About Kevin

Kevin Sprouls, Creator of the Wall Street Journal stipple hedcut portrait style. Sprouls introduced the hallmark portrait style to the Wall Street Journal in 1979. Between 1979 and 1987, Kevin worked on staff for the paper, creating illustrations and training artists in the style.
He currently is the main illustrator for Worth magazine.
His pen is housed in the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

Kevin Sprouls is Available for Your Next Assignment

Kevin Sprouls, the originator of the iconic Wall Street Journal ‘hedcut’ portrait style is now accepting commissions for new work. Your own portrait from a reknowned artist Imagine having your portrait or your team’s portraits created by the original WSJ … Continue reading

Annual Report Illustrations by Kevin Sprouls

Around the bend, we’ll be heading into Annual Report Season, and I’ll be drawing annual report illustrations to help make them look that much better. Corporate Illustration I have produced original artworks for many Corporations over the years, and look … Continue reading

More Group Portraits, with a Twist

This post covers a few of my favorite group portraits from over the years. Let’s start with a trio I created while at The Wall Street Journal. Military Group Portraits The ‘Big Three’ at Yalta commemorates the treaty signed by … Continue reading

Worth Magazine Illustrations — Another Milestone

You may know, Dear Reader, that I pioneered The Wall Street Journal ‘Hedcut” portrait style. I was a full-time illustrator at The Journal for eight and a half years. Now I am coming to the end of another publishing association, … Continue reading

More Famed Faces — Hedcut Portrait Illustrations

Hedcut Portrait Illustrations – Famous People of Business and Science Here are a few more hedcut portrait illustrations. Stipple drawings in the distinctive Wall Street Journal ‘hedcut’ style that I pioneered many moons ago… A portrait of Madam C. J. … Continue reading

Illustrated Historical Figures — Drawing Famous People

It is always a pleasure to illustrate famous historical figures. Usually, I look into the story behind the person, to help me in expressing the personality behind the pose. Over the years, I’ve enjoyed working on a number of these … Continue reading

It’s Animal Day! Wildlife Illustrations

What better day could there be for Wildlife Illustrations October 4th is Animal Day, if you were not aware. It coincides nicely this year with the Harvest Moon. If you see any dancing bears in the next night or two, let me … Continue reading