I don't understand why people don't embrace completely drawn or animated models, if artificial is what they want. It seems like Hollywood and the fashion scene will do everything to enhance and dehumanize/abstract their models/actors, yet if you draw or animate actors/models then that's like a breach of genre. As a fan of animation I lament that America considers animation for children, even while we have movies that are 100% green-screened--other than the actors, who are themselves often partially animated (Two face from The Dark Night, Dr. Manhatten from Watchmen).

This is reminds me of digitographers whose work revolves not around the camera, but around sitting at the computer compositing images and changing color curves and HDRing and I wonder if they ever considered taking up painting.