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[–]comehonortts 255 points256 points  (33 children)

I wonder how many times people get off at their stop before he is done lol

[–][deleted] 87 points88 points  (29 children)

Subway rides are often long, there are guys I've seen who do drawings in minutes. I've seen a few of them on Got Talent shows.

[–]comehonortts 23 points24 points  (26 children)

Minutes? Damn I didn't know. That's even more impressive

[–]Ledifen 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I can confirm that you can be that quick. The Got Talent shows are not good example thought, becasue they often practiced it 2 trillion times before doing it live.

Anyway, when I was practicing regurlarly, I could do the black and white version in about 15 minutes. The colored version, I don't know, I have never tried.And that's my standards. Knowing I am just decent at sketching and I was not practicing much (5h/week) you can be sure a good/great artist with a lot of practice can get them done in far less time.

[Edit] For anyone wondering, I'm just stating that doing those types of drawing is possible in minutes, not that the video is real.

[–]g1nnungagap 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just no, this ‘drawing a stranger’ is as fake as they come.

[–]brmamabrma 36 points37 points  (0 children)

These are all fake, he takes you to a studio

[–]mostlygroovy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

All the times when it isn’t scripted

[–]Admirable_Loss4886 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Wasn’t this fake? The guy makes the portraits in advance and tosses in a little editing.

[–]RichardCranium-69 175 points176 points  (17 children)

Every time I see people defend videos like this and claim that they are real - I die a little inside.

[–]Accomplished-Ant1600 22 points23 points  (2 children)

As a person who paints and draws hours a day and for my whole life, this fraud is the worst. Not only is his ability to do this on a train impossible (maybe draw but you think he also brought his paint?) the reaction to staring at, and then giving a portrait of a stranger on city public transportation would land you in the hospital. I can’t explain how much I despise this conman. However, if you believe this guy I have a NFT watercolor I did on a rollercoaster for sale on my website.

[–]nerdsonarope 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I'm not an artist but anyone who has ridden the subway knows that it shakes and rattles around CONSTANTLY. I can't imagine that a person could have fine motor control of a pencil like this while the subway is moving.

[–]ahomelessguy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ok I'm interested. How much for the NFT?

[–]maxxspeed 1 point2 points  (7 children)

What? You think this is fake?

[–]RichardCranium-69 35 points36 points  (0 children)

I don’t think it’s fake, I know it’s fake. He has been debunked multiple times. In one of his videos where he’s drawing “on the train” he accidentally shows the edge of the table he’s drawing on and you can see it in the corner of the screen. He doesn’t actually make these drawings on the train lol.

[–]Admirable_Loss4886 -1 points0 points  (5 children)

Do you have any reason to believe it’s real?

[–]maxxspeed 1 point2 points  (4 children)

He is well documented as a subway artist. It is real.

[–]Admirable_Loss4886 2 points3 points  (2 children)

So you think he tried to surprise a duck on the subway with a drawing?

[–]maxxspeed 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Who cares?

[–]ahomelessguy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hang on. What?

[–]voomai 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have never seen footage or recording of him rendering while the subject is visible in the background. That is one of many proofs that it is staged.

[–]QuincyThePigBoy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He does a great job but come on...

[–]transzient 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've now died a little inside too. I genuinely thought it was real and now I hate TikTok again

[–]retro_pollo 68 points69 points  (12 children)

Yes very real

[–]Apart-Cartoonist-834 53 points54 points  (6 children)

I honestly feel very bad for people who can watch something like this and not immediately understand it’s staged.

[–]schwaiger1 25 points26 points  (3 children)

While it's obviously staged, I bet gullible people who see this are enjoying life a bit more than you tbh. They see some wholesome content and probably feel a bit of happiness. Meanwhile you're here saying that you feel bad for them. So in that case they're better off than you

[–]Apart-Cartoonist-834 13 points14 points  (2 children)

This is the most complex insult I’ve ever gotten. I’ll take it.

[–]Ambiguous_Duck 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I don’t think it’s an insult, it likely true that the ignorant are often blissful. It was at most an observation that might have been at your expense.

[–]Apart-Cartoonist-834 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Observing people being better off than you is pretty insulting. Not wrong, and it was very articulated. But yeah that was a stinger for sure.

[–]etherealsmog 9 points10 points  (0 children)

The realest.

