This Brooklyn Illustrator Creates Art While People Watching on the NYC Subway

Meet Ebony Bolt, a Brooklyn-born artist who spends countless hours a week drawing people she sees on the subway. It started when a professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology suggested she take a sketchbook on the subway to work on her drawing. She has since filled more than a dozen books with her creations. Bolt’s sketches tell the story of New York — its diversity, its beauty, and its ugliness. Her work has appeared at the New York Transit Museum, and her poster, “The City of Dreamers,” is currently displayed in subway stations around the city.

Follow @ebony_bolt on Instagram to keep up with the artist and her work.

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