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

Illustrations of Creatures, Real and Imagined

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls I’ve always loved the animal kingdom, so it’s natural that I enjoy drawing creatures, real and imagined. In this post, I’m focussed on a few illustrations that I consider successful. I hope you’ll agree… I … Continue reading

Portraits for Whiskey Maker Buffalo Trace

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls Several years ago, I was hired by the whiskey maker Buffalo TraceĀ www.buffalotracedistillery.com/legendary-people/blanton.html to create portraits of their founders. It was fun to take historical photos and translate them into the graphic, hedcut style that I … Continue reading

WSJ Illustrations and June Weddings

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls June is a classic month for weddings and I’m celebrating with a couple of WSJ illustrations. The inspiration for this post was a wedding I attended recently. It was truly ‘over the top’! So, I’ve … Continue reading

Louis Henry Sullivan, Stipple Portrait

While I was working away at The Wall Street Journal, producing many of those hedcut stipple portrait illustrations, I was also branching out into the wider freelance world. One day, I received a call from Murray Miller, at The Reader’s … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day

It’s that time again — Love is in the air! I would also say that it’s time to be grateful that Old Man Winter will be shuffling off soon. I’m pretty much done with the coldest, darkest season. Valentine’s Day, … Continue reading