Vedran Misic created each of these pieces while riding the New York subway system. Creating art while on the subway is one of the most therapeutic things I can think of. In my opinion, the attention to detail in these pieces is less about “attention to detail” and more about meditation. Doodling in general is one of the best ways for your mind to work through the issues that are going on in your head. As Vedran told us, “It started in the spring of last year when I took a continuing education class at SVA. On the way to or from class (commuting from Astoria), I’d take out my sketchbook and brainstorm ideas for the given class project. I loved how the usually uneventful subway commute turned into a fun time for art. Having somewhat of a perfectionist approach to my art, which is mostly a burden, I loved how the moving subway loosened me up. The ‘mistakes’ I was making made the drawings look even better. From then on, the less control I tried to have over making things look perfect, the more creative my works became. I think most of them reflect, on some level, my emotional states at the time.” We really love his work. It remind us a lot of the late Arnold Lobel‘s illustrations, specifically in Jack Prelutsky‘s Nightmares: Poems to Trouble Your Sleep. Vedran also has a shop on Etsy where he sells his work, so if you enjoy them as much as we do, be sure to check it out! Take a look at his illustrations below and also, on Friday, Vedran be randomly picking 2 fans off his Facebook page and giving away one of the Subway Series prints!