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DC Contest: Superhero ModRen: Where Superheroes Meet Art

Graphic DesignDC Contest: Superhero ModRen: Where Superheroes Meet Art


Look! Up in the sky!

It’s a bird!

It’s a plane!

It’s…

… Leonardo Da Vinci? Caravaggio? Wait, what?

Superheroes have been the craze these past few years, especially with the popularity of Marvel and DC films. So we thought, what if our beloved superheroes existed way back in the Renaissance period? How would famous painters depict them?

No need to wonder, as we launched a photoshop community contest to do just that. Designers are tasked to edit superheroes or supervillains into popular Renaissance and Classical paintings. The best edit will win 1st place, plus major bragging rights.

Curious how it all looked? Check out the clever edits below. 

Wonder Woman is done for the day

The winning submission was this edit from FlashDaz. They have depicted Wonder Woman in “The Bather” by William-Adolphe Bouguereau. The seamless editing and detailed shading make this photo look so real as if Bouguereau painted her himself! 

FlashDaz

Batman and the Starry Night

Here we have our mysterious Batman in Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night—another great edit, with some nice color matching. 

liamhockley

Superman’s Day-Off

We also want to give a shout-out to this edit by jbuck43701. Really cool concept and execution!

jbuck43701

See the other great design entries here

The contest has received 64 Photoshop submissions from 61 creatives. Whether you want a cool, funny, or out-of-the-box edit, you’ll surely find something to your taste here. 

Scroll down to see all the masterpieces!

Photoshop Design by egonlinden

egonlinden

Photoshop Design by AStranger

AStranger

Photoshop Design by Gramlengo

Gramlengo

Photoshop Design by paperclip

paperclip

Photoshop Design by PrinzLusky

PrinzLusky

Photoshop Design by Murdled

Murdled

Photoshop Design by plastilina

plastilina

Photoshop Design by vintageskin

vintageskin

Photoshop Design by my79spirit

my79spirit

Photoshop Design by jliao1178

jliao1178

Photoshop Design by Simeon

Simeon

Photoshop Design by wongfe

wongfe

Photoshop Design by isspecialist

isspecialist

Photoshop Design by LordIcon

LordIcon

Photoshop Design by nickelmedia

nickelmedia

Photoshop Design by Imaginakcja

Imaginakcja

Photoshop Design by modigliani

modigliani

Photoshop Design by RachwitchD3

RachwitchD3

Photoshop Design by thredder

thredder

Photoshop Design by favogrietje

favogrietje

Photoshop Design by khaliddfy

khaliddfy

Did all of that inspire you? If it got you thinking of creating a superhero logo or mascot, then we got you covered. Our logo maker tool can help you out. Simply enter your business name, choose from our logo suggestions, and then customize your chosen template to further fit your liking.

Voila! Your own logo in three simple steps.

Want to create your superhero from scratch? We also have some tips for you. 

First, think about your brand identity. Do you want to be seen as mysterious, fierce, charming, cute, or fun? Next, think of an appropriate power that matches the vibe you want. Ice can be fitting for cool and calm superheroes, while fire is better for those who are adventurous. 

Third is to choose your color palette. As always, choose one that matches your character. Blue or silver for cool, red and orange for fiery personalities, black for villains, and so on.

Last is the font. Bold and blocky fonts will fit comic book styles while thin fonts will suit more minimalist art styles. 

Want More Design Ideas?

Our talented design community has done it again! We hope you enjoy the entries above. If you’re curious about our other contests, check them out here:

What was your favorite entry? Leave a comment below. Till next time!

Written by DesignCrowd on Thursday, November 23, 2023

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