are we looking at the same character because i just see an angry troll doll here
Yes - though admittedly if you watch some of his training stuff in his spandex leotard, you can see a bit of a crotch bulge. That has to have been intentionally animated.
IDK….I feel everyone kind of interprets Vegeta’s looks definitely.
Vegeta has never really been unattractive to me (and I never once thought about the receding hairline thing until reading Mei's liveblogs. I feel it's a matter of how people interpret an artist's style because if you look up “realistic” pictures of Vegeta, you'll get a wide arraignment of features. Some “ugly” and some “handsome”.
So…..in the eyes of the beholder, I suppose?
(Also, mirrorgallery is totes right. I remember reading that someone’s mom was watching the show and commented on how well hung Vegeta was. :T)
The two thing that bug me most in many “realistic Vegeta” images is that they don’t tend to make his hairline look actually realistic, and they make him too tall.
I’d prefer to see the hair actually look rooted, and maybe if you’re going for a realistic interpretation, study people with real high hairlines and widow’s peaks.
As for height - he is a short man! He can’t be any taller than 5’4. And he has the proportions of a short man.
(extra points for fan artists who draw Bulma a smidge taller - I just love that.)
True. I hate that as well.
(Also, I forgot Betaruga's AWESOME depiction.)
I also can’t understand how people can find Trunks attractive and not Vegeta considering Trunks is drawn EXACTLY like Vegeta, save with different hair and eye color. I think it just may be the hair….or his personality. Probably both.
Betaruga’s is definitely one of the best (if not the best) realistic Vegeta pics I’ve seen. I’ve tried drawing real-looking Vegeta and it never turns out. No one truly exists with Vegeta’s proportions, and the many “realistic” Veggie pics I’ve seen are drawn with his unrealistic anime traits, making him look like a creepy combination of cartoony and uncomfortable realness. I also agree with what was said above; look at someone who has a widows peak or tall forehead and use that as a reference.
It’s one of the reasons there are not many good or believable Vegeta cosplays. The hair is just not realistic and the widows peaks look super fake (even if the make-up is well done). Vegeta’s an over-exaggerated cartoon character whereas real people are not.
I find anime/manga Vegeta gorgeous, though, but I honestly cannot envision his hotness in a realistic sense.
Personally, I think he’s not supposed to be conventionally handsome.
He’s short, and comparatively petit in width too, and I don’t care what bullshit anyone on the internet wants to pretend - being a short guy is an issue to the world that a lot of people cannot see past. I’m 5’5” myself. Most girls think it’s the end of the world if a guy is shorter than them. (I’m sure this works both ways to an extent.)
Facially, I perceive him as looking different to Trunks even though he’s not actually drawn any differently. I imagine Vegeta has a much longer face, more pointed features, and Trunks takes more after Bulma’s more rounded appearances to a degree. Trunks is a pretty boy whilst his dad has the features of a female Disney Villain. That’s part of the joke - that even Vegeta’s own children weren’t like him. No one wants to be like him, and no one is. You would expect that someone like Vegeta would desire for his heirs to be JUST like him, so them not being is kinda sad and funny, even if there’s no evidence he gives a shit. And it’s the same with everything about him.
I trrrrry to get that across when I draw him, and I try to draw Goku comparatively more typically masculine. Vegeta’s got a lot to be jealous about of Goku - more than he actually lets on to being jealous about. Even though Vegeta doesn’t seem to care about his height at all, it’s important in portraying the contrast between his pride and the reality of where he stands, second in line. (Sometimes third.)
Vegeta’s character is maniacal, emotional, and yet he clearly just desperately wants to be objective and the strongest. With the conventions of being “strongest” come expectations like masculine handsomeness, which I believe Goku is supposed to have, whilst Vegeta isn’t. Vegeta’s mean’t to look ridiculously unable to attain Goku’s greatness. And just look at the way the rest of the cast actually treat him… No one’s like “hey I wish Vegeta was here” but who is it who actually turns up to save Goku’s arse like every. single. time?
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I am crying.