Prior to the WSJ Hedcut, Inceptive View, Part Two

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls This is Part Two of Prior to WSJ Hedcut, Inceptive View. Before I took up my position at The Wall Street Journal to develop the hallmark portrait style known as the Hedcut, I was working … Continue reading

Prior to the WSJ Hedcut, Inceptive View

Long before I went to work for The Wall Street Journal, I was a student at Tyler School of Art, in Philadelphia. Prior to the WSJ Hedcut, Inceptive View was the name of a project I created for Typography class. … Continue reading

Black and White Stock Illustrations by Kevin Sprouls

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls Yes, I have created quite a few black and white stock illustrations over the years. I have a whole lot of these little gems available for purchase. Here are a few of them from my … Continue reading

Kevin Sprouls – Some Early Work

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls I decided to share some early work with you this week. You’ll see the famililiar ink line work in formation here. These illustrations were mainly produced in art school years and after graduation. It was … Continue reading

More Conceptual Illustrations for The WSJ

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls This week, more conceptual illustrations for The WSJ. Although most of my original illustrations are warehoused somewhere at the Journal, I do have a collection of art that I created while I was on staff … Continue reading

Conceptual Illustrations for The WSJ

All images, c. Kevin Sprouls A long time ago, when The Wall Street Journal was printed only in black and white, I was asked to provide conceptual illustrations for The WSJ, in a large format. This was a departure from … Continue reading

Illustrations of Trees

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls Several years ago, I was hired to create a series of five very detailed illustrations of trees. People say that hands or ears are very difficult to draw, but I find that trees are a … Continue reading

Illustrations at Christmas Time, 2018

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls It’s that time again. In this Season of the Holidays, I present some Illustrations at Christmas-Time, for your enjoyment. I used to make a big fuss over producing Christmas cards and such art. It’s fun … Continue reading

Illustrations of Moses and Jesus

All images, c. Kevin Sprouls This week, something different. I present a few sketches that I’ve produced — illustrations of Moses and Jesus. I found that drawing these was a challenging experience. Having grown up a Catholic, in my mind … Continue reading

Wine Illustrations by Kevin Sprouls

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls This week, some wine illustration, with a special bonus illustration of wine critic, Robert Parker which I created a few years back. Recently, my wife and I had dinner out. We brought along the great … Continue reading