With so many talented artists these days being able to share their work online, the very fine line between being a professional and amateur is on its way to disappearing, at least in terms of recognition for amazing work. A painting teacher in China painted some villains from Dragon Ball in his very own unique style, and his illustrations have caught the attention of Dragon Ball fans around the world.

As shown in the photos below, the villainous characters of Dragon Ball are painted with a sense of realism — if the characters were real, that is. If there were to be a live action feature of Dragon Ball, the characters could totally be based off this mysterious Chinese painter's work.

Here are the realistic villains of Dragon Ball, Chinese style.

Mercenary Tao

Dr. Gero


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Demon Man Buu

King Piccolo