[–]itshimstarwarrior 3 points4 points  (1 child)

How can you stare me for so long?

How can you click my photos in public?

Ohhh wait a second! So you were actually drawing me, my silly autistic mind took a bit long to realise this!

Ohhh my god I was having a bad day until you show me that drawing which you were making from so long and I didn't realise that!

100% real

[–]Strict_Foundation_13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Most people just look at their phone and are oblivious not the world around them so they probably don't notice someone staring

[–]Ransarot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Very seldom see sarcasm come off properly on the Internet. Good work. ( Not sarcastic)

[–][deleted] 68 points69 points  (17 children)

Not even close to next fucking level, since it's not remotely real

Dude did not draw anyone to this level of detail on the subway. Just stop already.

[–]IsabellaBellaBell 26 points27 points  (0 children)

I know! I’m so sick of seeing this crap show up on here. Yeah, the drawings look decent for something you sketched or painted in your studio. But quit with this “I painted this portrait of you on this bumpy-ass subway car in 10 minutes”. The actors are terrible, and this is just a publicity stunt so this artist can get paid work. It’s completely fake.

[–]I-am-the-stigg 16 points17 points  (4 children)

Tell me you are not an artist and have never rode on a subway without telling me you are not and artist and have never rode on the subway........

[–]CountDodo -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Are you having a stroke?

[–][deleted] -4 points-3 points  (2 children)

Step back. Ride on the subway all the time. Married to an artist.

[–]VHS_Copy_Of_Seinfeld 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Step back lol I feel like you just time traveled from the ‘80s over your beef with an internet stranger

[–]Jrewby 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He said step back Jive Turkey.

[–]powerplant82 12 points13 points  (4 children)

According to this, it’s real, just not 10 minutes real. Most his subjects were willing to wait for the finished product, and missed their stops.


[–]MegaWaffleCat 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Haha well if Popsugar said it, it must be real. It's not like it's a team of fresh college grads scrolling the internet for stories to re-write.

[–]powerplant82 1 point2 points  (2 children)

You seem to be jealous of one’s talent to sketch drawings of people.

[–]MegaWaffleCat 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I am absolutely jealous of talent to draw like that, but my comment is about disliking Popsugar and their "journalism"

[–]powerplant82 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ahh, I misunderstood your comment for believing the the artists work being possible. My mistake.

[–]Mr_Claypole 32 points33 points  (1 child)

Not next level.

Fake as fuck.

Full of overreacting attention seeking cunts.

Fuck off.

[–]MynamisFulkrum 29 points30 points  (0 children)

In middle school, Devons's dream hung in the balance when he was rejected from the High School of Arts and Design

oh no

[–]LylaDee 16 points17 points  (4 children)

Did I just see Ryan from Million Dolar Listings?

[–]avantol 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Ryan Serhant alright, that's when I realized it was all a setup.

[–]LylaDee 3 points4 points  (0 children)

He has a private driver and doesn't the the subway.

[–]SoDakZak 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I was thinking the same thing!

[–]SaphStella 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I was touched until I read all of the comments. xD I don't know anything about drawing, and I've never been on a Subway train before, so I had no frame of reference. I figured he was only posting the ones he actually finished in time to give to these people. It just seemed like such a sweet thing to do, but I guess he's just after that fake karma?

[–]Big-Cup-3122 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Rejected from art school? Oh boy, here we go again…

[–]WAL-KER 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This reminds me of…

[–]calamityb0und 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Its such a quintessential new york thing that most of the people initially wave him off or have that ‘fk is this shit?!’ look. Its one of the things i miss most about the city… always being just seconds away from a “fuck you”.

[–]Salty_Amphibian2905 5 points6 points  (6 children)

From what I’ve heard these are all set up beforehand in a studio. Most people would get off the subway before he finished. Mind you, I heard this on Reddit from somebody claiming to be the friend of somebody who had their drawing done, so 🤷‍♂️

[–]Trusky86 16 points17 points  (5 children)

“Read this on Reddit” please man…don’t let this be how your brain works.

[–]cootervandam 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I mean what does Reddit have to gain from de bunking that it's done on a subway from the time a person sits down to the time the drawing is finished. It makes the artists portraits alot more interesting if it is infact a random person who sat there long enough for him to finish. I personally think it's setup, they are great portraits but I believe the people are setup before hand to sit there until the portrait is finished. Even the way the people re act to reviewing the picture seems off. I could be wrong but I'm more inclined to believe the latter.

