Illustrations for a Mystery Series

I recently visited the island of Aruba with my wife, to celebrate our anniversary. While there, I was able to fit in a good book,”The Ruby in the Smoke”, by young readers author Philip Pullman. Several years ago, I was … Continue reading

Illustration-Animals

I was rummaging through the stacks recently, and my eyes fell upon a couple of sketches I did a few years ago. In Art School, a professor once told us never to throw your sketches away, so I keep the … Continue reading

R.I.P. Peter O’Toole

Well, it is sad to reflect on the passing of a great figure. O’Toole was a giant of an actor with a long line of accomplishments. Back when I was at the Wall Street Journal, I was looking for a subject … Continue reading

Holidays in Art

 all images, Kevin Sprouls Here we are again, at the beginning of the Holiday Season. Despite the onset of Winter, and the fact that we’re at the beginning of the two darkest months (tough on us “SAD” sufferers!), the celebrations and … Continue reading

Grgich – Creating a Wine Label

A while ago, I was approached by the folks at Grgich Vineyards. They wanted to honor a master vintner, Mike Grgich, by putting his image on one of their premium Reserve offerings. They provided this image of Mr. Grgich:   … Continue reading

A Sundarbans Tiger Illustration

“The Sundarbans mangrove forest, one of the largest such forests in the world (140,000 ha), lies on the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers on the Bay of Bengal. It is adjacent to the border of India’s Sundarbans … Continue reading

Celebrity Portraits, WSJ Style, Part 7

illustrations, Kevin Sprouls Last Summer, I was asked by Ami Arad, the Founder & CEO of Wingtip, a posh San Francisco club, to create a series of portraits. These illustrations were to portray several major actors, be framed, and installed on a … Continue reading

Celebrity Portraits, WSJ Style, Part 6

  illustrations, Kevin Sprouls Last Summer, I was asked by Ami Arad, the Founder & CEO of Wingtip, a posh San Francisco club, to create a series of portraits. These illustrations were to portray several major actors, be framed, and installed on … Continue reading

Celebrity Portraits, WSJ Style, Part 5

  illustrations, Kevin Sprouls Last Summer, I was asked by Ami Arad, the Founder & CEO of Wingtip, a posh San Francisco club, to create a series of portraits. These illustrations were to portray several major actors, be framed, and installed on … Continue reading