Imagine if a stranger came up to you on the subway and handed you a beautiful portrait sketch of yourself. It would likely put a huge smile on your face, and that’s exactly the reaction Devon Rodrigues aims to elicit with his secret portrait sketches.
Rodrigues, an artist based in New York, gets on the subway and uses his skills to draw portraits of unsuspecting passengers. He then secretly hands the portraits to the individuals, bringing joy and happiness to their day.
In an interview with DeMilked, Rodrigues explained that his goal is to remind people that “they matter” and show that small acts of kindness can make a big difference. “I want to show people that they are seen and appreciated,” he said. “I want to make them smile, even if it’s just for a moment.”
The portraits Rodrigues creates are truly amazing, and they showcase his incredible talent as an artist. If you’re interested in seeing more of his work, be sure to check out the gallery below. You’ll be amazed by the beautiful sketches he creates on the subway, bringing joy to unsuspecting passengers.
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