9/17/20

What makes my artist magical Marenthe tick? Join me today at 12:30 PM ET to find out!

 
What makes magical Marenthe tick? How does she come up with such dreamy, other-worldly images, painted so lushly? Is she from another planet?
We’ll find out TODAY at 12:30 PM ET for the next in our series of WebinARTs with our artist Marenthe, who has worked on a variety of illustration projects for Amber Lotus Publishing, Elle Magazine, Flow Magazine, Hallmark, Quarto Publishing, Roger La Borde, and more.
Click here to join our free public WebinART on Zoom with our artist Marenthe today at 12:30 PM ET. Password: Marenthe77
I’ll ask Marenthe to share with us her various creative projects, her dream illustration project she’d love to manifest, her tips on working from home with two kids, a book that most influenced her, plus enjoy her gorgeous work in a slideshow. We’ll take a few questions live.
We’ll do a random giveaway one of Marenthe’s products. Join us!
We can’t wait to see you there!

 

Marenthe, illustrator
The Hague, Netherlands
“I dream of my own Pippi Longstocking castle in France near Paris. With lots of whispering trees, animals and flowers where I can stare out of my window and I make art all day!”
Above: Contact us about licensing availability of the above artwork.

 

A Few of Marenthe’s Commissions
Various clients
Lettering and illustration for a spread for Flow Magazine
Lucky Elephant character and packaging (Running Press)

 

Scratch and Reveal 78 Original Magical Tarot Cards (Quarto)

 

Gorgeous art by Marenthe
available for licensing
9/17/20

WebinART #13 with illustrator Marenthe

September 17th, 2020 – Webinar #13 with illustrator Marenthe

Delight in our artist Marenthe’s colorful world as we explore her magical work in our fabulous final WebinART in the series. See her mesmerizing sketchbooks and hear about new projects she has brewing. Sure to inspire!

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9/14/20

Guess who I’m interviewing next? Plus see how our artists’ work is made into apparel.

Coming this Thursday!
Above: Cover of Flow magazine
Above and right: available for licensing
Join me Thursday for lucky WebinART #13 as I chat with the lovely
and show her gorgeous work.
This Thursday,
September 17th
at 12.30 PM ET.
—–
We’ll be broadcasting live on Zoom here on Thursday. See you then!
WebinART link here
Password: Marenthe77
Our last WebinART and portfolio showcase with Jennifer M Potter was so inspiring. You can catch the replay here; Password: 6Vb^%SLf
Find links to our entire WebinART series HERE.

 

Apparel by our Artists
Below, see how our artists’ stunning work makes such
appealing apparel!
Charming watercolor patterns on blouses for Anthropologie,
by Carolyn Gavin.

 

Papaya shoes? Blue leopard shoes? Yes please! Sarah Walsh’s art was licensed for Soludos sneakers and slip ons.
Buy them here and here.

 

Sarah Papworth’s brilliant Women’s Suffrage tee for Piccolina.
Her colors ❤️

 

Super sweet line of unicorn children’s apparel by Tara Lilly
for Millie loves Lily.
Availble on Zulily.

 

Fun tees illustrated by Zoë Ingram for Earth Nymph

 

Helen Darkik’s signature patterns make gorgeous babywear,
licensed to Mimah.

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our site to see more.
Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs.
xo
Lilla
Agent, Artist, Author
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells
9/8/20

Have you seen our Books tab on our site? Plus a few of our favorite books our artists have illustrated.

Have you seen our gorgeous Books tab on our website, chock full of illustrated books?
We thought it would be a great way for you to get ideas for your editorial projects–an easy way to see beautiful books our artists have illustrated, from cookbooks, to chapter books, picture books, board books, adult non-fiction, and more.
You can sort your search on the books tab of our website by category such as Activity, Adult, Children’s, or Gift.
Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!
Below, enjoy a few of our favorite book covers our artists have created.

