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New Yorker Magazine Cover

This New Yorker Magazine Cover is Drawn with an Apple Pencil and iPad Pro

Post-PC Era
January 3, 2017

Who says an iPad can’t be used to get real work done? Take a look at this New Yorker magazine cover drawn with an Apple Pencil and iPad Pro.

Work on the go

Work on the go

Artist Jorge Colombo illustrated the Jan. 9, 2017 cover for the magazine which is on newsstands now. Along with a 12.9-inch iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, Colombo used the popular Procreate app.

He shared more with the magazine about his drawing process:

“After I procrastinate at my desk all day, I need to get out to get work done; so I go to a café, or to the library, or . . . to the Staten Island ferry,” Jorge Colombo, who drew this week’s cover on an iPad, said. (Watch the video below to see his drawing process in action.) “The ferry is a great place to work: there’s the smell of the water, and late at night there aren’t many people. It’s like being in a grand hotel lobby. The trick, though, is to be one of the first when you disembark in Staten Island so you can get right back on the next departing boat. Otherwise, you’ll end up having to spend half an hour in Staten Island.”

Here’s a video of the cover coming together.

Procreate has consistently been a popular choice for iPad artists and we’ve highlighted some previous fantastic work – including this photo realistic painting of Morgan Freeman.

The iPad version can be downloaded for $5.99 while the iPhone specific Procreate Pocket is $2.99.