These 3D portraits are unbelievably realistic

3D portraits
(Image credit: Charly Amani)

3D portraits take a lot of skill to create but are astonishing when done well. Trying to mimic objects from the real world is the hardest part of designing in 3D – and recreating a human is the trickiest of all. Mistakes will be picked up on quickly as your audience knows the human form so well. 

Here, we've collated some of the most jaw-dropping 3D portraits to showcase the level of creative skill out there. Plus, the artists who created these amazingly realistic 3D portraits describe the techniques they used over the months it took to complete their work.

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Brad Thorne

Brad Thorne was Creative Bloq's Ecommerce Writer, and now works for a PR company specialising in 3D and VFX, Liaison. He previously worked as Features Writer for 3D World and 3D Artist magazines, and has written about everything from 3D modelling to concept art, archviz to engineering, and VR to VFX. For Creative Bloq, his role involved being responsible for creating content around the most cutting-edge technology (think the metaverse and the world of VR) and keeping a keen eye on prices and stock of all the best creative kit.