 

Animation by Natasha Dewitz
Interior illustration from the fully-illustrated book,
I Know An Artist (Quarto)

 

Cover Reveal!
We are excited to announce that Kendra Binney’s debut picture book will be published by Page Street Kids, to be released January 2021.

 

Åsa Gilland illustrated this stylish and lively cover
for the just-released teen fitness guide by Velo Press.

 

Katie Vernon illustrated this moody and dreamy YA cover
for Disney | Hyperion

 

Flora Waycott was commissioned to illustrate these four charming volumes for Sterling Publishing.

 

Disney | Hyperion

 

Penguin

 

Disney | Hyperion

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our site to see more.
Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs.
xo
Lilla
Agent, Artist, Author
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells
9/3/20

Today’s profile on an artist that has been represented by us for 15 years–the incomparable Helen Dardik.

Today: Spotlight on Helen Dardik!

 

With over 330K Instagram followers and clients including Nickelodeon, Target, teNeues, Crate&Barrel, HarperCollins, Chronicle Books, and the Intercontinental Hotel, Helen Dardik is one of the most beloved and recognizable artists in the business.
Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!

 

 

Illustration commissioned for wall art for Oopsy Daisy
Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Helen Dardik
at the Yves Saint Laurent Museum and the Majorelle Garden in Marrakesh, Morocco
My dream jobs are book covers, making patterns for any kind of surface, and anything that gives me the freedom to do what I do best.
–Helen Dardik
Read more about Helen in her Q&A section.

 

Helen’s Signature Book with Chronicle Books

 

Photo: Chronicle Books
The beloved publishing company, Chronicle Books, approached Helen Dardik wishing to publish a monograph of her idiosyncratic work. How amazing is that? Garden Party is a collection of Helen’s eccentric, signature sketches.
Dardik’s pen-and-ink drawings are replicated from her sketchbooks and interspersed with quotes from classic novels such as Alice in Wonderland and The Secret Garden.
Dardik’s illustrations of girl-fairies, flora, and fauna create a magical, dreamy world. Many of her characters are hybrid girl/plant creatures whose friends include a menagerie of cats, dogs, and other critters.
Chronicle Books

 

Instagram Videos

 

 

Card set for Lagom Design

 

Set of 12 cards bursting with technicolor and pattern
and adorned with gold foiled lettering.

 

1000-piece puzzle for Fred & Friends
made of 90% recycled material and printed with soy-based inks

 

Wooden stringing bead set in custom box for Auzou

 

Helen’s signature patterns & watercolor work
Available for license as of this writing.

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our site to see more.
Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs.
8/25/20

Watch Coffee Time with Lilla and Kim as we reveal a box full of some of our favorite products.

Back before the pandemic when 2020 was still new and fun and we were allowed to be together, Kim and I gathered a box full of our favorite products by our artists to show you. We hope you enjoy this short video.

 

Watch Coffee Time with Lilla & Kim

 

 

More great products by our artists…
Fabulous circular puzzle for eeBoo.
Photo: eeBoo

 

Kids Quilt set for Anthropologie.

 

Creative Co-op

 

Design of Storybook for Hasbro’s Baby Alive doll.
Photo: Hasbro

 

American Greetings

 

Land of Nod / Crate&kids

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our site to see more.
Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs.
8/20/20

Join me today at 12:30 PM ET to meet an incredible artist, Jennifer M Potter and see her gorgeous work.

We’re excited to invite you to join us TODAY at 12:30 PM ET for the next in our series of WebinARTs with our artist Jennifer M Potter, who has worked on a variety of incredible illustration projects for clients such as The American Library Association, The Boston Children’s Museum, Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, Nosy Crow, Running Press, Sasquatch Books, The Washington Post, Up With Paper, and more.

