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

Illustrations at Christmas Time, 2018

all images, c. Kevin Sprouls It’s that time again. In this Season of the Holidays, I present some Illustrations at Christmas-Time, for your enjoyment. I used to make a big fuss over producing Christmas cards and such art. It’s fun … Continue reading

Lady Liberty and Two WSJ Portraits

illustrations c. Kevin Sprouls A few months ago, I was retained to create two WSJ hedcut portraits and an illustration of the Statue of Liberty, also known as Lady Liberty. My client has the interesting name, “We are Harrington”. www.weareharrington.com  … 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

WSJ Hedcut Artist Kevin Sprouls Stipple Portraits for Gallup

I just shipped a fresh portrait illustration to Gallup, Inc. the polling organization. I have produced many pieces of art for this venerable institution over the last few years. I’m always glad to be hired by a client with historical … Continue reading

More Conceptual Art at the WSJ

More conceptual art images here from the Wall Street Journal art archives, in the conceptual illustration category. These are new to this blog… Let’s dig in: After stepping down as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (1981–1985) … Continue reading

WSJ Images, Beyond the Hedcut, Part 2

More WSJ images, beyond the Hedcut that I produced while at the Wall Street Journal. Like I said, aside from the straight portrait, or “hedcut”, the paper ran a lot of illustrated common interest stories. Here is a collection of … Continue reading

WSJ Images, Beyond the Hedcut, Part 1

I have a pretty good collection of stuff that I produced while at the Wall Street Journal. Aside from the straight portrait, or “hedcut” WSJ images, the paper ran a lot of illustrated common interest stories featuring various characters. What … 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