Vitaly Friedman February 22nd, 2010

30 Amazing Semi-Photorealistic 3D Cartoon Characters

Since the origin of 3D graphics, designers attempts to create photo-realistic imagery. Although achieving genuine-looking graphics is a difficult challenge, some artists manage to achieve extraordinary results. Photorealism opens up new ways for creativity and innovation.

In this collection we bring you some of the inspiring semi-photorealistic 3D cartoon characters from various artists across the globe. You’ll find famous cartoon characters, movie stars, celebrities and original characters alike, so dig in and make sure to check out the artists’ portfolios for more goodies!

Beautiful Semi-Photorealistic 3D Cartoon Characters

Vladimir by Fred Bastide

Image: Fred Bastide - Vladimir

Mz. Crabapple by Tony Mesiatowsky

Image: Tony Mesiatowsky - Mz. Crabapple

Untitled by Richard Rosenman

Image: Richard Rosenman - Untitled

Jennifer by Jonathan Simard

Image: Jonathan Simard - Jennifer

#empty by Anthony Guebels

Image: Anthony Guebels - #empty

Couchepin by Fred Bastide

Image: Fred Bastide - Couchepin

Mr T by Lee Davies

Image: Lee Davies - Mr T

Stan Winston Tribute by Krishnamurti Costa

Image: Krishnamurti Costa - Stan Winston Tribute

Animator Guy by Krishnamurti Costa

Image: Krishnamurti Costa - Animator Guy

Thomas, the Plumber by Krishnamurti Costa

Image: Krishnamurti Costa - Thomas, the Plumber

Thom Yorke caricature by Andrew Hickinbottom

Image: Andrew Hickinbottom - Thom Yorke caricature

Will smith by Mrpeculiar

Image: Mrpeculiar - Will smith

Gordon ramsay by Mrpeculiar

Image: Mrpeculiar - Gordon ramsay

Patrick Star by Brushcommander

Image: Brushcommander - Patrick Star

Old Man by Cristian Patrasciuc

Image: Cristian Patrasciuc - Old Man

Emocionado by Misael Barbosa

Image: Misael Barbosa - Emocionado

Elmer Fudd by Magdalena Dadela

Image: Magdalena Dadela - #empty

Bar Scene 1 by Michael Sormann

Image: Michael Sormann - Bar Scene 1

Caricature by Marco Carminati

Image: Marco Carminati - Caricature

The Owl Hunter by Sergey Kolesov

Image: Sergey Kolesov - The Owl Hunter

JJimi Hendrix – The Guitar Legend by Marcin Klicki

Image: Marcin Klicki - JJimi Hendrix - The Guitar Legend

Giuseppe by Laurent Pierlot

Image: Laurent Pierlot - Giuseppe

Little Man From Another Place by Andrei Cristea

Image: Andrei Cristea - Little Man From Another Place

Fern the Farmer by Team CHEVisodes

Image: Team CHEVisodes - Fern the Farmer

The Big Cowboy by Gustavo Federico

Image: Gustavo Federico - The Big Cowboy

Untitled by Brent Wong

Image: Brent Wong - Untitled

The Strange Man by Gustavo Federico

Image: Gustavo Federico - The Strange Man

Evil Witch by Sven Gerusckhat

Image: Sven Gerusckhat - Evil Witch

Somebody by Weiye Yin

Image: Weiye Yin - Somebody

Untitled by Shannon Thomas

Image: Shannon Thomas - Untitled

47 comments

  1. The witch is quite possibly the one that might show up in my dreams, forcing me into a cold sweat, and the inability to sleep. :D

    Great selection. I enjoyed it. Specially the Will Smith image. lol

  2. I am guessing that many of these are done with “Blender” or a similar 3D Tool. It would be fun to get some of the source files for them, and play around with changes.

  3. what a character sir..really i m very much inspired to u.
    sir this is my blog creativecornerblog.blogspot.com
    plz see it once..i m beginner now in 3d and Zbrush.

  4. Freaking awsome!

    I was surfing the web looking for images of an old man for this weeks editorial cartoon and happened across your website. Keep up the good work!

    Enough surfing…..I must get back to work!

    Cheers

  5. This is very fantastic colleection of 3d cartoon characters.
    Interesting work , nicely done.
    I like it

    Thanks Admin

  6. The technical side of these artworks is great. But why do characters always have to be ugly and contorted into bizarre shapes? Can’t someone make some that are beautiful?

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