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Şefki Ibrahim Pushes Photorealism to the Next Level With a New 3D Character

The artist unveiled his "most challenging project yet".

Şefki Ibrahim, a renowned 3D Character Artist and Animator whose incredible digital humans never cease to amaze and inspire us, has recently shared a brand-new character animation that pushes photorealism to the next level and makes you question whether or not it is actually CG or a clever hoax.

Have a look at "Enjoyment", an ultra-realistic 3D character animation and Şefki's "most challenging project yet", depicting Aria, the creator's self-made character first demonstrated back in 2022 with a series of amazing eye animations, turning to the camera and smiling to the viewer.

According to the artist, the final result took two months to achieve using ZBrush to sculpt expressions, Maya for hand animation, and Arnold for rendering. "My goal was to try and create a natural CG performance where the character is smiling. I could tweak it endlessly, but I wanted to share this result," commented the author.

Earlier, Şefki also shared a highly-realistic 3D portrait of The Last of Us' main character Joel Miller, based on the likeness of Pedro Pascal, and a stunning recreation of Michael B. Jordan, an American actor known for playing Erik Killmonger in Black Panther and Adonis Creed in the Creed series:

And here are some of the artist's earlier works, you can check out more by visiting Şefki's ArtStation page:

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