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20 Stunning & Surreal Illustrations of Male Characters

Character illustrations and digital paintings can inspire you greatly in your own works. Working with digital art means that you have a greater creative license to great stunning pieces of artwork. In this collection, you will see some fantastic illustrations of dudes.

If you like this collection, you may also wish to see a previous collection that features surreal illustrations of female characters.

1. Gangsta game character by Bernardo Barbi

Gangsta game character by Bernardo Barbi

2. Sergej the false clown by Michael Kutsche

Sergej the false clown by Michael Kutsche

3. Obama by Vincent Hie

Obama by Vincent Hie

4. Last Elf by Piotr Fox Wysocki

Last Elf by Piotr Fox Wysocki

5. Sgt ROCK v1 by Vadim Makarenko

Sgt ROCK v1 by Vadim Makarenko

6. Kicking Hell’s Ash no 2 by Vincent Hie

Kicking Hell's Ash no 2 by Vincent Hie

7. Spiderman 3 by Jeremy Roberts

Spiderman 3 by Jeremy Roberts

8. Bishop by Michal Kwolek

Bishop by Michal Kwolek

9. Islander by Gina Pitkanen

Islander by Gina Pitkanen

10. Tom Cruise by Dave Gaskin

Tom Cruise by Dave Gaskin

11. October by Del Melchionda

October by Del Melchionda

12. Carlzon portrait by Dave Gaskin

Carlzon portrait by Dave Gaskin

13. Tom Baker by Lee Davies

Tom Baker by Lee Davies

14. Minh by Elizabeth Le

Minh by Elizabeth Le

15. Gerard Butler Digital Painting by Sarah Rose Oliver

Gerard Butler Digital Painting by Sarah Rose Oliver

16. Leonardo detail by Mahir Ates

Leonardo detail by Mahir Ates

17. Angry Mage v2 by Raffaele Picca

Angry Mage v2 by Raffaele Picca

18. Home and the Fairies by Michael Zancan

Home and the Fairies by Michael Zancan

19. After the rain by Diane Ozdamar

After the rain by Diane Ozdamar

20. Captain Jack Sparrow by Jeremy Roberts

Captain Jack Sparrow by Jeremy Roberts

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Lilian Ostropel is a freelancer in search of online perfection. His passion for quality, in terms of usability and content, speaks for itself when you take a closer look at Photos-room and Wallpapers-room.

This was published on Aug 23, 2009

22 Comments

Kawsar Ali Aug 23 2009

Great Illustrations. Talented people who created this,

P.S: After the rain is not linked correctly and as far I am thinking is not that Emma Watson from Harry Potter

Most of the artworks are pull from deviantArt and CGSociety, I don’t understand what is the point to link to photo-room? this is just so wrong. And I believe 99% of the photo/artwork in photo-room don’t have permission from the author.

Webdesigner Aug 24 2009

” in terms of usability and content, speaks for itself when you take a closer look at Photos-room and Wallpapers-room.” … and in terms of Google Adwords :)

Incredible Pictures looks real its hard to select one. For me will download all.

Outstanding can you now do one for 3D, bit biased as I do them myself, some of the 3D Renders out there are amazingly realistic :)

Erik Scherz Andersen Aug 24 2009

Like them. Seems like the male figures can be more dark/ crazy/ weird compared to the female version that tend to be to pretty/ beautiful. Or maybe thats just how characters take after our real life? ;-)

Eric Shafer Aug 24 2009

Really awesome CG portraits, it’s always nice to see what some of the creative geniuses are up to.

Jundooz Aug 24 2009

A bit too “realistic” for my taste but I give credit to their great talents!

Adam, if it was up to you no website on internet would be allowed to showcase other people stuff without prior approval from their respective authors (including stuff on SixRevisions) … and the internet will turn out to be just a slow moving turtle (like your mind is, am pretty sure). It’s not like the artworks are secret and it’s a felony posting them. Check Walcoo and a number of many other websites to see authors watermarks removed and absolutely no link / author name credits … not to mention roundups blogs & such.

A big Thanks to SixRevisions for this … keep them coming. I, for one, don’t have the time to browse the internet in search for this kind of inspiration.

Kim Smith Aug 26 2009

Stunning display of talent here.

Dave Gaskin Aug 26 2009

Thanks for featuring some of my work.

For me it’s all a hobby, so it’s more than flattering to be featured alongside such talented folks.

Henk Dawson Aug 30 2009

Wow! Great work. Inspiring.

cypherbox Sep 08 2009

Fantastic work! thanks.

Outstanding Illustrations

Robbert Oct 08 2009

It’s amazing what you can do on the computer these days. The only talent you need is an eye for a good pictures and most children have that. I wish they would come up with a tennis racquet that would never let me miss a serve or a return of serve.

Robbert Oct 08 2009

correction: It’s amazing what you can do on the computer these days. The only talent you need is an eye for good pictures and most children have that. I wish they would come up with a tennis racquet that would never let me miss a serve or a return of serve.

The ONLY talent, Robbert? Shame on you for being so narrow-minded. Smells like sour grapes to me.

spiderm0nkey Nov 25 2009

Robbert, you are a shallow-minded man just as Cris said. You obviously have NEVER seen how a digital painting or 3D render was made and have obviously never spent hours and hours painstakingly painting all the details.

Your comment is uncalled for and highly misinformed. I suggest you do some research into the digital art medium. I strongly believe you will come out realising that digital artists are just as talented as traditional artists and put in just as much time and effort into their creations.

Digital art is not a process of a few clicks to turn out a masterpiece like these. Get out of your tiny little world and think before you speak.

About the male/female comparison…

Face it, this is society as we know it today. The only feature that is considered adequate, pleasing, or generally the most approved for girls and women is beauty. Not beauty in a sub-context, like “the lines on the Sgt. Rock piece” or “the colour expressed in the depiction of Tom Baker”… but just plain __physically__ beautiful. (Deriatives includes: elegant, glamorous, sexy, bodacious, curvy, lusty, etc., etc. … could this be a result of the ancient goal of the woman’s only goal to “please the man” way before the feminist movement?) That’s why drag kings and sk8er/punk girls are a big relief in today’s progressive society. We are starting to see archetypes carved into the lexicon of female characteristics that has nothing to do with beauty. Why do ppl don’t give two sh*its how ugly most Hollywood actors look but actually focus on their craft? And vice versa?

1skyliner Sep 25 2010

It’s amazing what you can do on the computer these days. The only talent you need is an eye for a good pictures and most children have that.Thanks for the article. I liked reading it

Very detailed and quality illustration work…i like Captain Jack Sparrow illustration.

Superb!

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