Tree Illustrations

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls A few years back, I created a series of Tree Illustrations. The images were allegorical and meant to convey the corporate principles and aspirations of my client. It was a challenging project. I began by … 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

Illustrations for Reader’s Digest

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls Here are more illustrations for Reader’s Digest that I created during the years I was holding down my day job at The Wall Street Journal. If memory serves me well, I believe the folks at … Continue reading

Illustrating the Horse

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls This week, I share with you my efforts at Illustrating the Horse. I’ll be moving soon to Tryon, NC. It’s a location renowned for its Equestrian Center and many equine events and active horse enthusiasts. … Continue reading

Stipple Hedcut Portraits for Tepper

I have a steady gig right now, creating Stipple Hedcut Portraits for Tepper magazine. Tepper is the business school of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. www.cmu.edu/tepper/ I do the WSJ-style business portraits for the regular feature called “Nothing Ventured, Nothing … Continue reading

Prior to the WSJ Hedcut, Inceptive View, Part Two

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls This is Part Two of Prior to WSJ Hedcut, Inceptive View. Before I took up my position at The Wall Street Journal to develop the hallmark portrait style known as the Hedcut, I was working … Continue reading

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

More Conceptual Illustrations for The WSJ

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls This week, more conceptual illustrations for The WSJ. Although most of my original illustrations are warehoused somewhere at the Journal, I do have a collection of art that I created while I was on staff … Continue reading