March 30, 2012

Virtually Spring

Virtually Spring, pencil drawing/digital

Here’s my New Yorker cover submission for the theme of the week: Spring.
I’m conveying a very common scene on the streets of NYC these days. Everyone is wrapped up in their electronic devices and living and experiencing things through social media, the internet and email. They don’t fully realize their surroundings.
These people are experiencing spring but only through their devices which is why they are glowing with pastel colors. The young girl represents innocence and simplicity and she is in full color with a huge smile on her face because she is living in that moment and not virtually. I’ve put them in vintage clothing to maximize the contrast of life at a simpler time and life woven with today’s technology.