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Spreading Semi-Realism appreciation!

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 3:36 PM
cloud rhapsody by anndr
'Cloud rhapsody' by anndr

Since I believe the efforts of semi-realism artists are not sufficiently appreciated, because there are so many fantastic illustrations in this style that does not have the right visibility on here, I decided to create an article to advertise these artists that are, for me, the 'new faces' of this fashionable and yet so difficult art style.
First of all, Semi-realism is a drawing style derived from mangas but more complex in terms of style. Indeed, if we want to be more precise, it is the missing link between mangas and digital art. No giant eyes but neither skin blemishes. 
I would really appreciate if dA could add a category for this particular art style but I can easily admit the boundaries to define this style are very labile.
Well, after this brief introduction, I'm featuring some samples of this style from really talented people. Many of these artists came directly from the manga world, but perhaps not fully satisfied with it, they started to complicate their lives for real. Because semi-realism is difficult, really. You must know anatomy and other boring stuff, but BLAH BLAH BLAH. Too much talking. 
Enjoy this little feature. I hope you will find some new artists to watch and stalk (in alphabetical order). 


::: Pillow of Your Bones ::: by aKiRa-666 ::: see me forever ::: by aKiRa-666 ::: Waiting ::: -for ethe- by aKiRa-666


++ COMMISSION ++ GREYSON by alexzappa miss the summer. by alexzappa ++ COMMISSION ++ Kei by alexzappa


rufio o o o by AMSBT  Hunhan by AMSBT Elegance by AMSBT


 namemarcus by andrahilde  Creator meets Creation by andrahilde comemylady by andrahilde


Gun n' Sword by anndr White Praying Mantis by anndr Opalus by anndr


AT - Cuts by Cashile Tranquilien by Cashile F - A Forgotten Portrait by Cashile


   Red Paint by Faelicia


Adrian II by Gerwell The Golden Ashes II by Gerwell 


face your demons by Skopt


 AC - Altair by offrecord AC - Wings by offrecord


Ousatsuhei by psydrevo gen by psydrevo ice cold by psydrevo


ants by andaglas   Kreep by andaglas


A by Virus-AC XXXIII | Vampire Maverick by Virus-AC AC II by Virus-AC 

Dulcis in fundo! I hope you enjoyed the journey! :heart:

Sorry if my English is awkward. It's not my mother tongue ^^'
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Eeren Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ecco la mia feature sul semi-realismo! [link] :heart:
HideTheDecay Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not appreciated? God. It's the style I long for so bad. You listed many of the artists I admire and feel weirdly frustrated at seeing. I want to just osmosis their talent and steal it for my own. Semi-realism is so fantastic. Maybe some 5 years or so. I'll be able to do it too :D
Domisea Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student General Artist
I cant say much more than 'semi-realism FTW ' :D
GeekJ Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
This is so cool and very helpful. They're art work look so gorgeous.
Naraciel Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love semi-realistic art so much *w*
thank you for presenting those great artists to us >w<
M34g4nCr0w13y Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is just what I needed! I'm sick of people calling my style Anime, just because it isn't completely realistic! I try to tell them, if I was going for real EVERY time it would be 100% more difficult and less interesting to me. I do realistic sometimes, it's not the same. You can't pull stuff out of your head and make it look entirely real. So people are like, oh, your nose is too flat and the people are too pretty, obviously you are inspired by the anime/manga style. Shut your mouth you little poop stain I will punch you and that is how those conversations end. :) Anyway, thanks for the link to the INCREDIBLE art. And the appreciation article.
lizzy-moon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rochioo Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow great topic!!!!i love the feature artist!!!:D
im practicing and I hope someday to be as good as them!!!!!!!!:D
shuu-washuu Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Why is AKIRA-666 newest art 7 years old ;_;

Also, I think I my personal guru and master of this stylization forever will be ~azhrarn I always wanted to learn to get on that level and it never really worked xD but yeah major inspiration
ElephantWendigo Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Her new stuff is on Y-gallery ;3;
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