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

Stipple Hedcut Portraits for Tepper

I have a steady gig right now, creating Stipple Hedcut Portraits for Tepper magazine. Tepper is the business school of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. I do the WSJ-style business portraits for the regular feature called “Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained”. … Continue reading

Architecture, New Yorker Art, Lettering, Mr. Balvenie Illustrations

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls This time, a gallery of my work covering Architecture, New Yorker Art, Lettering and Mr. Balvenie Illustrations. It is a varied group of images, and all are new to this blog. So, I hope you’ll … 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

More Athletic Illustrations

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls More athletic illustrations in this installment. These are not all from magazines, like last time, but they reflect a more diverse collection of recreational illustration. The classic yoga headstand. This image ran as a very … Continue reading

Athletic Illustrations for Magazines, Part 1

All images, c. Kevin Sprouls Here is a selection of Athletic Illustrations for Magazines. These images were produced mostly for magazines like GQ, Men’s Health, and Esquire. I enjoyed the variety of the assignments… a mixture of fashion and technical … Continue reading

Illustrations for Time Magazine

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls This week, some Illustrations I created for Time Magazine. The following illustrations were made for and published in Time International magazine… Here is King Juan Carlos, of Spain. All of the color of these images … Continue reading

Illustrations for Spring, Final Installment

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls In this final installment, I present more Illustrations for Spring. to begin, here is a rather elegant drawing of a scythe. This is how people used to cut the grass… A few years back, I … Continue reading

Illustrations for the Spring Season

All images c. Kevin Sprouls Here in North Carolina, It seems that the cold weather is finally receding, and I’m reminded of my Illustrations for the Spring Season. I’ve created many images of a horticultural nature, some of which I’ll … Continue reading

Prior to the WSJ Hedcut, Inceptive View, Part Two

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls This is Part Two of Prior to WSJ Hedcut, Inceptive View. Before I took up my position at The Wall Street Journal to develop the hallmark portrait style known as the Hedcut, I was working … Continue reading