Most of our best loved superheroes have been fighting crime for a very long time. Superman for example, has been fighting crime since 1938, assuming he started young, the superhero is still quite an aged man. The same could be true to varying degrees of age for most other superheroes. If the fountain of youth had not been so kind to these heroes, and had they aged, they would probably get a bit of a new look. Perhaps something similar to these illustrations by A Morshedi, which also reminds us of the good old set of bearded superheroes.
Artist Ralph Sevelius illustrated Disney princesses as various characters from Star Wars, and they do a variety of roles in the series; from being Sith Lords to being frozen in carbonite.
Artist Alberto Varanda illustrated superheroes as cute little kids. They no longer throw fists and punches, but defeat crime with cuteness.
We know Pokemon as cute and cuddly animal-like characters. However, animal-like that they are, they would probably look drastically different in real world adaptations. Japanese artist Yuuki Morita has a few illustrations of Pokemon, created not as cute beings, but terrifyingly realistic monsters who would probably take pleasure in biting Ash Ketchum’s head off rather than play cuddly with him.
Australian artist and illustrator Michael Kenny has created a set of illustrations that represent Doctor Who characters as they would have looked under the art and style influence of Tim Burton. The set is mostly the doctors, but Clara gets an appearance as well.
Artists Tom Whalen and Dave Perillo have come up with a series where modern movies and characters get a touch of the vintage and retro. The exhibit has been named Modern Vintage and is on display at Gallery 1988 East in Los Angeles today (December 6) onwards. Movies like Batman, Robocop, Army of Darkness and Blade Runner find a clear mention, and there are likely to be many more as the duo intend to bring 25 items to the show.
Artist Jeff Nichol has come up with a series of prints where Breaking Bad characters, most notably Walter White, take their place on a deck of playing cards. We are missing the full set, but several of the characters and references do find room on the cards. Perhaps, we might get a full deck in the near future. For now though, the Breaking Bad playing card prints would do just fine. Several of these illustrations are available as prints at the artist’s shop on Society6.
It would appear that famous monsters have a sexy side, or at least that’s what they would like us to believe while they strike these “seductive” poses. The calendar of sexy monsters by artist Erika Deoude features 12 famous movie monsters, all trying their best to show off their seductive poses somewhat inspired by pin-up art.
Artist Chris Panda has a series of illustrations where cartoon characters go under X-Ray. Drawn in the style of coloring book sketches, they show off a rather disturbingly skeletal side of popular characters.