On one side of a room, imagine a realistic drawing of a mushroom. On the other side of the room, imagine a realistic drawing of a human penis. Now imagine a line connecting them which is made up of similar drawings, each becoming gradually more stylized. Somewhere along that line, the mushroom will become indistinguishable from the penis.
I’m convinced that there are some game artists for whom the ultimate quest is finding that point. I can’t explain why. But somebody needs to come up with a name for this phenomenon.