Some Outside Magazine Cooking Illustrations

A few years ago, I was hired to create a few spots for Outside magazine cooking illustrations. The article to be illustrated was all about outdoor cooking. Meat Illustration is Challenging The most challenging aspect of this assignment was the … Continue reading

Martha Stewart Illustrations | Christmas Pictures

Christmas in Pictures and Some Martha Stewart Illustrations A Holiday Card From the Sprouls to You My wife and me in a Holiday card, Rocking in the Season. Martha Stewart Illustrations from Christmas’s Past. I’ve done a lot of “How-to” … Continue reading

A Few Illustrations for Rodale Press

The Art Director Chris Gangi and I go way back. He first assigned illustration work to me back in the Nineties when he was at Garden Design magazine. More recently, Chris was A/D at Rodale Press. I created these spot … Continue reading

Illustrations Taking Flight | Art takes to the air

This is the time of year for Airshows and for illustrations taking flight. A couple of weeks ago, it was Atlantic City. The New York Airshow wrapped up yesterday. My blog post today is dedicated to the art of taking … Continue reading

Sketch Collection: Conceptual, Metaphorical, & How To Illustration

Another dip into the large sketch collection from various illustration projects, in the Kevin Sprouls Sketch Folder. Because my teacher told me to save them!   This time, I’ve got samplings which fall into three categories: Conceptual Illustration, How-to, and Metaphorical … Continue reading

Time Illustrations | Sleepless in Standard Time

Time is on my mind right now and so I present time illustrations for your consideration this week. I don’t appreciate this Fall Back/Spring Forward thing. A universal aspiration among the people I know is to remain in Daylight Savings … 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

Packaging Illustration

Last year, I was commissioned to create a packaging illustration for a product being introduced by the paper company, Georgia-Pacific. The client indicated he wanted something close to a drawing I had done years ago for the Wall Street Journal. … Continue reading

Cover Illustration

Cover illustration is a special kind of art. ‘It’s a perfect reading excursion, its pages inhabited by cyber-stalkers, bereft lovers, dying crows, webless spiders, disillusioned radicals, illicit cadavers, and people treading the uncertain pathways of life, love and loss, negotiating … Continue reading

Spot Illustrations for Texas Monthly

My work appears in the form of some spot illustrations for this month’s issue of Texas Monthly. As I’ve mentioned previously, magazine work appeals to me for the publicity it signifies — I like my illustrations to be seen. These … Continue reading