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

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

Illustrations in Honor of Saint Patrick’s Day

I have spent a considerable amount of time in Ireland over the years. It’s a truly charming place with lots of spirited people. This post features a few illustrations in honor of Saint Patrick’s day, that were Irish-inspired. Of course, there … Continue reading

Creating Historical Portraits for a Distiller’s Website

This week’s art[icle] is about how I found myself creating another round of historical portraits for a distiller’s website. A few weeks ago on this blog, I shared some WSJ hedcut style images that I had made for Buffalo Trace, the whiskey … Continue reading

Historical Portraits in the WSJ Hedcut Style

  Right now, I’m working on some historical portraits in the WSJ Hedcut Style for a design firm called Cornett. www.teamcornett.com  I’m drawing this group of four portraits for a distillery company called Buffalo Trace. Perhaps you’ve heard of them. I’m … Continue reading

More Group Portraits, with a Twist

This post covers a few of my favorite group portraits from over the years. Let’s start with a trio I created while at The Wall Street Journal. Military Group Portraits The ‘Big Three’ at Yalta commemorates the treaty signed by … 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

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

Group Portraits | Drawing Triplets at the WSJ

Group portraits present their own unique set of challenges and rewards and these drawings, in the stipple style I pioneered for the Wall Street Journal, represent some fine examples. I had fun at The Wall Street Journal when asked to … Continue reading

Family Portraits in the WSJ style

I am occasionally commissioned to create family portraits in the stipple art style that I pioneered at the Wall Street Journal. Other times it is a little more complicated and that’s when it really gets fun. I have an old … Continue reading