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.

Musicians Illustrated

All images, c. Kevin Sprouls Because I’ve always been a music lover, I’m attracted to drawing the personalities that rise to prominence… thus, Musicians Illustrated. When I pushed the pens at The Wall Street Journal as head illustrator, there was … Continue reading

Hi-Def Illustrations

All images, c. Kevin Sprouls This time, a collection of Hi-Def illustrations. Below, one of dozens of images created for the Brooks Brothers brand. Here, a display of the “Golden Fleece” fragrance line. Brooks Brothers hired me for a few … Continue reading

An Illustrated Christmas

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls It’s that time again, so I’m presenting an Illustrated Christmas. These are a collection of personal and professional projects created for celebrating the Holiday. The first was used in a Christmas card I sent out … Continue reading

Tree Illustrations

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls A few years back, I created a series of Tree Illustrations. The images were allegorical and meant to convey the corporate principles and aspirations of my client. It was a challenging project. I began by … Continue reading

Stove Art

All Images, c. Kevin Sprouls The focus of this post is Stove Art. Autumn is here, and we are entering heating season. I’ve been heating with wood for many years. Having a woodstove is very comforting during the cold winter … Continue reading

Illustrations for Vouch

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls In recent months, I’ve done a lot of work for the insurance company called Vouch. www.vouch.us Cassidy Clawson is the overseeing Art Director for this ongoing project. He’s been extremely competent and a pleasure to collaborate with. … Continue reading

Illustration at Worth Magazine

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls I was the leading illustrator on staff at The Wall Street Journal for about 8 years. I spent roughly the same amount of time providing illustration at Worth Magazine. www.worth.com Creating images for corporate clientelle … Continue reading

Technical Illustrations for Advertising

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls This week, I present some highly-detailed work I created for Ogilvy and Mather, the New York ad agency. www.ogilvy.com Art Director Ross Sutherland had spotted my work in the Black Book, the top directory for … Continue reading

Three Portraits for Personal Computing

All Images, c. Kevin Sprouls The magazine, Personal Computing, hired me to do a series of three portraits for featured interviews. Nowadays, the publication is known simply as PC. www.pcmag.com For these portraits, I employed a creative variation of the … Continue reading

Three Visual Artists for The New Yorker

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls This post will focus on Three Visual Artists. I worked for The New Yorker magazine for a couple of years, and they commissioned these pieces for their “Goings On About Town” section. www.newyorker.com First up, … Continue reading