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

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