 

Click here to join our free public WebinART on Zoom with our artist
Jennifer M Potter today at 12:30 PM ET.
Password: Jennifer77

 

I’ll ask her how she transitioned to a full-time career as a freelance illustrator, how she creates such dramatic cinematic pieces (hint: she studied animation, comics and storyboarding at SCAD), what her very favorite illustration project was and why, and how she stays organized. If nothing else, come for the gorgeous work in the slideshow. Plus we’ll take a few questions live.

 

One lucky participant will win Jennifer Potter’s lushly, fully illustrated book, Voices of Justice.
We can’t wait to see you there!

 

 

 

Jennifer M Potter, illustrator
San Francisco, USA
Above and Left: Voices of Justice
(Henry Holt Books for Young Readers)

 

Cover of Songbird Dreams of Singing (Running Press)

 

Illustrations for The Washington Post

 

Above, left: Local Living Section cover, article on Middle School friendships
Above, right: Real estate section, article on moving during a pandemic
Below: Weekend/Going out section, article on Hygge

 

Children’s Book Work
8/20/20

WebinART #12 with illustrator Jennifer M Potter

August 20th, 2020 – Webinar #12 with illustrator Jennifer M Potter

#12 in our ongoing series of WebinARTs featured our artist Jennifer M Potter, and it was wonderful! Jennifer’s gorgeous work is characterized by stunning lighting and expert rendering. Hear what resources she uses to achieve these effects, plus her thoughts on “where to put the camera”. Fascinating!

Replay Link
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8/17/20

Guess who I’m interviewing next? Plus a time-lapse video by Sarah Walsh

Coming this Thursday!

 

Jennifer M Potter
San Francisco
Above and below:
Claude: The True Story of a White Alligator (Sasquatch Books)
Join me Thursday for our WebinART #11 as I chat with the unparalleled
and view her gorgeous work.
This Thursday,
August 20th at 12.30 PM ET.
—–
We’ll be broadcasting live on Zoom here on Thursday. See you then!
WebinART link here
Password: Jennifer77

 

Did you miss last week’s WebinART and portfolio showcase with Kelly Anne Dalton? You can catch the replay here; Password: 51Zfn7.f

 

Find links to our entire WebinART series HERE.

 

 

 

Congratulations to Åsa Gilland whose book The Perfect Shelter (Little Tiger Press) also received a starred Kirkus Review.

 

“Gilland’s illustrations use gorgeous layered colors, patterns, and clean lines with plenty of white space for thoroughly engaging pictures.”

 

 

 

 

Check out this lovely piece that Janie Secker did for one of the assignments for my text, I Paint Purple, for my Illustrating Children’s Book course. Stay tuned for an upcoming newsletter and see the big reveal of all the work by our artists for class!

 

 

Click here to see a time-lapse of Sarah Walsh creating this piece.

 

Sarah writes:
I’m in portrait/fan art mode! Been nibbling at this piece for a minute and finished last week. If you don’t know, Slick Woods @slickwoods is a dynamo, an artist, and a boundary breaker. Giving her the label of supermodel seems so narrow! Slick is a beam of bad a*s light! She’s changing the tired perception of what beauty is in the world and I’m here for it. She’s worked with Rihanna, Mark Jacobs, UGGS, Vogue and soooooo many others. Not only is she incredibly beautiful, she’s hilarious as well. Her one liners on @lauraperlongo Moms In Hot Tubs kill me. (Yes she’s also a mom) Slick your spirit speaks to me! I had to put my brush to the paper✨✨✨✨✨

 

 

Puzzle by Crocodile Creek
Rebecca writes:
It’s always a lovely surprise when I come across one of my illustrations unexpectedly. Spotted my little mouse puzzle in a gorgeous gift shop by the beach.

 

 

Available for licensing as of this writing.
8/13/20

WebinART #11 with illustrator Kelly Anne Dalton

August 13th, 2020 – Webinar #11 with artist Kelly Anne Dalton

Hear how Kelly Anne’s past as an off-Broadway star at the age of 17 still influences her work, and how she has traded sprinting for endurance running in life, as well as in art.
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