Watch the New Yorker's Jan 9 cover come to life on an iPad Pro

Frequent New Yorker artist Jorge Colombo made history in 2009 by painting the New Yorker's June 1 cover on an iPhone using the app Brushes; in the years since, he's put together a New Yorker blog on the subject, a 2014 cover, and a 2015 cover painted with an iPad. He's now continued the tradition by creating January 9th's cover entirely on an iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil using Procreate (opens in new tab).

The cover highlights New York City's iconic Staten Island Ferry — appropriate, given that the artist frequently draws while riding the ferry.

You can read more about Colombo — and see a timelapse drawing of his latest cover (and earlier covers) on the New Yorker's website.

Serenity Caldwell

Serenity was formerly the Managing Editor at iMore, and now works for Apple. She's been talking, writing about, and tinkering with Apple products since she was old enough to double-click. In her spare time, she sketches, sings, and in her secret superhero life, plays roller derby. Follow her on Twitter @settern.