Colombo is not new to digital finger painting. He has been making art on the iPhone since 2009. His cover illustration for the June 2009 issue was the first ever to be created on an iPhone for a major magazine.
Back then, Colombo preferred the small size of the iPhone screen. When he started painting on the iPad, it took time to get used to the size. “It felt like I had a pinball machine in front of me,” said Colombo.
He continued to work on the iPad until it became his favorite device. Now, the iPhone feels “primitive” to him.
Colombo’s work has been featured around the world and he has multiple books starring his finger painting works. His paintings have graced the cover of multiple New Yorker magazines since 2009.