November New Yorker Cover Features iPhone 'Painting': See How It's Done! (VIDEO)

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For its November 16, 2009 issue, New Yorker magazine featured an image of the New York skyline at night, with one unusual twist: the image was created not with brushes, pastels, or pencils, but on the iPhone.

Jorge Colombo, an artist, drew the cover using Brushes, an iPhone app. Watch the video below to see how it's done!

He's not the only artist to use the Brushes application to "finger paint" these mobile masterworks. We asked HuffPost readers to submit their own iPhone artwork, which we've put together in to an incredible slideshow of portraits, landscapes, still-lives, and more, which you can see here. Send us your own!

Another of Colombo's iPhone-created drawings graced the cover of the New Yorker's June 1, 2009 issue (see it here).

In a short profile about him in the New Yorker, Colombo described how he's come to use his iPhone to create art:

"I got a phone in the beginning of February, and I immediately got the program so I could entertain myself," says Colombo, who first published his drawings in The New Yorker in 1994. Colombo has been drawing since he was seven, but he discovered an advantage of digital drawing on a nighttime drive to Vermont. "Before, unless I had a flashlight or a miner's hat, I could not draw in the dark." (When the sun is up, it's a bit harder, "because of the glare on the phone," he says.) It also allows him to draw without being noticed; most pedestrians assume he's checking his e-mail.

More of his drawings are featured on his blog at the New Yorker, Finger Painting.


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