Portrait of Jack Black and a Masked Man

illustrations c. Kevin Sprouls Recently, a client of mine suggested I do a portrait of the actor, Jack Black, in the hedcut style that I pioneered for The Wall Street Journal. I’m always on the look-out for interesting characters to … Continue reading

Celtic Art and Song – St. Patrick’s Day

  all images and audio c. Kevin Sprouls It’s approaching St. Patricks Day, an occasion for Celtic Art and Song. My family and I have enjoyed visiting the Emerald Isle many, many times. This post will be a collection of … Continue reading

Illustrations for Wingtip Club

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls It’s been my pleasure to create Illustrations for Wingtip Club, an establishment in San Francisco. wingtip.club Among the projects are my classic Wall Street Journal portrait illustrations, aka hedcuts. These were framed and installed at … Continue reading

Illustrations for Christmas

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls This post, I’m focussed on the Holiday Season, and Illustrations for Christmas in particular. In my beloved town of Tryon, NC this evening, they put on the annual Christmas Parade (despite the Covid-19 threat). I … Continue reading

A New Logo in Currency Design

  all images,  c. Kevin Sprouls   A couple of months ago, I was called on to create a new logo in currency design style. I’ve done a lot of currency design illustrations over the years. It’s highly-detailed and exacting … Continue reading

Portraits for Carnegie Mellon

all portrait images, c. Kevin Sprouls I’ve been providing portraits for Carnegie Mellon for several years. They are commissioned by the esteemed Pittsburgh university for their Tepper School of Business. My mailbox was graced by the latest issue yesterday. Here … Continue reading

Wine Illustration

All Images, c. Kevin Sprouls Wine Illustrations are good fun, like the enjoyment of a favorite vintage. I’ve done quite a lot of work in support of the vintner’s enterprise. Let’s dive in: Here is a sketch for a wine … Continue reading

More Illustrations for Reader’s Digest

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls This week, more illustrations for Reader’s Digest. Back in the years I was on staff at The Wall Street Journal, I often did side jobs for various clients. One of my steady clients was The … Continue reading

Color Portraits at WSJ

Illustrations, c. Kevin Sprouls While in my position as Senior Illustrator at the WSJ, I decided to branch out and create some Portraits in Color. This was a foray into a more complete palette, utilizing the same pen-and-ink technique we … Continue reading