Metro Doodle gaining popularity on social media
Doodles are rough drawings or sketches made in an absent mind. They have found their way from students’ school notebooks to the social media via the metro.
Popular Doodles transforms photographs into artwork and are very imaginative, often in which random commuters are taking part in fictional stories. The Metro is essential for Delhiites and about 26 lakhs commuters relying on the metro each day. As efficient it may be on a public transportation, it can get boring many times.
Samar Khan is someone who has captured these dull moments and giving them a life. He has an Instagram page “Metro Doodle” and creating lots of interest on social media. He is full-time software developer by profession and also freelancing graphical designer.
Samar utilizes his metro travel to take photographs of other commuters and then adding funny doodles. He told in an interview that boredom in the metro gave him a motive to practicing and improving his skills. Samar tells that all work is done using a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 device. This further showcases his creative talent. He further adds that he wants to put a smile on people’s faces by putting humor and cuteness in his creations.
His hilarious Metro Doodle contains everything from an astronaut to a panda, Santa, aliens and other extra-terrestrial beings. When Samar was asked about inspirations, he mentions Instagram as the biggest source. “There is so many, such talented and amazing artist all around. I am constantly inspired by their work. It keeps you going.”
A possible inspiration and another doodle artist are a U.S. based Ben Rubin. Rubin is above 45 years of age and has been over 25 years in the industry. He lives in Brooklyn and he has since many years been similarly using his metro commute for creativity. Rubin posts his creations on Instagram and Facebook with the name “Subway Doodle”. The Instagram page has over 169 thousand followers. Like Khan, he is only using a digital device, an Apple iPad, and a drawing app to produce the stunning images.