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

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