Portraits of Professions

All images, c. Kevin Sprouls It’s always interesting to create illustrations of people doing what they love — portraits of professions. One of those subjects is a good friend of mine, the voice artist, Joe Murray. Here is the portrait … Continue reading

An interview with WSJ

I recently did an interview with the WSJ Digital Media team. They were eager to learn how I developed the iconic Wall Street Journal Hedcut style. I’m including a few illustrations I created while on staff at The Journal: This … 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

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

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

Kevin Sprouls is Available for Your Next Assignment

Kevin Sprouls, the originator of the iconic Wall Street Journal ‘hedcut’ portrait style is now accepting commissions for new work. Your own portrait from a reknowned artist Imagine having your portrait or your team’s portraits created by the original WSJ … Continue reading

Worth Magazine Illustrations — Another Milestone

You may know, Dear Reader, that I pioneered The Wall Street Journal ‘Hedcut” portrait style. I was a full-time illustrator at The Journal for eight and a half years. Now I am coming to the end of another publishing association, … Continue reading

Workman Press Book Illustration

I owe Workman Press something of an apology. Regretfully, I made an error a few posts back. I mistakenly attributed a book to Quirk Publishing! The book in question is actually an offering from Workman Publishing. I worked with Art … Continue reading