Moving from comic books to some of the best 3D movies of the past few years, superheroes are normally portrayed as near-invincible, god-like beings. So, it's a little strange to see them in a somewhat reduced, melancholic light in this imaginative series of illustrations.
Lyon-based illustrator Cosmosnail's work showcases how lonely superheroes can be in his series 'A Lonely God'. The likes of Superman and Wolverine are shown performing lonesome tasks like patrolling a barren landscape or completing research.
Each illustration offers up a beautifully sad take on some of our favourite characters. Set against an extensive, dynamic backdrop, our heroes are seen as diminished, almost insignificant beings; perhaps how they see themselves in some of their darker moments?
See more work from Cosmosnail over on his Behance page.
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