Early Illustrations, Part 2

All images, c. Kevin Sprouls This week, more of my early illustrations. These were all created in the latter half of my 4-year stint at Tyler School of Art. Let’s start with an infamous image: The reporter from Advertising Age adage.com … Continue reading

Black and White Drawings – Ad Illustration

Continuing with the ad series I worked on for the Swedish Ad Agency called Forsman and Bodenfors, or F&B, here are more of many black and white drawings for various ads promoting the Swedish pension company, AMF. AMF is one of Sweden’s … Continue reading


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

R.I.P. Peter O’Toole

Well, it is sad to reflect on the passing of a great figure. O’Toole was a giant of an actor with a long line of accomplishments. Back when I was at the Wall Street Journal, I was looking for a subject … Continue reading

Holidays in Art

 all images, Kevin Sprouls Here we are again, at the beginning of the Holiday Season. Despite the onset of Winter, and the fact that we’re at the beginning of the two darkest months (tough on us “SAD” sufferers!), the celebrations and … Continue reading

A Sundarbans Tiger Illustration

“The Sundarbans mangrove forest, one of the largest such forests in the world (140,000 ha), lies on the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers on the Bay of Bengal. It is adjacent to the border of India’s Sundarbans … Continue reading

Stipple Illustrations Better for Visual Learners

Illustrations by Kevin Sprouls Stipple illustrations are illustrations drawn by stippling, or as Kevin likes to call it, ‘dot drawing’. You may have read, recently, about how stipple illustrations can improve your logos by making them more memorable. According to David Airey, memorability is the second of the … Continue reading

Engage Your Audience with a Personal Portrait

A ‘dot drawing’ personal portrait may help you help your audience in ways you never anticipated. There are many uses for portraits in the world today. While an author’s portrait on the back of a book springs to mind instantly, … Continue reading