Realistic & Photorealism?

In category: Tag/Wiki Projects and Questions

What exactly is the difference between the 2? The wikies dont really specify anything. and more then half the submissions under realistic do seem to fall into photorealism in regards to subject matter.

should realistic be cleaned up and aliased into photorealism, if not why?


Realistic is for images of characters, creatures, etc. being depicted more realistically than normal. Generally used for toony things like pokémon.

Photorealism is for drawings that are so detailed that you could mistake it for a photo.

You can have realistic images without photorealism applying and vice-versa.

akela_taka alter_ego altered_reflection ambiguous_gender detailed detailed_background dual_persona feral mammal mirror nintendo pichu pokémon realistic reflection rodent solo toony video_games

Rating: Safe
Score: 6
User: msc
Date: August 12, 20072016 3_toes ambiguous_gender barefoot big_eyes cat cheek_tuft chest_tuft countershade_face cub cute detailed digital_media_(artwork) digitigrade facial_markings feet feline feral fluffy front_view frown full-length_portrait fur fur_tuft grumpy inner_ear_fluff leg_markings litten looking_at_viewer mammal markings multicolored_fur nintendo paws photorealism pokémon portrait quadruped realistic shadow signature silverfox5213 simple_background sitting snout soft_shading solo stare tail_tuft toes tuft url video_games whiskers white_background young

Rating: Safe
Score: 19
User: Circeus
Date: December 17, 20162017 abstract_background ambiguous_gender brown_fur cat cute digital_media_(artwork) digital_painting_(artwork) duo eyes_closed face_lick feline feral fur grey_fur grey_nose grooming inner_ear_fluff johis licking mammal multicolored_fur one_eye_closed photorealism pink_nose quadruped signature tongue tongue_out whiskers white_fur yellow_eyes

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Score: 23
User: Cash_Banooca
Date: February 18, 2017

1. Toony pichu with realistic reflection. Not quite detailed enough for photorealism.
2. This is what a litten would look like if it was real (and the oversized eyes could somehow function properly). realistic and photorealism apply.
3. Two photorealistic cats. Only photorealism applies since this is not a "more realistic" version of something.