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.

Something Fishy in Illustration | Fish Illustration

The sketch above was a fish illustration element in a map series produced for Outside magazine. I like the exuberant splashiness around this Bigmouth Bass. You might be surprised at how much fish illustration I’ve done This post is fishy, … Continue reading

Illustrating Automobiles – The Fine Art of Automobile Illustration

This post of automobile illustration concerns itself with all things automotive. People seem to have a fascination with cars. I, myself, occasionally get drawn into a certain model or type. Personal Automobile Illustration For years, I bought a series of SAABs. … Continue reading

Illustrations for Annual Reports

My corporate portraits are a natural fit as illustrations for Annual Reports. I have drawn many, many executives in my time, starting with my hedcut illustrations which I developed at The Wall Street Journal, up through my more recent work … Continue reading

Illustration Assignment for Condé Nast Traveler Magazine

A few years back, I worked on some images for Condé Nast Traveler magazine. It was a combination of a portrait and a few spots. I like doing magazine work, as it puts my work out in front of a … Continue reading

Waiting for Summer — Shell Illustrations and Shore Memories

Shell illustrations are on my mind today. It’s still chilly in my North Carolina studio on this April 10th. But, I’m looking forward to the coming Season at the Jersey Shore! It is only several weeks away, and I’ll be … Continue reading

Illustrations for Wall Street — Bears and Bulls

Illustrations for Wall Street feel apropos just now, don’t you think? The bears and bulls are active and battling it out. The stock market has been very jumpy lately. I’m not a betting man, so I have very little exposure … Continue reading