06/05/2013 05:56 pm ET Updated Jun 06, 2013

Giulia Pex, Artist, Turns Her Dad Into A Superhero (PHOTOS)

Many children may envision their mothers and fathers as superheroes for all the things they do on a daily basis. But for Italian artist Giulia Pex her dad really is a superhero -- or at least in her drawings, he is.

Sharing her creations on Behance, Pex explained: "Dad, you are my favorite superhero."

Using photographs of her father as her starting point, the Milan-based illustrator adds cartoon-like doodles to the photos in order to make her dad look like a popular action hero.

In one of the images, Pex's father stands on a roof as a drawn-on cape flaps in the wind. In another, he rips open his suit to display a Superman symbol beneath.

The illustrations are reminiscent of the real-life superhero father who donned a cape to match his son at a hardware store earlier this year.

See Pex's creations (just in time for Father's Day) in the gallery below.

Giulia Pex's Superhero Dad