Ryan Garcia
The New York Commuter


Un-commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
Last summer I decided to spend 4 weeks creating a series of New York based illustrations. This is a cover pitch/promotional piece showing the diversity and beauty of New Yorkers. While they all may be from different places and cultures, they have one thing in common: New Yorkers are always united, and always on the go!

How was the illustration used:
Primarily in self promotion and in social media. Also was exhibited briefly in a gallery with other concept covers

How did you make this work:
I always love working on personal pieces like this, with hopes they'll resonate with others. I used my normal methods of work, which include rough work traditionally and final linework and colours digitally. When I do personal projects I really try to experiment with ideas and materials as much as possible

Commissioner Company :
N/A (self commissioned)

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Ryan Garcia is a freelance illustrator based in Toronto, Canada. He is best known for his editorial work in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, as well as WIRED magazine.