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.

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

Lady Liberty and Two WSJ Portraits

illustrations c. Kevin Sprouls A few months ago, I was retained to create two WSJ hedcut portraits and an illustration of the Statue of Liberty, also known as Lady Liberty. My client has the interesting name, “We are Harrington”. www.weareharrington.com  … Continue reading

WSJ Style Portraits of Presidents

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls So, it’s getting pretty heated out there politically. With the midterms having blessedly passed, I thought it might be fun to present some of my WSJ style portraits of presidents. I’ve created many of these, … Continue reading

Heart and Hurricane — a Surgery and a Storm

All images, c. Kevin Sprouls Greetings to all my Readers! After an eventful Summer, during which this blog was dormant, I am returning to a weekly post, beginning with this entry. The Summer was mostly focussed on a family member … Continue reading

A Cake Job — Illustrating Retirement

A couple of years ago, I was given an illustration assignment that was a joy to produce — illustrating retirement. TBWA/Chiat/Day contacted me from Los Angeles to work on an ad campaign for their client, Principal Financial Group. Illustrating My … Continue reading