Magazine Illustrations, Part 2

All images, c. Kevin Sprouls Here are more examples of my magazine illustrations. I like the thrill of appearing to a wide audience, but the print media is sometimes disappointing. Once a drawing leaves my studio, its reproduction and appearance … Continue reading

Magazine Illustrations, Part 1

All images, c. Kevin Sprouls This week, a survey of some of my magazine illustrations. I like for my work to appear in popular magazines, because I know I’ll get a large audience to view my illustrations. In this post, … Continue reading

More Illustrations for Reader’s Digest

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls This week, more illustrations for Reader’s Digest. Back in the years I was on staff at The Wall Street Journal, I often did side jobs for various clients. One of my steady clients was The … Continue reading

Illustrations for Reader’s Digest

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls   While I was working at my day job at The Wall Street Journal, I frequently gigged out, doing Illustrations for Reader’s Digest. While much of my work for RD involved generating illustrations from photographic … 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

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

Portraits for the Statue of Liberty Museum

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls Last week, the new Statue of Liberty Museum opened in New York. I was commissioned to create three oversized portraits in the WSJ hedcut style that I pioneered. The drawings were produced to be made … Continue reading

More Athletic Illustrations

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls More athletic illustrations in this installment. These are not all from magazines, like last time, but they reflect a more diverse collection of recreational illustration. The classic yoga headstand. This image ran as a very … Continue reading

Illustrations for Spring, Final Installment

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls In this final installment, I present more Illustrations for Spring. to begin, here is a rather elegant drawing of a scythe. This is how people used to cut the grass… A few years back, I … Continue reading