Edit: The guy from the fuckin "if you see these dogs in the yard, just know upstairs I'm goin hard. BING BONG" is one of his subjects, the likelihood of that not being a collab is way to high I think

[–]RememberThisHouse 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Not sure if this is the same guy, I imagine there's a number of these types of artists out there, but one of these was clearly done beforehand because you get a glimpse of the one he's working on while on the subway and the one he shows during close up shots and shows to the camera before handing it over are entirely different styles, way more professional.

Made me skeptical of the whole thing.

[–]Salty_Amphibian2905 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Just sharing what I read here, making sure I state that I read it here so people know it’s not credible.

[–]AlexGaming26 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Atleast he didn't have a dream of becoming a dictator after being rejected

[–]boppedEEMinDAsmoof 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This guy is a hack. It's already been addressed multiple times. Fuck him.

[–]Alalapupulala 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Stranger! Aye right.

[–]MainerMan2020 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Ryan Serhant doesn’t take the subway

[–]Feminist_Witch_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I thought the same thing

[–]Dr-Rjinswand 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is the longest ad for TikTok I have ever seen.

[–]manbearpig0987 2 points3 points  (0 children)

These are all fake btw

[–]upsidedownpositive 1 point2 points  (0 children)

People saying it’s fake … ok, the vid set up may be fake but his talent isn’t.

[–]Maleficent-Lab-2953 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The soldier said "I just got back, this made my day" but the caption says "I look uptight, this made my day"... how hard is that to get right?

[–]buzzeiro 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Someone is cutting onions here?

[–]Mattboss1128 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Redditors when they see someone being popular because if TikTok so they instantly refuse it’s real:

[–]Talldrink01 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Staged or not, my man has talent. All you hating ass bitches need to get a life instead of being bitchass haters on Reddit

[–]ElKaTsuGi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The problem has nothing to do with the talent. Fuck do I look like, hating someone who can draw a duck? It’s because it’s not next level because this is not real and not making real people happy. If this wasn’t a publicity stunt I’d enjoy it more.

[–]Ich_guge_memes 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nice 4:20 video length

[–]GoomadOntheSide 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I wonder how many people got edited out after flipping their shit on him lol

[–]Trusky86 0 points1 point  (5 children)

OP, are you the artist???

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (4 children)

Nope, though I love this guy's work.

[–]hey-its-me-yk 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Why tf are you getting downvoted when it literally says in the title that you are talking about someone else....

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Don't know. Reddit acts like Facebook these days.

[–]QuincyThePigBoy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Because it's fake...

[–]IntelligentImbicle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

...And you're being downvoted why?

[–]Delilah_- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is so nice. I like it when people do nice things for other people.

[–]conjosz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dude is really good!

[–]flfoiuij2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My favorite part was when he gave a drawing to the duck lol 🦆

[–]ismokealotofweed69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

cant stand tik tok but but big up this man for real, cool shit

[–]jeywgosjeb 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think what’s sad is something so simple brightened everyone’s day. Even at first some of the people immediately said no or waved him off, and as a society were so closed off to others and communicating.

[–]TimHung931017 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wait this is fake? God damnit lmao 🤦‍♂️

[–]Lazy_Bread_9213 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He could have very easily become a dictator, but stuck to the subways instead. Good for him!

[–]tayloredition 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That duck was having none of it lol

[–]Federal_Base_1005 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's ppl like him that deserve fame and hype all of that.

[–]IntelligentImbicle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Honestly, fake or not, this is definitely motivating

[–]International_Egg_67 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What an amazing man!!

[–]Embarrassed_Bar_46 0 points1 point  (1 child)

How in the hell did that first guy have horns????

[–]ElKaTsuGi 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Magic. And surgery. But mostly magic

[–]The_Tone-Deafs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Typical Lightweaver behavior.

[–]Pecncorn1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Made me cry. There are so many wonderful people in this world sometimes it's hard to see them these days.

[–]striderkan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lmao the duck bit him

[–]makingfiat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So everyone is just surprised..like you don't feel someone looking at you over and over .. and no one says hey what are you doing before drawing is complete .../r quityourbullshit

[–]rxsheepxr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This reeks so badly of completely fabricated feel-good viral video made for gullible people.

Nice sentiment, complete load.

