Many artists imagine themselves drawing the cover illustration for the New Yorker, but Carolyn Presti has actually mocked up a few covers with New York-themed images. She's also put her own spin on covers for the Harry Potter books, an imagined biography of author Italo Calvino and Ray Bradbury's classic short story "All Summer in a Day."

A recent graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Presti works in illustration and graphic design. Although most of her work is done digitally, I'm rather partial to her pencil, acrylic and oil pieces, which convey light and darkness in a way that simply isn't captured in the digital pieces.