Wall Street Journal Hedcuts from the Hand of Kevin Sprouls

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Wall Street Journal Hedcuts style portraits from the Hand of Kevin Sprouls

This time, we revisit the hallmark portrait style as seen for so many years in the WSJ  …with a twist. After I quit my day job at the Journal, churning out illustrations on a daily basis, I went out into the wide World to ply my craft for many, many clients. The following examples are of a higher order than the Wall Street Journal hedcut portraits, though executed in the same style by me, the creator of this iconic imagery.

Wall Street Journal Hedcuts from the Hand of Kevin Sprouls

These three portraits were done together as a group, likely for a printed Annual Report. The detail is considerably higher than the usual WSJ offerings…

Wall Street Journal Hedcuts from the Hand of Kevin Sprouls

I achieve the higher detail by working at a larger size than I normally do. It entails roughly twice the amount of labor, and my fee usually runs at double the normal rate for these.

Wall Street Journal Hedcuts from the Hand of Kevin Sprouls

I hope you enjoyed getting a detailed glimpse of some of my finer portraits.

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