Bronx portrait artist goes viral on TikTok for COVID-19 sketches on the subway

A young portrait artist from the South Bronx has been capturing New Yorkers on the subway for years and has now gone viral for his COVID sketches of people wearing their masks on the subway.

News 12 Staff

Sep 18, 2020, 2:34 AM

Updated 1,350 days ago

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A young portrait artist from the South Bronx has been capturing New Yorkers on the subway for years and has now gone viral for his COVID sketches of people wearing their masks on the subway.
News 12 has covered Devon Rodriguez and his work in the past and on Thursday it was announced he’s being recognized by TikTok as one of 10 Latinx trailblazers for Hispanic Heritage Month.
News 12’s Jessica Cunnington took a ride with Rodriguez on the 6 train to watch him do his thing.
Rodriguez has been drawing and painting people on the subway for almost 10 years.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo even took notice, adding one of Rodriguez’s sketches in a daily coronavirus email update earlier this month.


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