Subway Doodles Bizarrely Accompany Unsuspecting NYC Commuters
If you’ve ever riden on a New York City subway, you’ll know that there’s a lot of inexplicable things taking place every now and then. Being an artist, the subway offers Ben Rubin the perfect setting to turn to his creativity to pass time as he commutes to and from work.
Rubin, who lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn and works in Manhattan takes the subway for an hour on a daily basis from Monday through to Friday. So instead of staring blankly into space or playing Candy Crush, Rubin resorted to what he loves and knows best: doodling. He draws ghostly creatures that make the infamous rodents of NYC sewers look better.
Using his iPad, Rubin sketches the doodles before combining them with photos from his iPhone through a drawing app known as Procreate, and the results are astonishing. The project titled “Subway Doodle” brings forth blood-souring creatures cuddling commuters, Yoda like things hanging out in Brooklyn, horned monster sneering at kids and other fanciful, but weird creatures. The 45-year-old artist isn’t shy of getting political either as he debuts Donald Trump in a literal pile of trash.
He’s of course become a social media star with a sizable online following on his Instagram. We wonder whether Rubin trounces Intellectual Subway Prankster, who made a name for himself on the NYC subway a couple of months ago. You be the judge.