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.

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

One More Book Illustration Project – With Hedcuts!

I have to confess that I love a good book illustration project. I almost forgot this one… but ran across this little gem the other day while reaching for my favorite beach read… Another tongue-in-cheek publication from Quirk Books, from … Continue reading

Illustrations for Publishing

Creating illustrations for publishing stretches the creative reflexes. Illustrations for Publishing | Literature I’ve worked on many book projects over the years. A couple of days ago, I received a package from Australia. It was a copy of a new literary … Continue reading

Recreating Masterworks | Masterwork Illustration

There have been a few cases where my clients request a masterwork illustration from the master artists of the past. I love taking these on because it’s a challenge, and it gives me the opportunity to study their techniques and … Continue reading

Sports Illustration | Illustrating the Sports World

Here are some highlights of my sports illustration collection. I’ve been asked to create graphic illustrations of sports figures many times, so this is a very small sampling of this work. Baseball Sports Illustration “Play Ball!” Yes, it’s Baseball Season … Continue reading