If superheroes were to act similarly to how these Shih-Mao illustrations depicted them, I think characters like Spider-Man, Daredevil and Silver Surfer would not have made it into mainstream culture. After all, no one wants to read about how costumed vigilantes are pouting in class, listening to awful karaoke or sulking on a beach over a broken surfboard. It's these kinds of wildly quirky ideas that make Shih-Mao's art fun to look at while simultaneously distinguishing his work from his peers.
Shih-Mao is a Taiwanese artist who primarily renders digital paintings, though he's also dabbled in photography. He enjoys taking well-established characters and giving them a personal spin which morphs them into zanier incarnations of themselves. Simply look through his series of fairytale renderings and you'll dive into the mind of a hilarious and creative individual.
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