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.

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

Information Graphic Illustrations for PNC Bank

For several years, I’ve created information graphic illustrations for a series of mailers by PNC Bank. Presently, the project is Art Directed by Joanne Schommer at Merkle, the marketing agency. Latest PNC Information Graphic Illustrations Each pamphlet usually includes three … Continue reading

Illustrations of Man and Machine

Illustrations of man and machine intrigue me. I always find it interesting to combine the rather fragile human form with the hard reality of built objects. It provides an interesting contrast for the mind and eye to consider. The juxtaposition | Illustrations of … Continue reading

Drawing Currency — Illustrations in the Color of Money

  I am very familiar with the art of drawing currency. Over the years, many clients have commissioned my illustration services for images incorporating the graphic elements of money. In many cases, I am asked to insert someone’s portrait into … Continue reading

Workman Press Book Illustration

I owe Workman Press something of an apology. Regretfully, I made an error a few posts back. I mistakenly attributed a book to Quirk Publishing! The book in question is actually an offering from Workman Publishing. I worked with Art … Continue reading

Tee-Shirt Designs | Illustrations for Tee-Shirts, Part 3

This will be the last post on tee-shirt designs for now. Here are some more of my illustrations that made it onto the cloth. Shaker Funiture Tee-Shirt Designs There is a carpenter named Tony Garcia who specializes in converting old barn … Continue reading

Making Illustrations for Tee-Shirts

Making illustrations for tee-shirts is nothing new at Kevin Sprouls Illustration. Over the years, I’ve created many illustrations that were destined for printing on Tee-shirts. It’s fun to know your work will be sported around town on someone’s back (or … Continue reading

Creating Tee-Shirt Illustrations, Part 1

I am currently developing Tee-Shirt illustrations for the son of a dear friend of mine for his fashion brand. (More details coming soon!) Here’s a sneak-peek: Over the years, I’ve produced many Tee-shirt designs. I received a phone call once, … Continue reading