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

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

WSJ Style Portraits of Presidents

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls So, it’s getting pretty heated out there politically. With the midterms having blessedly passed, I thought it might be fun to present some of my WSJ style portraits of presidents. I’ve created many of these, … Continue reading

WSJ Hedcut Artist Kevin Sprouls Stipple Portraits for Gallup

I just shipped a fresh portrait illustration to Gallup, Inc. the polling organization. I have produced many pieces of art for this venerable institution over the last few years. I’m always glad to be hired by a client with historical … Continue reading

Illustrating Foxygen

My Illustration work for Foxygen’s second album created some ripples! When I’m not doing the WSJ hedcut portraits that I’m most known for… I like getting into other worthy illustration assignments. A few years ago, I got involved with a … Continue reading

Floral Illustration at The Wall Street Journal

I played hooky this weekend. I was supposed to be indoors creating those Wall Street Journal type illustrations, but, instead, found myself reclaiming garden spaces from the rapacious wisteria, hacking back the pre-emergent lilac, and pruning major dead-wood from our … Continue reading

The Ad that launched my Freelance Career, post WSJ

By 1987, I had been working my day job at the Wall Street Journal for several years, producing hedcuts and lots of other illustrated imagery for the paper. Being young and eager, I was also “moonlighting” in an effort to … Continue reading

WSJ Hedcuts, Kevin Sprouls ads, part 1

So, Let’s see where those pen and pencil illustrations went into service… Here, I’m presenting a double-page ad spread appearing in the Illustration and Photography directory, The Workbook. After leaving my post at the Wall Street Journal, I had to … Continue reading

Illustration-Animals

I was rummaging through the stacks recently, and my eyes fell upon a couple of sketches I did a few years ago. In Art School, a professor once told us never to throw your sketches away, so I keep the … Continue reading