Musicians Illustrated

All images, c. Kevin Sprouls Because I’ve always been a music lover, I’m attracted to drawing the personalities that rise to prominence… thus, Musicians Illustrated. When I pushed the pens at The Wall Street Journal as head illustrator, there was … Continue reading

Illustrations for Memorial Day

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls Memorial Day Weekend is here. Some of my illustrations in honor of the holiday are in order… The drawing above was a real challenge. It was created for Reader’s Digest, and shows a portion of … Continue reading

Architectural Illustration

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls This time, I offer a few architectural illustrations I’ve created over the years. Drawing architecture takes effort and attention to detail. I’m good at that, so I enjoy the pursuit. Let’s start with an image … Continue reading

WSJ Portrait Art — Walter Gropius

Another weekly look at the architect series I produced for Reader’s Digest while I was working my day job creating that WSJ portrait art which became so iconic within the pages of the Wall Street Journal. I took my time … Continue reading

Illustration of a Historical Nature

I thought it might be interesting to cover a bit of history with my illustrations. I created this image of Franklin Delano Roosevelt while working at The Wall Street Journal: Also created for the Journal, this illustration of the “Big … Continue reading

Stanford White, Portrait Art

¬† ¬†portrait art, Kevin Sprouls   Here’s another from my Reader’s Digest gig, while I was moonlighting from doing hedcut portraits for The Wall Street Journal at my day job. Like last week’s post, we are still talking architecture here. … Continue reading

A Big Wheel of Madison Avenue Signaling Success

After my work on the Concord Watch campaign, and having left the Wall Street Journal, I was tapped for other illustration projects at Ogilvy. Ross Sutherland, among the most talented Creative Directors I have ever worked with, kept me busy … Continue reading