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

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

Kevin Sprouls – Some Early Work

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls I decided to share some early work with you this week. You’ll see the famililiar ink line work in formation here. These illustrations were mainly produced in art school years and after graduation. It was … Continue reading

Illustrations of Trees

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls Several years ago, I was hired to create a series of five very detailed illustrations of trees. People say that hands or ears are very difficult to draw, but I find that trees are a … Continue reading

Lady Liberty and Two WSJ Portraits

illustrations c. Kevin Sprouls A few months ago, I was retained to create two WSJ hedcut portraits and an illustration of the Statue of Liberty, also known as Lady Liberty. My client has the interesting name, “We are Harrington”. www.weareharrington.com  … Continue reading

Heart and Hurricane — a Surgery and a Storm

All images, c. Kevin Sprouls Greetings to all my Readers! After an eventful Summer, during which this blog was dormant, I am returning to a weekly post, beginning with this entry. The Summer was mostly focussed on a family member … 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

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

My WSJ Career | Kevin Sprouls Interview With Temple U.

I was recently interviewed by a great crew sent out by my Alma Mater, Temple University on the topic of my WSJ career. The school is running a campaign called “World Without Temple”… They wanted the story of how I … Continue reading

Personal Retirement Project

I just completed an engaging assignment: Illustrate your idea of Retirement. The client is Principal Financial Group. The finished illustration is now out in the social media universe, with the textual description: How do I imagine spending my days during … Continue reading