This is the work of a skilled illustrator that’s been pasted up as street art. The drawing is in a pencil-sketch style of a comic-book superhero — we think it’s the DC Comics hero the Atom, but we’re not sure, as we’re not huge comics fans so we don’t know. Awesome to find this on the street in SoHo, in downtown New York City.
UPDATE & CORRECTION: Little do we know about comics superheroes. The comic-book characters shown in the street-art drawing is not DC Comics’ the Atom, but rather it’s Captain America, one of the Marvel Comics stable of superpowers-enabled crimefighters. (A big thanks to RobN to putting us right!)