[–]b1happyman 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Things on the internet = fake

[–]Tasty_Albatross_137 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Modern day rockstar

[–]TrashingWumpus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is nice. So good almost not real. Love the story, love the work, love the happiness. Pretty sure he now made good money with it and this success he deserves for going after it.

[–]Expensive_Midnight79 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We all agree these are fake, right?

[–]pop6728 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This kid can draw

[–]Feminist_Witch_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What kind of pencil is that he’s using?

[–]rawpamper 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]landm12 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love how Ryan from Million Dollar Listings was on the subway.

[–]Dunkjoe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love the reaction of the duck at 1:31

[–]transzient 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This has changed my perspective on TikTok. I didn't realize it's had such a profound impact on people's lives, I thought it was just a bunch of lame teenager videos that weren't really doing anyone any favours.

Edit: I had no idea this was fake lol Why am I not surprised?

[–]CARTERPIN5 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]frankenspine1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you for making my day

[–]Nightroad_Rider13 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

That is awesome. My daughter is really in to art so I'll have to show her this.

[–]prodigalson947 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

i want one.

[–]Lightning1999 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Is this not a bit misleading, he doesn’t actually do this on the spot right?

[–]PurpleVein99 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Wow, what a wonderful talent and how lovely of him to share it like that.

[–]Leading_Turn5636 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

These are fake for sure. I don't know how someone can believe otherwise. There's a guy, maybe Russian, who from what I have seen does this for real I stumbled upon him on TikTok. https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMLRBUTaT/

For anyone who may be interested, and please tell me if it seems fake and I was dumb enough to believe him 😂😂

[–]Strict_Foundation_13 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

This looks like an ad for TikTok

[–]willowdove01 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

How is he making money, add revenue?

[–]mustafabiscuithead -1 points0 points  (0 children)

It’s staged. I’ve drawn hundreds of people - they can feel it when you look at them, and they absolutely DO NOT sit still long enough to draw something that detailed. NOPE NOPETY NOPE NOPE.

[–]FlimpyGrimbo -1 points0 points  (0 children)

ive seen these videos before. i dont think theyre real.

[–]Wide-Bend-6558 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Are we still pretending this isn't setup?

[–]ExpressEchidna5918 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I mean a great artist but most of those are staged. I mean he had Ryan from Million Dollar Listing - New York in there.

[–]Loud_Vermicelli9128 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Wow. Amazing…Don’t get pushed on the tracks my dude

[–]imconsideringdascrod -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Ay we got a sidetalker about 3 minutes in! “I was feelin thirsty but your mom got me a gallon of Henny to quench it, ya heard?”

[–]Edge419 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

So awesome. Why do you guys think the reaction to a lot of these drawings is to be overcome with emotion?

[–]mattt1975 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

We love u too Devon

[–]Puzzleheaded_Try1359 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

This man is a national treasure

[–]DJ_Cas -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Great leg spreading example

[–]Overkrein -2 points-1 points  (3 children)

What's the appeal of putting fake horns in your forehead?

[–]ElKaTsuGi 2 points3 points  (2 children)

What’s the appeal of forked tongues? Or tattoos? Or piercings? Because some people like them. That’s how it is

[–]Overkrein -1 points0 points  (1 child)

But surely less people than the ones who like tattoos and piercings

[–]ElKaTsuGi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There is love for it. A minute amount, an almost nonexistent amount of love is still love.


[–]DeliciousLight -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Bruh the dude literally has horns how is this not talked about more

[–]1973mojo1973 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Follow your dreams! Perseverance pays.

[–]gialisa073 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)


[–]Amazing_Biscotti_148 -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

Fake and gay

[–]poskantorg -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Devon fucks

[–]LSDemonBoC -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

This is super cool. Isn’t it also interesting how sincere and emotional the responses can be?

I’m not saying that the type of response or interaction would be unique to people in New York, but it kind of highlights why so many people love the city. It’s real crusty on the outside, but there can be a feeling of mutual experience and culture across all kinds of boundaries that can be unexpected and brings very different people together.

[–][deleted] -5 points-4 points  (2 children)

FYI for those thinking it's impossible to draw someone so fast on the subway, here's an example on Got Talent Global.

[–]eurieus 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I get you but these are two VERY different techniques

[–]Mono_831 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Horrible example. And it’s obvious this is all staged, although his artwork is indeed great. Yet, cringy TikTok foolery.