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We can’t stop staring at these hyper-realistic 3D portraits

Creating art is hard work, right? Especially when you're trying to make 3D portraits that are hyper-realistic. It's super difficult trying to nail every detail and blemish in someone's face, but artist Natallia Sudas somehow makes it look incredibly easy.

The artist has created 3D renders of the likes of Anakin Skywalker, Billie Eilish and Angelina Jolie – and we are mesmerised by the results. Using the likes of XGen, ZBrush, Maya and Adobe Substance, Sudas has managed to design unbelievably life-like portraits. You can have a go at creating your own 3D art with some of the best 3D modelling software

Sudas has been sharing her work on ArtStation (opens in new tab), where you can get a good insight into her 3D process. With each finished portrait, the artist also shares a 360 degree view of each design and sometimes even a step-by-step YouTube video about how the character was created (see above for Billie Eilish's design). 

A 3D portrait of Anakin Skywalker

This 3D portrait looks real, right? (Image credit: Natallia Sudas)

We're amazed by how much detail goes into each portrait and how each design looks like an actual photograph (we dread to think what our portraits would look like in that much detail). We particularly like Sudas' portrait of Ciri from The Witcher 3, as it's always interesting to see what our favourite video game characters would look like in real life (you can check more out on our roundup of these reimagined video game characters)

If you loved these designs, then you'll love our list of the most inspiring 3D art examples. Or if you'd like to have a go at creating your own 3D art, make sure you check out our Vertex 2022 event, where you can learn all about 3D art, NFTs and so much more. 

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Amelia Bamsey
Staff Writer

Amelia is Creative Bloq’s Staff Writer. After completing a degree in Popular Music and a Master’s in Song Writing, Amelia began designing posters, logos, album covers and websites for musicians. She now enjoys covering a range of topics on Creative Bloq, including posters, optical illusions, logos (she's a particular fan of logo Easter eggs), gaming and illustration. In her free time, she relishes in the likes of art (especially the Pre-Raphaelites), photography and literature. Amelia prides herself on her unorthodox creative methods, her Animal Crossing island and her extensive music library.