Creating Historical Portraits for a Distiller’s Website

This week’s art[icle] is about how I found myself creating another round of historical portraits for a distiller’s website. A few weeks ago on this blog, I shared some WSJ hedcut style images that I had made for Buffalo Trace, the whiskey … Continue reading

Architectural & Character Illustrations for National Geographic

In this post, I’ll share with you an assignment I worked on providing illustrations for National Geographic. It was an interesting project that combined architectural and animal character illustration. I had fun with it. An Architectural Illustration for National Geographic The … Continue reading

Product Illustrations for Shoe-Town

When I left my steady job at the WSJ and started freelancing full-time, I did a few product illustrations for Shoe-Town, a chain of stores mainly selling shoes. Drawing for the field of product illustration demands a lot of attention … Continue reading

Historical Portraits in the WSJ Hedcut Style

  Right now, I’m working on some historical portraits in the WSJ Hedcut Style for a design firm called Cornett. www.teamcornett.com  I’m drawing this group of four portraits for a distillery company called Buffalo Trace. Perhaps you’ve heard of them. I’m … Continue reading

Illustrating Shakespeare | A Portrait of the Bard

Illustrating Shakespeare is something no serious artist would take lightly. Such a man demands that you employ all of your skill to capture him properly. Illustrating Shakespeare | An Early Hedcut Portrait of the Bard Way back, when I was … Continue reading

Architectural Illustration and a Holiday Interior Illustration

Architectural illustration often presents me with unique and enjoyable challenges. Architectural Illustration – Home Insurance Company of New York Building Years ago, I was commissioned to create an illustration for an insurance company’s Holiday Greeting card. The Home Insurance Company … Continue reading

Liquor Illustrations – The Art of Illustrating Spirits

Staying with the topic of Spirits from my previous post, I would like to share some more liquor Illustrations with you. Seagram’s Crown Royal Liquor Illustration I also was called on to do an illustration for Seagram’s well-known whiskey, Crown Royal. This … Continue reading

The Art of Product Illustration by Kevin Sprouls

I enjoy the precision of product illustration. It’s a good challenge to take up the pen and capture the essence of a product. As you’ll see in the following images, it often takes many hours to craft the detail into … Continue reading