Worth Magazine Illustrations — Another Milestone

You may know, Dear Reader, that I pioneered The Wall Street Journal ‘Hedcut” portrait style. I was a full-time illustrator at The Journal for eight and a half years. Now I am coming to the end of another publishing association, … 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

Variations on the WSJ Hedcut

  There are many variations on the WSJ Hedcut possible. Among these, there are lots of crop treatment options available. These variations keep the creation of the Wall Street Journal stipple portraits I originated for the paper fresh and timeless. In this post, … 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

Kevin Sprouls creates WSJ Hedcut images for Playboy

A few years ago, Playboy Magazine commissioned a small raft of illustrations from me. Among them were a few choice Characters of celebre-majeur caliber. I like magazine work very much, as it gets my work out in front of lots … Continue reading

WSJ Portrait Art — Walter Gropius

Another weekly look at the architect series I produced for Reader’s Digest while I was working my day job creating that WSJ portrait art which became so iconic within the pages of the Wall Street Journal. I took my time … Continue reading

Floral Illustration at The Wall Street Journal

I played hooky this weekend. I was supposed to be indoors creating those Wall Street Journal type illustrations, but, instead, found myself reclaiming garden spaces from the rapacious wisteria, hacking back the pre-emergent lilac, and pruning major dead-wood from our … Continue reading