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

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

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

Wall Street Journal Hedcuts from the Hand of Kevin Sprouls

Wall Street Journal Hedcuts style portraits from the Hand of Kevin Sprouls This time, we revisit the hallmark portrait style as seen for so many years in the WSJ  …with a twist. After I quit my day job at the … Continue reading

How To Illustrations – Magic and Music

Music and magic are really just to sides of the same coin. Magic offers some amazing opportunities for how to illustrations as an illustration can remove the distractions of the real world and help focus on the action in the … Continue reading

Stipple Portrait Illustrations | Musicians

This time, I am profiling some notable musicians that I have illustrated in WSJ style stipple portraits. I am a pretty heavy-duty music fan, so creating these portraits was a labor of love. Back in the nineties, I was commissioned most … Continue reading

Double Portrait – Stipple Art

The Art of the Double Portrait This time, it’s a selection of Double Portraits I have created over the years, in the Wall Street Journal hedcut style, sometimes referred to as stipple portraits. I think of the technique as closer to an … Continue reading