Portraits for Whiskey Maker Buffalo Trace

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls Several years ago, I was hired by the whiskey maker Buffalo Trace 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