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

Classic WSJ Hedcut Illustrations

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls As I rifled through my tattered portfolio case today, looking for an envelope that would make it to Saudi Arabia, I came upon a suitable candidate. It had a cache of Classic WSJ Hedcut Illustrations … 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

A Couple, and a Couple of…

To mark this second day of May I give you ‘A couple and a couple of…’ I just completed a stipple illustration of this married couple. ‘O month when they who love must love and wed.’ -Helen Hunt Jackson May … Continue reading

Pet Portraits | People and their Pets

People love their pets and pet portraits are popular, and challenging commissions for me. I just did a portrait of a man and his dog for a client. The image will be used for a cannabis-based skin-care product he’s developing. … Continue reading

Variations on the WSJ Hedcut

  There are many variations on the WSJ Hedcut possible. Among these, there are lots of crop treatment options available. These variations keep the creation of the Wall Street Journal stipple portraits I originated for the paper fresh and timeless. In this post, … Continue reading

Stipple Portrait Illustrations | Musicians

This time, I am profiling some notable musicians that I have illustrated in WSJ style stipple portraits. I am a pretty heavy-duty music fan, so creating these portraits was a labor of love. Back in the nineties, I was commissioned most … Continue reading