The cover illustration for May 29’s cover of the New Yorker, “Brooklyn Bridge Park,” was created using an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. Colombo visits the park often, he says, calling it one of his “favorite places to hang out.” It’s a magnet for all of Brooklyn, he says, with people coming “from all of Brooklyn’s many neighborhoods just to take a selfie by the waterfront or picnic by the water.”
Drawing there isn’t all fun and games, though. Colombo said he kept worrying the baseball being used by his subjects would hit either him or the iPad. The artist even recorded his process of creating the cover, which he and the New Yorker have shared for all of us to enjoy. It’s quite impressive, watching the cover take shape from just lines and squiggles until it’s the full-color work of art used by New Yorker to represent the latest issue. You can also view the video at the New Yorker’s website.
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