About Kevin

Kevin Sprouls, Creator of the Wall Street Journal stipple hedcut portrait style. Sprouls introduced the hallmark portrait style to the Wall Street Journal in 1979. Between 1979 and 1987, Kevin worked on staff for the paper, creating illustrations and training artists in the style. He currently is the main illustrator for Worth magazine. His pen is housed in the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

A Large Advertising Project – MinuteMaid

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls Several years ago, I got an assignment to create a large illustration for MinuteMaid, the orange juice company. The agency, in Chicago, needed a supermarket display to promote the company’s product. The Art Director was … Continue reading

More New Yorker Illustrations

All images, c. Kevin Sprouls   This is likely the last of my New Yorker Illustrations series. I had a wonderful couple of years working for my favorite magazine, and created some of my best work for them. We’ll start … Continue reading

Portraits for Carnegie Mellon

all portrait images, c. Kevin Sprouls I’ve been providing portraits for Carnegie Mellon for several years. They are commissioned by the esteemed Pittsburgh university for their Tepper School of Business. My mailbox was graced by the latest issue yesterday. Here … Continue reading

New Yorker Illustrations

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls Way back in the 1990’s, I created many Illustrations for The New Yorker magazine. After resigning my post as head illustrator at The Wall Street Journal, I was eager to stretch my wings. I worked … Continue reading

Wine Illustration

All Images, c. Kevin Sprouls Wine Illustrations are good fun, like the enjoyment of a favorite vintage. I’ve done quite a lot of work in support of the vintner’s enterprise. Let’s dive in: Here is a sketch for a wine … Continue reading

Portraits of Professions

All images, c. Kevin Sprouls It’s always interesting to create illustrations of people doing what they love — portraits of professions. One of those subjects is a good friend of mine, the voice artist, Joe Murray. Here is the portrait … Continue reading

Magazine Illustrations, Part 2

All images, c. Kevin Sprouls Here are more examples of my magazine illustrations. I like the thrill of appearing to a wide audience, but the print media is sometimes disappointing. Once a drawing leaves my studio, its reproduction and appearance … Continue reading

Magazine Illustrations, Part 1

All images, c. Kevin Sprouls This week, a survey of some of my magazine illustrations. I like for my work to appear in popular magazines, because I know I’ll get a large audience to view my illustrations. In this post, … Continue reading