We love comic books and superheroes and it's hard to explain why, however we could say that it's one of our first contacts with art, even though they are commercial. Now imagine if a famoust artist like Pablo Picasso were alive and decided to paint about superheroes? That is what Mike Esparza decided to play with, he created a superhero series with the Picasso's Cubist style.

I get a lot of my inspiration from comic books, movies, music and observing other artwork. When I paint, I tend to bend the rules a little, but try to keep my subject recognizable so the audience can still connect with it. Pablo Picasso is a great influence, I’ve always wondered if he were alive today, what would he paint? This past year I’ve had a lot of fun creating a superhero series with a Picasso style twist to them. I do have some super plans for creating more superhero artwork in the near future.

Do not forget to check out Mike's website, there are tons of inspiration.

Picasso Superheroes by Mike Esparza

Picasso Superheroes by Mike Esparza

Picasso Superheroes by Mike Esparza

Picasso Superheroes by Mike Esparza

Picasso Superheroes by Mike Esparza

Picasso Superheroes by Mike Esparza

Picasso Superheroes by Mike Esparza

Picasso Superheroes by Mike Esparza

Picasso Superheroes by Mike Esparza

Picasso Superheroes by Mike Esparza

Picasso Superheroes by Mike Esparza

Picasso Superheroes by Mike Esparza

Picasso Superheroes by Mike Esparza

Picasso Superheroes by Mike Esparza

About Pablo Picasso

Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso (25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish painter, draughtsman, and sculptor. He is one of the most recognized figures in 20th-century art. He is best known for co-founding the Cubist movement and for the wide variety of styles embodied in his work. Among his most famous works are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907) and Guernica (1937), his portrayal of the German bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War. - Wikipedia

About the author of this post

Abduzeedo is a blog about design. There are all sorts of articles for those who want to look for inspiration. Also you will find very useful tutorials for the most used applications out there, with a special selection of Photoshop Tutorials and Illustrator Tutorials. Of course there are other softwares conteplated like Pixelmator, Fireworks, and web design tutorials.