Black and White Stock Illustrations by Kevin Sprouls

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls Yes, I have created quite a few black and white stock illustrations over the years. I have a whole lot of these little gems available for purchase. Here are a few of them from my … Continue reading

Conceptual Illustrations for The WSJ

All images, c. Kevin Sprouls A long time ago, when The Wall Street Journal was printed only in black and white, I was asked to provide conceptual illustrations for The WSJ, in a large format. This was a departure from … Continue reading

Illustrations of Trees

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls Several years ago, I was hired to create a series of five very detailed illustrations of trees. People say that hands or ears are very difficult to draw, but I find that trees are a … Continue reading

WSJ Style Portraits of Presidents

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls So, it’s getting pretty heated out there politically. With the midterms having blessedly passed, I thought it might be fun to present some of my WSJ style portraits of presidents. I’ve created many of these, … Continue reading

Heart and Hurricane — a Surgery and a Storm

All images, c. Kevin Sprouls Greetings to all my Readers! After an eventful Summer, during which this blog was dormant, I am returning to a weekly post, beginning with this entry. The Summer was mostly focussed on a family member … Continue reading

Packaging Illustration

Last year, I was commissioned to create a packaging illustration for a product being introduced by the paper company, Georgia-Pacific. The client indicated he wanted something close to a drawing I had done years ago for the Wall Street Journal. … Continue reading

Food Illustration for Rodale Press

A few years ago, I was on assignment for Rodale Press. Runner’s World is a magazine they publish, and I was creating some food illustration spots for a feature on healthy foods for the running class. The project turned out … Continue reading

Floral Illustration at The Wall Street Journal

I played hooky this weekend. I was supposed to be indoors creating those Wall Street Journal type illustrations, but, instead, found myself reclaiming garden spaces from the rapacious wisteria, hacking back the pre-emergent lilac, and pruning major dead-wood from our … Continue reading

Leaving the Journal, Going to Madison Avenue for a Watch

Ahh, the Romance!     … that was the title of a New York Times article describing the launch of an a major ad campaign by Concord Watch Makers. My illustrations were featured in the campaign. After the Black Book … Continue reading

The Ad that launched my Freelance Career, post WSJ

By 1987, I had been working my day job at the Wall Street Journal for several years, producing hedcuts and lots of other illustrated imagery for the paper. Being young and eager, I was also “moonlighting” in an effort to … Continue reading