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

Making Illustrations for Tee-Shirts

Making illustrations for tee-shirts is nothing new at Kevin Sprouls Illustration. Over the years, I’ve created many illustrations that were destined for printing on Tee-shirts. It’s fun to know your work will be sported around town on someone’s back (or … Continue reading

Creating the Large Hedcut Portrait in the WSJ Portrait Style

Aside from producing the well-known WSJ hedcut style portraits, I am sometimes called on to create a large hedcut portrait; the same style portraits in a large format. This is a nice change of pace and is gratifying because I know the … 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