Two artists can depict the same character in completely different ways, and yet still capture the spirit of Akira Toriyama’s original intentions.
Or maybe they purposefully go in an altogether different direction and yet we’re still able to see how Dragon Ball inspired their art.
I have too many favorites, including the big close up of Recoome’s face and the blue and green Goku. Not to mention the gender-bending Goku and Vegeta!
Which ones do you like the most? And remember, if you want more, Like the article on Facebook and leave comments, because it’s the best way to show your support.