I saw this page,

Artist's rendering of the Space Launch System Block 1 sitting on Launch Pad 39A with the Orion spacecraft at sunrise.

I am confused with the word "Artist's rendering ". Does it mean Artist draw the picture?

Picture more look like a camera product than a painting product.

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    This is probably a 3D CGI render of this scene, created from a number of photographic references. Some artists, myself included, would object to calling it an "artist's rendering" as this normally implies it is a hand drawn (digital) image.
    – Andrew
    Jul 7, 2019 at 7:46

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This is the expression used to say that this is a drawing (or painting etc) and not a photograph. In this case, it is "photorealistic digital art", the artist has created a picture that looks like a photograph, but it is not. Look carefully at the image, you will see, for example, that the plants in the background are all the same.

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