I don't see them as "toured suffering creatures" either, it's just... I just feel so sad when I look at this! Which basically means, you have done a great job because I feel soemthing! Art is about emotions!
The pilot is off on an adventure it seems . lol even though it may be dark and creepy in a way but it strangely puts a smile on my face because it looks like its ready for an adventure somewhere lol amazing artwork sir! just amazing!