1/8/20

See nine brilliant lettered pieces by our artists Helen Dardik’s unicorn. INSIDE: 6 new pieces available for licensing!

Happy New Year!

Get ready: Our 4th Annual Menagerie is coming January 22nd!

Our Menagerie is a cornucopia of fresh, new artwork by our artists that will be revealed in our newsletter to Art Directors on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22nd in a private, password-protected gallery.

Our gifted artists have created tons of brand-new work from trend boards and assignments that I’ve created just for this event. The trend boards are geared around the themes you request most often, and the images they’ve created will blow you away. Watch this space.

Contact us to assign or license–we’re happy to help!

Here’s a sneak peek of Menagerie art in the gallery… more amazing portraits to be revealed soon!

Erica Root

 

Anke Rega

 


 

Start your year off right with some inspirational illustrated quotes by our artists!

Sarah Walsh

Truth & Daring: A Journal for the Thoughtful and Bold by Chronicle Books
Buy it here

 

Carolyn Gavin

Available for license as of this writing

 

Helen Dardik

Illustration for Journal by Compendium
Buy it here

 

Flora Waycott

Available for license as of this writing

 

Clairice Gifford

Available for license as of this writing

 

Jessica Allen

Available for license as of this writing

 

Marco Marella

Available for license as of this writing

 

Marenthe

Available for license as of this writing

 

Sarah Papworth

Available for license as of this writing

 


 

I hope you enjoyed the show! 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. Get to know us here!
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xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!
12/30/19

Some of my favorite holiday images for you

Wishing you a cozy holiday season!

Contact us to assign or license–we’re happy to help!

 

Jon Cannell

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Åsa Gilland

Available for license as of writing

 

Kelly Anne Dalton

Available for license as of writing

 

Jessica Allen

Available for license as of writing

 

Kate Mason

Available for license as of writing

 

Mara Penny

Tahoe Ski Week collection – Moda
Buy it here

 

Sarah Walsh

Available for license as of writing

 

Julia Christians

Available for license as of writing

 

It’s almost time for our 4th annual Lilla’s Art MENAGERIE.

Sarah Papworth

 


 

I hope you enjoyed the show! 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. Get to know us here!
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xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!
12/23/19

What happens when you take art and make it into full-size, 3-D characters? Jennifer Potter’s art comes to life in a Hong Kong mall!

What happens when you take art and make it into full-size, 3-D characters? Jennifer M Potter’s art comes to life in a Hong Kong mall!

Contact us to assign or license–we’re happy to help!

 

Jennifer M Potter

A magical display at a mall in Hong Kong

Every now and then we get an assignment for one of our artists that is truly unusual and spectacular. Jennifer M Potter’s dreamy story-telling illustrations were translated into full-size magical pop-up backdrops and 3D characters for Pacific Place, a mall in Hong Kong. Amazing!

Pacific Place Mall, Hong Kong

 

Happy holidays from all of us at Lilla Rogers Studio! Enjoy some of our artists’ images on a holiday theme.

Marco Marella

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Tara Lilly

KardZee

 

Marenthe

Flow Magazine

 

Erica Root

Available for license at time of writing

 

Trina Dalziel

The Book of New Family Traditions – Running Press
Buy it here

 

Bambi Ramsey

Available for license at time of writing

 

John Coulter

Available for license at time of writing

 

Ann Boyajian

TAG Ltd

 

It’s almost time for our 4th annual Lilla’s Art MENAGERIE

Mara Penny

 


 

I hope you enjoyed the show! 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. Get to know us here!
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xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!
12/11/19

You are about to see the cutest dog-in-a-chair illustration.

We’re delighted to show you work one of our busiest artists, Rebecca Jones. Below, enjoy her newest books, illustrated toys, games and tableware for kids, and the even her latest fabric collection.

Contact us to assign or license–we’re happy to help!

 

Rebecca Jones

Illustration for puzzle by Crocodile Creek
Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

I love to drink tea, stare out of my studio window and draw and paint the imaginary creatures that wander by.
–Rebecca Jones

 

Doggies! Available for license as of this writing

 

Books

Campbell Books
Just released! Buy it here.

 

Series of coloring books for Nosy Crow
Buy them here

 

Stationery & other fun products!

