updated 02:50 pm EDT, Mon May 25, 2009
NY cover made with iPhone
The June 1st cover of the New Yorker was drawn with an iPhone, says the New York Times. Jorge Colombo, a recurring artist with the magazine, is specifically said to have used an app called Brushes. Using an iPhone offers anonymity, claims Colombo, because people cannot tell a drawing is in progress.
"I got a phone in the beginning of February, and I immediately got the program so I could entertain myself," says the artist. "Absolutely nobody can tell I am drawing."
Though working with the iPhone is said to be enjoyable, Colombo explains that he uses many means of creating artwork, such as pens and digital ink. The device offers other advantages like drawing in the dark, and through a particular feature of Brushes, recording an illustration session.