It must be interesting to have so many interesting little monster friends living in your head and being able to bring them to life through your art. And I’m not talking about the bad monsters in our head, the ones I mean are actually really cute.
Ben Rubin is a New York City-based artist who takes inspiration from the subways of NYC to create fantastical situations. Taking normal, everyday scenes you would see on your daily subway commute, Rubin adds his own twist to them in the most amazing way: he just adds mischevious and adorable little monsters. You’d be surprised to see how interesting an everyday scene will turn out to be if there’s an imaginary creature lurking about.
He posts his art to social media, where he goes by the name of Subway Doodle, and he’s amassed quite the following, with over 163k followers on Instagram who enjoy watching his work. And for good reason! If you’re not familiar with it, scroll down to see some of his drawings.
1. That’s a cute butt…
2. Sleepy cuddles are the best!
3. She’s about to have a rude wake-up call – better than to miss her stop, though!
4. Just taking a stroll with a pretty girl!
5. Favorite napping spot!
6. Someone’s hungry…
7. That’s a classy passenger…
8. Don’t you hate it when people just have their nose in your business?
9. Being short really sucks sometimes, eh?
10. This cold weather has really got us messed up…
11. I think everyone can relate.
12. A daily dose of positivity!
14. “These people with their phones in their face…”
15. He’s just feeling a little down today…
17. When you finally reach your station after a long commute in a crowded train.
18. How it feels figuring out all the routes.
19. Ahh… the usual issue.
20. Nothing to see here.
Weren’t these amazing? If you find your commute boring, consider imagining there are cute monsters wreaking havoc everywhere – it might make the time go faster.