A mix of greeting cards for various companies

 

Fika packaging

 

Galison/Mudpuppy unicorn puzzle
Buy it here

 

Rebecca Jones’ work is applicable for so many types of products

 

Tableware for Crocodile Creek/Petit Monkey

 

Illustration for puzzle by Crocodile Creek

 

Puzzle illustration for Galison/Mudpuppy
Buy it here

 

Bolt Fabric Collections

Clothworks “Dreaming of Snow” Collection available now

 

Clothworks “Oceans Away” Collection
Available Spring 2020

 

Clothworks “Dreaming of Snow” Collection
Buy it here

 

Beautiful birds

Available for license as of this writing

 


 

I hope you enjoyed the show! 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. Get to know us here!
Follow us on Instagram for more fun.
xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!
12/6/19

Check out our artists’ fabulous Etsy items!

Every year, we love to provide our readers with a curated sample of our artists’ products for sale on their own Etsy shops and through some of our favorite clients. Check out these stunning resin ornaments, lovely fabric, funny socks, prints and more, to help you with your holiday shopping.

—>We’re excited to announce our Holiday Gift Giveaway. Win a Lilla Rogers Studio tote bag chock full of our artists’ yummy products. Take a look at the video below to see the goodness.

Contact us to assign or license–we’re happy to help!

 

Giveaway

LRS Holiday Gift Giveaway!
How to enter: Follow us on Instagram and tag a friend.
We’ll select a winner at random on Tuesday, December 10th, 2019. You’ll be notified if you’ve won.

Win all these LRS artists’ products shown in this video:

Flora Waycott – Everyday Offerings (Chronicle Books)
Mara Penny – Practical Witches Spell Book (Running Press)
Katie Vernon – Practical Magic (Running Press)
Daniel Roode – A toi de jouer! — Musical Board Book (Editions Milan)
Helen Dardik – Perles en bois (Editions Auzou)
Clairice Gifford – “Joy” greeting cards (Papyrus)
Helen Dardik – Big Click magnet! (iPop)

 

Our artists’ online shops are open for business!

Kendra Binney

Magical holiday ornaments
Buy them here

 

Anke Rega

Art print of a watercolor illustration.
Inspiration for your everyday morning routine.
Buy it here

 

Zoe Ingram

Super charming fabric for your next sewing project
Buy them here

 

Carolyn Gavin

Little But Fierce Riso Limited Edition Print
Buy it here

 

Katie Vernon

Quirky prints and originals
Buy them here

 

Rachael Taylor

Custom jackets
Buy it here

 

Julia Parker – our very own LRS lady!

Cute bears, pouches and tote bags by our Financial manager
Buy them here!

 

OTHER GREAT GIFTS

 

Hsinping Pan

Signature Advent Calendar for L’Occitane En Provence
Buy it here

 

Sarah Papworth

Fully illustrated picture book for Fleurus Éditions
Buy it here

 

Helen Dardik

Charming gift bag and ornament deer for Roger la Borde

Buy it here

Buy it here

 

Sarah Walsh

Proud Plant Mom shopping bag and socks by Blue Q

Buy it here

 

Buy it here

 

Beth Kempton

My fabulous co-founder of Make Art That Sells and brilliant author Beth Kempton’s latest book on keeping your cool and enjoying the holidays all wrapped up in this precious volume.
Buy it here

 


 

I hope you enjoyed the show! 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. Get to know us here!
Follow us on Instagram for more fun.
xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!
11/25/19

Check out Flora Waycott’s lovely illustrated recipe for hot apple cider, and more Thanksgiving treats

Wishing you a happy holiday full of food and thanks and cider! Enjoy these illustrations by our artists.

Contact us to assign or license–we’re happy to help!

 

Flora Waycott

Available for licensing as of this writing

 

Bambi Ramsey

Available for licensing as of this writing

 

Jon Cannell

Branding for Starbucks

 

Linda Ketelhut

Available for licensing as of this writing

 

Helen Dardik

Greeting Card for Lagom Design UK

 

Kate Mason

Available for licensing as of this writing

 

Jenn Ski

Print for Bruce McGaw Graphics

 

Tara Lilly

Available for licensing as of this writing

 

Carolyn Gavin

Greeting card for Compendium


I hope you enjoyed the show! 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. Get to know us here!
Follow us on Instagram for more fun.
xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!

 

11/21/19

Fresh from my Home Decor course: our artists’ gorgeous pitches now available for licensing!

I’m delighted to reveal TEN brand-new collections by my artists based on my latest trend board where peacocks featured prominently. The art was created for my recent home décor course for Make Art That Sells. It’s fascinating to see the varied interpretations of the same board by these gifted artists.

Feel free to contact us to license any of these collections (available as of this writing), or to commission new work for your next fabulous project.

You can find my self-paced home décor illustration course here.

