Diego Huacuja, an illustrator and animator from Mexico, created these interesting sketches. Each piece is a digital drawing over a photograph. The drawn portions have a loose quality, and are mostly in black and white, but the snapshot photos are in colour.
The series is called Callejeros, from a Spanish word describing something that is on the “street” or “stray.” They show urban scenes that aren’t particularly notable, but become a strange kind of cartoon when new characters are added to the picture. The series captures the same sort of everyday things a street photographer would be interested in, only some of the elements are from the imagination of the artist rather than real life.
A couple of the images show mannequins with new heads and other features added, and I think these are the ones I like best. I also enjoy the creativity behind the image which shows a damaged post box, lying on its side, as a military tank. Other pictures show a woman having money stolen from her purse by a pickpocket, people sitting in the street talking on cell phones, and people walking on the street or using public transportation.