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

Illustrations for Harvest-time

All images, c. Kevin Sprouls It’s that time of year again,so I present Illustrations of Harvest-time. Let’s begin with a symbol of abundance, the Cornucopia: I created this image for a Brooks Brothers print ad celebrating the Thanksgiving Holiday. I … Continue reading

Illustrating the Horse

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls This week, I share with you my efforts at Illustrating the Horse. I’ll be moving soon to Tryon, NC. It’s a location renowned for its Equestrian Center and many equine events and active horse enthusiasts. … 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

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

Black and White Stock Illustrations by Kevin Sprouls

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls Yes, I have created quite a few black and white stock illustrations over the years. I have a whole lot of these little gems available for purchase. Here are a few of them from my … 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

More Famed Faces — Hedcut Portrait Illustrations

Hedcut Portrait Illustrations – Famous People of Business and Science Here are a few more hedcut portrait illustrations. Stipple drawings in the distinctive Wall Street Journal ‘hedcut’ style that I pioneered many moons ago… A portrait of Madam C. J. … Continue reading

Creating Logos, Part 1 | Graphic Logos for Companies and Brands

When I’m not busy creating WSJ stipple hedcut portraits for people, I take on a lot of other interesting assignments. These include creating logos for companies and brands. Creating logos for my own business. To get started, though, I’ll share … 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