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.

Black and White Stock Illustrations by Kevin Sprouls

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls Yes, I have created quite a few black and white stock illustrations over the years. I have a whole lot of these little gems available for purchase. Here are a few of them from my … Continue reading

Kevin Sprouls – Some Early Work

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls I decided to share some early work with you this week. You’ll see the famililiar ink line work in formation here. These illustrations were mainly produced in art school years and after graduation. It was … Continue reading

More Conceptual Illustrations for The WSJ

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls This week, more conceptual illustrations for The WSJ. Although most of my original illustrations are warehoused somewhere at the Journal, I do have a collection of art that I created while I was on staff … Continue reading

Conceptual Illustrations for The WSJ

All images, c. Kevin Sprouls A long time ago, when The Wall Street Journal was printed only in black and white, I was asked to provide conceptual illustrations for The WSJ, in a large format. This was a departure from … Continue reading

Illustrations of Trees

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls Several years ago, I was hired to create a series of five very detailed illustrations of trees. People say that hands or ears are very difficult to draw, but I find that trees are a … Continue reading

Illustrations at Christmas Time, 2018

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls It’s that time again. In this Season of the Holidays, I present some Illustrations at Christmas-Time, for your enjoyment. I used to make a big fuss over producing Christmas cards and such art. It’s fun … Continue reading

Illustrations of Moses and Jesus

All images, c. Kevin Sprouls This week, something different. I present a few sketches that I’ve produced — illustrations of Moses and Jesus. I found that drawing these was a challenging experience. Having grown up a Catholic, in my mind … Continue reading

Wine Illustrations by Kevin Sprouls

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls This week, some wine illustration, with a special bonus illustration of wine critic, Robert Parker which I created a few years back. Recently, my wife and I had dinner out. We brought along the great … Continue reading