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

More Illustrations for Rodale Press

  Just a quick post with more spot illustrations for Rodale Press I did with Art Director Chris Gangi. These simple drawings were published in Rodale’s Organic Life magazine last January. Here is how the process played out: I received … 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

Pet Portraits | People and their Pets

People love their pets and pet portraits are popular, and challenging commissions for me. I just did a portrait of a man and his dog for a client. The image will be used for a cannabis-based skin-care product he’s developing. … Continue reading

Beer Aficionado Portrait in the WSJ Stipple Style

In a happy turn of events, this week I have a Beer Aficionado portrait done in the Wall Street Journal ‘Hedcut” stipple art style to share with you. I received a communique a couple of weeks ago from a colorful man … Continue reading

Packaging Illustration | The Way We Were

Packaging illustration can be easily overlooked. When it is at it’s best, you don’t really recognize that you have noticed it. It is everywhere though. Even artists use art for packaging. At least the smart ones do. In the days … Continue reading

Getting Presidential | Presidential Art, Part 3

For this, last in the series of presidential art, we focus on more recent times. In 2012, I had the honor of getting commissioned for a Harper’s Magazine cover. They wanted the Commander-in Chief in a close-up image, with a … Continue reading

Color Spots for Conde Nast Traveler

A few years ago, I was hired for a project to provide several color spots for Conde Nast Traveler magazine. It was a short assignment, but quick, easy and fun to do. The topic was Airport Domestic Lounges, the pros and cons. … Continue reading