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.

Heart and Hurricane — a Surgery and a Storm

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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

Something Fishy in Illustration | Fish Illustration

The sketch above was a fish illustration element in a map series produced for Outside magazine. I like the exuberant splashiness around this Bigmouth Bass. You might be surprised at how much fish illustration I’ve done This post is fishy, … Continue reading

Illustrating Automobiles – The Fine Art of Automobile Illustration

This post of automobile illustration concerns itself with all things automotive. People seem to have a fascination with cars. I, myself, occasionally get drawn into a certain model or type. Personal Automobile Illustration For years, I bought a series of SAABs. … Continue reading

Illustrations for Annual Reports

My corporate portraits are a natural fit as illustrations for Annual Reports. I have drawn many, many executives in my time, starting with my hedcut illustrations which I developed at The Wall Street Journal, up through my more recent work … Continue reading