30 Amazingly Realistic 3D Human Portraits

30 Amazingly Realistic 3D Human Portraits

3D artists takes a very close look on the details on the texture, lighting, human anatomy and perhaps emotions so to achieve realism in these astonishing 3D still images.

Creating and rendering of the realistic 3D human face or portraits is still one of the most complicated yet gratifying of all digital and visual art. Some of these 3-dimensional portraits look stunningly real and one would think of it as a real photo of a human’s face without a closer look. Compared to 2D digital illustrations, 3D graphics is a different approach of visual arts and animation which takes a lot of time, patience and dedication so to achieve these complexities and realism in these pictures. These real-looking 3D faces are achieved with the use or combinations of 3D rendering, or even raster and vector editing software like Maya, Lightwave 3D, Mental Ray, Photoshop, ZBrush, 3DStudio Max, Silo, XSI, VRay, etc. Some of these 3D portraits are based on famous celebrities and personalities or used them as a reference. Some of these famous people in this gallery are Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, Ingrid Bergman, John Locke, Song Hye Kyo and many others. Though these are 3D still images, the complexity, the emotion and the overall visual elements used made them some of the most realistic-looking human face and portraits.

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Realistic 3D Human Portraits


Pirates Come!, ZhiHeng Tang

Pirates Come!, ZhiHeng Tang

The Blue Project, Dan Roarty

The Blue Project, Dan Roarty

The Boxer, Jeff Miller

The Boxer, Jeff Miller

Young girl, Viki Yeo

Young girl, Viki Yeo

Hue, Kim Hyong Jun

Hue, Kim Hyong Jun

Character – Inaë, Olivier Ponsonnet

Character - Inaë, Olivier Ponsonnet

Portrait of an Old Man, Tony Reynolds

Portrait of an Old Man, Tony Reynolds

Pu Yi, Alberto Blasi

Pu Yi, Alberto Blasi

Guitarist, Gun Phil Park

Guitarist, Gun Phil Park

The Artist Himself, Piotr Wysocki

The Artist Himself, Piotr Wysocki

John Locke – LOST, Eduardo Oliden

John Locke - LOST, Eduardo Oliden

Opal Child, Olivier Ponsonnet

Opal Child, Olivier Ponsonnet

Song Hye Kyo, Max Edwin Wahyudi

Song Hye Kyo, Max Edwin Wahyudi

Bernadette, Stephen David Molyneaux

Bernadette, Stephen David Molyneaux

Driver 4 Character, Rich Wright

Driver 4 Character, Rich Wright

Oldman, Jin Hee Lee

Oldman, Jin Hee Lee

Last Elf, Piotr Fox Wysocki

Last Elf, Piotr Fox Wysocki

The Final Battle, Max Kor

The Final Battle, Max Kor

The Last Move, Jose M Lazaro

The Last Move, Jose M Lazaro

Ingrid Bergman, Max Wahyudi

Ingrid Bergman, Max Wahyudi

Jonas, Zbynek Kysela

Jonas, Zbynek Kysela

The Portrait, Luc Bégin

The Portrait, Luc Bégin

Moon Key, Olivier Ponsonnet

Moon Key, Olivier Ponsonnet

3D Close Up Portraits, David Moratilla

3D Close Up Portraits, David Moratilla

Rose, Anthony Guebels

Rose, Anthony Guebels

FATJON’s Performance, Yu Cheng Qu

FATJON's Performance, Yu Cheng Qu

Jennifer Garner, Rami Shtainer

Jennifer Garner, Rami Shtainer

ColdBlue, Olivier Ponsonnet

ColdBlue, Olivier Ponsonnet

Eevil-K, ZhiHeng Tang

Eevil-K, ZhiHeng Tang

Jester, Raphael Boyon

Jester, Raphael Boyon

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