Subway singers are cool but have you ever met a Subway artist who draws using both of their hands?
Instagram artist @escher2hands has a special talent and it’s using his ambidextrous skills to draw. This sketch artist has apparently drawn over 10,000 people and he has an entire Instagram page dedicated to his art.
Using just a few ballpoint pens, Morgan manages to capture random train riders in Germany, LA and even Malaysia through his rough sketches. However, he doesn’t limit himself to just the train, he apparently draws everyone, everywhere. He even adds very insightful captions for the people he has sketched.
Through his Instagram story posts, Morgan is very well known within the Munich community since he gets tagged a lot by the people he has drawn. Understandably, his speed sketches most likely adds a unique and fun experience to an otherwise mundane commute home or to work.
His bio suggests that he isn’t going to stop anytime soon and we definitely hope not because these sketches are amazing!
Take a look at a few that he has posted…
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“Have you tried Arab food before?” my friend asks. “I don’t think so…” I reply. “Wait, does Turkish count?” “That settles it,” my friend tells me. “I’ll take you to a Turkish place next week.” We arrive as six in two cars. The restaurant just opened, grills still warming up. We order shawarma and the special of the day. We ask for different juices from the region. We wait. And wait. It’s time enough to draw my new colleagues. They love their portraits. But there’s a thing that happens sometimes, where I suck the attention from a table or conversation. It’s cool. It’s flattering. But especially with colleagues, sometimes I’d rather be a part of the conversation than the center of it. At the lunch table today, it happens…twice. So I’m glad when my friend stands up from the table. “I’ll see why the food is taking so long,” he announces. He walks to the kitchen and tells them to hurry. He points to oldest among us: “My boss is here at the table,” he tells the staff in the back. We have a giggle: it isn’t true. But the restaurant staff bring our juices out now. Eventually, our food too. It’s easy to fit in, when we’re sharing a delicious meal. Arab food is awesome. Portraits 11270-11273. #lunch #10000smiles #arabfood #shawarma #drawing #portrait #portraitdrawing #art #shyness #sketch #penart #ink #instablog #centerofattention
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“Woah,” the man eating a salad in the flight in California says. “Do you do this often?” He’s holding a portrait I drew for him in four minutes sitting next to him on this flight while we’re taxiing. “Do you see this number on the side here,” I ask him, pointing to some digits scribbled in a little box on his portrait. “Ten-thousand-eight-hundred-and-forty-two?!” the man exclaims. Right. The plane pulls away from the gate. A man finds a free seat with more legroom. A woman beside is settled in for a short uneventful flight. I draw her next. “My pens are blue,” I say, handing her the finished portrait a few minutes later. “So unfortunately I couldn’t show that your hair is dyed a cool shade of blue.” She holds the portrait in front of her, examining it. “Did you just draw that?” Yes. I hold up the portrait of my neighbor to my left. “I drew this one just before yours.” A woman one row behind her is making a last minute phone call. There’s no hurry, so I’m enjoying taking my time on each of these portraits. Five minutes—six even, on this plane—are a luxury. Often on a subway or at a party I try to draw people in three minutes or just two. I churn them out because I hate the moment when I have to say, “I can’t draw you. I’ve gotta go now.” The woman’s head is at odd angles, but I have the time to get the drawing to my liking. I hand it over. She smiles. One more is in view: a woman with a face-mask. The woman with the phone call nudges the masked woman as if to say, “look straight, you’re next.” After the plane engines rev high, the wheels retract, and we soar above the city, I close my eyes knowing I’ve made four people smile. Portraits 10842-10845. #10000smiles #似顔絵 #drawingstrangers #drawingwithbothhands #drawing #sketch #art #quicksketch #kunst #skizze #zeichnung #portrait #flughafen #Cali #california #travel #ink #instablog #microblog
Gliding his pens and markers effortlessly onto paper, many people from his community have recognised his talent and invited him to draw for them at events.
He celebrated his 10k-followers benchmark through a series of IG stories.
I don’t know about you but I’d be so honoured to get my likeness captured through his sketches.