Quick commission for @Newsweek, well the iPad edition actually. Happy that they are commissioning original artwork! Thanks guys.
BTW, how DOES one best showcase an illustration done for the iPad? Because screen grabs seem pretty suboptimal.
Can’t answer that question, but what we WILL do is reblog it! Nice job.
This is an illustration of, we believe, a fighter jet, pirate ship, and naked backside of a woman drawn by this morning’s shooter at the Empire State Building. How he describes it:
Wading into Sarasota Bay she was anticipating a relaxing moonlight swim out to the Pirate ship. Hurtling into the periphery of her vision in a blur of fiery motion, a Phantom screamed overhead into the nightscape. It was so low she had seen the reflection of it’s burners on the ocean’s surface. She’d been startled and forgot to dive in…they’ll have lot’s to talk about tomorrow!
Update 1:29pm ET: We went down this rabbit hole after this tweet by the New York Times sent us to one of his alleged websites. From there, we ran a domain search and saw other domains he owned. The above image came from one of those websites.
Some powerful photo illustrations come with Foreign Policy’s stunning cover feature on the real war unfolding on women in the middle east, written by the awesome and oh-so-brave Egyptian revolutionary Mona Eltahawy. Read it.
Daily Pic: This Picasso drawing, called “Two Figures on a Beach,” is from 1933 – but looks like it could have been made yesterday. (Like Friday’s Daily Pic by Bruce Nauman, it’s from the “Exquisite Corpses” show at MoMA.) The drawing has the doodle-ish, ball-point-pen surrealism that is everywhere lately. You want to resist Picasso, just because of all his success. And then he pulls out a new trick that wins you over. Even a genius as protean as Nauman can start to look one-note compared to old Pablo. (© 2012 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York)
Ahead of your time, Picasso.
Illustrator Jim Stoten drew up ‘Beatles Land’ for our special Beatles issue. It’s like a Where’s Waldo for fans of the Fab Four. WE LOVE IT. How many Beatles songs can you find? By our count, there are 34—from “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” to “Dig A Pony.” [View high-res, where you can also see the answers on the right-hand side.]
[ed: This is even more awesome in the commemorative iPad issue, that’s available in the iPad Newsstand, its natural habitat, which is all clicky and digital and full of audio bits of the songs.]
This week’s cover features a very Spartacus-looking Mitt Romney battling his way into the hearts and minds of conservatives nationwide. We’re, uh, kind’ve obsessed with this one. You like?
This illustration of former MF Global chief Jon Corzine runs in this week’s issue. Today Corzine appeared before congress to testify on the company’s missing millions. The artist of the piece: Jimmy Turrell.
Tomer Hanuka for Newsweek.
A beautiful depiction of a tragic event.