Realistic Pokémon Starters Are Way Cooler Than The Ones In The Games

I've accepted that we'll probably never see something particularly realistic when it comes to Pokémon designs. Nintendo is all about the cartoony looks that aren't graphically intensive. But sometimes, when I look at artistic renditions of Pokémon— like these ones by Sam Yang over at CGHub—I can't help but think of what-could-have-been.

The one above is a wallpaper of all three original starter Pokémon (Charizard, Venusaur, and Blastoise), from Red/Blue. Below, you can see the individual renditions. Click for full size.

Realistic Pokémon Starters Are Way Cooler Than The Ones In The Games

Realistic Pokémon Starters Are Way Cooler Than The Ones In The Games

Realistic Pokémon Starters Are Way Cooler Than The Ones In The Games

You can see the rest of Sam's creations on CGHub here.