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

Illustration-Animals

I was rummaging through the stacks recently, and my eyes fell upon a couple of sketches I did a few years ago. In Art School, a professor once told us never to throw your sketches away, so I keep the … Continue reading

R.I.P. Peter O’Toole

Well, it is sad to reflect on the passing of a great figure. O’Toole was a giant of an actor with a long line of accomplishments. Back when I was at the Wall Street Journal, I was looking for a subject … Continue reading

Holidays in Art

 all images, Kevin Sprouls Here we are again, at the beginning of the Holiday Season. Despite the onset of Winter, and the fact that we’re at the beginning of the two darkest months (tough on us “SAD” sufferers!), the celebrations and … Continue reading

A Memorial Portrait

Last week, I delivered a portrait of one dearly-departed. The loved one’s nephew wrote to me to ask for his aunt’s portrait, as he remembered her in early years. I was told of her vibrant early life and subsequent battles … Continue reading

Literary Art

My latest effort was in undertaking something a bit different. A friend and previous client contacted me recently to see if I would design a bookplate for him. You know, those decorative affixed labels you’ll sometimes find on the inside … Continue reading

A Sundarbans Tiger Illustration

“The Sundarbans mangrove forest, one of the largest such forests in the world (140,000 ha), lies on the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers on the Bay of Bengal. It is adjacent to the border of India’s Sundarbans … Continue reading

Celebrity Portraits, WSJ Style, Part 7

illustrations, Kevin Sprouls Last Summer, I was asked by Ami Arad, the Founder & CEO of Wingtip, a posh San Francisco club, to create a series of portraits. These illustrations were to portray several major actors, be framed, and installed on a … Continue reading

Celebrity Portraits, WSJ Style, Part 6

  illustrations, Kevin Sprouls Last Summer, I was asked by Ami Arad, the Founder & CEO of Wingtip, a posh San Francisco club, to create a series of portraits. These illustrations were to portray several major actors, be framed, and installed on … Continue reading

Celebrity Portraits, WSJ Style, Part 5

  illustrations, Kevin Sprouls Last Summer, I was asked by Ami Arad, the Founder & CEO of Wingtip, a posh San Francisco club, to create a series of portraits. These illustrations were to portray several major actors, be framed, and installed on … Continue reading