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

WSJ Portrait Art — Walter Gropius

Another weekly look at the architect series I produced for Reader’s Digest while I was working my day job creating that WSJ portrait art which became so iconic within the pages of the Wall Street Journal. I took my time … Continue reading

Illustration of a Historical Nature

I thought it might be interesting to cover a bit of history with my illustrations. I created this image of Franklin Delano Roosevelt while working at The Wall Street Journal: Also created for the Journal, this illustration of the “Big … Continue reading

Frank Lloyd Wright, Dot Portrait

People sometimes refer to a stipple drawing of a subject’s visage as a dot portrait. To me, it’s all pointillism — think Georges Seurat, who painted the wildly successful “Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte“. This is … Continue reading

Food Illustration for Rodale Press

A few years ago, I was on assignment for Rodale Press. Runner’s World is a magazine they publish, and I was creating some food illustration spots for a feature on healthy foods for the running class. The project turned out … Continue reading

Portrait Illustration of Richard M. Hunt

Another in the series of major American architect portrait illustrations that I produced for Reader’s Digest, in the hallmark hedcut style I created for The Wall Street Journal. This post regards the formidable architectural talent, Richard M. Hunt. The following, … Continue reading

Floral Illustration at The Wall Street Journal

I played hooky this weekend. I was supposed to be indoors creating those Wall Street Journal type illustrations, but, instead, found myself reclaiming garden spaces from the rapacious wisteria, hacking back the pre-emergent lilac, and pruning major dead-wood from our … Continue reading

Stanford White, Portrait Art

¬† ¬†portrait art, Kevin Sprouls   Here’s another from my Reader’s Digest gig, while I was moonlighting from doing hedcut portraits for The Wall Street Journal at my day job. Like last week’s post, we are still talking architecture here. … Continue reading

Louis Henry Sullivan, Stipple Portrait

While I was working away at The Wall Street Journal, producing many of those hedcut stipple portrait illustrations, I was also branching out into the wider freelance world. One day, I received a call from Murray Miller, at The Reader’s … Continue reading