I’ve been following Francoise Mouly’s new blog Blown Cover : New Yorker covers you were never meant to see. Each Monday she throws out a topic and invites sketches on the theme. Friday she picks the winner and comments on those she liked.
I played along this week. The topic was Love in the Big City.
Here’s my sketch, which is number 26 in the gallery – there were 78 submissions in all.
The cherry trees bloom in Central Park this month. There’s a jogging trail near the Reservoir that takes you right through the glorious blooms. The Upper West Side can be seen in the distance. I included the twin towers of the San Remo Hotel.
My concept: everyone’s doing their thing, rushing by. But two stop to take a photo. Suddenly they notice another doing the same thing — their eyes meet and they end up falling for both Spring’s beauty and each other.