Creating the Large Hedcut Portrait in the WSJ Portrait Style

Aside from producing the well-known WSJ hedcut style portraits, I am sometimes called on to create a large hedcut portrait; the same style portraits in a large format. This is a nice change of pace and is gratifying because I know the … Continue reading

WSJ Hedcut Artist Kevin Sprouls Stipple Portraits for Gallup

I just shipped a fresh portrait illustration to Gallup, Inc. the polling organization. I have produced many pieces of art for this venerable institution over the last few years. I’m always glad to be hired by a client with historical … Continue reading

Illustrating Foxygen

My Illustration work for Foxygen’s second album created some ripples! When I’m not doing the WSJ hedcut portraits that I’m most known for… I like getting into other worthy illustration assignments. A few years ago, I got involved with a … Continue reading

WSJ Images, Beyond the Hedcut, Part 2

More WSJ images, beyond the Hedcut that I produced while at the Wall Street Journal. Like I said, aside from the straight portrait, or “hedcut”, the paper ran a lot of illustrated common interest stories. Here is a collection of … Continue reading

Variations on the WSJ Hedcut

  There are many variations on the WSJ Hedcut possible. Among these, there are lots of crop treatment options available. These variations keep the creation of the Wall Street Journal stipple portraits I originated for the paper fresh and timeless. In this post, … Continue reading

Kevin Sprouls creates WSJ Hedcut images for Playboy

A few years ago, Playboy Magazine commissioned a small raft of illustrations from me. Among them were a few choice Characters of celebre-majeur caliber. I like magazine work very much, as it gets my work out in front of lots … Continue reading

Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, WSJ Hedcut

The portrait style I developed for the Wall Street Journal, known as the WSJ hedcut, has also graced the pages of other publications, The Boston Globe for one, the Reader’s Digest for another. This image was produced while I was … Continue reading

Bernard Maybeck, Portrait Drawing

As I was cranking out those hedcut stipple portraits for the Wall Street Journal during the day, I was also freelancing for the Reader’s Digest. This is another portrait drawing in the series of famous architects I produced for them. … Continue reading

Portrait Illustration of Richard M. Hunt

Another in the series of major American architect portrait illustrations that I produced for Reader’s Digest, in the hallmark hedcut style I created for The Wall Street Journal. This post regards the formidable architectural talent, Richard M. Hunt. The following, … Continue reading