March 2, 2012

March is In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

My sketch for the Blown Covers contest, digital

Françoise Mouly, the art editor for The New Yorker magazine has launched her personal blog, Blown Covers, where she offer a glimpse behind the scenes.

Each Monday, she posts the theme of a contest for the week, which mirrors closely what she has suggested to the magazine artists she is already working with. On Friday, she reveals the winner of the blog contest and on Monday, the current New Yorker cover.

Above is my sketch for this week’s theme: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb, where I’ve replaced one of the New York Public Library’s lions with a lamb. In the 1930’s, the lions were nicknamed “Patience” and “Foritude” by Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia for the qualities he felt New Yorkers would need to survive the economic depression.

You can visit her blog to see all the ideas submitted as well as Françoise’s pick.