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

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

Kevin Sprouls is Available for Your Next Assignment

Kevin Sprouls, the originator of the iconic Wall Street Journal ‘hedcut’ portrait style is now accepting commissions for new work. Your own portrait from a reknowned artist Imagine having your portrait or your team’s portraits created by the original WSJ … 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

My WSJ Career | Kevin Sprouls Interview With Temple U.

I was recently interviewed by a great crew sent out by my Alma Mater, Temple University on the topic of my WSJ career. The school is running a campaign called “World Without Temple”… They wanted the story of how I … Continue reading

Personal Retirement Project

I just completed an engaging assignment: Illustrate your idea of Retirement. The client is Principal Financial Group. The finished illustration is now out in the social media universe, with the textual description: How do I imagine spending my days during … Continue reading

WSJ Portrait Art — Walter Gropius

Another weekly look at the architect series I produced for Reader’s Digest while I was working my day job creating that WSJ portrait art which became so iconic within the pages of the Wall Street Journal. I took my time … Continue reading

Illustration of a Historical Nature

I thought it might be interesting to cover a bit of history with my illustrations. I created this image of Franklin Delano Roosevelt while working at The Wall Street Journal: Also created for the Journal, this illustration of the “Big … Continue reading

Frank Lloyd Wright, Dot Portrait

People sometimes refer to a stipple drawing of a subject’s visage as a dot portrait. To me, it’s all pointillism — think Georges Seurat, who painted the wildly successful “Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte“. This is … Continue reading

Food Illustration for Rodale Press

A few years ago, I was on assignment for Rodale Press. Runner’s World is a magazine they publish, and I was creating some food illustration spots for a feature on healthy foods for the running class. The project turned out … Continue reading