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

Author Portraits in the WSJ Hedcut Style

WSJ Hedcut Style portraits are great for authors and I’ve created quite a few of them for many different authors over the years. Recently, I received an email from a client of mine announcing the publication of his new book, The … Continue reading

WSJ Hedcuts, Kevin Sprouls ads, part 1

So, Let’s see where those pen and pencil illustrations went into service… Here, I’m presenting a double-page ad spread appearing in the Illustration and Photography directory, The Workbook. After leaving my post at the Wall Street Journal, I had to … Continue reading

Illustration-Animals

I was rummaging through the stacks recently, and my eyes fell upon a couple of sketches I did a few years ago. In Art School, a professor once told us never to throw your sketches away, so I keep the … Continue reading

Grgich – Creating a Wine Label

A while ago, I was approached by the folks at Grgich Vineyards. They wanted to honor a master vintner, Mike Grgich, by putting his image on one of their premium Reserve offerings. They provided this image of Mr. Grgich:   … Continue reading

A Sundarbans Tiger Illustration

“The Sundarbans mangrove forest, one of the largest such forests in the world (140,000 ha), lies on the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers on the Bay of Bengal. It is adjacent to the border of India’s Sundarbans … Continue reading

Celebrity Portraits, WSJ Style, Part 7

illustrations, Kevin Sprouls Last Summer, I was asked by Ami Arad, the Founder & CEO of Wingtip, a posh San Francisco club, to create a series of portraits. These illustrations were to portray several major actors, be framed, and installed on a … Continue reading

Celebrity Portraits, WSJ Style, Part 6

  illustrations, Kevin Sprouls Last Summer, I was asked by Ami Arad, the Founder & CEO of Wingtip, a posh San Francisco club, to create a series of portraits. These illustrations were to portray several major actors, be framed, and installed on … Continue reading

Celebrity Portraits, WSJ Style, Part 5

  illustrations, Kevin Sprouls Last Summer, I was asked by Ami Arad, the Founder & CEO of Wingtip, a posh San Francisco club, to create a series of portraits. These illustrations were to portray several major actors, be framed, and installed on … Continue reading

Celebrity Portraits, WSJ Style, Part 4

  illustrations, Kevin Sprouls Last Summer, I was asked by Ami Arad, the Founder & CEO of Wingtip, a posh San Francisco club, to create a series of portraits. These illustrations were to portray several major actors, be framed, and installed on … Continue reading