Hand Drawn Color Maps

All images, c. Kevin Sprouls Over the years, I’ve created many hand drawn color maps. This collection was produced using mixed media. The colors involve a mixture of watercolor, colored pencils and white gouache paint. My trademark pen and ink … Continue reading

Prior to the WSJ Hedcut, Inceptive View

Long before I went to work for The Wall Street Journal, I was a student at Tyler School of Art, in Philadelphia. Prior to the WSJ Hedcut, Inceptive View was the name of a project I created for Typography class. … 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

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

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

Bernard Maybeck, Portrait Drawing

As I was cranking out those hedcut stipple portraits for the Wall Street Journal during the day, I was also freelancing for the Reader’s Digest. This is another portrait drawing in the series of famous architects I produced for them. … Continue reading

The First Day of Christmas

Whether the poem is a secret code for persecuted Christians to share their faith at the time of their saviors birth, or the exuberant song of young love and excited sharing of over the top gifts, the simple fact is that it is … Continue reading