There is a dustbucket-load of amateurs out there who give digital art a bad name. (Seventy percent of them draw pathetically crude sci-fi babes and have probably never seen a real woman naked.)
Then there are guys like Swiss artist Seung Ho Henrik Holmberg. He exemplifies my personal contention that you can never blame or praise the tools an artist uses for the success or failure of a piece of art. Guys like this could probably do photorealism with the end of a burnt stick. There is skill and vision or there isn’t. Check out his site for embiggened pics.