Annual Report Illustrations by Kevin Sprouls

Around the bend, we’ll be heading into Annual Report Season, and I’ll be drawing annual report illustrations to help make them look that much better. Corporate Illustration I have produced original artworks for many Corporations over the years, and look … Continue reading

More Famed Faces — Hedcut Portrait Illustrations

Hedcut Portrait Illustrations – Famous People of Business and Science Here are a few more hedcut portrait illustrations. Stipple drawings in the distinctive Wall Street Journal ‘hedcut’ style that I pioneered many moons ago… A portrait of Madam C. J. … Continue reading

Illustrated Historical Figures — Drawing Famous People

It is always a pleasure to illustrate famous historical figures. Usually, I look into the story behind the person, to help me in expressing the personality behind the pose. Over the years, I’ve enjoyed working on a number of these … Continue reading

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

Honoring Colleagues with Employee Portraits

Employee portraits can boost company morale and prestige.   On my desk right now is a portrait drawing I’m working on for a Canadian company called Loyalty One. They have had a running campaign for several years in which valued … 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

Presidential Portraits – Getting Presidential at the WSJ, Part 2

  More presidential portraits from the Wall Street Journal collection at my studio. In this installment, I have also included a couple of illustrations that I created for other clients, in my “moonlighting” mode! Stipple portrait of P.W. Botha, the truculent … Continue reading

Presidential Illustration at the WSJ, Part 1

Well, it’s Silly Season in the USA. I thought it a good idea to dig out some presidential illustration favorites from the Wall Street Journal Archive of hedcut style drawings at my studio. With all that beautiful money flowing into … Continue reading