Have you ever heard of Hadi Karimi? He is a famous Iranian 3D artist who has created a sensation on the Internet with his exceptional art. While most of his work is seemingly popular, one of his work series has gained much popularity.
It is the series where his artist pays tribute to legendary artists with his paintbrush. He draws 3D pictures and these high-quality masterpieces look extremely lifelike. One interesting thing about his artwork is that he pays attention to the details. That is why each of his paintings looks so real and amazing.
Surely AI recreations have been introduced but nothing can match the art and skills of Karimi. Nope, we are not exaggerating. You can scroll down to have a look at his work yourself.
#1 Ludwig Van Beethoven
“Beethoven is often portrayed as this heroic figure that resembles more of a greek god than a human who dedicated his life to music. To reconstruct his face I only used his life mask and also a bust that was made by the same person who made the mask. He also had a death mask, but due to his illness, he lost so much weight that the mask is almost useless for this purpose.”
The artist told us “I started my journey almost ten years ago. Not as a 3D artist, but as a digital painter. Photoshop was the only software that I actually knew how to work with. Then I found interest in learning more and more software like 3Ds Max, C4D, Maya and finally realized that I’m kinda better at being a 3D artist than a painter and now I believe it was a good decision.”
“Chopin was a very introverted and private type of person, he has only two confirmed photographs, one of them is deteriorated and hard to read anything out of, the other one was taken during the time that he was seriously ill and his face is swollen and disfigured. Also in his lifetime Chopin had his portrait painted and drawn by a variety of artists, but the problem with most of them is that they’re more flattering than realistic. So all that I could rely on was his death mask. After death all the muscles lose their tension and all left is a disfigured face. I did my best to breathe life into it, don’t know how close this is to what the man actually looked like!”
“Liszt was one of the few composers of the 19th century who lived a long life, and since he was very famous during that era (some call him the world’s first rockstar), there many photographs of him on the internet.
The photographs that I used as reference were taken in 1858 by Franz Hanfstaengl.”
“Took 6 hours for each frame to render. The problem with light-colored hairs is that it takes 2-3x the usual time to give a cleanturntable for this one.”
“‘The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.’
Couldn’t come up with a caption, also can’t argue with that quote!”
“This was one of the more puzzling facial reconstructions I’ve worked on so far; comparing the death mask, life mask, and the paintings, it’s kinda hard to connect them to one person.”
#7 Freddie Mercury
“Had so many requests for this one, hope it lives up to the expectations.”
#8 David Bowie
#9 Johannes Brahms
“The mid-19th century was the time that photography started to become popular throughout Europe and paintings, life masks, … began to fade. Daguerreotypes were very expensive and only the wealthy could afford but so were the masks and paintings!
Luckily there are many photographs of Brahms on the internet, even from his teenage years! I tried to picture him in his thirties (around 1860).”