2D still life of a blue pen on desk
not riveting but an example of the sort of realism possible in Photoshop with a bit of time.
Revision based on Pandora 1873 by French artist Alexandre Cabanel
Revision based on a self-portrait of Louise Le Brun with child (1876)
Revision based on a portrait of Princesse Albert de Broglie by artist Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres in 1853
Revision based on a portrait of Russian Empress Maria Fedorovna painted by artist Ivan Kramskoy