Brushes, paints, canvas: unnecessary.
Computers, software, tablets: superfluous.
These days, all you need to create magazine cover-worthy artwork is an iPhone and Steve Sprang's $4.99 Brushes app. Oh, and insane talent.
Those were the ingredients that produced this week's dazzling New Yorker cover, a traditional-looking blurred street scene that looks like an authentic brush-and-canvas painting.
In reality, artist Jorge Colombo finger-painted the image while standing outside Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Times Square. (Side note: I have vivid memories of practicing sleight-of-hand with a quarter while at Madame Tussaud's in London. Guess we all use our … Read more