More Group Portraits, with a Twist

This post covers a few of my favorite group portraits from over the years. Let’s start with a trio I created while at The Wall Street Journal. Military Group Portraits The ‘Big Three’ at Yalta commemorates the treaty signed by … Continue reading

A Couple, and a Couple of…

To mark this second day of May I give you ‘A couple and a couple of…’ I just completed a stipple illustration of this married couple. ‘O month when they who love must love and wed.’ -Helen Hunt Jackson May … 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

Group Portraits | Drawing Triplets at the WSJ

Group portraits present their own unique set of challenges and rewards and these drawings, in the stipple style I pioneered for the Wall Street Journal, represent some fine examples. I had fun at The Wall Street Journal when asked to … Continue reading

Recent History in Art by Kevin Sprouls, WSJ Portrait Artist

This time I share recent history in art with a few portraits of characters who have colored the 20th Century… I discovered the music of Ottorino Respighi several years ago. His “Pines of Rome”, and “Fountains of Rome” were resonant to me, having … 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

WSJ Images, Beyond the Hedcut, Part 3

Last in a series of WSJ Images that I produced for the Wall Street Journal when I was Head of the Illustration Department there. These are departures from the hedcut type of illustration, the hallmark head and shoulders portrait that is … Continue reading

WSJ Images, Beyond the Hedcut, Part 1

I have a pretty good collection of stuff that I produced while at the Wall Street Journal. Aside from the straight portrait, or “hedcut” WSJ images, the paper ran a lot of illustrated common interest stories featuring various characters. What … Continue reading