Also look out for our my newest e-courses over at my sister site Make Art That Sells, coming soon! Details at the end of this newsletter.

Contact us to assign or license–we’re happy to help!

 

Mara Penny

Mondo Exotica pitch

 

Julia Christians

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Le Château Pitch

 

Jessica Allen

Velvet and Victoriana Pitch

 

Kelly Anne Dalton

Tropical Elegance Pitch

 

Kendra Binney

Victorian Jungle Pitch

 

Anke Rega

Tropical Delight pitch

 

Trina Dalziel

Tropical Parakeet icons

 

Tropical Parakeet pitch

 

Mock up

 

Katie Vernon

 

Zoe Ingram

The Fierce and Fragile pitch

 

Erica Root

The Luxe Living pitch

 

 

Get ready for a great discount! Make Art That Sells is now in its sixth year, and we’re adding two brand brand-new classes to our 2020 roster. These courses won’t officially open for registration until sometime next year – but we’re opening up access early from November 26th to December 2nd ONLY for our 2019 Giant Cyber Sale! Don’t miss out on what students from 104 countries have already experienced! We’ll be offering 25% off every single one of our individual courses, plus up to 50% off our amazing bundles, so don’t miss it!

 


 

I hope you enjoyed the show! 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. Get to know us here!
Follow us on Instagram for more fun.
xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!
11/18/19

Meet Clairice Gifford and see why she’s asked to illustrate so many book covers. Studio sneak peek.

Today, we’re delighted to present a number of stellar pieces by our artist Clairice Gifford, a master of illustrated typography and a brilliant colorist.

Understandably, she is often commissioned to create sensational solutions for magazine spreads, book covers, greeting cards, fabric collections, and even cookie packaging.

Lilla:What color combination are you most excited about right now?
Clairice: I never get tired of oranges and pinks.

Clairice’s clients include Clarkson Potter, Editions Auzou, Papyrus, Real Simple Magazine, Workman Publishing, The Boston Globe Magazine, and plenty more.

Contact us to assign or license–we’re happy to help!

 

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Meet Clairice Gifford

“I especially love vintage lettering and designs, traveling and textiles. Besides art, I enjoy good food, books, interesting podcasts and traveling when I get the chance.”

 

Clairice’s workspace. Why are we not surprised that it’s neat as a pin? And that floor!

 

Books

Cover of “The Little Women Cookbook” for Quarto
Buy it here

 

Cover of Flow’s “A Book That Takes Its Time”
Buy it here

 

Cover of “A Year of Reading Aloud” for Hodder & Stoughton
Buy it here

 

Cover of “The Happiness Project” for Clarkson Potter
Buy it here

 

Magazines

Three images above for Flow Magazine

 

Map illustration for Entertainment Weekly

 

Cards

Cards illustrated by Clairice Gifford for Pinhole Press

 

Available for license as of writing

 

Products

Cookie Packaging for Fika

 

Calendar for Amber Lotus
Buy it here

 

Bohemian Garden collection for Cloud9 Fabrics
Buy them here

 

Below: Personal Pieces available for licensing as of this writing

Hand-painted Holiday Ornaments

 

Vintage Tins

 

Party Set

 

Mod Mystic Home Decor Pitch

 


 

I hope you enjoyed the show! 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. Get to know us here!
Follow us on Instagram for more fun.
xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!

 

11/13/19

See a sneak peek of Asa Gilland’s book cover due out Spring 2020

As an art agent, there are a few things about my job that I love: presenting you with the latest art by our brilliant artists, and photographing their commissioned projects that arrive here almost daily. Hope you enjoy the show. Don’t hesitate to contact us to assign or license–we’re happy to help!

 

Hsinping Pan

Various products illustrated by Hsinping Pan for teNeues
Buy them here.

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Åsa Gilland

Check out this charming cover sneak peek of The Perfect Shelter, illustrated by Åsa Gilland for Little Tiger Press. Due out Spring 2020.

 

Helen Dardik

Fun products illustrated by Helen Dardik for Psikhouvanjou
Buy them here.

 

Carolyn Gavin

Gift bags illustrated by Carolyn Gavin for Red Cap Cards
Buy them here.

 

Daniel Roode

This Little Artist illustrated by Daniel Roode for Simon & Schuster.
Buy it here.

 

Katie Vernon

Various products illustrated by Katie Vernon for Roger la Borde, Running Press, and Quarto.

