20 Mar '17, 9pm

Rail life art: Commuter art done by doodlers on public transport

When commuting on trains or buses, Mr Erwin Lian whips out his trusty fountain pen and sketchbook and starts doodling away. While other commuters take naps or busy themselves with their phones, the 37-year-old sketches to kill time. His creations, which can sometimes take up to 20 minutes to complete, typically include the people he sees on public transport. "I find the notion of going somewhere together interesting. The fact that there are so many different faces to draw within a small space excites me," said Mr Lian, who has been sketching on public transport for the past few years . "The public commute presents a unique and safe setting to practise what I love." The adjunct lecturer at Ngee Ann Polytechnic is part of a small group, known as the Commute Sketchers, who document their surroundings while travelling on trains, buses and other forms of transport. They share t...

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