 

Jennifer M Potter

A Songbird Dreams of Singing fully illustrated by Jennifer M Potter for Running Press.
Buy it here

From Kirkus Review: In Potter’s suitably dreamy, subdued illustrations, floating sea otters hold paws, ocelot cubs nestle in a cozy hollow, a “flamboyance” of flamingos stand one-legged in shallow water, and even an upside-down jellyfish (“It isn’t easy to explain / How she’s so smart / without a brain”) looks drowsy. At once eye-closing and eye-opening.

 

Rebecca Jones

Stationery set illustrated by Rebecca Jones for Papyrus
But it here

 

Sarah Walsh

Reusable tote bags illustrated by Sarah Walsh for Blue Q
Buy them here and here.

 

Trina Dalziel

Editorial illustration by Trina Dalziel for Breathe Magazine UK.

 


 

I hope you enjoyed the show! 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. Get to know us here!
Follow us on Instagram for more fun.
xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!
11/6/19

Want to know what our artists think makes a great art director?

I recently asked our artists what they think makes a great art director. What kinds of things help artists thrive and do their best work? Read on to see their responses!

Contact us to assign or license–we’re happy to help!

 

Anke Rega

Fully illustrated biography of Anne Frank (Penguin Random House)
Buy it here

Lilla: Anke, can you tell us what makes a great art director?

Anke: I like it if I get inspiration from the AD but then have the freedom to create and can feel free to reach out if I need to–like having a frame for a project but freedom within it. If an AD wants changes I like it if they say something like, “this looks great already but could you change this or this?”

I think it’s important that the Art Director is available when you’re in the middle of a project so that you don’t have to wait too long for the answer, so you can keep working right away.

Lilla: Can you give us an example of a comment by an art director that was especially meaningful to you?

Anke: For the Anne Frank book I mostly worked with the designer Janene Spencer. After we finished the project, she wrote an email to me. One thing she wrote, was that I’m an amazing person to work with. It made me so happy and proud to read this. The AD Alice Todd has been so nice too. Always so kind in her words and thanking me so much for my work. I loved it as it was a lot work and it gives you a really good feeling during the project if everyone is being so kind and thankful. I’m the same the other way round as I like this vibe so much and it makes all our days just so much nicer.

 

Sarah PapworthPart of a series of illustrations for an article on the 2019 fitness and nutrition forecast for The Washington Post. These were done with a mixture of pencil lines and watercolor.

Lilla: Sarah, what things are most important to you when working with an art director? What makes an art director great in your book?

Sarah Papworth: Friendliness is probably number one. And good organisation for a project, especially if it’s a long project. For me, these two things really help with making a job enjoyable and less stressful.

Lilla: What do you enjoy most about working with art directors? How do you find it beneficial?

Sarah: It’s fun working with different art directors, as I learn so much from their vast knowledge and experience in their field. And it’s wonderful working towards an idea/vision together. I always feel grateful for their help in getting a piece to look it’s best. Sometimes you can’t see the changes that are needed in your own work, so a fresh pair of eyes is amazing. It’s definitely a team effort.

It was great working with Victoria Fogg at the Washington Post on the Local Living pull-out cover (above). Victoria had seen my portfolio and knew which direction she wanted to go with, and that she wanted to feature the little people in the illustration. My style is quite flexible, and I use a lot of different mediums, so having the art direction and a brief to work to means I can be focused, but also play around within those borders.

One of the many illustrations by Sarah Papworth for the fully-illustrated text
I Know A Woman by Kate Hodges (Quarto Group)
Buy it here

Above: This was a much longer project, 84 illustrations in total, with a tight deadline. Working with Melissa Hookway at Quarto on my first book was a brilliant experience for me. I learnt to work quicker, and how to keep up the pace and enthusiasm working through a long project.

Melissa was super-organised. She created a spread sheet to track our progress, and gave me briefs for each portrait, which meant I could really focus on drawing and getting the illustrations to look as good as possible in a short amount of time.

 

Jennifer M Potter

Cover of the Weekend/Going Out Guide for The Washington Post

Lilla: Jennifer, what makes a great art director?

Jennifer: I love it when an art director takes the time to provide critical feedback and challenges me to do my best work. We’re a team with a shared goal of making an amazing product. It’s great when we can collaborate on something we’re both really proud of!

 

Katie Vernon

Katie Vernon for Anthropologie

Lilla: Katie, what did you like about working with your art director at Anthropologie?

Katie: I love when an AD has a unique vision for turning my illustration into a beautiful product.

 


 

I hope you enjoyed the show! 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. Get to know us here!
Follow us on Instagram for more fun.
xo
Lilla
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells courses
P. S. Read what our clients have to say about working with our agency here!